Punch and Judy information

The Punch and Judy is a local London pub that serves standard pub fare and has a terrace to sit out on in the warmer months.

Ranked #458 of 2091 pubs & bars in London

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Mon-Thu 12:00-23:00 Fri 12:00-00:00
Sat 11:00-00:00
Sun 12:00-22:30

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Punch and Judy reviews

By Andrew M.

Punch and Judy gets really busy on the weekends. It is full of young girls and easy to score - well I've got lucky a few times without too much trying. The bouncers though are a bit rough and could do with some customer service advice. Punch and Judy is good especially if you want to pick up.

By Sue E.

The food was lovely although a limited menu on a sunday.we didn't wait long and the food was well presented and hot.the waitress obliged by taking photos for us,which didn't seem any trouble,even though the pub was busy

By Carolyn T.

we arrived (hungry!) at 3pm on a cold,wet,Sunday to a warm,friendly welcome. It was very busy but a table was found & cleaned for us straight away. Drinks orders taken & received in no time,& the very nice Sunday lunch arrived in a short time,all served by lovely waiters/waitresses, so helpful,offering extra condiments,drinks etc. 5 empty plates collected by waiter in due course! We would all visit again, when in London!! Thankyou Punch & Judy!

By Kelly H.

Punch and Judy would be a great pub if it wasn’t plonked in the heart of tourist central.

The Venue
On the face of it, Punch and Judy has a great location. Situated within Covent Garden’s piazza, it’s located across two floors within the market, complete with a gorgeous balcony that overlooks all the comings and goings of one of London’s most interesting tourist spots.

But that’s where it ends as it gets so busy here that you can barely notice what a beautiful pub it is. The heavy wooden bar is traditional and well designed and there are lots of wooden tables and chairs to cater for the crowds. And what would have been a sprawling, empty space is broken up by nooks and crannies and a labyrinth-like layout that encompasses exposed brick walls with holes cut into them so you can peer through. It’s really very well done.

The Atmosphere
And so it’s a shame that it’s all spoiled by the hordes of tourists. It is busy at Punch and Judy ALL the time. And forget making the most of that gorgeous balcony – even if you can cram yourself onto it, you’ll be so squashed that any enjoyment of this spot will quickly fade. The staff do their best to stay on top of it but if you’ve ever been to the piazza, you will know this is an impossible task.

The Food
Tourist grub of sausage and mash, fish and chips and pies. No wonder the rest of the world believes the British don’t do good food. The prices are competitive though with most dishes priced at under £10.

The Drink
Thank God then for the beer selection at Punch and Judy. On tap, drinks include Becks Vier, Fosters, Kronenbourg, Leffe Blonde, Staropramen, Stella, John Smiths Smooth, Guinness and Strongbow and they also offer a couple of regularly rotating guest ales. The only down side is with the hordes of people, barrels do run out, which can be a disappointment.

The Last Word
Punch and Judy is a good pub, but its punters spoil things. A shame. Visit it off-season when things are a little bit calmer.

By Ashlee P.

Food was disgusting.. It was written so nicely on the menu then when it came out it was a massive disappointment.. They obviously have chefs that do not care whatsoever about the food they send out.. I got a chicken topped with bacon and mozzarella with BBQ relish.. sounds good right.. WRONG! it was two tiny little fillets in a microwaveable pie dish which had the cheese and BBQ SAUCE (not relish) all over it.. My partner was also disappointed in his chicken pie which again was microwaved to the shit house and his tube of slimy mash potato was just gross.. Also when we got there we had to ask one of the barmen to clean the tables bcoz there was plates and drinks on the only two tables left which looked as if they had been there for quite a while.. Other than all that the balcony was nice.. Wouldn't go there for food again but maybe to go on the balcony but wouldn't go out of my way to get there..

By Igor S.

I also Had really bad experience. Great location. Management mean and rude to its customers, no-one cared that food has not arrived after 50 min waiting time, manager was really mean with regards to a request for a refund! Definitely not recommend to anyone! Ruined our day out in London! Suck the management! Shame!

By Debbie A.

Fantastic place to catch the sun and the watch the street performers.

Great selection of drinks and food and considering how busy it was we got served very quickly.

The pub to visit in Covent Garden.

By Will B.

The Punch and Judy is in a great location (for all you tourists).

But I took a visiting friend for lunch the other day and the food was very below par with stale burger buns and a bland so called 'home made' lasagne.

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