The Cove

 
 

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ADDRESS
1 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8HB
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Fri: 11:00-23:00, Sun: 11:00-23:00
 

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The CoveOverlooking Covent Garden Piazza, the Cove is a world away from the crowds outside. Tucked up in a worn, leather armchair under the pub’s low, beamed ceiling you’ll feel like you might be relaxing in a country pub. And that’s exactly the idea: this Cornish theme pub wants to whisk you away to the depths of the South West. Importantly - as well as importing the décor - they seem to have created that authentic, stress-free ambience slap-bang in the middle of London.

Finding the pub can be a little tricky - you have to walk through the Cornish pasty shop below - but this has two advantages. It doesn’t get as crowded as other nearby watering holes and you can order up a hearty pasty from down below whenever you want.

The bar is stocked with all the usual fare, not to mention a fine wine list and an appetising selection of Cornish ales.

When the weather is fine, the balcony seating overlooking Covent Garden Piazza offers a great spot to people-watch from.

The Cove – as its name suggests - is a sheltered haven, a perfect place to unwind after a hectic day’s shopping in Covent Garden.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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