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French House

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Address: 49 Dean St., W1, London, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7437 2799
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00

The French House pub was the informal "command center" for the...

The French House pub was the informal "command center" for the French Resistance during World War II. Today the pub hosts theater crowds.

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Best soho boozer

Always busy, always something happening, chatty, friendly, enigmatic, arty crowd. Beers, French wines and ciders. Great little snug tables upstairs and down, windows open in the... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always busy, always something happening, chatty, friendly, enigmatic, arty crowd. Beers, French wines and ciders. Great little snug tables upstairs and down, windows open in the summer, on Stewart drinking/smoking area. French flags flying. As an aside, I'm particular about my gin and tonic and can no longer stand Schweppes, but otherwise, best Soho boozer. One of the few that... More 

Thank Wonder_horse62
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to drink here back in the zeroes and liked its quirkyness if not the odd pretension of only selling halves. I drank wine as a consequence. The interior hadn't changed much, the photos of Bacon, Dudley Moore etc getting leathered are nicely assuring. Four of us went for a long lunch and we were looked after upstairs by... More 

Thank Owen M
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Came here to meet a friend, had wanted to try it for a while. Went to the bar, the woman behind it couldn't manage any kind of smile and didn't even say one word to me!! No hello, how are you - nothing. Just a miserable stare. "A beer please" I say. She serves me "£4.50" - They are all... More 

1 Thank GoodbyeRatRace
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

After reading about this bar in TimeOut magazine, we thought we'd try it out on a Wednesday night. Great location right by the west end and a really trendy set-up over two floors. Cosy and arty vibe to the place with really cool decor. The walls are alive with old photos of regulars such as Francis Bacon. The drinks are... More 

Thank JemmaMickles
York UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Great place,have been visiting for about ten years, great characters, wine and staff always friendly. Feels local even though we only get to London from Yorkshire 3 or 4 times a year. So much has changed in Soho, hope this place never does.

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Superb service and friendly staff, great beer and smiles. Let down by mediocre burnt chicken sandwiches. Just drink and enjoy there!

Thank Teemu J
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

What a treat! In the overly-commercialized neighborhood of Soho, to find a historic pub like this was a real treat. Get the cider or the bitter, put away your phone (house rules), and have a conversation with your neighbor.

Thank Ian J
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

Great collection of Soho characters - whenever you visit. A truly convivial atmosphere with people deep in conversation - sometimes louder than you might want - but only when you first arrive. Great wine list available by the glass, only serving beer in 1/2 pints, and a no mobile phone use policy all adds to the charm. Friendly owner and... More 

1 Thank CharlieSnice
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

You might not get a chair but what a lovley little pub in Central London. All the wines are great, and no mobile phones. In summer with the windows open it's great. Reasonable selection of bottled beers, inlcuding Becks blue if you cant drink. The breton cider is superb. One of the best pubs in Central London for sure.

1 Thank LondonFet
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Everyone now knows they only sell beer in half pint pots but that the red wine is great. Add in a bit of bustle and find a perfect corner in this old wood panelled ground floor bar and you have all the componants of a mellow beautiful session.

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