Freemasons Arms, Covent Garden, London
Freemasons Arms, Covent Garden, London
Freemasons Arms, Covent Garden, London

Welcome to The Freemasons Arms, Covent Garden

The spiritual home of the Football Association. WE ARE OPEN - If you can, book in advance for food by phone. Walk-ins also welcome subject to availability.

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Updated pub guidelines

Some of our pub opening times have changed, please check individual pub websites or Facebook pages. We can now accept groups of no more than 6, and remember to wear your mask when entering. Full guidelines can be found by clicking the button below. Read our Chief Executive’s statement here.


The Freemasons Arms was built during the reign of Queen Victoria and has a great place in history. It was here that the Football Association met in 1863 to thrash out the laws of a game now played in more than 200 countries across the globe, and we celebrate this connection with a fine array of soccer memorabilia in the downstairs bar.

If you're looking for excellent food and drink, this is the place to be! We serve delicious, traditional pub food and a great selection of authentic Kentish cask ales. We're proud to say that we've been awarded a Cask Marque and we've been featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

We also cater for private functions. If you're looking for a venue for a meeting, or want to celebrate a personal event, this is the perfect place to do so.

You'll find us in the heart of central London. We're 200 yards from Covent Garden tube station and just a short walk from Charing Cross, with two secure car parks nearby. We occupy a prime location near the Royal Opera House and other tourist hotspots, so we're perfectly positioned for unwinding after a long day's work/sightseeing.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!