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The Old Shades (Young's)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port StoutExcellent1
St Austell - Proper JobExcellent1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Yellow HammerNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - FireflyNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Portobello - BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Purity - Bunny HopNot Tried0
By The Horns - HopadelicNot Tried0

Visits Details

10 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Patrician atmosphere at patrician prices.
St Austell - Proper Job4.50ExcellentBest PJ I have had in a long time, pity it was £5.05pp a pint
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Purity - Bunny Hop3.50Not Tried
By The Horns - Hopadelic4.30Not Tried
26 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Lots to look at and to guess whether old or of more recent heritage. Gilded signage above the bar back proclaims "Chop House - Craft Beers" so presume Craft Beers have been around since Victorian times. I wonder if the term meant as little then as it does now.
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port Stout4.80ExcellentIn great nick
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Yellow Hammer4.20Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Firefly3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Portobello - Bitter3.80Not Tried

About The Old Shades

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Whitehall, Central London, SW1A 2BX.

At the Trafalgar Square end of Whitehall this deep narrow pub has an intriguing mix of old and new architecture and an attractive tile-fronted bar counter with 6 handpumps. A gilded cupola with stained glass panels lights the central bar area. Young's acquired this house from Redcomb Pubs in January 2019. Very expensive but it is in Whitehall!

We have visited this pub twice, seen 11 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SW1A 2BX