Coach and Horses Gt Marlborough Street

Date January 27, 2010 | Map

The street name is important. There is another Coach and Horses in Soho, in the south-eastern end of the area, and it is steeped in history and really good. The one at the corner of Great Marlborough and Poland Street, a Greene King pub, is not quite as good, but will serve its purpose when you get the table at the open fireplace upstairs, as we did. Ok, it’s just gas, but watching dancing flames is for some reason very relaxing, especially when sitting on quite comfortable red-leather-padded chairs and banks, with a few red leather cushions for added comfort.

Coach & Horses, by Ewan-M via

Coach & Horses, by Ewan-M via

This is the kind of atmosphere for spending a whole lazy afternoon. Pity only that the bar staff were a bit grumpy tonight, matching the low quality of the ale and serving the pint with more than an inch of froth! But as they are on Greene King’s Capital Cask Ale Trail, I suppose they earn a substantial portion of their income from tourists. Well, with that attitude, they won’t keep returning customers, even though I will probably give them another chance some time – if any seats near the upstairs fireplace are available.

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