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The Cockpit (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wadworth - St. George & the DragonAcceptable1
Castle Rock - Harvest PalePoor1
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Cockpit, City, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

13 Aug 2012 (Stephen Harris)
A few regulars at the bar and others in the lower seating area. I did not linger, given the state of the pint I drank.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80PoorI’m not sure how such a bad pint is possible? Almost transparently pale, thin and watery. Tastes like beer-flavoured water in fact.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
25 Apr 2012 (Stephen Harris)
A steady, early-evening trade.
Wadworth - St. George & the Dragon4.50AcceptableCopper-coloured and biscuit malty. Hint of hop. Nothing special.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried

About The Cockpit

The pub sign. The Cockpit, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in City, Central London, EC4V 5BY.

This little pub is tucked away in St Andrew’s Hill, close to St Paul’s Cathedral and Blackfriars station. It is built on, or close to, the site of a house once owned by William Shakespeare and quite possibly once did house a cock-fighting pit. But when cock-fighting was banned in 1849 the pub’s name changed to the Three Castles, only reverting to the Cockpit name in (I think) the 1970s. It was a Courage Brewery pub and still shows that brewery’s signage. Remarkably, given its location, this pub retains very much a locals’ pub feel.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 6 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC4V 5BY