Nestled just a stone’s throw away from the lively Carnaby Street lies a historic treasure, The Old Coffee House. This back-street pub has stood the test of time since its inception in 1772, originally gracing London as the Silver Street Coffee House. Reimagined in 1894, it now marries its deep-rooted history with the contemporary fervour of London’s pub culture, predominantly showcasing the finest ales from Brodie’s Brewery in East London, alongside rotating local guest ales.
A Glimpse into Vintage London
As you enter, the elongated wooden bar flanked by high stools sets an inviting tone. Venture further in, and you’re greeted by a cosy space, adorned with a mix of comfortable chairs and banquettes. The polished pine floor and dark panelling, complemented by a warm coal-effect fire, paint a picture of vintage London. Every corner holds a story – be it the Watneys Red Barrel insignia, the old brewery mirrors like Truman’s, or a diverse collection of prints and brassware. Despite the availability of music and sports TV, their volumes are modulated to ensure they complement rather than dominate conversations. Need more space? An upstairs room caters to bustling evenings and private functions. And for those with an appetite, the pub’s offerings during lunch are both hearty and easy on the pocket, making it a go-to spot in Soho.