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Moor Vaults & Tap Room, Bermondsey, SE16

Pub added by Tris C
71 Enid Street
SE16 3RA

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Blackthorn _ left this review about Moor Vaults & Tap Room

One of many similar establishments forming part of the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile, like many of the others this is located in the arches under the railway track, and is of course a brewery tap rather than a pub, and this is reflected in the somewhat industrial style décor, if one could go so far as calling it that.

The flooring was some type of concrete screed, whilst the usual white corrugated iron of these establishments was cladding the ceiling and walls in order to channel the continually dripping water from the tunnel roof away from the punters underneath. This appears to differ from other breweries in the vicinity in as much that the beer is not actually brewed on the premises. Instead it comes from Moor’s HQ in Bristol, and is cask conditioned here. Tables has been fashioned from planks of wood affixed to beer barrels, with high metal chairs for seating. In a nod to more traditional pub décor, a few rows of exposed filament style bulbs were strung around and there was also a table football game at the front of the pub. There was also some Moor Beer merchandise for sale. Some surprisingly heavy music was playing, but at a reasonable volume still allowing for conversation.

Their own beers were dispensed directly from barrels racked up behind the bar and included Revival, Nor’Hop and Smokey Horizon. Various other options were chalked up on a couple of boards behind the bar, although in most cases it wasn’t clear whether these were keg or cask, or whether they were their own brews or not. These included Wee Heavy (10½%!), Exactly That Stout, All Dayer, Claudia, PMA, Raw, Hoppiness, Old Freddy Walker, Fusion, Jed IPA, SWBA Benny Havens and Alphol. Ciders meanwhile were Oliver’s and Shezam, the latter of which went down rather well.

On 5th February 2020 - rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about Moor Beer Brewery Taproom

This section of the Bermondsey railway arches on Enid Street houses the popular Brew By Numbers microbrewery which has been in situ for a while. But this strip is now enhanced by three other bars from out of town craft brewers trying to take advantage of the Bermondsey Craft scene by opening tap rooms. Most noticeable is now Cloudwater from Manchester, who opened late last year following in the footsteps of Moor Beer from Bristol with their tap room here.
I agree with Moby below that as railway arch bars go this is a good one with both internal and external bench seating space and a professional bar set up at the far end with a 12 tap keg wall and space for up to six cask ales served from the barrels visible behind a glass panel above the tap wall.
There were 10 Moor Beer keg beers on offer with a couple of guests and then three of their real ales. I went for the Revival Cask ale and very good it was too. All beers are available in thirds, halves or pints with the keg beers coming in between £5 and £8 a pint depending on strength and my pint of cask was just under a fiver if I remember correctly.
We almost didn’t get into this one also, but nothing to do with the crowds and more because of the excellent Pork pie and scotch egg food van parked in front of it which distracted our attention for a good while. Not really associated with the Moor Beer Tap but it did enhance our enjoyment of a visit to this section of the arches.

On 21st June 2019 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about Moor Beer Brewery Taproom

A newly opened tap for the Bristol brewer, and a decent job they've made of it, although its just another railway arch its at a more professional level than some , a good range of beer in cask as well as keg, The Dark alliance was very good. This is one I would be happy to re-attend.

On 13th June 2018 - rating: 7
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