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Dirty Dicks (Young's)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
London Fields - Texan TeaExcellent1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London GoldGood1
London Fields - Love Not WarGood2
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterPoor1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's SpecialNot Tried0
London Fields - Hackney HopstarNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Picture 1. Dirty Dicks, City, Central London

Visits Details

04 Feb 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday afternoon and just a scattering of customers in what is really a weekday commuters’ boozer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70PoorA poor quality, insipid pint. Borderline whether I should have returned it really.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
30 Jun 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Late evening and busy for a Thurs eve plus ridiculously and unnecessarily loud music forcing conversation to be avoided or shouting at each other.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00GoodShame not enjoyed in a more pleasant environment. I did not bother listing the other beers on offer.
17 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I was intrigued by Nick Willis’ report of guest beers in here and popped in after work for the first time in several years. Unfortunately the Black IPA had run out. The ground floor bar was quite busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Love Not War4.20GoodRichly malty and slightly spicy, reddish ale.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
15 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
My friend told me this was the place to go in the 80s for real ale when at Liverpool St. So we visited for old times sake on his behalf. I'd feared it would be Youngs beers only but was pleasantly surprised. Service wasn't great but that's because they were understaffed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Texan Tea6.00ExcellentA good black IPA.
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Good
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50Not Tried
London Fields - Hackney Hopstar4.70Not Tried

About the Dirty Dicks

The pub sign. Dirty Dicks, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good3
Acceptable-
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in City, Central London, EC2M 4NR.

This pub was established in 1745 and for many years traded as Ye Old Port Wine Stores, before adopting the Dirty Dicks name in 1814 (or perhaps 1804). Dirty Dick (real name Nathaniel Bentley) had been a shopkeeper whose new bride died before the wedding feast could be eaten and who then vowed never to clean his house or himself from that day forward. The pub used to exhibit various artefacts acquired from Dirty Dick's Leadenhall property, including a mummified cat or two. It was rebuilt in 1870 and these days there is little reminder of the origin of the pub’s name, the various ‘artefacts’ having been disposed of in a 1985 refurbishment. Now owned by Young’s, there is a smallish ground floor bar mainly used for vertical drinking, with more comfortable bars on two other levels. Modern take on a wooden interior to give a relaxed atmosphere.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC2M 4NR