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Porterhouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Porter House - Celebration StoutExceptional1
Porter House - Seasca Bliain Ė Diamond Jubilee IPA Excellent1
Porter House - Plain PorterExcellent3
Porter House - WrasslersExcellent3
Purity - Saddle BlackExcellent1
Porter House - Hop HeadGood1
Porter House - Oyster StoutGood3
Porter House - Chocolate Truffle StoutAcceptable1
Porter House - AltPoor1
Porter House - TSBNot Tried0
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - White WitchNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Ice WitchNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Picture 1. Porterhouse, Covent Garden, Central London

Visits Details

13 Nov 2016 (Brian)
Gloomy. Great stuff. My favourite pub of the weekend.
Purity - Saddle Black5.10ExcellentLovely, smokey choc coffee thing. Had to go home after this one.
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
06 Feb 2015 (Brian)
Quite dark inside, but warm at least. There didn't seem to be many people in, but in fact once I'd moved around all the different levels it tuned out to be almost full.
Porter House - Hop Head5.00GoodNot sure if this should be here. Nice though, if cold and a bit fizzy.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Moorhouse's - White Witch3.90Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Ice Witch4.30Not Tried
13 Jun 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I popped in here after work as I know it is a good place to watch early evening televised sport, before it gets too busy. Very pleased to find a rare seasonal cask beer from the Porterhouse Dublin brewery.
Porter House - Celebration Stout11.00ExceptionalIíve long wanted to try this bottle-conditioned beer. It is a thick, fruity, black, roasted stout, massively enhanced by high alcohol levels and a strong, woody, vanilla tinge from aging in Kilbeggan whiskey casks. Iím struggling to remember the last time I tasted such a good beer.
Porter House - Seasca Bliain Ė Diamond Jubilee IPA 4.80ExcellentAn Irish brewery producing a beer to celebrate 60 years of a British queen Ė whatever next! This is a copper-coloured, well-hopped beer with a bitter, hop-oil aftertaste.
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
01 Apr 2011 (Ian)
There was an Irish beer festival going on so I stopped by for 3 Irish beers on tap. None were available on cask. But they did serve third pint samples which I thought was good.
Porter House - TSB3.70Not Tried
27 Sep 2009 (Ian)
I sat and watched England beat South Africa in the cricket so I had a great time.
Porter House - Wrasslers5.00GoodLovely dry stout
10 Dec 2008 (Ian)
Someone had told me the Alt was on, so I had to go and try it having just been to Germany
Porter House - Wrasslers5.00ExcellentExcellent dry stout.
Porter House - Alt4.50PoorDeep gold, lasting creamy beige head. Now Iíve just been to Dusseldorf, home of alt and this is not like Uerige Alt at all. Too light in colour, none of the sharp flavours. No depth of malt, no herby hop. Itís a vague keg bitter.
26 Apr 2008 (Andrew)
Fairly busy inside but Tony, Martin and I eventually got a seat upstairs. Tony had the XXXX Wrasslers stout but said he'd have prefered the Plain Porter.
Porter House - Plain Porter4.30ExcellentExcellent. Hey, what more can I say?
Porter House - Wrasslers5.00Not TriedTony had this. It tasted like bottom of the barrel Goacher's Crown Imperial Stout. Very good.
Porter House - Oyster Stout4.80Not Tried
Porter House - TSB3.70Not Tried
08 Apr 2008 (Ian)
Unfortunately the Wrasslers XXXX wasn't on. Here with a group from Ratebeer. We had some bottled beer from the Basque area of Spain, which were pretty poor.
Porter House - Oyster Stout4.80GoodRich and still a favourite to have.
Porter House - Chocolate Truffle Stout5.00AcceptableNow this was a lot thinner in colour and flavour than before. Not the liquidised Belgian choc truffle I remember. Still choc, but more milk choc and the body was no where near as good.
13 Nov 2007 (Ian)
Although pretty busy we got a table on the mezzanine floor. Here with some people from a conference, so the beer was free.
Porter House - Plain Porter4.30ExcellentDrinkable and it great condition. Could have drunk this all night.
Porter House - Oyster Stout4.80ExcellentJust so much fuller and tastier and thicker than the plain porter and a nice filling pint.
02 Jul 2007 (Ian)
Just got a table on the top floor. I had all of the 3 stouts plus a half of the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which was excellent.
Porter House - Wrasslers5.00ExcellentExtremely good dry stout.
Porter House - Plain Porter4.30GoodFine, drank it quickly and it slipped down easily.
Porter House - Oyster Stout4.80GoodVery rich and I really like that oyster edge to it.

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About the Porterhouse

The pub sign. Porterhouse, Covent Garden, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Covent Garden, Central London, WC2E 7NA.

Freehouse for an Irish brewery. Looks odd from the outside with 2 columns spouting fire. Not far from The Strand or Covent Garden. Inside it has a mixture of seating areas and bars. Beer is 3 ales, 3 lagers and 3 stouts all brewed by the owners. Large range of bottled beers from around the world. If you like beer then you will find something here you will like.†

We have visited this pub 24 times, seen 27 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2E 7NA