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Shakespeares Head

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)Acceptable1

Visits Details

14 Jul 2016 (Stephen Harris)
A real timewarp coming in here. Apart from the pleasing lack of cigarette smoke, this was just like going back in time to the early 1980s when I first started using London pubs. A shame it does not have a more exciting beer range.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00AcceptableNot a great pint.

About the Shakespeares Head

The pub sign. Shakespeares Head, Clerkenwell, Central London

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The pub is found in Clerkenwell, Central London, EC1R 1XA.

A very long-established pub, that was present here by 1742. Known in the eighteenth century for live entertainment. In later years, like many of the properties in this area, the pub was owned by the New River Company. It was rebuilt in its present form sometime between 1955 and 1960 and is something of a classic of its genre. There is some rare signage from the short-lived ‘Courage & Barclay’ brewery name, current at the time of rebuilding. There is a curved bar front, several discreet drinking areas, a small courtyard drinking area at the front and a larger garden to the rear. Many showbiz photos adorn the walls and there is a functioning jukebox. Long a Courage house.

We have visited this pub once, seen 1 beer and tried it.

Map location

Postcode: EC1R 1XA