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The Doric Arch (Fuller's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - CitraExcellent2
Buffy's - Mucky DuckExcellent1
Fuller's - Bengal LancerExcellent1
Five Points - XPAExcellent1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawExcellent1
Fuller's - American FallExcellent1
London Beer Factory - Paxton Pale AleGood1
Kelham Island - Pale RiderGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterGood1
St Austell - TributeGood1
Fuller's - London PrideGood1
Brains - The Rev James OriginalAcceptable1
Harviestoun - Ruck and MaulAcceptable1
Fuller's - ESBNot Tried0
Fuller's - Discovery BlondNot Tried0
Fuller's - Front RowNot Tried0
Thwaites - Triple CNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Elgood's - Hound of the BasketballsNot Tried0
Downton - J.P.A.Not Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Fuller's - 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 - Gale's FirecrackerNot Tried0
Hackney - Oatmeal Chocolate PorterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Zinzan's DropNot Tried0
Totally Brewed - Crazy like a FoxNot Tried0
Fuller's - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Fuller's - Quintessential British Pale AleNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's BeachcomberNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Pheasantry - BB Best BitterNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London
Picture 2. The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London

Visits Details

22 Sep 2018 (ChrisE)
Saturday evening and a delightful atmosphere. Very good service at the bar. I overheard some CAMRA members discussing the old days in the Flying Scotsman (now Scottish Stores) pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - American Fall4.00Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not TriedI made a point of deliberately not asking where this was brewed.
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Pheasantry - BB Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
28 Jul 2018 (ChrisE)
Saturday evening and a good relaxing atmosphere in a properly run pub. Cask ales selling well with the majority of customers claiming Camra discount. I still think that 9F on display would look better in my front room.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - XPA4.00Excellent
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Beachcomber3.70Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
28 Jun 2016 (Jack William)
Mid evening - pleasantly busy. Also had a Fuggle Bunny beer on - but my pic was too blurry to discern the name - shame I missed this in the gloom - haven't tried that brewer yet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50AcceptableRather tasteless.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Quintessential British Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
03 Oct 2015 (ChrisE)
Busy Saturday evening, the service was good and friendly. The usual chaos downstairs with people struggling with the door codes to enter the toilets. This pub now gives 15% CAMRA discount.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Beer Factory - Paxton Pale Ale5.00Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Zinzan's Drop4.00Not Tried
Totally Brewed - Crazy like a Fox4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - 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 - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
06 Mar 2013 (Pedro)
Afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Buffy's - Mucky Duck4.50Excellent
Oakham - Citra4.20Excellent
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's - 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 - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Fuller's - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's - 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 - 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 - ESB5.50Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Fuller's - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's - Front Row3.70Not Tried
Thwaites - Triple C4.20Not Tried

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About The Doric Arch

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent15
Good10
Acceptable6
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 to 10 beers on handpull. 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. CAMRA discount for card carrying members.

We have visited this pub 23 times, seen 74 different beers and tried 29 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NW1 1DN