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Pelt Trader (Bloomsbury Leisure Group)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - Limoncello IPAExceptional1
Dark Star - BlockheadExcellent1
Beavertown - Black BettyExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - NovaExcellent1
Ilkley - Pata NegraExcellent1
Kent - SimcoeExcellent2
Anarchy - Citra StarExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - SorachiExcellent1
Arbor Ales - MotuekaExcellent1
Adnams - The Herbalist (collaboration with Magic Rock)Excellent1
Shiny - Pail AleExcellent1
Siren Craft - Under CurrentExcellent1
Kent - Elderflower SaisonExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauGood1
Kent - KGBGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - TenGood1
Brew By Numbers - 01/04 Saison Ginger & GrapefruitGood1
Round Tower - StoutGood1
Quantum - American LightAcceptable1
Moor - Unfined ConfidenceAcceptable1
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - The Full NelsonNot Tried0
Burning Sky - Devil's Rest IPANot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Moor - AmoorNot Tried0
Moor - Nor'HopNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Hardknott - Lux Borealis Northern Light with Aurora HopsNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Sound WaveNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Half Mast QIPANot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - IndependenceNot Tried0
Magic Rock - RingmasterNot Tried0
Dark Star - Summer SolsticeNot Tried0
Magic Rock - High WireNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Redemption - Big ChiefNot Tried0
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster StoutNot Tried0

Visits Details

25 Aug 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening, quite busy and noisy.
Dark Star - Blockhead4.00ExcellentSuperior red/brown Bitter with very good hops.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout5.30Not Tried
20 Jul 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit. Well-populated by City types. I didn’t stay long as the acoustics are terrible here and it was loud and echoey.
Shiny - Pail Ale4.40ExcellentGolden, hoppy and bitter, with Ella and Chinook hops giving a long, bitter finish.
Dark Star - Summer Solstice4.20Not Tried
Magic Rock - High Wire5.50Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
30 Mar 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit. Quite busy, although not a ‘City’ crowd tonight. The home-cooked pizzas are selling well.
Bristol Beer Factory - Sorachi4.70ExcellentYou can rely on BBF to do the single-hop thing well, and this is full of distinctive Sorachi hops.
Adnams - The Herbalist (collaboration with Magic Rock)4.80ExcellentBrewed at Adnams in collaboration with Magic Rock. Plenty of spicy Saison tastes and flavoured with an eclectic selection of herbs in addition to plenty of hops.
Bristol Beer Factory - Independence4.60Not Tried
Magic Rock - Ringmaster3.90Not Tried
15 Jan 2015 (McGargle)
All male clientele. Friendly and enthusiastic staff.
Beavertown - Black Betty7.40ExcellentSolid bodied and well hopped. Then I tried a Kernel Black IPA. This was good, the Kernel better.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50GoodPale, crisp and fresh. Ideal first beer.
01 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
An unplanned visit to break down some time while the District Line got its act together. Pretty busy in here in the early evening.
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50ExcellentA satisfying, amber-coloured Pale Ale with oatmeal.
Kent - Simcoe4.50ExcellentThe first pint out of a fresh cask and in fabulous condition. A really tasty, single-hop, golden beer.
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60Not Tried
Siren Craft - Half Mast QIPA2.80Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
31 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I had need to meet up with a friend after work in the City and we picked this pub as a venue.
Kent - KGB4.10GoodVery much a traditional English bitter.
Brew By Numbers - 01/04 Saison Ginger & Grapefruit6.00GoodOn key-keg. Tasty, murky, Saison with flavours as expected from the beer’s name.
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80Not TriedI returned a sour pint and this was immediately taken off sale, with apologies offered and a replacement pint.
21 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early to mid-evening. Not too busy and a very interesting beer range tonight. I nearly succumbed to the temptation of a home-made pizza.
Siren Craft - Limoncello IPA9.00ExceptionalOn keg dispense. An opaque amber colour. A brilliant beer with huge flavours. It starts lemony tart, then you get the malt backbone, warming alcohol, then back to lemon again for the finish.
Kent - Elderflower Saison4.50ExcellentA cloudy yellow colour and with a thick mouthfeel. Nice saison. Both spicy and fruity, tart, dry finish.
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80ExcellentA lush, golden, hoppy pint.
Moor - Unfined Confidence4.60AcceptableReddish and cloudy (I think all Moor beers are now unfined?). A bit too ‘red’ for me.
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
01 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit and quite busy with World Cup football watchers.
Kent - Simcoe4.50ExcellentPale, dry, hoppy.
Bristol Beer Factory - Ten6.00GoodStrong, amber-coloured IPA. Does not seek to disguise its strength.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Hardknott - Lux Borealis Northern Light with Aurora Hops3.80Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
03 Mar 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Bustling, loud and echoey on arrival, starting to thin out a bit by 8pm.
Ilkley - Pata Negra6.20ExcellentHow did we survive for so long before the invention of Black IPA? This one is heading towards ‘hoppy stout’ territory I think.
Quantum - American Light3.60AcceptableGolden. Very fruity, US hop tastes and a long, bitter aftertaste. This pint seemingly lacking in any malt backbone.
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Moor - Amoor4.50Not Tried
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not Tried
21 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
A nice, calm atmosphere in here. City Boys all behaving themselves.
Anarchy - Citra Star4.10ExcellentExactly the sort of lip-smacking, pale, hoppy beer that tickles my fancy.
Arbor Ales - Motueka3.80ExcellentReally good. Arbor certainly know their hops.
Round Tower - Stout4.10GoodNicely-rounded, black stout.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - The Full Nelson4.80Not Tried
Burning Sky - Devil's Rest IPA7.00Not Tried

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About the Pelt Trader

The pub sign. Pelt Trader, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



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

A newly established pub on Dowgate Hill in a large railway arch, deep beneath Cannon Street terminus railway station. Next door, up the hill, to Cannon Bridge House. Opened on 19 June 2013. This pub is sister to the Euston Tap and the Holborn Whippet and has a similar bar, with both cask and keg beers served from taps in the back wall. More spacious than either of the other two mentioned bars. 6 cask taps and 14 keg ones. A canoe hangs from the ceiling. The pub name relates to the fact that the livery hall of the Skinners’ Company is just across the road – and indeed there was once a pub here called the Skinners Arms. Limited food available such as pizzas which may be ordered and are then shipped in by an outside supplier.

We have visited this pub 33 times, seen 109 different beers and tried 53 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC4N 6AP