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Brewmaster, WC2

37 Cranbourn Street
WC2
WC2H 7AD
Phone: 02078361038
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Greene King

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Tris C left this review about Brewmaster

This was licenced in the mid-19th century as the Swiss Stores, before being rebuilt as part of Leicester Square tube in the 1930s, by esteemed architect Charles Holden, responsible for some of London’s fine Art Deco tube stations, 55 Broadway and Senate House. Until Greene King’s acquisition around 2015, there was the famous ‘dancing pirate’ kitsch illumination to the first and second floors, which was something of a landmark, especially when lit at night; what ever happened to it? This may have something to do with GK’s makeover. I last came here in the late ‘80s but the place has now been completely hipsterfied, with a white tiled fascia and glass office doors, hinting at what lies in store.
The floor is modern boarded with tiles to the bar, the walls being either smoky blue, white tiled or planked. The planking theme continues to the bar front, with the pub’s name applied to it in large white distressed letters. There are more building site motifs in the form of the gantry, which is made from small gauge scaffolding with more planking. The large structural columns are, from the floor up, clad with grey painted matchboard, then large swathes of slightly beaten copper sheeting. Furniture is tall, comprising slightly industrial metal topped tables with very uncomfortable pressed metal stools; lighting takes the form of filament bulbs in caged holders. Music was barely audible, for once and an ugly games machine flashed in the corner. Décor is at least original, in that it’s beer mats housed in glass fronted wooden box frames, affixed to the walls; no indication of course of what’s available at the bar. Customers seemed transient, probably a mix of tourists and theatregoers, mainly young.
Ales: GK IPA, Abbot with my Neck Oil running in at £3.30 a half.
This place once had a soupçon of originality about it, but it’s a below average place, with an interior I’d expect to find in Shoreditch; I can’t think of any real reason to return.

Rated 3.5.

On 19th October 2021 - rating: 3
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Graham Coombs left this review about Brewmaster

Located on a busy junction next to Leicester Square station, this has a somewhat empty feel with polished wood and tile floors and high stools/tables round the edge, perhaps geared up for busy standing times. There is also an upstairs bar and dining room, while there are a few tables outside in a passageway. Beers from Greene King with guests, at time of visit including Abbot, IPA, London Glory and a house-badged beer.

On 17th March 2019 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Brewmaster

Run-of-the-mill central London pub, with limited seating in the main bar but rather more tables available on the first-floor which is mostly a dining room. Also has a few patio tables out on the pavements to front and rear. As a Greene King house, you will usually find the 'house' Brewmstr and IPA available, supplemented by London Glory and the Radio X Amplified collaboration (£4.70) on this visit, from a total of four handpumps at ground-floor level and two more upstairs.

On 30th July 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.04 miles, 39 min walk (show)
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19th Oct 2021, 18:03
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19th Oct 2021, 16:52
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No - pavement tables - last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
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