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The Argyll Arms (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent2
Liverpool Organic - 24 CaratExcellent1
Meantime - London Pale AleGood1
WharfeBank - Verbeia Pale Ale (VPA)Good1
Caledonian - Santa's Little HelperAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
RCH - PitchforkNot Tried0
Thwaites - Nutty BlackNot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestNot Tried0
Springhead - Roaring MegNot Tried0
Daleside - Morocco AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Argyll Arms, Soho, Central London

Visits Details

01 Nov 2012 (HSB)
Just opened for the lunchtime session so not as busy as it can be.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Liverpool Organic - 24 Carat4.10Excellent
WharfeBank - Verbeia Pale Ale (VPA)3.60Good
18 May 2010 (Ian)
Just stepping into this wonder of snugs and etched glass makes me happy. You have to look in every room to see exactly all the beers. Sat at the bar in one of the snugs doing texts and generally relaxing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodToo cold but the tropical fruit was very good. OK condition only.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Springhead - Roaring Meg5.50Not Tried
Daleside - Morocco Ale5.50Not Tried
11 May 2010 (ChrisE)
A fairly quiet Tuesday lunchtime, but the restaurant trade appeared to be doing very well.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Meantime - London Pale Ale4.30Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50Not Tried
31 Mar 2010 (Andrew)
Found myself in the Big Smoke with 10 minutes to kill so popped into the Argyll. Not been here before and hadn't done any research but Nicholsons pubs are usually a good bet. The interior is very interesting. Lots of etched glass panels dividing up the front of the pub with a large open area at the rear. The ceiling is sealing-wax red and heavily embossed. ...but the best feature is the staircase going up to the toilets. Coming down that you feel like a King making an entrance into a medieval drinking hall.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExceptionalWell this was top stuff. None of that Jif-lemon smell it seems to have at every beer festival I've seen it at. It had deep grapefruit flavours tempered really well with a heavy malty syrup and the heat of alcohol. Really well balanced; really good stuff.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
RCH - Pitchfork4.30Not Tried
Thwaites - Nutty Black3.30Not Tried
17 Dec 2005 (Ian)
I was the first customer of the day at 11.05. Met up with a couple of friends and only had a pint. The pub takes its beers from the usual Nicholson range of large regionals along with a couple of surprise guests. If you are anywhere near Oxford Circus it is worth coming in just to see the interior
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Santa's Little Helper3.70AcceptableChestnut colour with tight lasting beige head. Some caramel and tasty fruit malt. Flavours are a bit thin in mouth. Bit of sulphur. quite soft in mouth. Definitely needs more flavour
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried

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About The Argyll Arms

The pub sign. The Argyll Arms, Soho, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent3
Good9
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Soho, Central London, W1F 7TP.

Just south of Oxford Street near the Undergound station on Argyll Street, near the Palladium Theatre. This is a wonderful piece of Victoriana in the centre of the West End. Lots of dark wood and etched windows and glasswork. Dark red mouldings on the walls and ceiling along with 2 snugs at the front complete the picture. Upstairs is the Palladium Bar and the whole interior is marvellous. Ground bar bar counters have a total of 16 handpumps in clusters of 4, 8 and 4.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 47 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: W1F 7TP