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The Cross Keys (Brodie's)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Windsor & Eton - Brew 882 Seattle PorterExcellent1
Brodie's - Bethnal Green BitterExcellent1
Brodie's - CitraExcellent2
Brodie's - Shoreditch SunshineExcellent1
Brodie's - Old Street PaleExcellent2
Brodie's - Piccadilly Pale AleExcellent1
Brodie's - KiwiExcellent1
Brodie's - IPAExcellent1
Brodie's - Shoreditch SunshineGood1
Magic Rock - CuriousAcceptable1
Brodie's - Shoreditch SummerAcceptable1
Brodie's - AmarillaNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Brodie's - Redemption Pale AleNot Tried0
Brodie's - MildNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Brodie's - London Fields Pale AleNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Brodie's - Smoked Amber AleNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Brodie's - Jamaica Stout (was 5%)Not Tried0
Vale - Pale AleNot Tried0
Greene King - London GloryNot Tried0
Greene King - Low & BeholdNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Cross Keys, Covent Garden, Central London

Visits Details

09 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
A good lunchtime trade here. Evidence on the bar of the apparent demise of Brodie's Brewery.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Brew 882 Seattle Porter4.80ExcellentA great, fruity Porter in fine condition.
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Low & Behold2.80Not Tried
23 Jan 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit after a trip to Stanford's map shop.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Shoreditch Sunshine3.90Good
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Vale - Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Brodie's - Piccadilly Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
04 Nov 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A good early evening trade in this likeable pub. I struck lucky, walking in just as a table was being vacated.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Piccadilly Pale Ale3.80ExcellentVery lovely, pale hop-bomb.
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Brodie's - Jamaica Stout (was 5%)5.40Not TriedSorely tempted by this one, but needed to move on.
07 May 2015 (HSB)
16:30 Another pub not on the plan but one of our party wanted to drink Brodie's beer. A new pub for me. I was very impressed with the glazed panelled bar back. Fairly quiet, apart from a group of four chaps having a session on G&Ts.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00Good
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Brodie's - Kiwi3.80Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Smoked Amber Ale4.30Not Tried
10 Apr 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A very pleasant evening and most custom is outside on the pavement.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00ExcellentVery pale in colour. Strong citrus smell is followed by an equally strong citrus taste. Extreme and excellent.
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
16 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon visit whilst on my way to the nearby Stanford's map shop. Prices were considerably cheaper than I expected for this area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - IPA4.00Excellent
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Excellent
Brodie's - Shoreditch Sunshine3.80ExcellentPale hoppy beer
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
06 Aug 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I only really came in here because of the gross over-crowding at the new Craft Beer Co. place nearby Ė where I just could not get to the bar. Always nice in here and I was happy with the Plan B
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Citra3.10ExcellentThe full grapefruit Citra hop hit.
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00Not Tried
30 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit. Comfortable and welcoming pub. When I ordered a pint of Kiwi, the barman was good enough to ask whether it was a random choice or whether I knew the beer. Apparently some people donít like it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Kiwi3.80ExcellentSharp, pale, grepefruity beer. Wonderful stuff.
Brodie's - Mild3.60Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
09 Jun 2014 (Archie14)
Busy evening session with a Massons "meeting" upstairs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Shoreditch Summer3.90AcceptableOldish golden ale with a strange cheese finnish!!!
Brodie's - Amarilla4.20Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Brodie's - Redemption Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
28 Aug 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Moderately busy, with most customers standing outside. Beer not on great form tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Citra3.10GoodA bit hazy and approaching barrel end I think. A very grapefruity, pale pint.
Magic Rock - Curious3.90AcceptableHard to identify as the beer I have so enjoyed in the past. Sweet and a bit cloying.
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried

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About The Cross Keys

The pub sign. The Cross Keys, Covent Garden, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional8
Excellent14
Good3
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Covent Garden, Central London, WC2H 9EB.

Located in Endell Street. Festooned with foliage and flowers on the outside. Inside is a traditional pub interior with low level red tinged lighting giving a cosy pub feel. Lots of bric a brac on the walls and ceiling. Leased by the Brodie family who for a while had a brewery in Leyton, later relocating to South Wales.

We have visited this pub 17 times, seen 30 different beers and tried 17 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2H 9EB