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Exale Taproom, Higham Hill, E17

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Unit 2C, Uplands Business Park, 118 Blackhorse Road
E17
E17 5QJ

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Steve of N21 left this review about Exale Taproom

The Exale Brewery tap room was probably the most enjoyable visit as far as premises go on the Blackhorse Mile. Initially it wasn’t very promising as there was an external drainage problem being sorted out as we approached meaning walking across a temporary pontoon bridge to get into the place.
One in there it had the most character of all the tap rooms we visited on the day. There is an outside courtyard space with undercover seating on two sides and tables under umbrellas in the middle. Then the inside bar area has a collection of seating options including high tables, a small mezzanine floor section and some very funky decor, although the large illuminated cloud structures hanging from the ceiling probably work better on a dark evening.
The bar is located on the right hand side and alongside the tiled tap wall with 10 taps there were other interesting drink options including alcoholic cocktail slushes for the ladies.
Three Exale craft brews were on alongside other options from Boxcar, The Kernal and Hackney Brewery. We tried all three and the Pale and the West Coast IPA were decent brews. Unfortunately we didn’t know that the brewers here are Scottish and should have read the board properly and asked for a sample of the Krankie before ordering it. Exale Krankie is an Iron Bru Sour, and let’s just say it’s an acquired taste.
I believe this one opens at 4pm on a Thursday and Friday and 12 noon at the weekend.

On 15th September 2021 - rating: 6
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