The Old Red Cow

 
 
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A 9EJ
 
 
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The Old Red CowOne of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, the old drinking inn has been sympathetically done up and retains much of its olde world charm plus a few 21st century mod cons including a free jukebox. Twinkling chandeliers and wooden floors give the place a shabby chic appeal and there's a resident pub pianist as well as regular live music, carefully tended ales, morning coffee, Sunday Roasts and Friday night frolics. A fantastic menu of locally sourced food is served but this is resolutely NOT a gastro pub, just a brilliant boozer with fine food, good music and friendly staff.

 

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Opening and closing times for The Old Red Cow

Today (Wednesday) The Old Red Cow closes at 23.00

Monday:

12.00
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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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23.00
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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23.00
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
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23.00
 
 

Friday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Saturday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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22.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - The Old Red Cow Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Barbican Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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