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Wheatsheaf (Young's)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)Excellent2
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Summer SolsticeExcellent1
Sambrook's - A.P.A.Good1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Good3
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's Winter WarmerAcceptable1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Hackney - Golden AleNot Tried0
Ringwood - BoondoggleNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical DeluxeNot Tried0
Picture 1. Wheatsheaf, Southwark, Central London

Visits Details

06 Aug 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Gulp, £5:10 a pint; even in the old Public Bar. Despite this outrageous pricing, this seems currently, and certainly tonight, to be Borough Market’s busiest pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - A.P.A.4.50GoodA golden beer, tasty without being special. Despite its beer style, this is still dominated by malt rather than hop flavours.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Not Tried
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical Deluxe3.80Not Tried
16 Nov 2013 (Edbeck)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Good
15 Jan 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. My first and only visit to see what it is like. All I'll say is bring back Sid and Courage Imperial Russian Stouts.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10ExcellentPretty much the only authentic beer from Wells & Young's and very good it was too but at £3.95 pp a substantial top up was necessary
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's Winter Warmer5.00Not Tried
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 Gold4.00Not Tried
27 Dec 2012 (Stephen Harris)
This pub has completed the transformation from Borough Market’s scruffiest to possibly now its smartest public house. The floorspace has actually increased, pushing back into the former toilets and backyard area, there is some rather pricey food available, and a new, spacious outside drinking area to the side. Good to see that Young’s have just about retained the two sides to the bar, although there is no longer a separation into ‘posh’ and ‘plebs’ as in the old days.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70GoodPersonally, I think Young’s beers improved when brewing was shifted to Bedford, and this was a tasty pint of ‘Ordinary’.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's Winter Warmer5.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00Not TriedSold here as 'Stoney's Gold'.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Hackney - Golden Ale4.00Not Tried"Sorry Sir, that one's just run out."
20 Dec 2012 (oz11)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Good
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
22 Nov 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Just read that this pub is to re-open before Christmas 2012. Of course it has been closed for several years whilst its top storey was decapitated for the new railway viaduct which runs immediately above it. Will be interesting to see what internal changes are made, if any, on the ground floor. Looks like Young's are taking back control from Red Car too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
10 Feb 2008 (Ian)
Watched Man Utd get thumped by City and drowned my sorrows.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70GoodVery drinkable session bitter.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's Winter Warmer5.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried
27 Jan 2008 (Ian)
I've walked past this pub dozens of times and never been in due to the attaction of the Market Porter, Brew Wharf and the Rake. Sunday evening, trains delayed, Rake and Barrow & Banker closed, so this was a perfect excuse. Narrow pub with lively public bar and separate saloon bar entrance. Both bars flank a central split bar. Youngs and Wells beers on even though this is a Red Car pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's Winter Warmer5.00AcceptableFruity and malty. Some raspberry, but that might be a perfume from one of the women sat close to me. It's an alright ESB, I've had better pints of this beer.
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
03 Jul 2007 (Steve)
Decided to pop in as Market porter got too crowded
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Summer Solstice4.10ExcellentVery light refreshing very drinkable stopping off for one pint soon became a couple
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 Wheatsheaf

The pub sign. Wheatsheaf, Southwark, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good5
Acceptable1
Poor-

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The pub is found in Southwark, Central London, SE1 9AA.

Located in Stoney Street in the very heart of Borough Market. Used to be a basic market pub with island bar opposite the market which used to be a Courage pub which in later years had a couple of good guest beers on. Used to be known as L42 Club (Signal above Pub). Upper floors were removed to accommodate the new railway viaduct which runs immediately overhead. Re-opened December 2012 after several years of closure for the railway works above. Transformed into a more upmarket venue in line with the gentrification of Borough Market clientele. Has a semi-outdoor "garden" area next door using what had been a derelict building for many years - partly open to the elements and has wall heaters for cold weather.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 9AA