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Ye Olde Watling (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Woodforde's - Norfolk GoldExcellent1
St Austell - Proper JobGood1
Ilkley - Mary JaneAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Wickwar - BOB (Brand Oak Bitter)Not Tried0
Kelburn - Red SmiddyNot Tried0
Moor - AmoorNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Frank as ApolloNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Silver DollarNot Tried0
Andwell - Ding DongNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Itchen Valley - Russian WinterNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Picture 1. Ye Olde Watling, City, Central London
Picture 2. Ye Olde Watling, City, Central London

Visits Details

09 Mar 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early Monday evening and pretty busy in here.
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50AcceptableJust a shade too warm, dulling this golden beer.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Itchen Valley - Russian Winter5.30Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
09 Jan 2013 (Stephen Harris)
A busy early evening trade. The pub is twice as big as many customers realise, and I found room in the back bar.
Woodforde's - Norfolk Gold4.30ExcellentA nicely-balanced, golden coloured beer. Good hops, including Cascade and Amarillo.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Silver Dollar4.90Not Tried
Andwell - Ding Dong4.50Not Tried
29 Mar 2012 (Andrew)
Another flying visit. Busy but I got a seat by the window.
St Austell - Proper Job4.50GoodLemony, soft in the mouth, slightly bitter.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Wickwar - BOB (Brand Oak Bitter)4.00Not Tried
Kelburn - Red Smiddy4.10Not Tried
Moor - Amoor4.50Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Frank as Apollo4.60Not Tried

About the Ye Olde Watling

The pub sign. Ye Olde Watling, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in City, Central London, EC4M 9BR.

Said to be built from old ships' timbers by Sir Christopher Wren, Ye Olde Watling has a remarkable heritage dating to 1668. It stands on Watling Street, a Roman road leading out of the City via Ludgate. One claim to fame is that its upstairs rooms were used as a drawing office during the building of St Paul's Cathedral.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 17 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC4M 9BR