11 of the best Irish pubs in London

Mar 11, 2022
Pot of Gold
Fancy a drink for St. Patricks Day? Whether you’re looking for a perfectly poured pint of Guinness, or to sit down with a warm Irish Coffee, here are the best 11 Irish Pubs in London to celebrate St. Patricks Day on the 17th March.

Waxy O'Connors

4.5 stars based on 5809 reviews

14-16 Rupert St, London W1D 6DD

“Very cool, huge and unique pub with a very Irish atmosphere. Dedicated fanzones for every sport you can think of”

“Very Irish atmosphere as well as beer. It's like walking in the woods”

The Porterhouse

4.4 stars based on 4,961 reviews

21-22 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7NA

“I simply love this pub, as a stout/porter aficionado it’s just heaven for me. Not to mention the unique architecture inside, it's always a nice experience to spend time there”

“The porterhouse is an Irish bar, and the food is also delicious. It is best to come here after work, it is chill”

Waxy’s Little Sister

4.2 stars based on 1,199 reviews

20 Wardour St, London W1D 6QG

“Quirky layout, great ambience, and good selection of drinks. If you love Waxy O’Connors but prefer something a little more chilled out, this is it!”

“Drinks were reasonable, atmosphere was electric”

Connolly’s Bar & Diner

4.4 Stars based on 364 reviews

450 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 5TT

“Best pint of Guinness outside of Dublin! And a proper Irish pub, reminds me of being back in Ireland with all my family. Worth a visit if you’re in the area!”

“You are able to watch Gaelic football and hurling. Nice Irish bar and reasonably priced drink. Rear and front outside seats. Worth a visit if you are in the area”

Coach & Horses

4.5 stars based on 525 reviews

42 Wellington St, London WC2E 7BD

“Traditional Irish Bar in the heart of tourism in London. Can’t get more Irish and old school than this. The best pint of Guinness in London!”

“A classic Irish pub which has been there for ages. Well worth a visit. Friendly staff and guest and amazing Guinness!”

The Hemingford Arms

4.6 stars based on 530 reviews
158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF

“Fantastic Irish pub in Islington. Fun and lively pub with live Irish music”

“What an Amazing pub!!!! Flowers everywhere and lots of picnic tables outside, so you can enjoy the sun. The interior is brilliant, lots of quirky knick-knacks everywhere, it’s like an art gallery you keep seeing cool stuff.”

Blythe Hill Tavern

4.7 stars based on 627 reviews
319 Stanstead Rd, London SE23 1JB

“Excellent authentic Irish pub. A lot of Irish heritage here”

“Great Irish pub with a real community feel and pop-up pizzas at weekends”

The Auld Shillelagh

4.7 stars based on 613 reviews

105 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0UD

“Themed live music nights and chilled Guinness on tap draw the crowds to this lively”

An Irish mate of mine recommended this pub saying that it has the best Guinness in London. It was really nice.”

Mc & Sons

4.6 stars based on 749 reviews

160 Union St, London SE1 0LH

“Really lovely and cosy Irish pub with live music and dogs”

“A great pub with great staff. Need to visit again to find out more but I can say it's a brilliant Irish oriented venue. Lovely, do visit. The place offers a variety of delicious Thai dishes at very reasonable prices, yet another good reason to pay a visit”.

The Woodbine - Irish Pub

4.6 stars based on 377 reviews

Irish Pub, The Woodbine, 215 Blackstock Rd, London N5 2LL

“Without doubt my favourite pub in town. Always the friendliest welcome and the best Guinness you’ll find this side of the Irish Sea!”

“The Guinness is one of the best if not the best in London”.

The Faltering Fullpack

4.5 stars based on 2,223 reviews
19 Perth Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3HB

“Brilliant atmosphere inside and beautiful, enchanting garden”

The Guinness is top notch, taste is decent”