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Salt Woolwich, Woolwich, SE18

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15 Major Draper Street
SE18
SE18 6GD
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David Walton left this review about Salt Woolwich

Now owned by SALT but physically looks exactly the same as when I was last here on 01/11/2021 when it was Taproom SE18.

Grand beer selection here. Their own keg offerings were Huckaback, Serge, the commonly seen Jute, Loom, the stout Black Lace and a TIPA called Nuclear Fog at a stonking 10.0%. Gues keg were Santiago from Two Flints, Helles Export from Westerham, Peckham Pils from Brick, YON lager from Ossett, a stout from Crate, a rhubarb and custard sour from Brick and the oft seen Blue Moon and Aspall cider. There were two hand pulls, one unused and the other one dispensing Wanted a session pale as an Ossett / Oakham collaboration. My quaff of choice here and very drinkable.

The venue compares favourably with the Plum Tree but it feels more corporate and was rammed on my visit a bit before 7pm as the poor evening weather meant customers didn’t opt for outside benches. Enjoyed a visit here but can’t say I would trek here I like to trip to the Plum Tree which felt more worthwhile.

On 22nd May 2024 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Taproom

When I visited on a midweek afternoon recently they had on Hop Stuff Pale Ale, APA, Renegade IPA, and a guest of Weird Beard Black Perle Chocolate Stout. I had a half of the Renegade IPA at £2.10, which is not over the top for a 5.6% hop bomb. I didn't see a menu but a small group of mums and kids were tucking into pizze and chips. I also saw a small chalkboard advertising something called "Banker's Biltong", which is apparently produced in the Royal Arsenal and sold at the Taproom first on a Friday night. As bragging rights go that's pretty special!

There's nothing to add to the previous reviewer's description of the Taproom. It's minimalist in the extreme, but larger than it appears from the outside with the additional seating on the mezzanine balcony. This is nothing like a traditional pub, but it's not trying to be one. I's worth a visit though.

On 21st May 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Taproom

This is a small craft beer bar style establishment in the Royal Arsenal complex which was opened by the Woolwich based Hop Stuff Brewery in late 2015. The pub is split across two levels with the main bar in the ground floor section. This room has a bare concrete floor with a simple modern servery along the rear wall and lots of bare brick on show, none of which looks particularly aged, suggesting that the building might not be as old as initially assumed. High stools serve a drinking ledge down the left hand side whilst elsewhere there are high tables and beer barrels also served by high stools and a couple of comfy looking old armchairs. A window at the end of the bar looks through to the kitchen where pizzas seem to be the order of the day and you can ascend a spiral staircase towards the front of the room which leads to a mezzanine seating area where slightly more formal seating has been set up for those wanting to eat. The large glass front doors look out to a couple of old cannons which some customers were using to perch on whilst enjoying a quick smoke. The décor is pretty minimalistic, verging on the non-existent, but this is still a relatively new venture and I would be hopeful that it might acquire a bit more warmth and character over time.
The bar staff certainly do their bit to make you feel welcome and seemed like a proactive and knowledgeable bunch. There are eight handpulls on the bar, which is exciting in itself, but four were out of action on my Friday evening visit, which was a real shame. The remaining options were Hop Stuff Fusilier, APA and Oatmeal Stout plus a guest ale which was Yeovil Lynx Wildcat. Keg options included several more Hop Stuff brews and beers from the likes of Crate and Arbor. A good range of London based bottled beers were available from the fridges and included the full Hop Stuff range, with some of their bottles coming in under £3.00. I paid £3.80 for a pint of cask Oatmeal Stout and thought it was in superb condition.
This is an interesting addition to the local drinking scene and one that I suspect will do well given the level of gentrification taking place in the area. It was very busy on a Friday evening, making it tricky to get comfortable, yet I imagine that a visit at a quieter hour might have left me feeling it was rather bland and in need of livening up. Overall I found this a promising venture and enjoyed some good beer and service, suggesting this will become a solid double header with the nearby Dial Arch.

On 5th April 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Woolwich Arsenal, 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Plumstead, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Woolwich Dockyard, 0.88 miles, 17 min walk (show)
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22nd May 2024, 18:59
Review submitted by David Walton
 
16th Dec 2023, 22:15
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 February 2024 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 April 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 05 April 2016 by Pub SignMan
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