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Brewhouse & Kitchen

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Torrens Street
Phone: 02078379421
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Pub SignMan left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

This is the first London outlet for this small chain of pubs of the same name - each with their own in-house brewery. The pub is very well positioned, just around the corner from Angel tube station and accordingly doing a very good trade on my mid-week evening visit. A porch with a number of cases full of hops, leads you into a large, predominantly bare boarded room with a U-shaped servery to the rear surrounded by some pleasant coloured floor tiles. The bar has a chunky wooden counter and metal bar top with low wattage lights suspended above in old beer bottles. The room offers a good mix of seating, with high tables and stools down the right hand side and opposite the bar, tub chairs to the front, padded booths down the left wall and a nice high bench booth near the entrance. An undressed ceiling exposes a lot of pipes, ducts and the likes but actually looks okay in the context of the pub's 'working brewery' look which sees lots of bits and bobs such as copper tanks and all manner of pipes, valves and gauges on show. There are even some pipes on a section of partitioning wall to the right with lamps built into them whilst to the left there are shelving units with beer bottles used to separate the booths. The brewery equipment can be viewed to the rear right and there is a malt store to the front right surrounded by some nice tiling. An upright piano stands near to the entrance and there was a TV screen showing muted rolling news whilst an indie music soundtrack played. Burgers are available for around a tenner, with other main courses closer to £12.
The bar offers a selection of in-house beers, with the options on this occasion being Watchmaker, Spandau B, Arc Angel, Myddleton, Briton and Hitchcock, with Chaplin no longer available. The Spandau B was a pretty good pint and the ales in general seemed to be very popular. A good range of bottled beers can be found, including a lot of Belgian options. The service was very friendly, despite it being particularly busy, with one barman going so far as to take a bicycle from one customer and find somewhere for it to be safely stored.
I was very impressed with this place and thought it was an improvement on other pubs from the same chain that I had previously visited. The beer range is obviously a good draw, but the place has a nice vibe, interesting look and the staff are very friendly. There are some good pubs around this part of town and this ranks up there with the best of them.

On 5th July 2015 - rating: 8
[User has posted 1431 recommendations about 1431 pubs]

moby duck left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

Exceeded my expectations on my maiden visit,more modern bar than pub but not any worse off for that fact,there is a brew kit to the rear of the bar and the young brewster was at work during my Saturday afternoon visit.eight beers were on and the barman was keen and generous in plying my drinking partner and myself with tasters of all before purchase ,all were in top notch condition, I settled for a Coconut Stout which was as near perfection as you can get.
This place is spot on and I intend to return.

On 28th June 2015 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about Brewhouse and Kitchen

Far removed from the outlet Steve experience in 2009 - this is now a newly-opened brewpub. Large U-shaped interior with varied seating areas. Mish-mash of décor styles with reclaimed wood, copper and tiled walls. Exposed ceiling lights in old beer bottles suspended above the bar was quite a neat (and cheap) idea. Food offered but expect London prices though an effort has been made to beer-match the dishes. To the ale; eight pumps sporting a number of their house beers (through a variety of styles) plus a cider. My Winter Warmer was murky but ostensibly OK but the American IPA was much better. The barman mistook me for some sort of amateur and tried to painfully explain the difference between each one on offer but at least they’re trying which is better than can be said for similar ventures elsewhere. Overall I quite liked it and the place just about melded together. I’d be willing to drop in again and see how things progress.

On 20th December 2014 - rating: 7
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5th Jul 2015, 12:51
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
28th Jun 2015, 22:08
Review submitted by moby duck

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - limited front seating - last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 June 2015 by moby duck
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 28 June 2015 by moby duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
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