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The Old Coffee House (Brodie's)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brodie's - Brodie's BrickExcellent1
Brodie's - Culture ShockExcellent1
Brodie's - London Fields Pale AleExcellent4
Brodie's - Awesomestow IPAExcellent1
Brodie's - MosaicExcellent1
Brodie's - Columbus for BreakfastExcellent1
Brodie's - Bacon Chinook IPA Excellent1
Brodie's - Summer SaisonExcellent1
Brodie's - Old Street PaleExcellent1
Brodie's - IPAGood1
Brodie's - London Sour - PineappleGood1
Brodie's - Indian SummerGood1
Brodie's - Chinook Coffee IPA Good1
Brodie's - Stepney Green SteamGood1
Brodie's - KiwiGood1
Brodie's - London Sour - ElderflowerAcceptable1
Brodie's - Elderflower LagerUndrinkable1
Brodie's - West End BestNot Tried0
Brodie's - Bethnal Green BitterNot Tried0
Brodie's - CitraNot Tried0
Brodie's - Jamaica Stout (was 5%)Not Tried0
Brodie's - Shoreditch SunshineNot Tried0
Brodie's - Leytonstone StoutNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Brodie's - Soho StoutNot Tried0
Brodie's - CaliforniaNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Old Coffee House, Soho, Central London

Visits Details

27 Nov 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early lunchtime ahead of the crowds.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Culture Shock5.80ExcellentProbably the only pale ESB in existence.
Brodie's - California5.30Not Tried
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
31 May 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Good to discover that one at least of Soho's institutions continues unchanged. Fairly quiet at lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00ExcellentStill tasting great.
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Soho Stout5.00Not Tried
05 Mar 2015 (HSB)
12:30 4th pub of the day. A few in. Had a chat with Ms Brodie and discovered that the pub has been in their family for forty years. Her Grandfather ran the pub in the 1970s. Noted that the bar counter is inter-war and still retains the beer engine service doors. We also discovered that the pub was originally two buildings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Kiwi3.80GoodNew Zealand hops obviously.
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Leytonstone Stout6.00Not Tried
10 Feb 2015 (HSB)
12:28 I hadn't been here since 1999. We were in the French House when the Admiral Duncan bomb went off and when we were let out by the police we came here for a calming pint or two. The pub seems to have more bric-a-brac than then. No other customers when we first went in but Ms Brodie, her brother and the Brodie's brewer were in attendance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00ExcellentWonderful
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Shoreditch Sunshine3.90Not Tried
29 Sep 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Quite busy in the mid-evening, although a table was found after a little while.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Mosaic3.90ExcellentI’m beginning to think that the Mosaic hop is at its best in a dark beer – but this was pretty good. A zesty, light-bodied, light-coloured, heavily-hopped beer.
Brodie's - Indian Summer4.30GoodAn unusual, fruity, herbal, possibly spicy mix. Long bitter finish.
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
03 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Quite busy here in the mid-evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00ExcellentPale gold beer with extreme bitter hoppiness.
Brodie's - London Sour - Elderflower3.70AcceptableOn keg dispense; cold and gassy. Very sour. The elderflower did not seem to add much and I did not enjoy this anything like as much as other beers in the London sour series.
Brodie's - Elderflower Lager4.50UndrinkableThis was dreadful. An odd grey/brown colour and very murky. It advertises ‘Added Bret’, but this had an unpleasant, extreme sourness. I thought perhaps it was the absolute last dregs, but I was assured that ‘it’s meant to be like that’. I could not manage more than a mouthful.
Brodie's - Kiwi3.80Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Jamaica Stout (was 5%)5.40Not Tried
26 Mar 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and the pub is crowded.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00ExcellentVery pale, hoppy and bitter.
Brodie's - Bacon Chinook IPA 6.00ExcellentOn key-keg dispense. I thought I read 6.5% on the clip, but all references say it is 6.0%. Golden and cloudy. Hoppy and, er, bacony.
Brodie's - Chinook Coffee IPA 6.00GoodOn key-keg dispense. Black and dominated by a roasted coffee flavour.
Brodie's - Kiwi3.80Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00Not Tried
15 Apr 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit and the pub is quiet enough to be able to get a seat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00ExcellentGolden and bitter.
Brodie's - London Sour - Pineapple3.70GoodOn keg dispense. Pale gold and a bit hazy. It’s got pineapple in it and it is definitely sour – as described in the name. Somebody who ordered one was complaining that it was sour! Challenging – I think on balance that I prefer cherry or raspberry as a flavouring for beer.
Brodie's - Citra3.10Not Tried
Brodie's - Kiwi3.80Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00Not Tried
03 Mar 2012 (Pedro)
Evening - Probably didn't get all beers noted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - IPA4.00Good
Brodie's - West End Best4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Kiwi3.80Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
13 Jan 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy indeed for a mini beer festival of 'collaboration' brews. Good to see many familiar faces for the first time this year.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Brodie's Brick6.80ExcellentIn the 'Red IPA' style I think. A brick red, strong tasting, hoppy beer. Oily, hoppy, bitter aftertaste.
Brodie's - Awesomestow IPA7.00ExcellentA very pale, strongly hopped beer. Tastes like Citra hops to me, although I stand ready to be corrected.
Brodie's - Columbus for Breakfast6.60ExcellentA full-on, thick, black, roasted Stout, with hops in the aftertaste.
Brodie's - Summer Saison8.00ExcellentGolden yellow and with a slight haze. Strong and a little sour.
Brodie's - Stepney Green Steam4.20Good
Brodie's - Kiwi3.80Not Tried

About The Old Coffee House

The pub sign. The Old Coffee House, Soho, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent12
Good6
Acceptable1
Poor-

The pub is found in Soho, Central London, W1F 9SB.

A cramped, little corner pub in Soho which is leased to Brodie's of Leyton (now of south Wales)- selling that brewery's beers. The interior is full of interest with bric-a-brac and breweriana, including some nice Truman's mirrors. There are ten handpumps on the bar counter.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 17 of them.

Map location

Postcode: W1F 9SB