January again. Christmas just came and went so quickly. Hosted lots of excellent parties and we had our own staff Christmas Party with the staff from the Dublin Porterhouses at Lillies Bordello two weeks ago. Great night was had by all. During this cold weather we are featuring our own delicious Winter Craft Beers. An Brain Blasta, Wrasslsers 4X, Celebration Stout and Louder. Mulled wine still on the go until the weather improves.
The Dingle Whiskey Bar is going from strength to strength with a selection of almost 200 whiskies to taste. On Burns night Monday 25th January we are hosting a tasting with The Dalmore, renowned Highland Whisky with Scottish canapes including traditional haggis. We will also have a live bagpipe player playing throughout the pub, a first for us!
For you sports fans, we show all the Barclays Premier League games live. Champions League returns mid February. Six Nations is always hugely popular here at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden with the first match on Saturday 6th February. Come and support your team. If you can’t be there be here Live music continues Thursday to Saturday in the Basement Bar from 8.30pm. No cover charge. Look forward to seeing you all here.
The Covent Garden Team
They think its all over, it is now! New Zealand have confirmed they are the best rugby team in the World! Customers have thoroughly enjoyed watching all the games with the great atmosphere and excitement here in Covent Garden. Such a shame Ireland did not go a bit further but they fought hard as did England. So it's on to Japan in four years time, lets start saving! Don't worry the Sport must go on and it will go on here in the bar! Join us for a bite to eat, a cocktail, a crafty pint or a flight of whiskey (whatever your tipple!) and watch the Champions league and Premiership Football on the big screens and tv's.
The darker evenings of Autumn are now with us and we are featuring our Autumn beers and in particular the delectable Brain Blásta and Porterhouse Red, two beautiful winter warmers for the oncoming cold and dark evenings, and days lets face it! We also have our very own Czech Beer Festival from 12th to 19th November and have a varied selection of flavoursome beers from small craft breweries.
Guess what?! There's a rumour doing the rounds that Christmas is on its way!!! How exciting, but more frightening ... WHERE HAS THAT YEAR GONE?! Time flies when you're having fun and fun is what we always have here in Covent Garden. So whichever way you choose to spend your Christmas festivities, be sure to join us at some point or another. Just a little word of warning, we have lots of bookings in our diary for the month of December, check out our website for our mouth-watering Christmas menu.
Live music continues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 8.30pm. No cover charge. Don't forget to pop upstairs and sample some of the 180 worldwide whiskies we have in our Dingle Whiskey Bar. If whiskey isn't your thing then scoot across to the other side and sample some of our mouth watering cocktails in our cocktail bar.
Look forward to seeing you all at the bar!
We love the month of March here at Porterhouse Covent Garden, winter is on the way out and spring is on the way in! Theres a nice little stretch in the evenings too which is so very welcome!
We have a busy month ahead of us, just the way we like it. The St.Patrick's festival is fast approaching and we are in full throttle for that with our Irish food specials menu featuring Dublin Coddle, Bacon & Cabbage and of course an Irish stew! The London St. Patrick's parade is on Sunday 15th finishing up at Trafalgar square with live entertainment and the Porterhouse are hosting the hospitality bar, how exciting! It will be a great opportunity for us to showcase our beers and meet old friends who come to say hello year on year. We are so looking forward to this. St Patrick's day, 17th March, will be a hugely, lively and indeed crazy day, but we love it! We have live music that evening with The Hares. So do come along and join in the craic and the banter. Wednesday 18th March we are having an Irish graduates networking evening with live music once again from The Hares. Join us as this will be a great evening, home from home!
And for the Six Nations, dare we mention the game last Sunday between Ireland and England? Congratulations to the winning team!!! We will be continuing to show the last of the tournament and each and every screen here at Porterhouse. Saturday 21st will be a superb day with the final games. If you can't be there, be here! We have live music from Snatch straight after the last game.
We look forward to seeing you all in the bar and wishing you a very Happy St Patricks Day!
We have just recovered from our Annual Christmas Party (last Sunday) and are just about ready to face February! Hope you all survived "Dry January" and are ready to taste some of our tasty hand crafted brews! Have you tried our Dublin Pale Ale yet? It's definitely not "Beyond the Pale". Its a refreshing tasting Irish style Pale Ale, with an orange, lemon and lime character. Very easy on the palate! Or maybe you'd like to try something a bit more serious like our An Brain Blásta? This is definitely our secret weapon of the ale family. Not just for students, its a deep copper tinged brew fo the true aficionado! It's one to be sampled for sure! Don't forget you can always order a sample board of any 3 of your choice of handcrafted brews. Check out our blackboards each week to see what Ale is on offer. Also in February we will be participating in London Beer week from 16th to 22nd February in association with londonbeerweek.com. Our main focus will be on our Dublin Pale Ale which will be available at a special price to those who join up. And finally to the sport! "Ah yes indeed" I hear you say! The much anticipated Six Nations returns to our lives on Friday 06th Feb when England take on Wales. Oh the anticipation, it'll be a great game we think. We will be showing ALL the games on our big screens, so remember, if like us you can't be there, be here!!! To add to the family of screens and tv's we've adopted three more, a new big screen and two new tv's, so no matter where you are in the bar you will see all the action. Arrive early and feast on our delicious burgers, pizzas and fish and chips. Dont forget, we have live music in our basement bar every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8.30pm onwards and no cover charge either! See our events page for further info. We look forward to welcoming you all over the month.
Catch up again in March folks!
Welcome to January 2015 everyone, wishing you all a very Happy & Prosperous New Year. January is a great time for catching up with old and new friends and making plans for the year ahead. Some of us might be lucky enough to have our summer holidays booked, you lucky people! The rest of us will sit tight and hope to have a great English summer which isnt bad at all we must say. So while we get over the storms and floods and snow and anything else Mother Nature has thrown our way this winter lets get geared up a notch or two for the year ahead! We've lots to get excited about, the Rugby European Cup starts this weekend (17th January) with Leinster, Munster and Ulster all playing separate matches. That promises to be a great weekend. Monday 26th January we celebrate Australia Day, we will be having special offers on Coopers that day. We would love to have our Australian customers come in and help us celebrate YOUR day! As always we will have all major sporting events live on our big screens and tv's covering all the latest action from the Premier League games throughout January with the long awaited Champions League returning mid February. We'll have lots to chat about in February guys! February also sees the return of the Six Nations, we're excited even writing about it! Come support your team guys, if you cant be there, BE HERE!!!
Whats new to the Porterhouse? Well, we have an amazingly delectable Pale Ale to add to our family of hand crafted beers, the one and only Dublin Pale Ale. It's proving to be super popular with all of our customers. Why not pop in and try it? You wont be disappointed. Our new eagerly awaited Cocktail Bar and Dingle Whiskey Bar are now complete. We will be hosting special Cocktail Events and Whiskey tasting sessions. We are just exploding with new, exciting and innovating ideas here at the Porterhouse, we just keep on giving!!!
See you all in the bar and we'll catch up again in February.