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BRANCH DIARY  27/11/2019 DECEMBER Please send us any news or events that are not included below. If you would like to organise a pub crawl or suggest a pub to visit, contact us via Branch phone 07757772564 or email -------------------------------------- Can All Members use Whatpub or email branch with the beer scores in visited pubs. We need as many as possible to get the pubs selling the best ale in the next Good Beer Guide. Email us if you need help scoring.   -------------------------------------- BRANCH DIARY  DECEMBER Tue 17 8pm First Good Beer Guide Selection and Pub of the Year Meeting  at Ye Old Rose And Crown ,Hoe Street E17 4SA   Fri 20 8pm Christmas Social at Leyton Orient Supporters Club Oliver Rd E10. It's the annual Mighty Oak brewery Night including the traditional free mince pies. Club opens 5pm   JANUARY Mon 6 8pm Second GBG Selection Meeting at the Approach Tavern, 47 Approach Rd, E2 9LY. Tue 14 8pm Branch meeting at the Eleanor Arms, 460 Old Ford Rd, E3 5JP. Minutes of the November meeting are available on request   FEBRUARY 1 Sat 12.30pm for 1pm Presentation of the National Inventory Certificate to the Festival Inn Grundy Street, E14 6AD. The Festival Inn does not sell real ale. Geoff Brandwood from CAMRA’s Pub Heritage Group will make the presentation and Elain Harwood of Historic England, an expert on post-war architecture, has agreed to give a talk about the architecture of Chrisp Street Market, now a conservation area, and its links to the Festival of Britain. The event will be followed by a tour of local pubs. the nearest DLR station is All Saints. The pubs to be visited afterwards will be: 2.15 The Grapes, 76 Narrow Street, E14 8BP 3.30 Prospect of Whitby, 57 Wapping Wall, E1W 3SH 4.30 Town of Ramsgate, 62 Wapping High Street, E1W 2PN   Tue 4 8.00 pm Good Beer Guide and Pub of the Year Meeting at Leyton Technical, 265 High Rd Leyton, London E10 5QN. Minutes for the November meeting are available on request.   Local Brewery Tap Rooms  Boxcar Brewery Taproom Unit 1 Birkbeck St, London E2 6JY. Opening Times Thu & Fri 5- 11.30pm, Sat 12-11.30pm Brewclub Taproom Arches 7-8 Bohemia Place Hackney E8 1DU. Opening Times Fri 5 – 11pm Sat & Sun 3 - 9pm Deviant & Dandy Arch 185, Nursery Road Hackney E9 6PB. Opening Times Fri & Sat 12 – 12am Sun 12 – 7pm Forest Road Brewery Taproom 8 Netil Lane, E8 3RL. Opening Times Thu & Fri 5 – 11pm Sat 12 – 11pm Hackney Church Brew Co. 16 & 17 Bohemia Place Hackney E8 1DU. Opening Times Mon 5 – 10pm Tue 1 – 10pm Wed & Thu 1 – 11pm Fri 1 – 12am Sat 12 – 12am Sun 12 – 10pm Neckstamper Brewery Taproom Unit 3 Cromwell Industrial Estate Staffa Road E10 7QZ The closest station is Lea Bridge, which is an 8 min walk away - Lea Bridge is 1 stop north of Stratford and 1 stop south of Tottenham Opening Times Sat 2-8pm Pretty Decent Brewery Taproom, Arch 338 Sheridan Rd, London E7 9EF. Opening Times Thu & Fri 5-11pm Sat 2-11pm Sun 1-7pm. Old Street Brewery Taproom Arch 11 Gales Gardens, E2 0EJ. Opening Times Tue-Thu 4- 11pm Fri 4-11.30pm Sat 12-11.30pm Sun 2- 11pm  Gravity Well Brewery Tap Room Arch 142 Tilbury Rd, Leyton E10 6RE Opening Times Sat 2 - 8pm (or later depending on customer numbers) Husk Brewing Tap Room, Unit 58A, North Woolwich Road, London, E16 2AA Opening Times Fri 5-11pm Sat 5-11pm. West Silvertown DLR is the closest station. Solvay Society Brewery Tap Room Arch 223 Off Grove Green Rd E11 close to The Heathcote and Star. Opening hours Thu 4 - 11pm  Fri& Sat 12 - 11pm. Now open on Sundays 1:30pm-10pm. Regular beers include their core range: Superposition - Wheat Beer 3.8% (Won Gold at Love Beer London) Exotic Physics - Belgian IPA 6% Minimise Table Saison 3% Tritium - Belgian Tripel 7.5% Yard Sale Pizza and cheeseboards are now served at the taproom. The Mechanic Brewery Tap 22a Cudworth Street E1 5QU. Bethnal Green is the closest underground station. Opening Hours Fri 5 - 11pm Sat 12 - 11pm. Exale Taproom has opened Unit 2C, Uplands Business Park, 118 Blackhorse Road E17 5QJ Opening Hours are Thu & Fri 4-12pm and Sat 12-12pm. 40 FT Brewery Tap RoomThe Bootyard; Abbott St; E8 3DP; Dalston Opening Hours Thu 5-10pm  Fri 1-11pm Sat 1- 11pm  Sun 1- 6p. Signature Brewery Taproom Unit 15, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, London, E17 5QJ. Opening Times Fridays 4-11pm Saturdays 12-11pm Sundays 12-6pm. Wild Card Brewery Taprooms Unit 2 LockwoodWay E17 5RB. Opening Times Fri 4- 11pm Sat 2-11pm and the Barrel Store Unit 7 Ravenswood Industrial Estate Shernall Street E17 9HQ. Opening Times 5-12pm Sat 12- 12pm Sun 12-10pm. Pillars Brewery Taproom Unit 2 Ravenswood Industrial Estate Shernall Street E17 9HQ. Opening Times 5-12pm Sat 2-12pm Sun 2- 8pm. And for Cider drinkers Trap Taproom Unit 4 Ravenswood Industrial Estate Shernall Street E17 9HQ. Opening Times 5-12pm Sat 12-12pm Sun 12-10pm. Local Brew Pubs Crate Brewery The White Building Unit 7 Queens Yard, White Post Lane E9 5EN Opening Times Sunday – Thursday 12 – 11pm Pizzeria closes at 22:00 Friday & Saturday 12 - 12am Pizzeria closes at 23:00. Howling Hops Tank Room Unit 9A Queen's Yard, White Post Lane E9 5EN. Opening Times Sun – Thu 12 – 11:00pm Fri & Sat 12:00 – 1am Long Arm Pub & Brewery 20-26 Worship Street EC2A 2DX. Opening Times Mon-Sat 11am-12pm, Sun 12-11pm People's Park Tavern (Laine Brewery) 360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT Opening Times Mon – Thu 12-11pm Fri 12- 1am Sat 11 – 2am Sun 11am – 11pm Tap East 7 International Way, Westfield Shopping Center E15 2DU. Opening Times Mon - Sat: 11am – 11pm Sun: 12 - 10pm The Old Fountain 3 Baldwin St EC1V 9NU Opening Times Mon - Fri 11am - 11pm Sat 12 - 11pm Sun 12 - 10.30pm.      
Update 29 January Branch News E15 1AJ  Builders Arms 302 High St This has been  closed - it is possibly for site redevelopment. Farringdon Tap -now likely to open in early February. EC4A 1HL Shutters,  Rolls Passage off Chancery Lane - Keg beer . Bar in the ex-Grand Union building. E2 6NB Workers Arms -has been reported as closing around 2 years ago. E4 the Station House will reopen as the Rusty Bike with Thai food. Whatpub News E2 0EA Shakespeare no real ale. E2 6LG Star of Bethnal Green no real ale. E2 0AG Marquis Of Cornwallis no real ale. E8 3BH Prince Artur has reopened. Update 20 January E15 Cart&Horses - is likely to be closed all year for refurbishment. EC2M  3TQ  We are Bar, 155 Bishopsgate has closed. EC1M 4AN White Bear 57 St John St - following refurbishment Barworks has reopened this pub on soft launch so no food. No mention of cask ale on the beer menu. White Swan & Cuckoo. No real ale. And Guinness at £5 a pint! Update 30 December The Angel & Crown,  170 Roman Road, E2 0RY has reopened. New Refurb and new licensee Mel - Now having Taylor's Landlord on Perm - not sure of any other RA offerings. EC1M 6JN Be at One, no draught beer nor does the Beer Hawk EC1M 6JH. E10 5NA  Coach & Horses, no Sharps beers present. E2 0EA Bethnal Green Tavern, closed as of now. Rumoured to be taken over by Graceland who run the nearby Kings Arms. Update 8 November Whatpub News: 40 foot brewery website gives their address as in the "Bootyard,  Abbott Street, E8 3DP. EC3R 7BB  Balls Brothers (Mark Lane). Is now called the Corn Exchange now ('just a rebranding' according to the barman). No cask pumps but had Meantime London Pale Ale. E15 1NS Goldengrove. Have 5 changing ales, at least one from a local brewery. EC2Y 5EL Wood Street. Haven't stocked Whitstable in years, but have 4 permanent lines until May which are Harveys Best and Old, Hophead and Mad Goose and also have a revolving hand pull cider. Update 8 November E4 Station House shrouded in scaffolding. E17 Rising Sun/Empire closed for refurb. Crafty Fellas, Beehive Passage, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LR. Does 2 cask ales and 9 taps. Luna Lounge in 7 Church Lane, E11 1HG. Is a free music venue with craft beer. Update 31 October Liverpool Street Grind, 38 Broadgate Circle, EC2M - restaurant and cocktail bar. 4 Keg beers. No 35 Mackenzie Walk, 29-35 Mackenzie Walk, E14 4PH- Craft Beer Fleetwood, 36 Wilson Street EC2M- the pub closed in 2017 and  has been absorbed into the Broadgate redevelopment. It is currently badged as a Fitness concept space for when the redevelopment opens. From George Ingleby these two: Collar 200 Hoe St E7 it is a Signature Keg only pub selling burgers & keg. Prices start @ £ 5.50. Welcome to the Forest 186 Hoe St E17 a joint job with WFDC, ELB, Rose & Crown selling ELBPpearl Queen, Walthamstow green hop beer priced @ 4.00 A PINT . Both are very close to VICTORIA pub. E14 3BW The Great Eastern has closed for an extensive refurbishment. It will reopen at some point as The Waterman with a new operator. E14 9RP Pepper Saint Ontiod.  Only 1 beer available not 3. E5 8BQ Brew Club Tap Room. Brew Club moved in Feb 2019 to a new address in central Hackney at 7 Bohemia Place E8 1DU, in the same row of arches as Hackney Church, Deviant & Dandy and the Pressure Drop/Verdant bar Experiment. It's now open We 15.00-20.00, Th 15.00-22.00, Fr-Sa 12.00- 23.30, Su 12.00-20.00, expanded to nine keg lines and around 20 bottles/cans, card only. More details on its website. The Clapton location is no longer in use. Update 27 October Branch updates:E9 What was the White Lion is now the Babylon Garden, bar and lounge. Whatbpub updates:E3 3QX Angel of Bow. The pub is no longer linked to Redemption brewery though it still stocks numerous local beers. E15 1PF Cart & Horses. Website states 'CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENTS until late December 2019'. EC1V 4PA Dame Alice Owen. 4 Ales changing regulary. Watneys Pale and Adnams Mosaic are most popular .

13th Colchester Winter Real Ale and

Cider Festival

29 January - 1 February.

Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street,

Colchester, CO1 1NF

 Open 12noon to 10:30pm every day. 100+

real ales, 20+ ciders/perries, keg beers and

Belgian beer bar. Wine and soft drinks

available. Hot and cold food available. Vegan

beers available. Entry is free until 3pm, £3

thereafter. FREE entry to all card carrying

CAMRA members at all times. Accompanied

children welcome until 6:30pm. Full wheelchair

access available. Souvenir glass available to

buy for £3 (refundable) News and full info on