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The Travellers Friend (City Pub Company)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
New River - London TapExcellent2
St Austell - TributeExcellent1
Spivs - IPAGood1
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Adnams - RegattaNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterNot Tried0
Picture 2. The Travellers Friend, Woodford, Greater London
Picture 3. The Travellers Friend, Woodford, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

13 May 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and busy with mainly drinkers outside enjoying the fine weather. I found a free space at the bar which was to my advantage and enjoyed a gratis bowl of left over roast potatoes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Spivs - IPA4.10GoodA typical nutty brown ale not what I'd expect from an IPA
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
21 Aug 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Oh dear, CAMRA will need to update their NI list, this pub has been wrecked beyond recognition. Gone are the snob screens and oak panelling, the £1.50 generously filled rolls, tungsten lamps replaced by ghastly bright LED's, the bar has been opened out and enlarged and the rear extension which was being built on my previous visit is now open. The only saving grace it still retains a pub atmosphere rather than a fancy restaurant with a bar. I regret not coming here more often during the 30 years or so since my first visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
New River - London Tap3.80ExcellentFor the last beer of the day this didn't touch the sides, spot on form.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Regatta4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Spivs - IPA4.10Not Tried
30 Jun 2016 (Magnus Greel)
3 of us for opening time, previous visits here were prior to the inception of this website and am pleased to say it hasn't been wrecked. External refurbishment in progress at time of visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20Excellent
New River - London Tap3.80GoodGolden malty ale.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried

About The Travellers Friend

The pub sign. The Travellers Friend, Woodford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good2
Acceptable-
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Website.

The pub is found in Woodford, Greater London, IG8 0PN.

Former family owned pub in High Road, long renowned for being in the cask ale fold. Originally an historic interior, with original oak-panelled walls and rare snob screens but all changed with a 2016 / 2017 refurbishment. Purchased by the City Pub Company in 2018 to end the family ownership of many years ilk.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: IG8 0PN