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The Blind Beggar

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fuller's - London PrideGood3
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterGood1
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Jennings - Beggar's BeliefNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Blind Beggar, Whitechapel, Greater London

Visits Details

23 Oct 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon and a quiet oasis compared to the hubbub outside.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10ExcellentWasn't expecting this to be so good, although £4.90 for privilege
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedPossibly the first time I've seen this in London?
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Jennings - Beggar's Belief4.00Not Tried
13 Jun 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. The garden is proving popular tonight and there are a few people inside eating from the burger menu. The sense of notoriety seems to diminish each time I come here. Still expensive though. A house beer was also for sale.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10AcceptableA pint of Pride that is of borderline acceptability.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
01 Aug 2012 (Stephen Harris)
This pub has moved relatively up-market in recent years and now plays down its colourful past (although there is still some Kray memorabilia on sale). Crazily expensive (£4 for a pint of Courage Best anyone?). Very busy tonight, mostly with ticketless Olympic tourists from all corners of the globe, watching the swimming on TV.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00GoodThis beer has dramatically improved since brewing was moved to Bedford and there was a return to the use of better quality ingredients. A good malty flavour with some English hop bitterness at the end.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
10 Feb 2011 (ChrisE)
This used to be one of my regular haunts when I worked just across the road from here. I was passing by on my way to Whitechapel station and decided to pop in for a quick half.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10GoodA perfectly acceptable pint of London Pride.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried

About The Blind Beggar

The pub sign. The Blind Beggar, Whitechapel, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Whitechapel, Greater London, E1 1BU.

Large open plan pub in Whitechapel High Street, rebuilt in its present form in 1894. Formerly the brewery tap for the Mann Crossman Paulin Brewery. It gained notoriety in 1966 when Ron Kray shot George Cornell inside the pub. It is now a comfortable, and well decorated open plan pub with a large outdoor seating area to one side. Four handpumps on the bar.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 6 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E1 1BU