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The Prospect of Whitby (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Stuff - Single Hop SimcoeExcellent2
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesExcellent1
Elgood's - Summer SunsetExcellent1
Adnams - ExplorerExcellent1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - ScorcherGood1
Robinsons - Long Kiss GoodnightGood1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Westerham - 1730Not Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Greene King / Mash-Up - Radio X AmplifiedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, Greater London
Picture 2. The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, Greater London

Visits Details

13 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and all the best vantage points are taken. I sit by the bar instead. It did not occur to me at the time, but I think all the Taylor Walker branding has been removed and this is once again more obviously a Greene King pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40ExcellentA very fine pint.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Greene King / Mash-Up - Radio X Amplified4.00Not Tried
18 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. If it is good enough for Stephen Harris it is good enough for me. Spent just a couple of minutes out on the atmospheric tree shaded riverside garden terrace but the chemicals in previously ingested tobacco smoke were a no go or rather an excellent reason to go back inside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Single Hop Simcoe4.20GoodSome haze
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Westerham - 17304.00Not Tried
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
16 Jun 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening, following a pleasant after work walk along the Thames. I sat in the front bar rather than out by the river, where the pub has a completely different feel.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Single Hop Simcoe4.20ExcellentGolden and well-hopped and consistently excellent over several pints.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Westerham - 17304.00Not Tried
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
21 Sep 2014 (Stephen Harris)
This fine old pub is now part of the Taylor Walker chain, with improved beer range and a CAMRA discount as a result. The best of the three Wapping riverside pubs this-evening I thought. I did something Iíve never done here before; I went upstairs and enjoyed the river views from the balcony.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Explorer4.30ExcellentGood, crisp pint in tip-top condition.
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Westerham - 17304.00Not Tried
26 Jan 2012 (Blair)
A fascinating historic pub. Unfortunately we got here just as they were calling time so only managed to stay for a very quick pint. Will make sure I come back again.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Long Kiss Goodnight4.30GoodRuby red ale, biscuity flavour with a little hops. Not too shabby.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's London Gold4.00Not Tried
16 Jul 2009 (James T)
Quiet. Lunchtime. Sat out in the beer garden right on the river edge. Nice and sunny. Very pleasant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Summer Sunset3.80ExcellentIn all honesty, i'd happily sup this all afternoon in the sun. Its fairly average light summer ale. But it was perfect in the sweltering sun this lunchtime. Some mild hops. Bubbly white white head..
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Scorcher4.00GoodGood form, perfect temperature. Sessionable summer ale. Copper colour. Thin head. Not massively impressed with flavours really. Fairly average plain ale.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried

About The Prospect of Whitby

The pub sign. The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good3
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Wapping, Greater London, E1W 3SH.

This pub is believed to date from 1520, when it was originally built as the Pelican (note the Pelican Stairs which stand beside the pub), but was nicknamed the Devilís Tavern due to its unsavoury clientele of pirates and smugglers and so on, believed to have included Captain Kidd himself. This original pub was destroyed in a 1770s fire and was rebuilt as The Prospect of Whitby, named after a collier that used to moor alongside. Other customers over the years have included Judge Jeffreys, Samuel Pepys (inevitably), Charles Dickens (inevitably), painters Turner and Whistler, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Judy Garland, Mohammed Ali, etc., etcÖ The pub is Grade II listed and provides great river views from assorted balconies and gardens. The main bar has a long pewter bar top. For many years this was a Mann Crossman Paulin Brewery house. Upstairs seating and terrace. Ground floor riverside terrace with shade given by a large tree. Inside the bar counter (pewter supported on old barrels) has 6 handpumps for beer and a further 2 towards the rear, these 2 are used to dispense cider and perry. For some time until 2017 branded as a Taylor Walker pub.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E1W 3SH