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Pelt Trader (Bloomsbury Leisure Group)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Downlands (previously South Downs) - OldExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent2
Fourpure - AccumulationExcellent1
Hastings - Slovenian Brown AleExcellent1
London Brewing Co. - 100 Oysters StoutExcellent1
Shiny - Disco BallsExcellent1
Kent - The New BlackExcellent1
Big Smoke - Underworld Milk StoutGood1
Adnams - Two BaysGood1
Acorn - Yorkshire PrideGood1
Five Points - Green Hop FugglesGood1
Pig & Porter - Thief of TimeGood1
Big Smoke - Solaris Session PaleGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Old Hands Session IPAAcceptable1
Fyne - HighlanderNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Shiny - Silver ManNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Kent - Beyond the PaleNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - NovaNot Tried0
Burning Sky - AuroraNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Dark Star - Hylder BlondeNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer SunNot Tried0
Titanic - White StarNot Tried0
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Not Tried0
Siren Craft - Sound WaveNot Tried0
Shiny - Pail (Comet, Pekko) Not Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Oakham - OblivionNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Down UnderNot Tried0
Big Smoke - Electric EyeNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SwanNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Moor - PMA (Pale Modern Ale)Not Tried0
Shiny - Happy PeopleNot Tried0
Redemption - Big ChiefNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0

Visits Details

18 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Brief visit at the height of the rush hour crush when the pub is loud and a bit echoey.
Five Points - Green Hop Fuggles3.70GoodHazy gold. Peppery hop flavours.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
10 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening before the rush. Gloomy. A torch would have helped in seeing the beer names.
Adnams - Two Bays4.40GoodA collaboration beer with Cigar City. Crisp, pale, dry, bitter. A bit of wood, some citrus.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Moor - PMA (Pale Modern Ale)5.30Not TriedPMA also stands for Positive Mental Attitude, with an associated charity donation.
Shiny - Happy People4.20Not Tried
22 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Quite serendipitous encounter with an old work colleague and top drinking man. 2 cask ales only as runs down the range for weekend closure.
Big Smoke - Solaris Session Pale3.80Good
Big Smoke - Underworld Milk Stout5.00GoodHeavily flavoured
22 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A spur of the moment, late-afternoon visit as I was passing. Here ahead of the crowds.
Kent - The New Black4.80ExcellentA well-flavoured, black-coloured beer; bafflingly described as a Pale Ale.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan3.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Hylder Blonde4.20Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
16 Jan 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. An attempt seems to have been made to improve the acoustics in here. I had my fingers burnt ordering what I thought was a cask beer and finding that it was not Ė some sort of better labelling of the beer choices is needed I think.
London Brewing Co. - 100 Oysters Stout4.60ExcellentBlack and creamy and quite dry.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Old Hands Session IPA4.70AcceptableAlthough this had appeared to be a cask beer, it was served very cold and highly carbonated. Itís an oddity. Much darker than any other Session IPA I have seen, and very cloudy. Hoppy-fruity and caramel flavours.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Down Under3.90Not Tried
Big Smoke - Solaris Session Pale3.80Not Tried
Big Smoke - Electric Eye5.50Not Tried
12 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Iím pleased to find a pub that has not a hint of the modern Christmas about it. No drunken office parties, no silly jumpers, no tinsel and no second rate pop songs. Just good beer, pizza and conversation. Then they tell me the tinsel is going up tomorrow. Ho hum.
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Old4.60ExcellentA proper Old Ale. Near black in colour, ever so slightly tart and plenty of chocolate malt. A good Sussex winter tradition.
Fourpure - Accumulation6.30ExcellentOn key-keg dispense. Pleased to see this here after enjoying a visit to Fourpure Brewery last week. Itís another little cracker, full of beautiful, fruity, US West Coast hop flavours. Pretty close to five stars actually.
Pig & Porter - Thief of Time4.80GoodA dark brown Porter.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Oakham - Oblivion5.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
04 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Quite busy but not as loud and echoey as usual. Donít know what they have done Ė perhaps it was just that so many people were busy eating pizzas rather than shouting about City stuff.
Shiny - Disco Balls5.30ExcellentGolden. An excellent, full-bodied IPA.
Acorn - Yorkshire Pride3.70GoodVery pale gold. Dry.
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Shiny - Pail (Comet, Pekko) 4.00Not Tried
18 Aug 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Thursday night in the City of London, so jam-packed full and spilling in all directions along the street.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExcellentA superb pint. Perhaps I should give 5 stars?
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Hylder Blonde4.20Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Sun4.40Not Tried
Titanic - White Star4.50Not Tried
25 Nov 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. Busier than I have seen it here before, hot and noisy.
Hastings - Slovenian Brown Ale6.00ExcellentDark brown in colour. Initial taste is sweetish, but becomes dominated by alcohol and relatively subtle hops.
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80Not Tried
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
30 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Keg fizz beers here are at a £2 - £2.40 pp premium to cask for the well-walleted, yet for an inferior but cleverly placed product.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Excellent
Fyne - Highlander4.80Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Shiny - Silver Man4.00Not Tried

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About the Pelt Trader

The pub sign. Pelt Trader, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in City, Central London, EC4N 6AP.

A newly established pub on Dowgate Hill in a large railway arch, deep beneath Cannon Street terminus railway station. Next door, up the hill, to Cannon Bridge House. Opened on 19 June 2013. This pub is sister to the Euston Tap and the Holborn Whippet and has a similar bar, with both cask and keg beers served from taps in the back wall. More spacious than either of the other two mentioned bars. 6 cask taps and 14 keg ones. A canoe hangs from the ceiling. The pub name relates to the fact that the livery hall of the Skinnersí Company is just across the road Ė and indeed there was once a pub here called the Skinners Arms. Limited food available such as pizzas which may be ordered and are then shipped in by an outside supplier.

We have visited this pub 33 times, seen 109 different beers and tried 53 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC4N 6AP