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Jimi Loves Gloria (formerly Pillars of Hercules) (Stonegate Pub Co)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Truman's - RunnerExcellent1
Batemans - Rosey NoseyExcellent1
Truman's - AttaboyExcellent1
Smiles - Holly HopsGood1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAAcceptable1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's Ram RodAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Gale's - Trafalgar AleNot Tried0
Batemans - Victory AleNot Tried0
Theakston - Old PeculierNot Tried0
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Truman's - BlindsideNot Tried0
Sharp's - High FiveNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Picture 1. Jimi Loves Gloria (formerly Pillars of Hercules), Soho, Central London

Visits Details

12 Apr 2017 (Blair)
Walked past countless times and always meant to stop in, finally made it. Cosy little pub with a good drinkers feel to it, very friendly bar staff as well which makes a pleasant change in London.
Truman's - Runner4.00ExcellentIn top condition. One of my favourite best bitters of the moment, seem to be a dying breed.
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
05 Mar 2015 (HSB)
14:00 A potential Heritage pub with a rebuilt date of 1935, but sadly apart from plaster cornices all the interior is modern. The pub itself was about a quarter full.
Truman's - Attaboy4.60ExcellentDescribed on the clip as a hoppy pale ale with real bite. No argument from me.
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - High Five5.70Not TriedAustralasian IPA - single batch brew
17 Dec 2005 (Ian)
Located just south of Soho square, this is an odd pub. Half a dozen handpulls with normally a good selection of beers, but it feels just a little transitory
Batemans - Rosey Nosey4.90ExcellentVery malty. Lots of dry malt which is no bad thing, because I quite like that. Thin beige head. Really quite like this. Slightly dry on end and even a bit tarry. Good winter beer
Smiles - Holly Hops5.00GoodWell it has come out of retirement thanks to Highgate. Red/chestnut colour with thin beige head. Tarry fruit with good malts. Fruit is a little sour in the mouth with dark cherries. Again, I quite like this, bit of liquorice hiding in that sourness somewhere too.
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
15 Oct 2005 (Ian)
Saturday lunchtime and it wasn't incredibly busy. Odd feeling in the pub. Could be quite good, but it had a bit of a temporary feel about it. Good beer line up though
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70AcceptableHazy orange colour quite good hops, some nice fruit, quite fresh, but doesn't drink its strength
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's Ram Rod5.00AcceptableDark copper colour, no head. Hop and dusty malt flavours, herby, don't like the yeast on it. Spicey finish, some alcohol burn
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Gale's - Trafalgar Ale4.20Not Tried
Batemans - Victory Ale5.90Not Tried

About the Jimi Loves Gloria (formerly Pillars of Hercules)

The pub sign. Jimi Loves Gloria (formerly Pillars of Hercules), Soho, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Soho, Central London, W1D 4DF.

Just south of Soho Square in Greek Street. OK pub which has 6 hand pumps. It was rebuilt in 1935 having formerly been the Hercules Pillars. Real ale discontinued here after a short period of closure in 2018. Renamed in 2021 with emphasise on being a cocktail bar.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: W1D 4DF