Jamaica Wine House (Shepherd Neame)

Mayor: ManVsBeer (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 12
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer  (2050) Hebden Bridge, England | May 5, 2017
Close to another Shepherd Neame pub only separated by the busy Cornhill road, this corner pub with a nice Victorian styling to it is a much better choice in terms of style and atmosphere, although the ale selection is no better or worse given its only regular Shepherd Neame choices in here. The bar against the back wall is separated into three booth like areas, although given its rammed with suits most of the time none of these offer up a better place to get served during the busy weekday hours. The corner room is fairly large so this may be your best bet for finding a seat.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Desverger  (191) Copenhagen, Denmark | January 25, 2017
Another old haunt and glad to see it still around. You can actually access this place from the rear exit of the aforementioned/reviewed Crosse Keys spoons, so worth combining the two places. Still pretty much the same as I remember, selection is basic to ok, not a bad place if there is a Shepherd Neame beer you need, but don’t expect much. Service is ok, but does suffer in the evenings when the inevitable suits pack out the place.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
BeardedAvenger  (226) Addlestone, England | July 18, 2016
This place is a favourite with colleagues from the London office so ens up here quite often when in that London. Always rammed, which reflects its location. The decor is fine. Standard SN beers. Standard pub. Happy for 2 pints and then on to the next place.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock  (614) , England | August 7, 2014
Met a chap in Tobago who told me his firm had refurbished this place and to look it up next time I was in London: so I did. Basic layout, plenty of wood all over the place and a ’lived in’ sort of feel to the whole set up. Difficult to find as it is hidden away with no road access, just passageways and allies. Thought it would be more interesting to be honest. I was told they found something in the toilets, but for the life of me I can not remember what it was, but it was one of the reasons I sort out the bar. Service and cask ales were fine on my one and only visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
chriso  (718) London, England | February 24, 2014
Impressive Victorian building tucked away down an alleyway in the City. Woody inside. Bit of a local institution and used to have that comfortable (but not plush), lived-in and atmospheric feel acquired by places that have been used for the same purpose, with little alteration (but not neglect), for years. As the name would suggest beer range was not a big part of that tradition. So the beer range has definitely improved since Shepherd Neame bought the place. However, it seems to have had a bit of a tart-up in a more corporate vein that has robbed it of much of its character.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Leighton  (1043) London, England | March 16, 2012
Contrary to this place’s name, this is a Shepherd Neame pub. There are six casks with about four different Shep beers. The pub itself is relatively small but most people stand outside in the alley. I only know how to get here in relation to the Crosse Keys: go out the back door of the Crosse Keys and you are basically at the Jamaica Wine House. Overall the pub really isn’t that impressive, but if you’re keen to get a couple Shep beers you can come here. Or take a break from the Crosse Keys and come here. But don’t make this place a destination.

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