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Old China Hand (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Southwark - Blackfriars Black IPAExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterGood1
Salopian - Shropshire GoldGood1
Little Beer Corporation - Little HakaGood2
Kent - PaleAcceptable1
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime BitterNot Tried0
Five Points - Hook Island RedNot Tried0
Vale - Lock Prop and BarrelNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Maharaja IPANot Tried0

Visits Details

09 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
I really like this pub for its individuality. I heard somebody ask for a fruity IPA and get served with a bottle of strawberry flavoured India Pale Ale. I stuck with the Black IPA.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Blackfriars Black IPA5.00ExcellentA really nice dry black ale.
West Berkshire - Maharaja IPA5.10Not Tried
11 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon visit, my first since its latest incarnation. My acute hearing colleague forced me to investigate upstairs if the ping I could hear was the ping pong he could hear.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pale4.00AcceptableServed in an unwieldy glass tankard, almost too heavy for an old man to lift. Beer was lacklustre
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Vale - Lock Prop and Barrel3.90Not Tried
11 Mar 2017 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon, quiet and peaceful downstairs with the sound of ping pong coming from upstairs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Good
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Vale - Lock Prop and Barrel3.90Not Tried
01 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime and a good number of people were taking advantage of the bring your own food policy in this pub, the street food stuff from nearby Exmouth Market smelled very good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Little Beer Corporation - Little Haka3.50Good
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00Not Tried
28 Nov 2016 (ChrisE)
I had never been here before but I had read Jack William's recent report and then looked at the pub's web site which advertises miserable bar staff and grumpy landlady among other delights, definitely my sort of pub. I arrived at 12:00 opening time and had time for one pint, loved the place and hope to be back soon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Little Beer Corporation - Little Haka3.50Good
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00Not Tried
31 Oct 2016 (Jack William)
Lunchtime, quiet. 3 others in. I have tried this on a Saturday before but is was closed. Probably quite buzzy when busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salopian - Shropshire Gold3.80Good
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter3.70Not Tried

About the Old China Hand

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good4
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Clerkenwell, Central London, EC1R 4RQ.

In Tysoe street and formerly called formerly O'Hanlons, Mulligan's and Three Crowns. "Warm Beer. No Food (but you can bring your own as long as you buy a drink). Ping Pong, Darts and Board Games" according to its own website! Small corner pub with a games area to the rear - with a rather good darts area with two boards. 4 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC1R 4RQ