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Nell of Old Drury (Stonegate Pub Co)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood2
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. Nell of Old Drury, Covent Garden, Central London

Visits Details

05 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening with arrivals from theatre kicking out time. No idea why pub chooses to have music blaring when people would presumably want to quietly chat through discussing the show they had just left.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodInitial euphoria waned
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
24 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I always used to think that this pub suffered from being in the shadow of the excellent Opera Tavern – but now that pub is lost to us it puts this place more in the spotlight. Very busy when I first arrived, but rapidly emptying as it approached kick-off time at the nearby theatres.
Adnams - Broadside4.70GoodDark ruby-brown. Heavy-duty, malty beer that is nice to drink once in a while – especially when in such superb condition as this was.
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
06 May 2006 (Ian)
I liked this pub due to the fact that a group from the Royal Opera House orchestra were in here sinking several pints before their performance and checking the results of the 2000 Guineas horse race. Two beers on, and the Adnams bitter was quite tasty.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodPale chestnut, yeasty, with a good hop kick on the end. This is a fine bitter.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried

About the Nell of Old Drury

The pub sign. Nell of Old Drury, Covent Garden, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Covent Garden, Central London, WC2B 5JS.

Opposite the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in Catherine Street. Side bar on ground floor with some seating and 2 handpumps, but an overflow for the theatre crowd is upstairs. Lots of pale wood in the interior and interesting theatre posters on the walls. Converted to a managed house.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2B 5JS