User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
First new beer tick of 2021! with london calling on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Barrel Store
Image posted by Alan Winfield
Submitted on Sunday, 5th April 2015
With picture contributions to 6053 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (4 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Barrel Store, Walthamstow, E17

Pub added by Aqualung .
Unit 7, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street
E17
E17 9HQ
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of The Barrel Store (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Aqualung . left this review about Wild Card Brewery Taproom

Revised opening hours are Fri 17:00-midnight, Sat 11:00-Midnight and Sun 11:00-22:00


Visit 09/08/2014

Things have moved on since the Spring and they now have three of their own beers brewed on site, Jack of Clubs, Queen of Diamonds and Pale Ale. There is also a proper cooled cellar and four handpumps. On my visit there were the three Wild Card beers (£3.30) and Hackney American Pale Ale (£3.70).
I was told that the Pale and a Mild to come was just for the Taproom and "trusted" venues. The Pale and Queen of Diamonds were in excellent nick but the Hackney beer I thought had an odd taste that may be down to the hops used or something else. The Queen of Diamonds sailed through the three pint test.


Visit 06/04/2014


Although the brewery isn't actually running yet they now have the paperwork from Customs and Excise, so the first brew in Walthamstow should commence in the next week or two.

There are two ways of finding this place, the easiest is probably the W16 Addison Road bus stops. Just North of Addison road is a an unnamed roadway with black iron gates that leads into a small industrial estate. Follow this round and the Wild Card site is at the end on the left. Tne alternative is to go down Summit Road just South of the Nag's Head and go to the end where there is an entrance to the small industrial estate and you will see the brewery on the right. The W12 bus also runs very close by.

Inside there is a small makeshift bar with barrels being served by gravity and a fridge with their own Jack of Clubs and other local brewery bottles. There is a small selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks. I've tried the two Wild Card beers (Jack of Clubs red ale and Queen of Diamonds IPA), Redemption Big Chief and Five Points Pale all of which have been superb.
All cask beers are £3.30.
The fittings consist of a log stove, an assortment of wooden chairs, the odd table and an upholstered bench seat. The best feature for me was the makeshift tables which consisted of two upturned cable drums and one made from placing a forklift pallet on top of four beer casks, Antic eat your heart out.
There is no food but they do have an arrangement with a Chips and Dips firm who have a trailer outside.
It's dog and children friendly and could be made disabled accessible by simply having a ramp across the door entrance.

I really like this place, but it won't suit everyone. There seemed to have been a decent crowd here on all of my three visits. I can see problems in the future with the beer and venue if the weather gets really hot or really cold, but I'm sure they will find answers.

On 27th March 2015 - rating: 9
[User has posted 2143 recommendations about 2143 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Bucking Fastard left this review about Wild Card Brewery Taproom

A classic brewery tap right next to the brew kit in an industrial shed marked as Colin Chapman & Sons,Steel Fabricators.Initially we walked straight past until a young lady cleaning the external pic nic tables told us to push the big metal door under a sign saying "Bar".The door opened into a large windowless space with the rugby being aired on a drop down screen A few rough benches and old pub furniture were dotted about .We got a friendly welcome from some locals and were told that opening hours are now 5pm on Fridays , 10am on Saturdays and 11am on Sundays;others days it's closed.
The small bar was serving three house beers,Ace of Spades,Jack of Clubs and a good Queen of Diamonds IPA while a guest Pale Ale (failed to note brewery) completed the range.This is the place to sample and tick off Wild Card ales,but given the austere interior I cant imaging spending a whole evening in here.However a good double header with the nearby Nags Head if up in Walthamstow Village and seeking decent ale.

On 22nd March 2015 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2088 recommendations about 2088 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Alan Winfield left this review about Wild Card Brewery Taproom

The Wild Card Brewery Taproom is located in an industrial shed,it is not very well signed from the outside so is easily missed like we did.
Once inside it is like having a drink in an industrial unit,there are beer barrels stored to the left,the floor is concrete giving the place a cold feel.
There is a very small bar which had four real ales on it,i had a drink of Pale Ale which went down well but i dont know who brewed this beer,the other beers were Wild Card Jack of Clubs,Queen of Diamonds and Ace of Spades.
The opening times are limited and listed below.
I liked the beer here but i do not really like drinking in industrial units.

Pub visited 21/3/2015

On 21st March 2015 - rating: 6
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]


View more reviews of The Barrel Store (5)
This pub features in the following crawls:
East 17 by Bucking Fastard
External web links for The Barrel Store

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Walthamstow Central, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Wood Street, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Walthamstow Queens Road, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Barrel Store, E17
4th Apr 2019, 22:06
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved
 
4th Apr 2019, 21:00
Web Link submitted by Tris C

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 April 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 April 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 10 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No - Outside Tables and Chairs - last updated 10 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 April 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No - Limited unofficial parking. - last updated 23 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Before 8.00 pm. - last updated 14 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 06 April 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 April 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes - Street food from van outside. - last updated 10 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 April 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 16 March 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional - last updated 06 April 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Rugby mainly. - last updated 16 March 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 November 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 April 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 April 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 April 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 April 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 14 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 23 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 March 2016 by Aqualung .
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed