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The Willow Walk (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cronx - Single Hop IPA MagnumExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Rye SmileExcellent1
Oakham - AttilaExcellent1
Southwark - Chew-Black-AExcellent1
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - Original PorterExcellent1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAExcellent1
Saltaire - Onyx Black IPAExcellent1
Clouded Minds - N18 Session Pale AleGood1
Cotleigh - Hip Hop HoorayAcceptable1
Greene King - AbbotAcceptable2
Cronx - StandardUndrinkable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Camerons - Press GangNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) - Sneck LifterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - CorkerNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Grafton - Caramel StoutNot Tried0
Dark Star - Winter MeltdownNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister SquirrelNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Five Points - Brick Field BrownNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdNot Tried0
Portobello - JPANot Tried0
East London (ELB) - East India SpiceNot Tried0
Titanic - Nine Tenths BelowNot Tried0
Cronx - [Above] StandardNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Mordue - SterlingNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)Not Tried0
Adnams - Sixpoint Lo-ResNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Salopian - BertzaNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla MildNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Windsor KnotNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Silent Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Exmoor - BeastNot Tried0
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - Captain LockwoodNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Caledonian - Great ScotNot Tried0
Banks's - Maui Brewery Tropical Pale AleNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer)Not Tried0
Windsor & Eton - CanberraNot Tried0
Little Beer Corporation - Little SmoothNot Tried0
Portobello - Spring AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Mateo & Bernabé Birra ArmadaNot Tried0
Redemption - Big ChiefNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Willow Walk, Victoria, Central London

Visits Details

08 Jul 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until midnight close. Rather mucky everywhere with uncleared and unwiped down tables.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00PoorPoor show with a caramel tang in taste and smell. Have encountered this before with Abbot elsewhere. Squirts of lemonade only part disguised it
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer)4.50Not Tried
Portobello - Spring Ale4.00Not Tried
02 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Good to find a New Year pub keeping to its advertised hours. A very worthy 2020 Good Beer guide entry and for several years prior too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70ExcellentA massive dry bitter hit
Greene King - Abbot5.00Good
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla Mild3.60Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Silent Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
28 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
In here for a late lunch. It's not overly busy and the service is noticeably polite and efficient.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Chew-Black-A5.00ExcellentA Black IPA that seems spot-on.
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
Portobello - JPA4.20Not Tried
Cronx - [Above] Standard4.50Not Tried
11 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. After 2 heavy ales in Belgravia earlier the Attila beckoned then forcefully implied it was time to go home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Attila7.50ExcellentSuper nightcap that spelt "time to go home"
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Corker4.00Not Tried
Grafton - Caramel Stout4.80Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister Squirrel4.00Not Tried
24 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Rye Smile4.50ExcellentThe rye variant makes a good ale
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - Captain Lockwood4.20Not Tried
Banks's - Maui Brewery Tropical Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Little Beer Corporation - Little Smooth3.90Not Tried
27 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Trust someone to tipover and break a pint glass of Bulmers Blackcurrant cider on to the floor for the best of stains.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Onyx Black IPA3.80Excellent
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30Not TriedNew grey and white upright rectangle pumpclip headed "Small Brews". Not fooling anyone
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Titanic - Nine Tenths Below5.90Not Tried
Mordue - Sterling4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Sixpoint Lo-Res4.50Not Tried
Salopian - Bertza5.50Not Tried
01 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Victoria station is buzzing but outside seems to be bemoaning heavy heads from last night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - Original Porter4.50Excellent
Cronx - Standard3.80UndrinkableCloudy with distinct whiffs and tastes of acetics. Swapped with good grace and taken off sale. Pity as I have not seen Cronx anywhere for yonks and was keen to try some
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) - Sneck Lifter5.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not TriedSuch a wind-up to see true brewing provenance withheld in the usual manner
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
19 Oct 2016 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - found our way in through the panoramic scaffolding and hoarding - OK once in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Hip Hop Hooray3.90AcceptableLooked good, tasted OK.
Camerons - Press Gang4.00Not Tried
18 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Smart venue. Commendable to see 12 pumps each with a different beer and all "on".
BeerABVScoreNotes
Clouded Minds - N18 Session Pale Ale4.00GoodIn good condition but how boring to find another lemon juice beer. They are so one dimensional - are they easy and / or cheap to produce as they have become so ubiquitous?
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Exmoor - Beast6.60Not Tried
Caledonian - Great Scot4.40Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Canberra4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Mateo & Bernabé Birra Armada4.80Not Tried
08 Jan 2015 (HSB)
15:30 Lunch stop. Very busy. To be expected given the location.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cronx - Single Hop IPA Magnum6.00ExcellentLovely hoppy beer
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Dark Star - Winter Meltdown5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - East India Spice5.50Not Tried

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About The Willow Walk

The pub sign. The Willow Walk, Victoria, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent16
Good9
Acceptable13
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Victoria, Central London, SW1V 1LW.

Smallish Wetherspoon house opposite Victoria railway station in Wilton Road. Long and narrow with entrances off two streets. Well furnished and decorated. 12 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 6.

We have visited this pub 31 times, seen 109 different beers and tried 39 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SW1V 1LW