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The Ledger Building (Lloyds No. 1 {Wetherspoon sub-brand})

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Flying Dutchman - Wit BierExcellent1
Palm - Steenbrugge BlondExcellent1
Marston's - Sinebrychoff PorterExcellent1
Titanic - Velvet CurtainGood1
Wild Weather - Howlin' GaleGood1
Caledonian - Trojan HorseGood1
Springhead - Another Bite of the CherryGood1
Woodforde's - TundraGood1
Banks's - Yukon Brewing Lead Dog AleGood1
Arundel - Black StallionAcceptable1
Brains - Clock TowerAcceptable1
Burton Bridge - Golden FlameAcceptable1
WharfeBank - Golden PursuitAcceptable1
Robinsons - Nosey ParkerPoor1
Upham - Fields of GoldPoor1
Vale - Edgar's Golden AleNot Tried0
St Georgenbrau - KellerbierNot Tried0
Brains - Dark (aka Red Dragon Dark)Not Tried0
Thwaites - Double CenturyNot Tried0
Barons - Bush Berry PorterNot Tried0
Bend Brewing - Wild Blue YonderNot Tried0
Hook Norton - JackpotNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Epic Brewing Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Fuller's - ESBNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Flame RunnerNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Arkell's - Kingsdown Special AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot ReserveNot Tried0
Maxim - MaximusNot Tried0
Yeovil - Posh IPANot Tried0
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Moles - Mole CatcherNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Danish DynamiteNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Otter - BrightNot Tried0
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The MooseNot Tried0
Nelson - Mutineer's RevengeNot Tried0
Rooster's - Pistol RiverNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Ledger Building, Docklands & Isle of Dogs, Greater London
Picture 2. The Ledger Building, Docklands & Isle of Dogs, Greater London

Visits Details

12 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I’d managed to forget my last, rather unfavourable, visit here and braved Thursday night crowds for a couple more Wetherspoon festival beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Trojan Horse5.50GoodHaving heard that this beer had been voted by some panel or other as the ‘Beer of the Festival’ I was keen to try it. A bit disappointed though. It is a somewhat under-hopped Black IPA. Still good though.
Woodforde's - Tundra4.60GoodA very pale gold ‘White IPA’. Clear, dry, some hop character.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Otter - Bright4.30Not Tried
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The Moose4.60Not Tried
Nelson - Mutineer's Revenge5.00Not Tried
Rooster's - Pistol River4.00Not Tried
26 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A crowded Wetherspoon pub. I don’t know if I looked particularly suspicious this-evening, but I was required to pay up front, before my pint was pulled. I don’t recall the last time this happened to me in an English pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Upham - Fields of Gold3.80PoorA golden beer. Hazy, verging on cloudy. Chilled to the point of tastelessness.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Moles - Mole Catcher5.00Not Tried
Stonehenge - Danish Dynamite5.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
06 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening. All tables taken in all rooms of this large pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Weather - Howlin' Gale3.90GoodA very dark brown-coloured Mild. Lots of roast barley and an underlying fruitiness.
Arundel - Black Stallion3.70AcceptableA dark brown, fruity, traditional Bitter.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Arkell's - Kingsdown Special Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50Not Tried
Maxim - Maximus6.00Not Tried
Yeovil - Posh IPA5.40Not Tried
15 Aug 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I met up here with a crowd from the local CAMRA Branch who were embarking on a five or six pub crawl around the Island. I don’t have the stamina for that, but would do a couple. Quite busy in here, with most on the terrace outside. £2:45 a pint. A DJ was starting up as it reached time for us to move on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Golden Flame4.50AcceptablePale, with some half decent hops and a touch of apple.
WharfeBank - Golden Pursuit4.00AcceptableGold/amber in colour. Quite dry and bitter.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Flame Runner3.90Not Tried
15 Mar 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Filling up well late afternoon on a Thursday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - Clock Tower4.30AcceptableMalty golden ale with little bitterness or hop character. My score 14/20.
19 Apr 2009 (Dubbel)
I imagine my first time impression of this place is totally different to that of the city's afterwork drinkforce. Can imagine it gets uncomfortably busy in here of a summer evening. As it was we headed down on a Sunday at sunset and were served with good beer and decent food promptly and professionally. Being in the midst of the International Real Ale Festival, pints were £2.19 - a fair bit cheaper than normal I'd wager but still at the very top end of JDW's festival price range. I was astounded to be confronted by 18 handpumps AND a two-tier stillage beside the bar housing all of the foreign festival specials. Jackpot!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Sinebrychoff Porter6.20ExcellentLove this. Impenetrably black, huge thumping great dark malt hit, fruitcake and hard liquor palate and brutish hop finish.
Flying Dutchman - Wit Bier4.50ExcellentBrewed at Caledonian. Very pale, sweet with orange and coriander spice. Really light and downable - excellent example of the style.
Palm - Steenbrugge Blond6.00ExcellentImported from Belgium. Orange-gold with a tea leaf aroma and initial tea palate, then a bombardment of clementine fruit and mulled spices. Really impressed!
Titanic - Velvet Curtain5.00GoodWas expecting great things and surprised by Ian's previous disappointment. Black with sweet vanilla pod nose, tart bitter stout approach with creamy choc and vanilla flavours building. Good but, yes, a little synthetic.
Springhead - Another Bite of the Cherry4.50GoodRefreshing, bitter with a hint of cherry fruit, not overpowering. Pretty good.
Banks's - Yukon Brewing Lead Dog Ale5.50GoodToasty malts, bitter liquorice finish. Not wholly dissimilar to Sneck Lifter I thought.
Robinsons - Nosey Parker3.80PoorBog standard brown ale.
Vale - Edgar's Golden Ale4.30Not Tried
St Georgenbrau - Kellerbier4.90Not Tried
Brains - Dark (aka Red Dragon Dark)3.50Not Tried
Thwaites - Double Century4.80Not Tried
Barons - Bush Berry Porter4.50Not Tried
Bend Brewing - Wild Blue Yonder4.80Not Tried
Hook Norton - Jackpot3.80Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Epic Brewing Pale Ale5.00Not Tried

About The Ledger Building

The pub sign. The Ledger Building, Docklands & Isle of Dogs, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good6
Acceptable4
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Docklands & Isle of Dogs, Greater London, E14 4AL.

Large ornate Lloyds No.1 bar in the shadow of Canary Wharf. Several decorative rooms to choose from and a big barn-like main bar. Outdoor seating with jumbrellas and heaters. Due to the weekday cityboy clientele it has an unusually exceptional ale range for a Lloyds.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 43 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E14 4AL