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Long Arm, Shoreditch, EC2

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26 Worship Street
EC2
EC2A 2DX
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Long Arm

A rather strange brewery pub and bar with entrances from both the street and the hotel to the rear.

I'd never heard of Long Arm Brewery. But it seems that this is where they are based. There is no real ale, but 3 keg beers were dispensing beer brewed on the premises - Long Arm Lucky Penny, Shadow Wolf & Muddy Ruck. My Shadow Wolf was ok, without being special.

The brewing equipment can be found at the right-hand end of the room. But the bar generally feels more like an American one than anything British. I'm glad I've been, but don't really see a reason to return.

On 16th March 2022 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Long Arm

Modern pub, housed underneath the rear part of the Montcalm Hotel, featuring a staple-shaped bar, an opened-out room to one side and the shiny micro-brewery in the diagonally opposite corner, all under a high ceiling with industrial ventilation ducting. Seating mostly along tall benches (with power sockets and menus), although the place was mostly full of post-work vertical drinkers when I called in. Five different beers from the range available from the two banks of six craft keg taps, in a range of styles including two pale ales, an IPA and a lager, but I went for the dark Stoutford Bridge (£5.50, like the others, but they were doing two-pint steins for this price as an offer when I ordered, so that proved to be an unexpected bargain).

On 3rd June 2019 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Long Arm

This is a large modern brewpub in an unusual old commercial property with a great central London location, easily reached from trendy hotspots like Old Street and Shoreditch. The bar occupies a number of units in this large office block-style building, but these have all been knocked through to create a long, single room with a large servery running along the rear wall. The bar has a patched up traditional dark wood counter, bare brick bar back and metal framed gantry and shelving units. This adds to the rather industrial feel they have created throughout the pub through the exposure of the concrete floor, , bare brick walls and all manner of pipes and cable trays around the ceiling. The latter is a shame, as the ceiling appears to have some very interesting decorative patterning, but this is lost beneath the aforementioned utilities. Large front windows opposite the bar have a row of high tables and bar stools beneath them which would make for good people-watching spots if you can bag one. Meanwhile, over to the left there is a selection of comfier seating options under a large pub-scene mural with a pint of Long Arm as the centrepiece. I also spotted a shuffleboard table here in the front corner, surrounded by low stools, which I'm sure the hipsters enjoy having a few 'ironic' games on. The brew-plant is mostly housed over to the right, with numerous brewing vessels visible along the back wall here, whilst a tiled end wall has a detailed brewing process diagram drawn on it. Other items of interest spotted whilst mooching around included a retro arcade machine, giant Connect 4 game and a wheel which you can spin to determine which beer to try. Music was playing on my early evening visit, but the general chatter in a room devoid of soft furnishings was sufficient to drown it out most of the time.
Long Arms dominate the bar and these are promoted as 'tank fresh', which I found a little confusing, but I found this seems to mean that the beer is served at the correct temperature and with no discernible carbonation, although the one I tried was also devoid of much flavour. The options on this occasion were Juice Box IPA, Lab Unfiltered Lager, Hopwood Orange Lager, Pas Punch APA, Beerly Legal Session and Hazed and Confused, with all priced at £5.50 a pint.
I quite enjoyed visiting a London microbrewery in a proper premises rather than the usual industrial estate/railway arch locations, but found the obvious drawback to be the associated cost of a pint. It's definitely worth a look given the often underwhelming ale options in this neck of the woods, but I fear this might end up being added to that list if all their beer turns out to be as bland as the one I sampled on this visit.

On 29th November 2018 - rating: 6
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 January 2019 by Komakino .
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  • Function Room : No last updated 10 January 2019 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 January 2019 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 November 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 November 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 January 2019 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 January 2019 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 November 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 November 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 November 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 10 January 2019 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 29 November 2018 by Pub SignMan
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  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 10 January 2019 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 November 2018 by Pub SignMan
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