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The White Lion (Punch Taverns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Black Sheep - Best BitterExcellent1
Tring - Side Pocket for a ToadGood1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Good1
Enville - AlePoor1
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Adnams - RegattaNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Picture 1. The White Lion, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Visits Details

03 Feb 2015 (Magnus Greel)
Quiet back street two bar pub we were the only customers mid afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50GoodNot as good as the Wandsworth version
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedPleased to see this on sale alas didn't try.
Tring - Side Pocket for a Toad3.60Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
01 May 2014 (HSB)
15:30 Few in right hand bar. We had the left hand bar to ourselves. Boring beer selection.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tring - Side Pocket for a Toad3.60Good
Enville - Ale4.50PoorOrdered two pints first perfect, second cloudy.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
07 Jul 2007 (Ian)
Late Saturday afternoon and there was a decent crowd in especially in the rather nice garden/patio area. Would be one of the pubs I would come back to.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80ExcellentBest half of Black Sheep so far on the day. Yeasty aroma, good in mouth and this sharp, peppery hop finish which rips at the tongue. Good half.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Regatta4.30Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried

About The White Lion

The pub sign. The White Lion, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1RN.

Along Sopwell Lane. Small public bar, larger area to left with 3 drinking areas and garden/patio at rear. It has the feel of a good real ale pub. Blackboard shows upcoming beers.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AL1 1RN