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The Clachan (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Top of the Hops 2015Excellent1
Marston's - PedigreeExcellent1
Stewart - Dakota BrownGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Moles - Mole CatcherNot Tried0
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Copper Dragon - Golden PippinNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Legally BlondeNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - McEwan's SignatureNot Tried0
Wadworth - Chilli & ChocolateNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Not Tried0
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale AleNot Tried0
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Hadley's GoldNot Tried0
Harbour - American RyeNot Tried0
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - My Darlin' LemontimeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Clachan, Soho, Central London
Picture 2. The Clachan, Soho, Central London

Visits Details

19 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Nearly passed it by as it was so low-lit as to seem closed. Quiet and the staff were welcoming and friendly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50ExcellentHonestly the best Pedi I have had in London for a long time. Served without restrictor unlike at The Argyll Arms earlier, where this beer had been turned into a silky cream foam
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Hadley's Gold4.00Not Tried
Harbour - American Rye4.90Not Tried
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - My Darlin' Lemontime4.00Not Tried
08 Jan 2015 (HSB)
12:30 Second stop of the day. As Mr Harris has noted lots of old features remain, the numerous doorways giving a clue to the rooms that the pub once had. Lincrusta ceiling also noteworthy. The pub was fairly quiet considering the location and the time of day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Top of the Hops 20154.50ExcellentFull of hops
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Legally Blonde4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - McEwan's Signature4.80Not Tried
Wadworth - Chilli & Chocolate5.50Not Tried
29 Sep 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Many years ago I had a holiday job as a fabrics porter at Liberty’s, but resigned after one week when I realised that I had spent more in here on after-work beer than appeared in my first week’s pay packet. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the fundamental reason why we now have a minimum wage.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stewart - Dakota Brown4.40GoodServed a bit too cold, but still a tasty, hoppy Brown Ale in US style.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Moles - Mole Catcher5.00Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried

About The Clachan

The pub sign. The Clachan, Soho, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good1
Acceptable-
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Website.

The pub is found in Soho, Central London, W1B 5QH.

A long-established pub that has been present here since the mid-eighteenth century. The present building dates from the late-1890s and is typical of the period. Prior to rebuilding, the pub had been called the Bricklayers Arms, taking the Clachan name in 1897. Some old features have survived, including a high, moulded ceiling, gilded iron pillars, some floor mosaics and some carved wood on the now island bar counter. There is a little raised seating area at the rear. Upstairs is the Liberty Bar and Dining Room and the toilets. The ground floor bar is bare-boarded and its counter has 10 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: W1B 5QH