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The Doric Arch (Fuller, Smith & Turner)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPAExceptional1
Dark Star - FestivalExcellent1
Box Steam - Soul TrainExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Five Points - XPAExcellent1
Dark Star - Coconut PorterExcellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - American FallExcellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBGood2
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Wise MenGood1
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Dockers DelightAcceptable1
Box Steam - New NormalPoor1
Pheasantry - BB Best BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead PekkoNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Day DreamerNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Heineken - John Smith's Cask BitterNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - FUBARNot Tried0
Penpont - Cornish RubyNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Snow GlobeNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBNot Tried0
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - GuzzlerNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Snakecharmer IPANot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Joule's - Everards Old OriginalNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Off Piste IPANot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - BG SipsNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Swing Low (was 4.1% when Gale's Swing Low)Not Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's BeachcomberNot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London
Picture 2. The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London

Visits Details

11 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening brief visit. Only spare seats were 2 stools at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Box Steam - New Normal4.30PoorAwful - finished quickly with some resentfulness. Poured tepid as if first out for a very long time. No off-flavours but should have been pulled off and ditched by bar staff
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
03 Apr 2022 (Wittenden)
A studious Sunday mid afternoon atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Box Steam - Soul Train4.00ExcellentTasty grainy pale ale.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Penpont - Cornish Ruby3.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
09 Nov 2019 (ChrisE)
A quick one before heading to nearby St. Pancras station. There was the usual Fullers range of beers on sale plus four guests.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPA6.50ExceptionalTruly amazing. I do not give five stars very often but this was brilliant.
Heineken - John Smith's Cask Bitter3.80Not TriedA rare find these days.
04 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Very quiet here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50GoodGood but lacking something
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead Pekko3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Day Dreamer4.20Not Tried
02 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
Saturday evening and busy with wet sales. A really nice place to stop off for a pint after a two hour journey on a Virgin Pendolino.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Festival5.00ExcellentSuperb.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Swing Low (was 4.1% when Gale's Swing Low)3.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Off Piste IPA4.60Not Tried
23 Jan 2019 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon and a good trade in wet sales. Good service and friendly staff made for an enjoyable visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Dark Star - Coconut Porter5.00Excellent
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Blue Monkey - BG Sips4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
19 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Dockers Delight4.20AcceptableBit of a tang to a seemingly poor brew
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not TriedFrom a brewery currently reported to be in administration
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Snakecharmer IPA5.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
Joule's - Everards Old Original5.20Not TriedNot a jot of indication on the pump clip that it might not be being brewed in Leicestershire
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Off Piste IPA4.60Not Tried
11 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. First visit here for many a year. Several 2017 boxed Fuller's Vintage Ales at £6.20 each found their way my way as take-aways.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Wise Men4.00Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50AcceptableLast couple of pints out of the cask. OK, smooth but showing some tiredness
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - FUBAR4.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Snow Globe5.50Not Tried
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 (part of Asahi Europe) - American Fall4.00Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Beachcomber3.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried

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About The Doric Arch

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional5
Excellent19
Good12
Acceptable8
Poor3

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 31 times, seen 99 different beers and tried 37 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NW1 1DN