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The Green Man (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Stone Brewing Supremely Self-Conscious Black Ale Excellent1
Wychwood - Nøgne Ø Brewery Nordic NoirExcellent1
Banks's - Young Henrys Real AleExcellent1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Two Birds Sunset AleExcellent1
Maxim - The Simcoe KidExcellent1
Wychwood - Cigar City Brewing Siren's Song Session IPAExcellent1
Portobello - Market PorterExcellent1
Moorhouse's - Black Cat ReserveExcellent1
Adnams - English Red AleExcellent1
Wolf - Silver FoxExcellent1
Vale - GunpowderGood1
Butcombe - Adam Henson's Rare Breed (superseded by 3.8% version - see separate entry)Good1
Brains - White OutGood1
Adnams - GunhillGood1
Harviestoun - Wild Hop GoldGood1
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Dark OdysseyGood1
Mordue - LubelskiGood1
Brewster's - AndromedaGood1
Oakham - Great GustavGood1
Marston's - Zululand Zulu BlondeAcceptable1
Mauldons - Lemon AdderAcceptable1
Clarence & Fredericks - Smoked RedAcceptable1
Wadworth - Klosterbrauerei Scheyern Kloster Bock DunkelAcceptable1
Itchen Valley - Tea ClipperAcceptable1
Weltons - Autumn ShadesAcceptable1
Moorhouse's - Ruby WitchNot Tried0
Box Steam - Ghost TrainNot Tried0
Jersey (now called Liberation) - Liberation RougeNot Tried0
Adnams - Avery 3 Point 5 Session AleNot Tried0
Rooster's - FranklinNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Redemption - Urban DuskNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Portobello - StarNot Tried0
Banks's - Czech MateNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Half MoonNot Tried0
Hawkshead - El DoradoNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Vale - MetamorphosisNot Tried0
Batemans - Wicked Weed Freak of NatureNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Rudgate - Battle AxeNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Drayman's RewardNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Fat Head's Yakima SunNot Tried0

Visits Details

19 Oct 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and quite busy. Another chance to have a go at the Wetherspoon festival list.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wychwood - Nøgne Ø Brewery Nordic Noir4.50ExcellentA really nice Oatmeal Stout. Smooth and sweetish. Coffee and chocolate. Nice hops.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Two Birds Sunset Ale4.60ExcellentA very tasty, hoppy, Amber beer. I loved this.
Marston's - Zululand Zulu Blonde4.50AcceptableA hint of nice flavours in here, but they are lost to flat condition and over-chilling.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Battle Axe4.20Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Drayman's Reward4.10Not Tried
Hook Norton - Fat Head's Yakima Sun5.00Not Tried
27 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Fairly quiet on a Monday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Maxim - The Simcoe Kid4.50ExcellentDecent, golden, bitter, grapefruity hop beer.
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Reserve4.60ExcellentEvery bit as good as I was hoping this beer would be.
Oakham - Great Gustav4.80GoodPale gold in colour. Sweetish, with long bitter finish.
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Vale - Metamorphosis4.50Not Tried
Batemans - Wicked Weed Freak of Nature7.50Not Tried
09 Apr 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Not as packed as it can be in here – plenty of people applying ticks to their beer festival lists.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wolf - Silver Fox4.60ExcellentI really enjoyed this. Well-executed, balanced, citrus-hoppy, pale ale.
Banks's - Young Henrys Real Ale4.00ExcellentAmber-coloured and very nice. This beer went some way to restoring my faith in the Wetherspoon’s concept of brewery collaboration. And I do like the idea of a very English-style bitter brewed with exotic hops.
Mauldons - Lemon Adder4.00AcceptableAmber-coloured. Very lemony; too unsubtle for me.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Half Moon4.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - El Dorado5.00Not Tried
27 Mar 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and the pub is very busy for curry night and the start of the spring Wetherspoon’s beer festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wychwood - Cigar City Brewing Siren's Song Session IPA5.00ExcellentAmber. Well-hoppy and satisfying.
Brains - White Out4.00GoodGolden. Hazy, bordering on cloudy. A Belgian-style Witbier, with orange zest and coriander flavours. Plus a noticeable new world hop load. I continue to have doubts about hoppy wheat beers, so a ‘good’ from me rather than an ‘excellent’.
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Dark Odyssey4.40GoodA dark, smooth, malty beer.
Wadworth - Klosterbrauerei Scheyern Kloster Bock Dunkel6.50AcceptableThis is not as good as it should be. Dark and sweet and a bit thin. Does not taste 6.5%. Perhaps it was a duff pint?
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Banks's - Czech Mate4.40Not Tried
14 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
The list for the forthcoming Wetherspoon beer festival looks more enticing than any from the last year or two, and I looked in here to see if any of the special beers were yet available. I was rewarded by finding a good ‘un.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Stone Brewing Supremely Self-Conscious Black Ale 5.00ExcellentA really good interpretation of the Black IPA style. An initial, intense, hop hit, followed by a dryish roast barley undercurrent.
Itchen Valley - Tea Clipper4.20AcceptableAmber coloured and dry. Very dry. Is it meant to be this dry?
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
14 Mar 2013 (Stephen Harris)
The rolling Wetherspoon’s festival of London brewers has reached the City. It is very busy in here – standing room only – and they are putting a good effort into the festival, with several beers on and plenty of promotional material.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - Market Porter4.60ExcellentDark, rich and malty. Bit of chocolate and coffee and some hop presence.
Clarence & Fredericks - Smoked Red5.10AcceptableGolden-red in colour. Heavily dominated by a strong peaty, smoky taste. Too one-dimensional in my view.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
11 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Gunhill4.00GoodRuby coloured mild style ale, sweetish, malty and fruity. My score 15/20.
13 Nov 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - English Red Ale4.50ExcellentA perfect example of the style, sweet maltiness without being cloying with a good balance of hop bitterness. Fruity and malty finish. My score 16/20.
Vale - Gunpowder5.20GoodStrong red ale with a full bodied malty flavour. Some sweetness mainly from malt, the hop character is less defined. My score 15/20.
06 Nov 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Not too busy mid evening on a Tuesday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harviestoun - Wild Hop Gold4.00GoodLight gold in colour with a good balance of hop and sweetish malt with hints of toffee and biscuit. Hop bitterness coming through in the finish. My score 15/20.
Mordue - Lubelski4.50GoodA hoppy pale bitter with good crisp hop bitterness and a good malt base. Dryish hop finish. My score 15/20.
Brewster's - Andromeda4.80GoodStrong golden bitter with a good fruity hop character and a full bodied flavour. My score 15/20.
31 Oct 2012 (Stephen Harris)
This is not one of my favourite pubs; a large, awkwardly-shaped, mostly subterranean bar in one of the City’s ugliest office blocks. But I popped in early evening as part of my feeble attempt to work my way down the Wetherspoon beer festival list.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Butcombe - Adam Henson's Rare Breed (superseded by 3.8% version - see separate entry)4.20GoodAmber-coloured. A best bitter, nicely balanced, with good malt flavour and an English hop character.
Weltons - Autumn Shades4.40AcceptableGold-coloured. This pint totally dominated by a thick, buttery taste, and nearly dropping to two stars.
Moorhouse's - Ruby Witch4.60Not Tried
Box Steam - Ghost Train4.80Not Tried
Jersey (now called Liberation) - Liberation Rouge4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Avery 3 Point 5 Session Ale3.50Not Tried
Rooster's - Franklin4.30Not Tried

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About The Green Man

The pub sign. The Green Man, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent17
Good37
Acceptable32
Poor-

The pub is found in City, Central London, EC2R 8EJ.

Cavernous Wetherspoon in modern office building at No.1 Poultry, a small ground floor level bar and a much bigger lower level. Closed in May 2017 for complete redevelopment of the building.

We have visited this pub 69 times, seen 109 different beers and tried 86 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC2R 8EJ