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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
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
Adnams - Stone Brewing Supremely Self-Conscious Black Ale Excellent1
Butcombe - Adam Henson's Rare Breed (superseded by 3.8% version - see separate entry)Good1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
Vale - GunpowderGood1
Mauldons - Lemon AdderAcceptable1
Clarence & Fredericks - Smoked RedAcceptable1
Wadworth - Klosterbrauerei Scheyern Kloster Bock DunkelAcceptable1
Itchen Valley - Tea ClipperAcceptable1
Weltons - Autumn ShadesAcceptable1
Marston's - Zululand Zulu BlondeAcceptable1
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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 Puttshank Bank (formerly The Green Man)

The pub sign. Puttshank Bank (formerly The Green Man), City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent17
Good37
Acceptable32
Poor-

Website.

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

Was a 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. Re-opened late 2019 with new name and as a crazy golf concept.

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

Map location

Postcode: EC2R 8EJ