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Craft Beer Co, Limehouse, E14

576 Commercial Road
E14
E14 7JD
Phone: 02077902360
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Punch Taverns

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Bucking Fastard left this review about Craft Beer Co

Formerly the Railway Arms,this street corner pub retains very pleasing leaded window frames,but has been stripped out internally with an exposed brick fireplace (unused) on one side,a wooden floor throughout and modern and trendy low profile sofas,stools ,single seaters with formica topped small tables.With little decoration it can get noisy,but the jazz muzak didnt up the ante.There is still a mosaic Railway Tavern design by a non opening front door,which may hint at a multi room original layout.Two flatscreen will show BT sport events but will be off at other times thankfully.
There is a calmer first floor lounge with some larger tables,and this leads to a charming enclosed beer terrace with old brewery metal signs on display .A real sun trap,but be aware that on comedy club nights a charge will be made to access the first floor.
The star turn here is the beer selection.The six handpumps were drawing Holler Bro Peep,Extra Pale and West Coast IPA together with Hawkshead Session IPA,Siren Broken Dream Breakfast Stout (excellent) while the house Clerkenwell Pale was reversed.The 21 craft keg taps featured beer from Siren ,Hammerton,Mad Squirrel,Magic Rock,Weird Beard,Tiny Rebel,Wylam,some foreign brews and some sparkling cider.The food offering besides burgers was local street food style from a short menu.
This is the place to sup real ale in Limehouse and I will most certainly return.

On 24th March 2019 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Craft Beer Co

A very interesting choice of five ales from Cromarty Brewery Inverness, on our visit. These beers really hit the spot, so tended to stay on these most of our visit. I especially liked the Kowabunga 4.6% which beckoned me to a second pint. The two barman were very friendly and chatty. Not a bad pub, this one.

On 2nd April 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Craft Beer Co

It was perhaps inevitable that the successful Craft Beer Co chain would eventually expand into craft beer loving East London, but what was less easy to predict, was that they would spring up in the comparative beer desert of Limehouse. The new bar is situated in the former Railway Tavern, directly outside Limehouse DLR station and thus easily reached from both the City and Canary Wharf. The pub has a fairly run-of-the-mill layout with a single ground floor room, bare boarded throughout and sporting an inoffensive pastel shaded colour scheme. The servery runs along the right hand part of the back wall and has a decent dark wood counter and simple bar back adorned with plenty of old pump clips. Unlike some of the chain's other bars, this place has a bit of the 'Antic' feel to it, with its crazy mishmash of tables and chairs, much of which looks like it has been kept in storage since the '70's or was rescued from a skip. Nice leaded windows run around two sides of the room and a bare brick wall over to the right was adorned with some fine old Bass and Charringtons mirrors, which help give that place more of a pub feel than some of the chain's city centre bars. A staircase behind the bar leads up to a first floor lounge and so-called 'secret' roof terrace, neither of which I managed to explore. Music was playing quietly in the background during my late night Wednesday visit, which saw the place pretty much empty, although I have since returned here on the night of a gig at the nearby Troxy and the place was so rammed with only two blokes behind the bar, that I gave up and went to the Grapes instead.
There are six handpulls on the bar, three of which were out of action on my midweek visit, leaving a choice of Kent Pale and Cobnut and Harbour Cornish Bitter. I've never tried their house beer, so gave the Kent Pale a go at £4.35 a pint and thought it was a pretty tasty pint in good condition. When I returned on the busier gig night (also on a Wednesday coincidentally), all six handpulls were in action, so it seems they adjust the selection to suit demand - shame they couldn't do the same with the staffing though! The usual vast keg range (I think I counted twenty taps in all) is present and correct, along with beer menus on each table to help you find your way through the range.
I've been a big fan of this chain since their beginnings as the Cask and Kitchen in Pimlico, but I'm starting to wonder if they're not losing their direction, as with each new opening, I'm generally finding myself less and less impressed. I thought this place had plus points in the general pubby feel it presents and its beer quality, but the sparse decor, random furnishings and hopeless service were all off-putting and left me with unfavourable impressions when seeing the pub at both busy and quiet times.

On 15th November 2017 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Limehouse, 0.03 miles, 0 min walk (show)
Shadwell, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Wapping, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Craft Beer Co, E14
24th Mar 2019, 09:38
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
2nd Apr 2018, 21:44
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No - Roof Terace - last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 March 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - BT Sport - last updated 24 March 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
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