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The Sir John Hawkshaw (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hogs Back - Advent AleExcellent1
Adnams - Golden Road California Breakfast AleExcellent1
Windsor & Eton - Brew 882 Seattle PorterExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Cervecería Fort English Style India Pale AleExcellent1
Stonehenge - Danish DynamiteGood1
Caledonian - Nøgne Ø Asian Pale AleGood1
Mauldons - Bronze AdderGood1
Stone - LevitationGood1
Lancaster - Albion ConnectionGood1
Marston's - Barley Brown's ESAAcceptable1
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)Acceptable1
Sixpoint - Sweet Action (can)Acceptable1
Banks's - Devils Backbone Spider BiteNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Mountain Goat Hightail AleNot Tried0
Batemans - Shongweni Robsons Durban Pale AleNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Wadworth - Dungarvan O'Dwyer's Irish StoutNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Vale - GravitasNot Tried0
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Dark-AgeNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Wychwood - BountifulNot Tried0
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Not Tried0
RCH - Steam SleighNot Tried0
White Horse - Rudolph the Red Nosed White HorseNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Goodwill Festive AleNot Tried0
Caledonian - XPANot Tried0
Brains - SA GoldNot Tried0
Hackney - Golden AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - American Red AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Sir John Hawkshaw, City, Central London
Picture 2. The Sir John Hawkshaw, City, Central London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

21 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening, just passing through off a train when a CAMRA acquaintance earholed me for a pint or two. Range apparently restricted, leaving only some dark ones, as running down stocks for a week or so of closure next week.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hogs Back - Advent Ale4.40Excellent
Windsor & Eton - Brew 882 Seattle Porter4.80Excellent
Sambrook's - American Red Ale4.20Not TriedRan out
08 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Three lads came in and ordered a right royally diverse set of items off the menu at 10.50pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stonehenge - Danish Dynamite5.00GoodFlattened a bit as the pint went down
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Caledonian - XPA4.30Not Tried
Brains - SA Gold4.30Not Tried
Hackney - Golden Ale4.00Not Tried
15 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
My first visit here, a very pleasant Spoons. I am not a fan of Christmas beers so I was disappointed to find so many of them still on sale in the middle of January.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stone - Levitation4.40Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)4.80Not Tried
RCH - Steam Sleigh3.80Not Tried
White Horse - Rudolph the Red Nosed White Horse4.80Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Goodwill Festive Ale5.00Not Tried
25 Aug 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening and quiet (in terms of customer numbers) in here. I bumped into Gene K and we compared notes on recent pub visits.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)3.80AcceptableAn odd taste. Turned out to be near the end of the barrel, although perfectly drinkable. Just odd.
Sixpoint - Sweet Action (can)5.20AcceptablePoured from a can. Sweet; as one might expect from the name.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Bountiful4.00Not Tried
15 Apr 2015 (HSB)
10:00 Breakfast before a pub tour. Only two other customers. Very pleasant atmosphere. Possibly the smallest Wetherspoons in the country?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Nøgne Ø Asian Pale Ale4.50Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Vale - Gravitas4.80Not Tried
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Dark-Age4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
30 Mar 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Jammed at 8pm on a Monday evening – space is always going to be at a premium here I suspect. Possibly worth noting that there is not enough room for this pub to have any toilets of its own.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mauldons - Bronze Adder4.10GoodReddish/amber-coloured. A straightforward, but above-average, fruity Bitter.
Lancaster - Albion Connection4.50GoodHmmmm! This beer is described as a fruity, bronze-coloured Bitter. The drink I was served was a decent, if perhaps slightly lightweight, Stout (which I rated as ‘good’).
Marston's - Barley Brown's ESA5.10AcceptableGolden and soft. Hints of nice flavours but nothing is pronounced enough.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Banks's - Devils Backbone Spider Bite4.00Not Tried
Wadworth - Dungarvan O'Dwyer's Irish Stout4.50Not Tried
11 Mar 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Doing a steady trade in alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Pleasant and relaxing environment has been created here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Golden Road California Breakfast Ale4.80ExcellentSlight coffee notes in this very pale coloured ale
Shepherd Neame - Cervecería Fort English Style India Pale Ale5.80ExcellentFull bodied with dry bitterness. Indeed most un-Shep's-like so if only Shep's regular beers were anything like this
Banks's - Devils Backbone Spider Bite4.00Not Tried
Hook Norton - Mountain Goat Hightail Ale4.50Not Tried
Batemans - Shongweni Robsons Durban Pale Ale5.70Not Tried

About The Sir John Hawkshaw

The pub sign. The Sir John Hawkshaw, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good5
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in City, Central London, EC4N 6AP.

Opened 10th February 2015 on the concourse of Cannon Street main line railway station. Named after one of the co-designers of the original Cannon Street station building which opened in 1866. Alongside Platform 1, with some outside seating at the front, this pub has large windows to view the hustle and bustle of commuter life. Open view kitchen and a viewing at one end through which the real ale casks and piping can be seen. Copper coloured bar counter top with 6 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 33 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC4N 6AP