Of all the Irish pubs in London, this place reigns supreme as the biggest. In fact, it’s one of the biggest pubs in the city, full stop. The Porterhouse is divided into three main levels and I know exactly what you’re thinking: what’s huge about that? Well, let me tell you: with another nine mezzanines and split-levels dotted between them; this colossal tavern actually sprawls across a whopping twelve levels in total. Pretty impressive, right?
Since setting up shop in London back in the year 2000, the Porterhouse have been proudly occupying their enviably prime spot in the heart of Covent Garden and pouring pints of their award-winning craft beer ever since.
Fairly unassuming from the outside, it’s not until you step foot inside that you actually realise quite how flippin’ massive this place is. I guess it’s a bit like the Mary Poppins bag of the pub world, if you will. However, as impressive as the size may be, we all know that it’s what’s inside that counts, and this is where the Porterhouse truly comes up trumps.
Renowned for their huge range of porters, beers, stouts, and ales – all of which have been lovingly brewed in their Dublin brewery and shipped over to London for your consumption – they’re justifiably pretty darn proud of what they have on offer. Serving more beers than you could possibly count, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find at least one beverage that sham-rocks your world – see what I did there?
With live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening plus TVs showing all the major sporting events; there’s every reason to pay this Covent Garden hotspot a visit. After all, they’ve gone to all that trouble to ship the beer to London for us, I guess the least we can do is pop in for a drink. And with the sheer size of the place; you’d hope it isn’t too hard to nab a table too. I’ll certainly drink to that.
Plan your visit here.