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The Doric Arch (Fuller, Smith & Turner)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mordue - Winter TyneExceptional1
Oakham - CitraExcellent2
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Bengal LancerExcellent2
Buffy's - Mucky DuckExcellent1
Kelham Island - Pale RiderExcellent3
Oakham - Scarlet MacawExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideGood1
St Austell - TributeGood1
Harviestoun - Ruck and MaulAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBNot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery BlondNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Oldershaw - SunnydazeNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Front RowNot Tried0
Thwaites - Triple CNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Elgood's - Hound of the BasketballsNot Tried0
Downton - J.P.A.Not Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Wickwar - Bankers DraftNot Tried0
WharfeBank - Verbeia Pale Ale (VPA)Not Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Redemption - Urban DuskNot Tried0
By The Horns - Diamond GeezerNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - MandarinNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's FirecrackerNot Tried0
Hackney - Oatmeal Chocolate PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London
Picture 2. The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London

Visits Details

06 Dec 2014 (ChrisE)
Saturday evening, I had heard that Fullers have recently invested a lot of money in this place and I got the impression that it has paid off as it a long time since I have seen it as busy as it was tonight. I was pleased to see that the magnificent 9F is still there along with a few more totems. Both entrances were open and you no longer need a code for the toilets.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10GoodGood but a little cold. I must admit that I ordered this before I noticed the guest beers on a different bank of pumps.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
By The Horns - Diamond Geezer4.90Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Mandarin4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Firecracker4.80Not Tried
Hackney - Oatmeal Chocolate Porter4.80Not Tried
03 Aug 2013 (Nick Willis)
Time for a quick one before the train
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Wickwar - Bankers Draft4.00Not Tried
WharfeBank - Verbeia Pale Ale (VPA)3.60Not Tried
04 Apr 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon with a small group. Snowing outside!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40ExcellentIn fine condition
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20GoodBit flattish
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
06 Mar 2013 (Pedro)
Afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Buffy's - Mucky Duck4.50Excellent
Oakham - Citra4.20Excellent
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
19 Apr 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Early to mid evening birthday do with former work colleagues on a windswept Euston day. Why, I wonder, are Fuller's houses so expensive when their own brand beer is locally delivered and guests may be purchased with awesome buying power? I rarely enter them.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20GoodTraditional English mid brown bitter pretty much always passable.
Oakham - Citra4.20GoodInitial shock to tastebuds after Tribute but no less acceptable for that.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
Elgood's - Hound of the Basketballs5.00Not Tried
Downton - J.P.A.3.60Not Tried
13 Feb 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Cleaner and more comfortable than it was in its Head of Steam days, but also far less adventurous with its beer selection – although, obviously, this is now based on Fullers beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Bengal Lancer5.00ExcellentGolden in colour with typical Fullers biscuit malt overlaid by decent but not intrusive hops. A rare ‘British’-type IPA as opposed to an American Pale Ale.
Harviestoun - Ruck and Maul3.70AcceptableA golden-coloured beer with a good balance of malt and hops.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Front Row3.70Not Tried
Thwaites - Triple C4.20Not Tried
27 Jan 2012 (ChrisE)
Just time for a quick one before walking to St Pancras, A good relaxing atmosphere on a Friday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mordue - Winter Tyne3.90ExceptionalTruly superb dark seasonal ale.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
06 Jul 2011 (Flying.geordie)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Excellent
11 May 2010 (ChrisE)
A quiet Tuesday afternoon, a nice place to enjoy a pint in peace. A very good selection of beers was on offer, it was a pity that I only had time for one of them.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Excellent
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Oldershaw - Sunnydaze4.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
05 Mar 2010 (ChrisE)
A typical busy Friday evening. Unfortunately they have changed the lock on the lavatory door again, and I had to walk back up the stairs to find the new entry code.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Bengal Lancer5.00ExcellentThis is my sort of beer.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried

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About The Doric Arch

The pub sign. The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional5
Excellent18
Good12
Acceptable8
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Euston, Central London, NW1 1DN.

Just outside of Euston railway station overlooking the bus stops this was originally called The Head of Steam until taken over and renamed by Fuller's. It looks awful from outside, but inside it has up 15 handpumps in 3 banks, each of 5. Lots of railway memorabilia with a raised area overlooking the bus station. Beers are from the Fuller's range plus guests. Normally a cider available. You will need to ask the bar staff for the code to unlock the door to the toilets in the basement. Substantial 15% CAMRA discount for card carrying members.

We have visited this pub 29 times, seen 93 different beers and tried 35 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NW1 1DN