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Tapping The Admiral (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brodie's - London Fields Pale AleExceptional1
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 7 PIA New Zealand Dark BeerExcellent1
Windsor & Eton - Eton BoatmanExcellent1
Redemption - Fellowship PorterExcellent1
London Fields - Hackney HopsterExcellent1
Vale - Black Swan MildExcellent1
Moorhouse's - Black Cat MildExcellent1
Pioneer Brewing Co. - Whitbread Pale Ale (brewed at Windsor & Eton)Excellent1
Redemption - TrinityGood1
Pig & Porter - Agents of the FreeGood1
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanGood1
Kingstone - ChallengerGood1
Vale - Brill GoldGood1
Franklins - St George's BestAcceptable1
Sharp's - Alexander BuckthornAcceptable1
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla MildAcceptable1
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%Not Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Windsor KnotNot Tried0
Brodie's - Bethnal Green BitterNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - ConquerorNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - American Style IPANot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Saltaire - South Island PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Franklins - Resurrection PaleNot Tried0
London Brewing Co. - SkylineNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Lion London PorterNot Tried0
New River - Five-Inch DropNot Tried0
Three Sods - Trade UnionNot Tried0
Brockley - Spring PaleNot Tried0
Muirhouse - Back in the BuildingNot Tried0
Big Smoke - Cosmic DawnNot Tried0
Picture 1. Tapping The Admiral, Kentish Town, Greater London
Picture 2. Tapping The Admiral, Kentish Town, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

22 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Just after 12:00 and fairly quiet. The first pub on a tour of the Camden Town area, most of our group opted for the Big Smoke Cosmic Dawn.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Vale - Black Swan Mild3.90Excellent
Three Sods - Trade Union4.50Not Tried
Brockley - Spring Pale3.80Not Tried
Muirhouse - Back in the Building5.00Not Tried
Big Smoke - Cosmic Dawn4.30Not Tried
25 May 2018 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon after a journey by bus and rail from the Little Green Dragon. Fairly busy but we sat at a table that was reserved from later on in the day. Some of my friends drank pints of a beer that were murky and not very nice but assumed (wrongly) that is was one of those trendy unfined vegan friendly beers. When the beer was taken off sale they asked if it was supposed to have been like that to which the answer was definitely No, but no refund was offered or given.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Good
London Brewing Co. - Skyline5.00Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Lion London Porter4.60Not Tried
New River - Five-Inch Drop4.60Not TriedThis ran out.
19 Mar 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early-evening and quite lively. I must be looking more like a beer drinker these days as I was offered a CAMRA discount as soon as I ordered.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 7 PIA New Zealand Dark Beer4.40ExcellentAn excellent, dark beer. Somewhere in the uncharted territory between a Porter and a Black IPA.
Pig & Porter - Agents of the Free3.50GoodAn orange-flavoured, amber-coloured beer. I thought it a bit odd. Orange and tobacco tastes. A bit thin.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Saltaire - South Island Pale3.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Franklins - Resurrection Pale4.40Not Tried
29 Sep 2016 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon visit and not too busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pioneer Brewing Co. - Whitbread Pale Ale (brewed at Windsor & Eton)4.00Excellent
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla Mild3.60AcceptableToo much vanilla for me.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Vale - Brill Gold3.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
11 Jan 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Iím leading a pub crawl for East London CAMRA and this is an emergency first stop when we find the Camden Brewery is still closed for its Christmas holidays. Only 7 members make it here but we all enjoy the pub and the CAMRA discount.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20ExcellentA very hoppy pint.
Sharp's - Alexander Buckthorn4.80AcceptableThe ingredients sound very interesting, including Sea Buckthorn and Alexander seeds. But somehow it comes across as a very ordinary pint of bitter. Iíll have to try it again some time.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00Not Tried
Adnams - American Style IPA4.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
02 Nov 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Quite a good early evening, local trade here. Quiet and comfortable.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Eton Boatman4.30ExcellentGolden, hoppy beer with a bit of a bite. In sparkling condition here.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror5.00Not Tried
06 Jul 2012 (Stephen Harris)
A really pleasant atmosphere in this revived pub, including a very shy pub cat. Last time I passed, the place had looked near derelict. After I left, I discovered from a friend that this pub offers a CAMRA discount.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00ExceptionalA perfect pint of golden, hoppy loveliness. Exemplar of the style
Kingstone - Challenger4.60GoodChestnut-coloured and unfiltered. A good, malty bitter. Presumably uses Challenger hops, but it is not a hoppy pint.
Vale - Brill Gold3.50GoodGolden and malty, with a long bitter aftertaste.
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
26 Apr 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
First visit here by the Thursday evening mild drinkers and suitably impressed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40ExcellentIn good order here with a smooth well rounded chocolate and liquorice taste. My score 16/20.
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10ExcellentFull bodied and malty dark brown porter with some hop balance. My score 16/20.
Redemption - Trinity3.00GoodFor a low strength beer this is packed with citrus hop flavours. Fruity citrus hop finish. My score 15/20.
Franklins - St George's Best4.00AcceptableAmber, not very bitter with a toffee apple flavour. Little hop character and a dryish finish. My score 13/20.

About the Tapping The Admiral

The pub sign. Tapping The Admiral, Kentish Town, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent7
Good5
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Kentish Town, Greater London, NW1 8SU.

Rejuvenated back street local now focusing on quality beer and food. Basic but comfortable furnishings and decor. North London CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2015, the second time the award has been won and again in 2018.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 41 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NW1 8SU