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The Salisbury (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
St Austell - TributeExcellent2
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent2
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleExcellent1
Oldershaw - American PaleGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)Not Tried0
Marston's - Single Hop: Nelson SauvinNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Hook Norton - HookyNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Brains - Bread of HeavenNot Tried0
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Skinner's - Splendid TackleNot Tried0
Westerham - 1730Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Salisbury, Leicester Square, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

14 Oct 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Uncomfortably busy in the early evening. Not a chance of a seat tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oldershaw - American Pale3.80GoodI do like a beer name that tells me something about the beer itself. As expected, this was a pale-coloured beer with plenty of US hop flavours. A bit low in strength for the style.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Brains - Bread of Heaven4.00Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)4.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Splendid Tackle4.20Not Tried
Westerham - 17304.00Not Tried
03 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Inevitably busy in the early evening. I found a space in the little partitioned side room.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentAlways a nice pump clip to see on any bar.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
Hook Norton - Hooky3.50Not Tried
18 Mar 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy when I arrived at around 7:15, but rapidly emptying as Theatre kick-off times approached. I was somehow rumbled as a CAMRA member and immediately offered a discount without having to ask.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20ExcellentPale in colour, crisp and zesty, with NZ Hallertau and Celeia hops.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
18 Jan 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening quite late. The snow had deterred a few so room to stretch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentLordy lordy - no caramel mis-flavours at last
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
11 Jan 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening - after theatre kicking out time I suppose. The CAMRA card holders' discount is most welcome in this premium priced house.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20ExcellentTraditional bitter - proper stuff
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodOver £4 pp before the CAMRA discount. A variable beer too often these days - good condition but did not taste like recent Landlords
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
25 Aug 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2220 hours and busy with Theatreland and tourists so lots of comings and goings. Good to see a CAMRA card holder discount of 10% prominently advertised. Never been in before despite having walked past hundreds of times.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20GoodMediocre. Even the barman asked me what it was like then admitted the cask was well down
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not TriedWas off when first ordered
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not TriedNew cask put on and when first customer ordered it frothed up (but as it settled looked great) but sales were suspended presumably because of the time it would take to dispense in such a busy pub
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
Marston's - Single Hop: Nelson Sauvin4.00Not Tried
20 Aug 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit. Lots of wide-eyed tourists in, photographing every fixture and fitting. 10% CAMRA discount claimed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodQuite a mellow, mature pint, with fruity malt and spicy yeast tastes.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried

About The Salisbury

The pub sign. The Salisbury, Leicester Square, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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The pub is found in Leicester Square, Central London, WC2N 4AP.

Located in St Martins Lane. This pub was founded in 1725 as the Coach & Horses, becoming the Salisbury Stores in 1865. It was rebuilt in splendid late-Victorian style in 1892. Much of the Victorian ‘gin palace’ interior survives, with a marble bar top, glazed screens, brass light fittings and woodwork. Modern reproduction glass looks very tacky alongside the originals. In its day it was a Meux’s Brewery pub, and the name of the former owner can still be seen on each face of the clock outside the pub. The pub name is now abbreviated to Salisbury. Branded for some time as a ‘Taylor Walker’ pub, although there is no historic association with the old Taylor Walker Brewery.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4AP