The Old Red Cow  

 
 
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A 9EJ
 
 
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Mon-Thu: 12noon-11pm; Fri-Sat: 12noon-12midnight; Sun: 12noon-10pm
 

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

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
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Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £175  37% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  26% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 6 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  21% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 7 minutes from The Old Red Cow
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
 
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 20th January 2017 - 11pm-7am
The Old Red Cow, 77a Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 18th to 21st Jan 2017 - Various Times
The Old Red Cow, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Sacekripa
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th to 21st Jan 2017 - Various Times
The Old Red Cow, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from The Old Red Cow
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London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Dose Espresso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
69 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
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Il Boteglio Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
60 Long Lane, Barbican, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
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Kench & Bibesy
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
50-52 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 9 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 8 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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The Woman In Black
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Theatre | Until 23rd September 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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99 Club Covent Garden
Comedy | On 20th January 2017 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

Topical and outlandish stand-up from Keith Farnan, Ellie Taylor and Ivo Graham....More

The Lion King
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Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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The Play That Goes Wrong
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Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
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Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
Dare To Live: Live Purposefully, Live Mindfully
Exhibitions | On 20th January 2017 

IET London: Savoy Place 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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Hair by Sam McKnight
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Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

Somerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The ...More

 
Hair by Sam McKnight
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Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

Somerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The ...More

 

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