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St Stephen's Tavern (Hall & Woodhouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Glorious GameExcellent1
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Firkin FoxExcellent1
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - First CallGood2
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - BestGood1
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Best BitterAcceptable1
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - King & Barnes SussexNot Tried0
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - TanglefootNot Tried0
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Bouncing BounderNot Tried0
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Fursty FerretNot Tried0
Hall & Woodhouse (see and use Badger entries) - Old Harry's Pale SailNot Tried0
Picture 1. St Stephen's Tavern, Westminster, Central London
Picture 2. St Stephen's Tavern, Westminster, Central London

Visits Details

29 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Well packed still at 11pm. Service slow though with a seeming imbalance in personnel between the two bars. Very mucky all around outside the pub and environs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Best Bitter3.70AcceptableLacking something, very thin although a tad of bitterness came through
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Fursty Ferret4.40Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Tanglefoot4.90Not Tried
Hall & Woodhouse (see and use Badger entries) - Old Harry's Pale Sail4.50Not TriedNo brewing provenance on the pump clip which was a plastic plaque attached to a black backboard by a bulldog clip, obviously some sort of brewery house style for seasonals
18 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Glorious Game3.80ExcellentWith 3 Slovenian hops. £4.40 pp is excessive for such low abv
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Tanglefoot4.90Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - First Call4.00Not Tried
16 Jun 2016 (Andrew)
Swift one. Busy with tourists but ok.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - First Call4.00GoodMalty with leafy hop. Easy drinking.
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Tanglefoot4.90Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Bouncing Bounder4.50Not Tried
12 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Ambience ruined by perfume of vinegared traditional tourist trap fish and chips. I say caffs for grub and pubs for beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - First Call4.00Good
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - King & Barnes Sussex3.50Not TriedNo go as deceptive at point of sale with not a jot of true Blandford Forum provenance. The legal rules need to be changed to outlaw this
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Tanglefoot4.90Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Firkin Fox4.60Not Tried
30 Jun 2015 (Jack William)
Two visits either side of an invite into the Commons (I'd like to say for lobbying about real ale - but it was actually a pensions award presentation - only alcolhol can see one through that). Busy with tourists at 6, less busy and a good local London feel at 8:30. Great decor - I love the ceiling, about 30 foot above, and the etched mirrors.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Firkin Fox4.60ExcellentDry, crisp and very tasty.
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - King & Barnes Sussex3.50Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Tanglefoot4.90Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - First Call4.00Not Tried
24 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
A cheeky lunchtime pint. This pub and myself have something in common; we are both named after something that is named after the Biblical martyr Saint Stephen. In the pubís case it is named after St Stephenís Tower, just over the road. In my case, I am named after St Stephenís Church in Lewisham (keep that last bit to yourselves, itís not widely known).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Best4.00GoodAges since I last drank this. Quite pleasant, with subdued First Gold hop character.
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - King & Barnes Sussex3.50Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Tanglefoot4.90Not Tried

About the St Stephen's Tavern

The pub sign. St Stephen's Tavern, Westminster, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Westminster, Central London, SW1A 2JR.

An impressive pub with a prime location on Parliamentary land in the shadow of Big Ben, outside the Palace of Westminster and above Westminster tube station. It was first established in 1750 as the Swan Hotel and at that time it was a riverside pub. Demolished in 1868 during the construction of Westminster station and rebuilt on its present site. It was rebuilt again in 1886 and at this time renamed the St Stephenís Tavern. The pub later merged with the former Queenís Head which had stood next door and the separate origin of the two bars can be seen in the external brickwork. The pub closed down during the 1980s, but was revived by Hall & Woodhouse in 2003. Today there are separate public and saloon bars, with many historic features, plus a mezzanine dining area. 4 handpumps on each of the 2 bar counters.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SW1A 2JR