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Hops d'Amour, Coventry

Pub added by Delboy 20
67 Corporation Street
Coventry
CV1 1GX

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Will Larter left this review about Hops d'Amour

One of the best micropubs I've been to - though it's quite big to be called micro - and it's because of the concentration on real ale and the enthusiasm shown by the staff. It's a plain rectangular room with the bar right at the back, with a staircase beside it leading up to the toilets. There were six hand pumps and these had five real ales and a cider. My half of Pitchfork Frogbit - a peculiar name for a 4.4% bitter - was in excellent condition. The woman who served me was friendly, helpful, well informed and as I said before, enthusiastic. There were quite a few other customers at the time of my mid-afternoon, mid-week visit, and it is clear that this pub is a leader in the Coventry real ale scene.

Date of visit: 12th May 2022

On 21st June 2022 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Hops d'Amour

A former shop unit in a 60's development,there is outside drinking at benches and a traditional layout inside with mixed traditional seating down both sides and the bar at the end,with loos upstairs.
The walls are adorned either with pump clip or moody photos of Cov,it's well done.The atmosphere was great,very knowledgeable behind the bar and friendly,chatty locals so it's easy to get drawn into conversation.All very civilised.
The 6 handpumps were drawing on my trip Pomona Island Poor Moon (NBSS 3.5),One by One Porter,RedWillow Feckless,Black Lodge Tick then Tock (NBSS 4) and Byatts Carmarama (NBSS 4) with the final pump awaiting correct conditioning.The ale quality was high ,two dark beers were appeciated but my only niggle was that on my trip there was nothing over 4.5%,which was a shame.
One to add to any city centre real ale crawl,if you like the micro vibe you won't be disappointed.

On 29th April 2022 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Hops D'amour

Coventry's first - and recently Camra award-winning - micro-pub in a city-centre location that might not seem obvious, but works surprisingly well. Nothing unusual about the shop-unit conversion, with a mix of functional furniture, pump clips and ephemera, but there was a fine selection of real ales in a range of styles on the six handpumps. I went for the tasty, deliberately hazy, Sea of Dreams pale ale from Neptune Brewery (£4.00), with others coming from Abbeydale, Castle Rock, Wild Beer, Cloudwater and Underground Medicine. In a word, excellent.

On 21st February 2022 - rating: 9
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