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Lord Aberconway (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Petersfield PorterExcellent1
Mordue - IPAExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesExcellent1
Ilkley - Rye N' DryExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Bitter KiwiExcellent1
Truman's - Tom Ditto IPAExcellent1
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Hadley's BlondeGood1
Moorhouse's - Pendle Witches BrewGood1
Copper Dragon - Golden PippinGood1
Truman's - RunnerGood1
Adnams - Southern Lights Red AleAcceptable1
Long Man - American Pale AleAcceptable1
WharfeBank - Fair DinkumPoor1
Wold Top - Golden SummerUndrinkable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Moles - Mole CatcherNot Tried0
Thwaites - Nutty BlackNot Tried0
Lancaster - BlondeNot Tried0
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Hilden - Scullion's Irish AleNot Tried0
Rooster's - NectarNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
St Austell - Nicholson's PorterNot Tried0
Loch Ness - Hoppy NessNot Tried0
Adnams / Camden Town Collaboration - South TownNot Tried0
Wadworth - Orange PeelNot Tried0
St Austell - Nicholson's India Pale AleNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy GrailNot Tried0
Brains - Café PhoenixNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother RabbitNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SequoiaNot Tried0
Picture 1. Lord Aberconway, City, Central London
Picture 2. Lord Aberconway, City, Central London

Visits Details

18 Jul 2018 (ChrisE)
Just before the evening rush and plenty of seats.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00Excellent
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedAlas, I was not quick enough. It ran out whilst I was drinking my Lord Marples.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother Rabbit4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Sequoia4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
26 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I didnít get away from work until gone 8pm (donít we all just love putting in 12-hour-plus shifts), so it was mid-evening by the time I got here and not too busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southern Lights Red Ale3.80AcceptableA sweet, fruity, red ale Ė lacking body and little evidence of hops. I cannot blame poor condition of the beer this time; it was perfect.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Porter5.00Not Tried
Brains - Café Phoenix4.40Not Tried
21 Aug 2014 (HSB)
19:00 Fairly busy but managed to get a seat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Runner4.00Good
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Hadley's Blonde4.00Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's India Pale Ale6.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy Grail4.00Not Tried
14 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening and quietening down from around 9pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Tom Ditto IPA5.00ExcellentAmber/reddish in colour. A strong tasting, full-bodied IPA with masses of fruity US hop flavours. I had to have a couple to be absolutely sure how good it was.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Wadworth - Orange Peel6.00Not Tried
01 Apr 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet at 8pm with the rush hour pretty much over and most remaining customers outside on the pavement.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - Rye N' Dry5.00ExcellentReddish-brown in colour. In sparkling condition; no quality issues today. Unexpectedly light for its strength. Slightly spicy and bready undertones from the rye. Loads of good, citrusy hop tastes.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Loch Ness - Hoppy Ness5.00Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Adnams / Camden Town Collaboration - South Town4.90Not Tried
21 Nov 2013 (HSB)
16:45 Time to spare before train home so came here as Hamilton Halls still closed for renovation. Beer quality was disappointing. I think they are probably too busy for only six handpumps. The beer goes so quickly it would appear to be not quite ready when needed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mordue - IPA5.10ExcellentCloudy but very tasty. Barman said it was fresh on.
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80AcceptableCloudy
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Porter5.00Not Tried
10 Sep 2013 (HSB)
18:30 30 minutes to kill so came here for a drink. A mistake. Normally good for beer, not tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
WharfeBank - Fair Dinkum4.30PoorAgain cloudy, but not as bad as the other beer.
Wold Top - Golden Summer4.40UndrinkableCloudy and obviously gone. My pint was changed without question. However, the clip was not turned and I got the distinct impression they were going to continue selling it.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
21 Aug 2013 (HSB)
19:30 Empty, most drinkers were outside on the pavement.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Bitter Kiwi5.00ExcellentNice balance of fruit flavours and bitterness.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hilden - Scullion's Irish Ale4.70Not Tried
Rooster's - Nectar5.20Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
02 Jan 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Nice to catch this pub fairly quiet in the evening rush hour as the City is slow to awake from its Christmas slumbers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Petersfield Porter5.00ExcellentVery deep red, almost black in colour. A Porter in the London style. Initially sweet, richly malty, slightly smoky, winey/sherry-like hint. An exclusive brew for the Nicholsonís chain.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Moles - Mole Catcher5.00Not Tried
Thwaites - Nutty Black3.30Not Tried
Lancaster - Blonde4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
01 Nov 2012 (HSB)
As busy as usual early evening. Always a good choice of beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Pendle Witches Brew5.10Good
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Good

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About the Lord Aberconway

The pub sign. Lord Aberconway, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent8
Good5
Acceptable2
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in City, Central London, EC2M 1QT.

Previously known as the King and Keys, the Refreshment Room and the Railway Buffet, this pub in Old Broad Street was rebuilt in the 19th century and fondly named after the last chairman of the old Metropolitan Railway. Smallish split level pub with upstairs area. Beers come from the Nicholson's list with 2 or 3 changing gueats.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 38 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC2M 1QT