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The Chandos (Samuel Smith)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery BitterGood10

Visits Details

05 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00ExcellentWhen in good condition OBB is a great bitter
22 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The OBB price went up by 10p yesterday to £3.50pp.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00ExcellentFirst rate, smooth, great clarity. An English bitter
15 May 2019 (ChrisE)
The start of the evening peak and naturally rammed with a good mix of customers ranging from tourists to commuters. Service was remarkably quick bearing in mind how busy this place was.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00ExcellentI find that this beer can vary but I had very good pints of it in two pubs today.
03 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00Excellent4½* Certainly the very best OBB I've had in memory. Beautiful bittersweet balance, head, condition, lacing - the lot. One to drown in
27 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00Acceptablerather bitter sour tasting. The top up from another pump seem to kill the head
28 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00AcceptableOK but not in prime condition
23 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00Good
09 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. I love the staff's ploys to get the place vacated as soon after 11 as possible.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00ExcellentOddish taste as Sams can have but condition excellent
05 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00AcceptableFlattish and rather woody tasting
30 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00Good

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About The Chandos

The pub sign. The Chandos, Charing Cross, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent30
Good13
Acceptable7
Poor-

The pub is found in Charing Cross, Central London, WC2N 4ER.

Located off Trafalgar Square in St Martins Lane as it goes north up to Leicester Square. In the middle of real tourist country a Sam Smith's pub (amazing that a small regional owns some high value central London real estate). Used to be renowned in London for really low prices but they are slowly creeping up but still cheaper than surrounding haunts. Pretty much all products sold are Sam Smith's branded. A street corner location, bare boards inside with various seating niches - drinking at the bar seems frowned upon or at least discouraged. 4 handpumps in the ground floor bar. Upstairs is the lounge also named "Opera Bar" from its proximity to the ENO, with its own servery for food as well as beer; and where families are welcome.

We have visited this pub 50 times, seen 1 beer and tried it.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4ER