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Calthorpe Arms (Ram Pub Company (Young's))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London PorterExcellent1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's SpecialGood2
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterGood1
Castle Rock - Elsie MoAcceptable1
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Not Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Winter WarmerNot Tried0
Picture 1. Calthorpe Arms, Bloomsbury, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

29 Nov 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening busy with many folk eating hearty looking meals, we sat at a table in the right hand corner. Great atmosphere with the hubbub of converstion encouraged by the lack of loud music prevalent in far too many pubs these days.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50GoodBarely mimics the halcyon days of this beer.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Winter Warmer5.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
24 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Walking by mid evening so had to try it for old time's sake. Many of the same loyal customers after all these years but now the minority in a sea of younger drinkers of a seemingly gentrified persuasion. What a day it will be when Young's pubs finally ditch Young's beers. Seeing the long standing Guv Adrian reminded me of the days of second to none Wandsworth Young's sold here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70AcceptableReally very average and thus slow drinking
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10Not Tried
03 Nov 2014 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and just a couple of other customers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Good
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Not Tried
02 Mar 2012 (Stephen Harris)
A mostly local crowd in on Friday mid-evening, with tables reserved for a birthday party. Substantial and good-value evening meals available – I had an enormous lasagne and chips.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Porter4.20ExcellentBlack, smooth and coffee-tasting. The smoothest and mellowest example of this beer I’ve tried so far.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50GoodBrown, bitter, creamy, slightly toffee, best bitter.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried

About the Calthorpe Arms

The pub sign. Calthorpe Arms, Bloomsbury, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Bloomsbury, Central London, WC1X 8JR.

The Calthorpe Arms is a small-ish, street-corner pub on Gray's Inn Road, in the primarily residential area between the City and King's Cross. It is regarded as something of a showplace pub for the former Young’s Brewery beers, now brewed by Charles Wells in Bedford. Long bar on the right hand side and there is an upstairs room. 6 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 3.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC1X 8JR