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The Bear & Staff (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brian Turner Amber AleGood1
Marston's - PedigreeGood1
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Al Murray, The Pub Landlord's Beautiful British BeerNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bear & Staff, Leicester Square, Central London

Visits Details

17 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late but still busy as is the whole vicinity.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Good
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Al Murray, The Pub Landlord's Beautiful British Beer4.00Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Gold4.10Not Tried
31 Dec 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with predominately dining tourists mid afternoon on New Year's Eve.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brian Turner Amber Ale4.20GoodThe first of several beers to be commisioned by chef Brian Turner from Thornbridge Brewery. This is a crisp and hoppy dark golden, rather than amber, ale with a good hoppy and citrus character. My score 15/20.

About The Bear & Staff

The pub sign. The Bear & Staff, Leicester Square, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Website.

The pub is found in Leicester Square, Central London, WC2H 7AX.

Busy traditional corner pub in Bear Street on the tourist trail very near to Leicester Square. Re-built in 1878 and was one of the smallest in the area until extended into an adjacent shop in 1997, giving it two distinct areas on separate levels. Downstairs toilets. Upstairs dining room. 6 handpumps downstairs and 3 in the dining room, the latter rarely all in use at the same time.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 7 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2H 7AX