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True Craft, Tottenham, N15

68 West Green Road
N15
N15 5NR
Phone: 02088003317
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Pub SignMan left this review about True Craft

This is a good sized, street corner, single room pub just a short walk from Seven Sisters tube station which, as the name suggests, specialises in craft beer. The open plan room has very scruffy exposed floorboards, walls either painted grey or left as bare brick, and a ceiling with an unusual geometric pattern across it. Two small pillars in the centre of the room do little to break up the open space which has been filled with metal frame chairs serving a great many small square tables. The servery is over to the right and has a counter that looks like it’s made from old railway sleepers which prop up the very thick stone slab counter top. Brewdog-style ‘cinema’ beer boards line the bar back and list all the available draught beer options. Décor is notably kept to a minimum, although as a fan of old pub signs, my eye was immediately drawn to one for the West Green Tavern – the previous name of this pub - which is on display on one of the walls. Along the rear wall, there is a drinking ledge with bar stools behind which is an open kitchen which was churning out large quantities of pizza to a full room of hungry Spurs fans on a busy (but notably not packed) match-day afternoon. The buzzy atmosphere was complimented by an enjoyable reggae soundtrack which chugged away in the background.
I counted a total of ten craft keg taps, all mounted in familiar fashion across the bar back and offering beers from the likes of To Øl, Tiny Rebel, Seven Sisters and Affinity, with one real cider thrown into the mix as well. I tried the Mile End Salvation Pale which had a good hop-forward profile but set me back a hefty £5.00 which is far from the sort of price I expect to be charged in this part of town.
This is a decent enough craft beer bar that doesn’t really do a great deal to stand out from the crowd but does at least serve an area that has become a bit of a beer and pub wilderness in recent years. With the renaissance in craft beer in Tottenham and the surrounding area, this makes a good addition to any craft beer crawl but isn’t really a destination in its own right.

On 31st March 2020 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about True Craft

Ugly battleship grey painted exterior.Functional interior with cheap looking seating.Lots of keg beers and decent selection in the fridge.I had a Seven Sisters beer.

On 10th November 2018 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about True Craft

The old West Green Tavern shut down some time in 2013 and has remained boarded up for the last few years.
But now the upstairs two floors have been converted into flats and the downstairs pub area reopened on the 15th of August 2018 as the True Craft Tap House and Bottle Shop with a bar area with 10 Craft keg taps and a kitchen area providing sour dough Pizza's.
Internally it’s a bit minimalistic with stripped back brick walls, wooden flooring and mainly wood tables and chairs with a couple of settees around the edge.
The Tap wall bar is on the opposite wall as you enter, with the pizzeria kitchen to the left and the bottle fridges and racks to the right of the bar. Local Tottenham breweries were well represented on the 10 taps with brews from Brewheadz, Beavertown and Redemption alongside other London offerings from One Mile End and the Seven Sisters brewery that now brews out of Bermondsey. I went for the keg version of Redemptions Big Chief and very good it was to. But at £4.00 for a 2/3 it should have been.
My Saturday lunchtime visit found it more functioning as a restaurant with quite a few groups in for the sour dough Pizza’s and hopefully it will be a bit more of a pubby experience in the evenings. But its good to have this former pub back functioning as a decent craft beer bar.

On 28th October 2018 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Seven Sisters, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
South Tottenham, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Bruce Grove, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for True Craft, N15
31st Mar 2020, 19:44
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
10th Nov 2018, 19:50
Review submitted by john gray

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