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Hoop & Grapes, Aldgate, EC3

47 Aldgate High Street
EC3
EC3N 1AL
Phone: 02074814583
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Quinno _ left this review about Hoop & Grapes

Historic and wonky wooden framed exterior which (just) survived the Great Fire of London. This gives way to a long and narrow interior which retains a bit of (injected) character with mid-range decor, nothing too offensive. There are a number of discrete drinking areas including a large glassed paned quasi-booth, which are welcome. Split in two most of the way by a supporting wall, the bar is to the rear left and sported a good number of ales (8?) with a selection which befitted the pub’s current status as a Nicholsons. My Fyne Ales Jarl was decent (NBSS 3). A quick mention of the impressive subterranean toilets, which were like something out of an episode of Knightmare. It's a fair bet for the area and I’d have no problem returning.

On 1st April 2019 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Hoop & Grapes

The best place to appreciate the age of this pub is from the front entrance where the very well worn steps and distorted ,sloping front window attest to many centuries of use.Inside it's all rather Nicholson's chain pub,but the front section with a bench seat below said window is by far the calmest spot.The interior is long and thin,with a side opening for a long bar,while opposite a glazed dividing panel creates a mini snug below a sloping glazed roof light.At the rear is a wait to be seated dining area,with Fish House wall sign indicating the menu bias.However bar snacks can be consumed anywhere else in the interior,at what looked like reasonable prices.
Sadly the chain vibe is never far away and the muzak was much too loud and the bar was staffed with an inexperienced crew who took no notice of how long someone may have been waiting for service.
However the ale selection was decent on my trip with Nicholsons Pale,Hogs Back TEA,Doom Bar,London Pride ,Sharps Atlantic,Purity Bunny Hop,Siren Broken Dream (on top form) and a real cider from the 8 pumps.
It's worth a squint ,plus real ale outlets close to Aldgate are limited but not quiet enough to justify a long session here despite some historic interest.

On 2nd March 2019 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about The Hoop & Grapes

A nice looking pub with lots of dark wood but it is a Nicholsons and cant escape having a slight formula feel about it. Being a Nicholsons though you can expect a decent range of beer to choose from, today it was,the usual house beer in Nicholsons Pale (St Austell) along with Trumans Runner,Hop Back Summer Lightening and Citra,Inveralmond Frisco Steam,Hadrian Island Farne Island and a couple of usual suspects in Doom Bar and Black Sheep Bitter. The Hop back Citra was good. Handy for Aldgate Tube but I wouldnt go out of my way.

On 10th August 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Fenchurch Street, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
London Liverpool Street, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Shoreditch High Street, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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6th Aug 2019, 23:15
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27th Jul 2019, 09:38
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  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 March 2019 by Bucking Fastard
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