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High Hill, Walthamstow, E17

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Unit 10, Lockwood Way
E17 5RB
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The marketing person’s who are currently trying to convince everyone that the current six brewery taprooms in industrial estates off the Blackhorse Lane constitutes a “Beer Mile” are clearly men as it is about 0.4 of a mile between the Truman’s Social Club and the Hackney Brewery High Hill to give it its full name, and this one will either be the first or last one depending if you are going North or South.
A fairly recent edition initially opening earlier this year when we were first allowed to sit outside after lockdown, Although its official opening is not till the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of October, I had been targeting a visit here for a while. Unfortunately the experience left me all a bit flat.
There is a large outside courtyard space with bench seating that looks like it could seat a couple of hundred , mostly out in the open but a few tables under shelters around the edges. Then there is further bench seating for about a 100 internally and although there is a large screen at the far end, presumably for sport, it’s all a bit sterile and lacking in any character. And none more so than the bar room itself, which is off to the right of the internal space, which we duly marched into and stared in confusion at a white tiled tap wall with 20 identical green taps and no identification of what was on them. Then at this point we are told that the beer list is on the tables and its table service only after ordering through a mobile phone app. Now personally, having to order beers through a mobile phone app sucks a fair amount of the enjoyment out of drinking experience and should only be the last resort when were not allowed to stand next to another human being. Fortunately the barman recognised our pain and as it was not too busy came out and took a verbal order off us after we had perused the beer list.
And in that respect when we start talking about the beer list then it gets better. Twenty craft beers on the list with 8 from Hackney and offerings from other breweries such as Burning Sky, Verdant, Orbit and Wylem included in the other 12.
Couldn’t fault the beer, although sadly this looks like another small brewery that has abandoned the cask product, but just didn’t get any great vibe from drinking them here.

On 17th September 2021 - rating: 5
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17th Sep 2021, 14:54
Review submitted by Steve of N21 amended by Steve of N21
17th Sep 2021, 14:52
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