Old Red Lion72 High Holborn
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A traditional, main-street, corner pub serving mainly office and legal weekday community. Clean and comfortable surroundings, but with no tables downstairs you need to grab a bar stool or stand. Tables and chairs upstairs in Cromwell Bar (plaque on wall outside claims that in 1658 cellars hid body of Oliver Cromwell). Main bar is long and narrow, with bar to one side: carved, dark wood, mirrored bar back; bare floorboards; polished wood ledges around walls with perimeter stools for drinkers; dark wood panelling; dark wood framed windows with tinted and stained glass. Standard hot and cold pub fare freshly prepared on premises served 12.00 - 14.30. The rotating guest beers can come from Greene King or further afield.