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The Argyll Arms (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Marston's - PedigreeExcellent1
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleExcellent1
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterGood4
Truman's - US PaleGood1
Born in the Borders (was Scottish Borders) - Foxy BlondeGood1
Cropton (see also Great Yorkshire) - Wanderer (Mike Hall)Good1
Truman's - UK GoldAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Titanic - CappuccinoNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Limehouse CutNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Strathaven - Ginger JockNot Tried0
St Austell - Nicholson's India Pale AleNot Tried0
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Hole HeartedNot Tried0
Moles - BarleymoleNot Tried0
Hilden - Scullion's Irish AleNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - GladnessNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Brains - SA GoldNot Tried0
Belhaven - Black Scottish StoutNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Thwaites - Nutty BlackNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Rooster's - YankeeNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Sunny Republic - Hop DogNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Argyll Arms, Soho, Central London

Visits Details

19 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Despite being quiet the service was disorganised and did not seem to cater for each "booth" area fairly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50ExcellentBeer was in great condition but the heavy restrictor ripped the guts of the beer out into a silky smooth foam
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
05 Mar 2015 (HSB)
12:15 I had received a voucher from Nicholson's welcoming me back to the Argyll after its refurbishment. Fearing the worst we popped in for a quick look. Looks a bit fresher but otherwise unchanged apart from a new sign.
BeerABVScoreNotes
24 Sep 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Crowded at around 7pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80AcceptableUsually a tasty, golden pint. But this cask was well past its prime.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Rooster's - Yankee4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Sunny Republic - Hop Dog5.50Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not TriedNote: this beer is brewed by Trumanís Brewery. It was brewed under contract for a while by Nethergate and then by Everardís whilst Trumanís were setting up their own premises, but it has never to my knowledge been brewed by East London Brewery (ELB) as sometimes reported on here.
08 May 2014 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and not too busy, I sat in a bay window and watched the world go by I
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80GoodThe very end of the cask, I got almost a pint for the price of a half and CAMRA discount.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
25 Feb 2014 (HSB)
19:00 Heaving. Interesting chat with the Albanian Manager.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Thwaites - Nutty Black3.30Not Tried
Brains - SA Gold4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
21 Nov 2013 (HSB)
10:50 Few having breakfast. The pub was involved in the Truman's Taste Test which I undertook and placed my vote on-line today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - US Pale4.60GoodPart of the Taste Test. My preference.
Truman's - UK Gold4.30AcceptableOther beer in the Taste Test. Very bland.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Brains - SA Gold4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
09 Sep 2013 (Stephen Harris)
First stop on an evening tour of three ĎHeritage Pubsí in the area, deliberately chosen for a Monday night when they are not too busy. It is, nevertheless, pretty busy in here, even at £4 a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80GoodA pretty good, golden beer. But it is hopelessly over-chilled in here and takes ages to be warm enough for the full flavours to come through.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Brains - SA Gold4.30Not Tried
Belhaven - Black Scottish Stout4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
28 Jul 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Nicholson's beer festival at the moment. £4 for a pint of St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00ExcellentIn first rate nick but at £4 pp I felt like a tourist
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Hole Hearted4.70Not Tried
Moles - Barleymole4.20Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Hilden - Scullion's Irish Ale4.60Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Gladness4.20Not Tried
23 Jul 2013 (HSB)
19:00 Packed outside and in the snugs. Back room quiet with plenty of seating.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cropton (see also Great Yorkshire) - Wanderer (Mike Hall)3.50Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Strathaven - Ginger Jock4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's India Pale Ale6.00Not Tried
11 Apr 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Itís a long time since I was last in this charming survivor of a pub. Shame there arenít more like this left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Born in the Borders (was Scottish Borders) - Foxy Blonde3.80GoodGolden-coloured. Fresh and well-balanced, with floral hops.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Limehouse Cut4.50Not Tried

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About The Argyll Arms

The pub sign. The Argyll Arms, Soho, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent3
Good9
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Soho, Central London, W1F 7TP.

Just south of Oxford Street near the Undergound station on Argyll Street, near the Palladium Theatre. This is a wonderful piece of Victoriana in the centre of the West End. Lots of dark wood and etched windows and glasswork. Dark red mouldings on the walls and ceiling along with 2 snugs at the front complete the picture. Upstairs is the Palladium Bar and the whole interior is marvellous. Ground bar bar counters have a total of 16 handpumps in clusters of 4, 8 and 4.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 47 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: W1F 7TP