Small, slightly shambolic and with a jovial share-a-table type of vibe, The Lyric is a longstanding favourite, not least because its location near a fantastically crowded part of London—the West End, Soho, Piccadilly, Regent Street—makes it a diamond in the rough (albeit a happy-scrappy one) amid disappointing pricey traps. The Victorian pub’s 18 taps pour out reliable pints including Camden Hells and Brooklyn Lager, as well as more unusual fare such as hyper-citrussy High Wire Grapefruit brew (the clue is in the name) from Magic Rock. For something quieter, retire upstairs for a fish finger sandwich and an unfiltered Electric Eye Pale Ale from new brewers Big Smoke. This is your safe haven away from the fray.
|Venue name:||The Lyric|
37 Great Windmill St
|Opening hours:||11am-11.30pm Mon-Thu; 11am-12midnight Sat-Sun; 12midday-10.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Piccadilly Circus|
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Average User Rating
3.7 / 5
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My favourite place for a pint when I am in London, very good food & a range of different beers & ciders 👍
Made a booking & told them we would have 4 small kids. The lady who took the booking was lovely. We arrived early but they still accommodated us. The food was good and we were enjoying ourselves.
That is until one of the younger male members of staff made it very clear children were not welcome. The kids were well behaved and not bothering anyone. However, We left promptly. I spoke with the manager briefly and said we had enjoyed our food but were disappointed with the blatant disregard for children . To which he replied. ' good bye'
Such a pity. So needless to say. Not a child friendly pub.
Always has a great craft beer selection on rotation. Usually very different than all the other craft beer pubs! The only complaint about this pub is that its always packed, and theres usually no room to sit inside- but worth the beer. So be warned, and be ready to grab a plastic cup and stand outside.
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