The Lyric

The Lyric

Soho is noted for its pubs, but it's not really a happy hunting ground for unusual ale. Most of the bars hereabouts are chained to mainstream suppliers, and it's rare to find anything you haven't seen a hundred times before.

Thank the hop god, then, for The Lyric. It looks and feels like a typical Soho boozer — small, dark, a bit cramped, a few period features such as the glazed tiles on the entrance. But the bar stocks the best range of beer in the area (six on draught, a whole platoon of kegs, who can say how many bottles), putting it up there with the Harp in Covent Garden as a rare West End refuge for the seeker of rare ales.

A refurb a few years back and the change in focus have brought a truly welcome addition to the local night scene. An upstairs dining room serves unfussy British fare.

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Last updated August 2017.

Address: 37 Great Windmill Street London W1D 7LT

Phone: 020 7434 0604

[email protected]


Monday: 11am-11.30pm

Tuesday: 11am-11.30pm

Wednesday: 11am-11.30pm

Thursday: 11am-11.30pm

Friday: 11am-midnight

Saturday: 11am-midnight

Sunday: noon-10.30pm

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