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The Marquis (Morton-Scott Pubs)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Little Beer Corporation - Little HakaExcellent1
St Austell - Proper JobExcellent1
Dartmoor - Dragon's BreathExcellent1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Portobello - Market PorterGood1
St Austell - TributeGood2
Bath Ales - Gem BitterAcceptable1
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Red Rock - Rushy MedeNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
House Beer - Marquis BrunetteNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Red Rock - Back BeachNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Wadworth - HorizonNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0

Visits Details

05 Oct 2021 (ChrisE)
I popped in for a quick one as I had not been here for many years. I discovered that the price of my beer was £2.40 for a half and £4.85 for a pint. I opted for a half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20Acceptable
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
16 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Ludicrously loud vinyl music being played when people just wanted to talk to each other.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20GoodSeems to me Tribute these days has no smell and tastes like cold bitter water
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Red Rock - Rushy Mede4.40Not TriedWho is going to buy a beer showing no brewery name nor abv on a home-made paper pumpclip?
15 Jan 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Once upon a time, when the world was considerably younger and I worked nearby, I used this pub quite a lot. Haven’t been here for donkey’s though. Nice and relaxed on Sunday afternoon, with a ‘bring your own vinyl’ thing going on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Proper Job4.50ExcellentGolden. I always enjoy this English-style IPA.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
09 Jul 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late, as brief a visit as I could make it with slow clearance of dirty glasses and music blaring when everyone was just trying to talk. Offered one of the grimmest short measures seen for yonks.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bath Ales - Gem Bitter4.10AcceptableNow St Austell owned, will it go the way of Doom Bar. Did not taste quite right to me, too cloying
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Wadworth - Horizon4.00Not Tried
03 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80GoodSlightly overchilled but not inappropriate for a balmy night
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedRan out, line pulled through for a new cask. Who drinks this stuff?
02 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until last orders bell. Window seats have a wall sign beside them saying "Watch out for Thieves nasty slippery vermin".
BeerABVScoreNotes
Little Beer Corporation - Little Haka3.50ExcellentDark brown and very flavoursome from this Guildford outfit which I had not come across before
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Red Rock - Back Beach3.80Not Tried
11 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Some grim brim measures seen.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dartmoor - Dragon's Breath4.40Excellent
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedPub clip turned through 90°
House Beer - Marquis Brunette4.20Not TriedWhen asked barmaid said Morton-Scott (the pub owners) had opened their own brewery but I can find no record. With no provenance I wouldn't consider drinking it
11 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A visit for old times sake but not a patch on its old existence when it had a beautiful enormous Hooper Struve mirror on one wall and a large ceiling mounted circular gas heater that could toast the unwary.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedClip turned round 180°
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried

About The Marquis

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good3
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

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

Formerly the Marquis of Granby this pub has had a makeover in recent years which has added some ecclesiastical looking partitions and booth separators. At the east end the ground floor is wedge shaped. The downstairs bar counter is marble effect and has 4 handpumps. Some of the furnishing is distressed shabby chic. There is a narrow staircase leading up to an upstairs bar open at times for food and has a single handpump, and which may also be hired for private functions. Rear alley for smokers.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4HS