Walked past countless times and always meant to stop in, finally made it. Cosy little pub with a good drinkers feel to it, very friendly bar staff as well which makes a pleasant change in London.
Truman's - Runner
In top condition. One of my favourite best bitters of the moment, seem to be a dying breed.
Truman's - Swift
05 Mar 2015 (HSB)
14:00 A potential Heritage pub with a rebuilt date of 1935, but sadly apart from plaster cornices all the interior is modern. The pub itself was about a quarter full.
Truman's - Attaboy
Described on the clip as a hoppy pale ale with real bite. No argument from me.
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale
Truman's - Blindside
Sharp's - High Five
Australasian IPA - single batch brew
17 Dec 2005 (Ian)
Located just south of Soho square, this is an odd pub. Half a dozen handpulls with normally a good selection of beers, but it feels just a little transitory
Batemans - Rosey Nosey
Very malty. Lots of dry malt which is no bad thing, because I quite like that. Thin beige head. Really quite like this. Slightly dry on end and even a bit tarry. Good winter beer
Smiles - Holly Hops
Well it has come out of retirement thanks to Highgate. Red/chestnut colour with thin beige head. Tarry fruit with good malts. Fruit is a little sour in the mouth with dark cherries. Again, I quite like this, bit of liquorice hiding in that sourness somewhere too.
Theakston - Old Peculier
15 Oct 2005 (Ian)
Saturday lunchtime and it wasn't incredibly busy. Odd feeling in the pub. Could be quite good, but it had a bit of a temporary feel about it. Good beer line up though
Marston's - Old Empire IPA
Hazy orange colour quite good hops, some nice fruit, quite fresh, but doesn't drink its strength
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Ram Rod
Dark copper colour, no head. Hop and dusty malt flavours, herby, don't like the yeast on it. Spicey finish, some alcohol burn
Adnams - Broadside
Gale's - Trafalgar Ale
Batemans - Victory Ale
About the Pillars of Hercules
Summary of Beer Scores
The pub is found in Soho, Central London, W1D 4DF.
Just south of Soho Square in Greek Street. OK pub which has 6 hand pumps. It was rebuilt in 1935 having formerly been the Hercules Pillars.
We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 6 of them.