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The Nell Gwynne (City Pub Company)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Good2
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Lion London PorterExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood1
Banks's - SunbeamAcceptable1
Redemption - TrinityAcceptable1
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - ScrumdownNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Watneys Pale AleNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Maggs' Magnificent MildNot Tried0
Picture 2. The Nell Gwynne, Covent Garden, Central London

Visits Details

14 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
Thursday evening peak and absolutely packed. I remember this being a nice pub but in the days when I worked in this area it only sold mainstream keg beers so this was probably my first visit in well over forty years. Apart from the (not very) background music I really liked it. Food appears to be limited to hot pies and pickled eggs, just up my street.
BeerABVScoreNotes
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Lion London Porter4.60Excellent
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Sambrook's - Scrumdown4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
22 Nov 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10.57pm close. Amused to see how things kicked off when the barman stentorially announced "Time" 3 minutes early then lost more than that time arguing with some men who he eventually had to refund for lost juke box money as the sound had been curtailed at the same time. Front door propped open too to chill the customers into leaving, an old trick.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Trinity3.00AcceptableNot as clean tasting as usual
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not TriedRan out
West Berkshire - Maggs' Magnificent Mild3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
03 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Not as busy as most pubs round about here on a Thursday evening perhaps it is just tucked away enough for people to not know its there.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Sunbeam4.20AcceptableGolden. Soft mouthfeel. Citrusy. But flavours dulled by being served at too warm a temperature.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
17 Apr 2014 (HSB)
18:00 Very busy. Again this pub was a new one for some of our group.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Good
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
25 Feb 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Here as curious from a previous PnB posting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodPushing the affordability envelope at £3.95 pp
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
13 Feb 2014 (HSB)
15:00 A new pub for me. I didn't even know it existed. Proper drinkers pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Acceptable
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried

About The Nell Gwynne

The pub sign. The Nell Gwynne, Covent Garden, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good2
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Covent Garden, Central London, WC2R 0NP.

Tucked up in Bull Inn Court, an alley off the Strand, this is a single bar with a lived in feel. Proper pub atmosphere. The descent to the Gents is precipitous. An unusual tiled sign advertises the pub. Bare boarded floor and seating on 2 levels. 4 handpumps on the bar counter.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2R 0NP