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The Peasant (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hammerton - N7Excellent1
Two Cocks - 1643 Roundhead BitterExcellent2
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldGood1
Bath Ales - Gem BitterGood2
Crouch Vale - Yakima GoldGood1
Hackney - American Pale AleGood2
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's RunnerPoor1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Peasant, Clerkenwell, Central London
Picture 2. The Peasant, Clerkenwell, Central London
Picture 3. The Peasant, Clerkenwell, Central London

Visits Details

09 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
A fairly quiet Saturday afternoon. I admired the George & Dragon mosaic and wondered why on earth somebody changed the name of this pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bath Ales - Gem Bitter4.10Good
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
18 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early afternoon visit to break a day of strolling and museum visiting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20ExcellentA very satisfying pint, although perhaps a little strong for the circumstances.
Bath Ales - Gem Bitter4.10Not Tried
20 Apr 2014 (Jack William)
Easter Sunday afternoon - tired bar staff, reasonably busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Two Cocks - 1643 Roundhead Bitter4.20Excellentvery dry bitter, sparkling condition
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00GoodCitrus overtones with a smooth buttery peach flavour.
Bath Ales - Gem Bitter4.10Goodsweet and nutty
Hackney - American Pale Ale4.50AcceptableLacklustre condition.
10 Mar 2014 (ChrisE)
I came here thanks to Mr. Croxford's review on this site, and many thanks indeed, a truly splendid pub that I would have otherwise passed by. There were four ales on offer but unfortunately I did not make a written note of them, and my attempt to upload an entry to this site using the pub's wifi failed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hackney - American Pale Ale4.50Good
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
19 Sep 2013 (HSB)
12:45 2nd stop on my RI tour. First visit here, very impressed. One big room now, but the original divisions can be seen from the floor mosaics and the different ceiling patterns. I enjoyed showing the barman the features that he was unaware of such as the painted repair to the tile in the George & Dragon picture caused by shrapnel in the Second World War.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Two Cocks - 1643 Roundhead Bitter4.20Excellent
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold4.20Not Tried
24 May 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Not particularly busy at around 7pm, with most of the customers standing outside enjoying the warm weather.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold4.20GoodMore amber than pale and more mellow than I remember this beer from the past, but still with a good US hop flavour.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's Runner4.00PoorStill rumoured to be brewed at Everards as the Trumanís people continue to seek an East London premises in which to brew. This example brown, bland and a little sour. Nevertheless, most people seemed to be drinking this one.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried

About The Peasant

The pub sign. The Peasant, Clerkenwell, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good5
Acceptable1
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Clerkenwell, Central London, EC1V 4PH.

This pub was present by 1809 and for most of its history has been called the George & Dragon. Owned by Trumanís Brewery, it was rebuilt in grand style in the late-Victorian period. Some old features survive, including some nice wall-tiling and floor mosaics. In 2001, the pub was renamed Peasant, although many visual references to St George remain on the inside and outside of the building. Upstairs is a fancy and award-winning restaurant, and good food can also be bought in the downstairs bar Ė but this still primarily has a pub feel. Local breweries are supported in the real ale range. There are four handpumps on the bar.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC1V 4PH