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The Metropolitan Bar (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - IPA ReserveExcellent1
Theakston - Old PeculierExcellent1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAExcellent1
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Hop BombExcellent1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Mulberry Dark - 1944 - Good1
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - The Lost AntlersGood1
Exe Valley - Autumn GloryGood1
Goffs - LancerGood1
Theakston - Double Cross IPAAcceptable1
Box Steam - Ghost TrainAcceptable1
Arundel - New HorizonsAcceptable1
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)Acceptable1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - SundancerAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - SPA (Shefford Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Greene King - IPA GoldNot Tried0
Franklins - Grumpy GuvnorNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Milestone - Classic Dark MildNot Tried0
Lymestone - Stone CutterNot Tried0
Wild Weather - Howlin' GaleNot Tried0
Banks's - Feral Hop HogNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Jennings - Sneck LifterNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Prescott - Chequered FlagNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Wickwar - Cotswold WayNot Tried0
Rhymney - ExportNot Tried0
Yeovil - GloryNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Saint Louis Schlafly Pale AleNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa SpecialNot Tried0
Wadworth - Dungarvan Copper Coast Irish Red AleNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Titanic - Eight BellsNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter CheerNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Winter LoomsNot Tried0
Coach House - Three Kings Christmas AleNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Ducato A.F.O. Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Metropolitan Bar, Baker Street, Central London

Visits Details

10 Dec 2015 (HSB)
10:50 I had been asked to conduct a pub crawl for some new CAMRA members who wanted to spend their 'Spoons vouchers. Here seemed a good place for the 10 of us to meet. Coffee with breakfast followed by beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - The Lost Antlers4.40GoodRed Rye IPA
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Titanic - Eight Bells4.50Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter Cheer4.40Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Winter Looms4.20Not Tried
Coach House - Three Kings Christmas Ale5.20Not Tried
Hook Norton - Ducato A.F.O. 5.40Not Tried
01 Sep 2015 (HSB)
19:30 A lot busier then this morning.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goffs - Lancer3.80Good
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa Special4.20Not Tried
Wadworth - Dungarvan Copper Coast Irish Red Ale4.30Not Tried
01 Sep 2015 (HSB)
10:45 Breakfast stop before an outing to North West London. I had planned on a coffee but my fellow travellers had started on beer so sheep-like I followed them. The pub was very quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exe Valley - Autumn Glory4.50GoodGood standard bitter
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Wickwar - Cotswold Way4.20Not Tried
Rhymney - Export5.00Not Tried
Yeovil - Glory3.80Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Saint Louis Schlafly Pale Ale4.40Not TriedThe clip was very interesting. A small blue and cream roundel proclaiming Schlafly Beer brewed in Saint Louis. When we returned in the evening this had been replaced with the Everards clip. Someone must have complained.
30 Jul 2015 (HSB)
09:45 My first visit here. Surprising given its proximity to a railway station. Breakfast with coffee followed by a beer. It was very quiet with just a few breakfasters.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Sundancer3.70AcceptableBit tired.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Prescott - Chequered Flag4.10Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
09 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Amazingly attentive bar staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80AcceptableVery lively, perhaps too fresh
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Milestone - Classic Dark Mild4.00Not Tried
Lymestone - Stone Cutter3.70Not Tried
Wild Weather - Howlin' Gale3.90Not Tried
Banks's - Feral Hop Hog5.60Not Tried
10 Nov 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Box Steam - Ghost Train4.80AcceptableAmber bitter, dry and bitter malty flavour from amber/crystal malts. Very dry finish. My score 13/20.
06 Nov 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Theakston - Double Cross IPA4.20AcceptableDeep golden in colour with moderate hop and malt character. Fairly dry finish. My score 14/20.
12 Jul 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2305 hours visit. It closes early at 2330. Cider festival is on so the fridges are plentifully populated with polypins. Required a substantial top up on every pint and saw many others pass across the bar. Premium Wetherspoon's guest ale pricing here with all reals at £3.20 pp presumably reflecting the tourist trap setting of nearby Madame Tussauds.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60ExcellentFull liquorice tones and gives no clue as to its 5.6% status. For some silly reason the beer some people are scared to drink
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70ExcellentDry and moreish
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Greene King - IPA Gold4.10Not Tried
Franklins - Grumpy Guvnor4.50Not Tried
28 Apr 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Iím not too familiar with the pubs around the Marylebone station area, and this seemed the best bet for a couple of pints after a day out by train in Birmingham.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Hop Bomb5.00ExcellentVery classy, American-style IPA. Golden and hazy with a huge hop aroma. Massively hoppy taste, dominated by tropical fruits.
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Mulberry Dark - 1944 - 3.80GoodA dark red/brown, easy-drinking mild.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - SPA (Shefford Pale Ale)4.50Not Tried
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
03 Apr 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Getting progressively busy from 5pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - IPA Reserve4.70ExcellentGolden in colour and with a large dose of malt giving a biscuity flavour with a cereal malt finish. Not that well hopped. My score 16/20.
Arundel - New Horizons4.60AcceptableDark amber with a mainly crystal malt flavour leading to a bittersweet and rather cloying finish. My score 14/20.

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About The Metropolitan Bar

The pub sign. The Metropolitan Bar, Baker Street, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good8
Acceptable10
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Baker Street, Central London, NW1 5LA.

First floor bar sited on top of Baker Street tube station, this is an impressive pub with a large single room dominated by a high vaulted ceiling displaying crests. Long bar with 18 handpumps in 3 banks, each of 6. Normally has a good range of guests with what has just been on and what is coming on advertised behind the bar.

We have visited this pub 21 times, seen 66 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NW1 5LA