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The Exmouth Arms (Barworks)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - TranquilityExcellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Three ThreadsExcellent1
Blackjack - Aces High IPAExcellent1
Redemption - TrinityExcellent1
Pin-Up - Milk StoutExcellent1
Redemption - Fellowship PorterExcellent1
Ilkley - Fake NewsExcellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The PorterExcellent1
Great Heck - NavigatorGood1
Binghams - Brit Hop (Pale Ale)Good1
Hop Studio - Fire & IceGood1
Camden Town - Show BoatGood1
Rooster's - LeghornGood1
WharfeBank - Washburn BestAcceptable1
Bad Co. - Love over GoldNot Tried0
Ilkley - Joshua JaneNot Tried0
Great Heck - BlondeNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Old Engine OilNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Harwich Town - Pin-Up Natural BlondeNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Fyne - Hurricane JackNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Urban IPANot Tried0
RedWillow - HeadlessNot Tried0
Brewster's - Hopticale IllusionNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Old Engine OilNot Tried0
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)Not Tried0
Crate - BestNot Tried0
Nene Valley - BSANot Tried0
Waen - Fire on HighNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Exmouth Arms, Clerkenwell, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

18 Jun 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Just a few late lunchers and a few early post-work drinkers at 3:30.
Ilkley - Fake News4.10ExcellentA NEIPA. Only a little hazy and very softly fruity.
Ilkley - Joshua Jane3.70Not Tried
Great Heck - Blonde4.30Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00Not Tried
11 Mar 2017 (ChrisE)
Busy Saturday afternoon.
Hop Studio - Fire & Ice5.00Good
Bad Co. - Love over Gold4.10Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Three Threads6.00Not Tried
11 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit. My choice to try and justifiably so. Massively popular with youf who were trying beer but far too many were ordering the draught and bottled fizz ones.
Anspach & Hobday - The Three Threads6.00ExcellentMy first A&P as it is usually seen on fizz. A slow drinking one to savour
Bad Co. - Love over Gold4.10Not Tried
Hop Studio - Fire & Ice5.00Not Tried
25 Jun 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy in the early evening. The weather is hot and pretty much everybody is standing outside.
Anspach & Hobday - The Porter6.70ExcellentGreat to see an A&H beer on cask dispense. It’s too dark in the pub to see if this is a Brown Porter or a Black Porter. Rich and alcoholic.
Great Heck - Navigator3.90GoodA very good quality, straightforward, reddish-brown, malty Bitter.
20 Dec 2014 (Andrew)
Very busy, quite dark and quite Christmasy. Actually one of the pump clips was hand written and so faded that in the dark light even the barman was uncertain as to what it was.
WharfeBank - Washburn Best3.70AcceptableBit sweet and 1D.
Waen - Fire on High3.90Not Tried
12 Nov 2013 (Judy G Garland)
Afternoon Session
Pin-Up - Milk Stout4.50Excellent
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Crate - Best4.30Not Tried
Nene Valley - BSA3.80Not Tried
16 Jan 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Quite busy in the mid-evening, but we found a table and relaxed over a very decent pint in the glow of a job well done – five pubs surveyed.
Blackjack - Aces High IPA5.50ExcellentA full-bodied, strong, hoppy, IPA-style beer.
RedWillow - Headless3.90Not Tried
Brewster's - Hopticale Illusion4.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Old Engine Oil4.50Not Tried
30 Jul 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Very quiet in here, mid-afternoon on a Monday. I’m merely pausing for refreshment whilst pursuing my Olympic dreams.
Binghams - Brit Hop (Pale Ale)3.70GoodA well-balanced, amber-coloured pint with British malt and hops character.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Fyne - Hurricane Jack4.40Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Urban IPA5.50Not Tried
27 Mar 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I popped in here for a quick one on the way to a function nearby. Nice atmosphere, with many people sitting outside to take advantage of the freakishly warm weather.
Rooster's - Leghorn4.30GoodA pale, balanced beer.
Harviestoun - Old Engine Oil6.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
Harwich Town - Pin-Up Natural Blonde3.80Not Tried
24 Jan 2012 (Stephen Harris)
A great new addition to London’s booming craft beer scene. Four handpumps to support (mostly) local brewers, good kegs and two fridges full of interesting bottles. A bit pricey though. Deservedly busy.
Oakham - Tranquility6.50ExcellentI really enjoyed this strong, orangey-hoppy, sweetish, sipping beer.
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentRapidly becoming my favourite beer. All that hoppiness and body for just 3%
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10ExcellentA black porter with a tan head. Smooth, roasted malt and plenty of chocolate.
Camden Town - Show Boat4.50GoodDeep red/brown in colour. Predominantly malt taste, with some background hopping.

About The Exmouth Arms

The pub sign. The Exmouth Arms, Clerkenwell, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Clerkenwell, Central London, EC1R 4QL.

Long-established market pub. Indeed, it is said that Exmouth Market is named after the pub, rather than the other way around - with the pub being named after Sir Edward Pellow, Viscount Exmouth, a Navy man. Known for its well-preserved Courage Brewery exterior tiling of 1915 vintage. Now also well known for its beer following a late-2011 make over and change of management. 4 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 30 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC1R 4QL