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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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Tris C left this review about Craft Beer Co

Dating from the late 19th century, this was until 2016 the Railway Tavern, built for Charrington’s, their trademark leaded and banded stained-glass windows still in situ.
There’s a boarded floor, then pale grey paintwork or bare brick, including two unused bare brick fireplaces, mixed simple furniture with plastic folders for beer menus on tables, a multitude of defunct brewers’ mirrors and hipster lighting, including Anglepoise lamps as sconces; one item of note was the retention of the pub’s original name as a lovely polychromatic mosaic to an entrance. Customers were very mixed, all probably living locally in this increasingly gentrified area.
There are 21 taps catering for the keg brigade, otherwise the discerning cask drinker is offered three unused pumps, then just the CBC inhouse – and rather bland – Pale, then Liquid Light’s Ramble On and Great Northern Ale’s Northern Monk, served by a friendly barman and very nice, but at a painful £2.80 a half.
This place is ok I suppose, especially given that there’s so little in the way of pubs around here, where at the start of the twentieth century, this postcode boasted more than 330 pubs that have now gone, but the place is a bit austere, expensive, with just the three ales not really enough to justify a trip; if I lived locally, I’d venture further afield, agreeing with Moby in that this place isn’t the chain’s best effort and he had a choice of six ales as opposed to my three.

On 7th May 2022 - rating: 5
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Rob Hunter left this review about Craft Beer Co

Visited here on Sunday afternoon while staying in London for a few days. Six hand pulls at the bar and many keg taps including craft beers and Lilley's ciders. The exterior is tiled and the interior consists of a mix of bare brick, painted brick and painted wood. Bare boards downstairs, a dark bar, brewery mirrors on the walls, and the windows are attractive old wooden things with some feature coloured glass. A lounge and "secret" roof terrace is signposted as being upstairs, though I did not investigate.

In terms of COVID guidelines, you scan a QR code at the bar to register your visit but other than that it felt like a normal pub experience, ordering at the bar and finding your own seat, etc.

I had a pint of Buxton Moor Top on cask, which slipped down very nicely, followed by a couple of keg options - Deviant & Dandy Malthazar (apparently the pub's house stout) and Old Street Brewery Vlad the IPAler (an absolutely superb 7.2% IPA). There were plenty more options to tempt me and I think it's fair to say there will be something for everyone here.

A decent pub, and I really enjoyed my visit here.

On 19th August 2020 - rating: 9
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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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Pub location see interactive map of local area
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
7th May 2022, 19:03
Review submitted by Tris C
 
19th Aug 2020, 16:31
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

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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
  • Function Room : No last updated 07 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : No last updated 07 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes - Sundays 16.00 - 19.00. - last updated 07 May 2022 by Tris C
  • 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
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 07 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 May 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 May 2022 by Tris C
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