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Old Red Cow

#308 of 1,338 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 12:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 23:00
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Nice pub, good food, warm soft drinks

The Sunday roast was tastey, and and the staff were very friendly. The one spoiling draw back... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Rose G
via mobile
Lovely London pub lunch

I visited the pub a few times last year with friends. Once we had visited the first time and had... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Kansas City, Kansas, United States
via mobile
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16 Jul 2018
“Nice pub, good food, warm soft drinks”
9 Jul 2018
“Lovely London pub lunch”
Old Red Cow is your 'local beer house' in Barbican EC1. Serving up some of the finest craft beer in London, alongside a food menu that includes our highly rated Sunday roast dinners and other great flavours and carefully sourced ingredients.
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71-72 Long Lane | Smithfield, London EC1A 9EJ, England
City of London
+44 20 7600 6240
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great night at the old red cow. Ollie, the barman, made our night and was an excellent host. Thank you!

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The Sunday roast was tastey, and and the staff were very friendly. The one spoiling draw back - it was a very hot day and the soft drinks weren't chilled so I was served with very warm coke. The ice in it melted very quickly...More

Thank Rose G
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I visited the pub a few times last year with friends. Once we had visited the first time and had such a great experience, we had to keep going back! Great burgers and selection of drinks for a city centre location. I have kept meaning...More

Thank Bennetts13
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Fantastic little pub with a great selection of proper beer, if you are in the area make sure you pop in here. Good for craft ale and real ale, cask or Keg, and they do food.

Thank Easel1973
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews on TripAdvisor we decided this place was a must for our Sunday Dinner!! We were not disappointed. I had beef my partner had pork, both of us cleaned our plates. We've recently moved into this area so really looking...More

Thank Funk1Chik
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I attended the old Red cow on a Sunday. It was by far one of the best roast dinners we have had. Not only was the food excellent and extremily tasty but the vast selection of beers was amazing. I would recommend...More

Thank tcarter123
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I'm sure this place is rarely quiet, it's wasn't really quiet when we popped in on a cold lunchtime between Xmas and NY, but if you can find a time to grab a seat it'll be well worth it. Lovely warm service at the bar,...More

Thank fairycake73
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Came on a Sunday evening. Arrived at Smithfields area at around 930. Every other pub was closed or closing. Old Red Cow was the only one opened. I did not go downstairs - I can only assume there is a fair bit of space there....More

Thank Sammy L
Reviewed 2 September 2016

A small pub with an excellent range of Ales and craft beers. Worth a visit if you are in the area. Standing room outside ...

Thank Montyf1
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I an old friend here for Sunday lunch, firstly we were greeted at the bar by a super friendly energetic Australian chap, who knew the beers inside out (rare for an Aussie)! We both ordered the chicken, and we were seated upstairs, a great table...More

Thank Joshua Adam L
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