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The Barrel Project, Bermondsey, SE1

Pub added by Tris C
80 Druid Street
SE1
SE1 2HQ
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Barrel Project

Much bigger inside than it looks from the single-arch frontage, because it extends all the way through the multi-tracked entrance arches on the approach to London Bridge station. That said, the area between the bar and the barrels stacked up the side wall is very narrow, but further seating is available on the mezzanine at the far end. Two chalk-boards list the 11 barrel-aged beers, plus another 12 from the main London Beer Factory brewery, in a huge range of styles. I ended up with the oaky Motueka Kaupeka dry-hopped mixed fermentation saison (£6.40 for a schooner, but a remarkably different beer so OK for a one-off special). Certainly worth a visit if doing the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

On 12th August 2020 - rating: 8
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Barrel Project

One of many similar establishments forming part of the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile, like many of the others this is located in the arches under the railway track, and is of course a brewery tap rather than a pub, and this is reflected in the somewhat industrial style décor, if one could go so far as calling it that.

The flooring was some type of concrete screed, whilst the usual white corrugated iron of these establishments was cladding the ceiling in order to channel the continually dripping water from the tunnel roof away from the punters underneath. Here though the walls had been left as exposed brickwork which added a little more atmosphere and although the majority of the lighting was industrial style fittings and fluorescent tubes, in a nod to on-trend pub design there were also a few exposed filament style bulbs hung above the bar. The bar counter itself was quite attractive, with green glazed tiling across the front and a “London Beer Factory” motif emblazoned on inlaid white tiles. A few leather clad bar stools were arranged in front of the counter, but the majority of the seating was basic tables and chairs. The main feature of note though was racks and racks of barrels stacked from floor to ceiling and covering the entire left hand wall, all marked with the date of filling. A few more vertical barrels were dotted around, although whether these were overflow storage or just for resting your pint on, I’m not sure.

Beer choice was entirely keg rather than cask, dispensed from a row of taps on the wall behind the bar with the current choice chalked up on a couple of large boards above, as well as the style, ABV, etc. They were almost entirely their own, although a couple did appear to be collaborations with others brewers such as Piggy and Brew Dog. On our visit the selection consisted of Boulder, Shallow Waters, Sour Solstice, Big Milk, Gâteaublaster, The Brux of It, Pointless Innocence, Acorn Dreams, Simple Complication, Cheek to Cheek, Biere de Courage, Pumba, Tip Top, Acidulicious, Dance Juice and Hazel Daze, as well as a couple of lagers. The only guest beer was Hammerton’s Chicha and the solitary cider Hawkes Soul Trader. I was tempted by the Gâteaublaster which was described as an Imperial coffee, cherry and chocolate stout, but at 11% and £12 a pint, I decided to give this a miss as I still had another dozen or so pubs to visit.

On 5th February 2020 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Tris C
London Bridge, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Fenchurch Street, 1.04 miles, 20 min walk (show)
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12th Aug 2020, 18:41
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