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Pub News here on the right is downloaded from London Drinker’s Whatpub currently 60. Below is a list the latest Whatpub/Branch updates. A list of nearly all the updates since 1992 appear here. New establishments not selling real ale will not find their way into their way here. For a list of all establishments see the one compiled by John Adams and this website. All our pubs on a Whatpub map. See also map right. A list of lost pubs from 1991 to February 2015. WHATPUB Find your pub here. Email your updates to our Whatpub team A list of Whatpub updates since July 2018 can be found here.

NEWS FOR FEBUARY 2024

E14 4JP M Restaurant & Bar, 10 Newfoundland Place - closed for financial reasons. E14 0ES Greenwich Pensioner - Real Ale discontinued. E10 5AB Pepper's Ghost, 777 High Road - closed for refurbishments - should reopen as Prince of Wales at the end of March E14 9RP Pepper St Ontiod, 21 Pepper Street - reopened as Pepper Street Tavern - operated by Clapham Leisure - 20 Taps, Sports TV and arcade games [includes smart darts].

NEWS FOR JANUARY 2024

EC2A 3AT Wingmans Shoreditch, 152-154 Curtain Road -closed future uncertain EC2A 3EJ LaLaLand, 17-19 Great Eastern St - currently closed. E1 0QW Peacock, 145 Aylward St - reopened after building redevelopment - Sells Landlord. E3 Eleanor Arms - Sheps have not found anybody to run the pub when the current Landlord retires and will put the pub up for sale. E1 6DW Alfi, 3 Crispin Place - Modern Italian bar & Restaurant - 2 keg beers from Five Points. E4 7QH Royal Forest Hotel, 4 Rangers Road - closed premises future uncertain. E7 Hudson Bay - planning application for change of use applied for [24/02567/COU] E1 6SA Simmons Brick Lane, 202 Brick Lane - reopened as Billy Bootleggers - an american style music bar. E14 7LS Queens Head, 8 Flamborough Street - has reopened following a refurbishment - now run by a group of locals - no indication it does cask ale.

NEWS FOR DECEMBER

E1 6AA Loft Spitalfield, Unit SP1B Old Spitalfields Market - modern bar with hanging gardens, keg beer & pizza - opened end of 2021. E1 6EA Merchant & Weaver, 8 Lamb Street - traditional bar , keg beer - opened end of 2022 EC3V 1LT Golden Goose, 13- 15.LeadenhallMarket - opened this month - keg beer. EC3N 4AX Seething Lane Tap , 14-15 Seething Lane - planning permission to redevelop the site, demolishing the building and replacing with an office block was approved in Sept 2023 [22/01245/FULMAJ. EC1V 1NQ Brewhouse & KItchen, 1 Torrens Street - building has been demolished [as part of the refurbishment!] - new build should contain a pub. E2 8DA Tequila Mockingbird Shoreditch, 6 Kingsland Road - closed venue has moved.to larger premises. E2 8DA Catch, 22 Kingsland Road - relaunched as Tequila Mockingbird Shoreditch in November EC1R 4RQ Old China Hand, 8 Tysoe St - real ale discontinued. EC4A 4AB Harrild & Sons, 25 Farringdon St - has reintroduced cask ale - Gun Brewery Scaramanga Pale Ale. E14 8EZ Westferry Arms, 43 West India Dock Road - demolished new building will be housing with pub on ground floor. E6 2JX Millers Well, 419-421 Barking Road - reopened by operators of The Overdraft Tavern East Ham. EC2M 1RP Kings Arms, 27 Wormwood St - planning application to demolish the building and redevelop to retain a pub. [23/00469/FULEIA] EC3V 3PD Counting House, 50 Cornhill - closed for refurbishment - reopens end of January. Closures E1 6SA Simmons Brick Lane , 202 Brick Lane - Financial. EC1A 9EJ Long Lane, 52 Long Lane - Financial. EC1M 6DQ Lazy Bones , 19-25 Cowcross Street - probably financial. EC1M 6HA Temple of Art & Music, 55 Charterhouse St - unknown. Reopening EC1M 6JH Beer Hawk , 38 Charterhouse Street - reopened as Smithfield Tap - part of the Tap chain so should do cask E5 0NS Slice of Blue, 43 Lower Clapton Rd - closed future uncertain. EC1R 4PX Clerkenwell Tavern - has 2 cask ales currently Landlord and 5 Points XPA. EC1V 4NR Pearl & Feathers, 360 St John St - has reopened as Crudough Angel - a bar & pizza restaurant with 12 keg beers.

NEWS FOR NOVEMBER

E11 4RA Dam Tasty Taproom, 254 Joseph Ray Road - closed around 9 Months ago. E17 9AA Beer & Burger, 368 Hoe St - now a bakery. EC1R 4PX Craft House London, 2 Exmouth Market - has closed and reopened as Clerkenwell Tavern - run by Mosaic pub & Dining - probably no cask ale. EC1V 1JH Moor & Mead, 151 City Road - relaunched as Marlowe Bar & Restaurant by ETM Group. E15 4BQ , Refreshment Room, 27 Broadway - reopened as Cococure Haus - a restaurant/nightclub.

NEWS FOR OCTOBER

E6 2JX Millers Well, 419-421 Barking Road - Closed as venue has been sold. E4 7QH Royal Forest Hotel, 4 Rangers Road - currently only open for breakfast if you are staying at the Premier Inn. E16 1JR Fox Connaught, Lynx Way - real ale rarely available. EC1R 4QL Exmouth Arms - Real ale discontinued. E14 0ES Greenwich Pensioner, 28 Bazeley St, reopened after refurbishment - now run by building owners. Has handpumps. EC1V 9AA Pivo, 2-4 Old St - reopened as Duke of Wellington. No Cask ale.. EC4M 7JU Jamies Ludgate Hill, 47 Ludgate Hill - reopened as Andrea Ludgate Hill. EC3M 7AN Bunch of Grapes, 14 Lime St - refurbished and reopened as a Nicholsons. E11 4PG Shepherd's Inn, 485 High Road - closed lease on the market.

NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER

E8 3NS Heart of Hackney, 255 Mare St - reopened under new management following losing it's licence two years ago. EC1R 5ET Gunmakers Arms 13 Eyre Street Hill - cask ale discontinued - describes itself as a "cocktail pub". E14 7LS Queens Head, 8 Flamborough St - closed - lease expired. E17 5QJ Signature Brew Brewers Bar, - No cask ale E17 6DS Tryst, 1 Blackhorse Lane - demolished to be rebulis as cultural venue/housing. EC4M 7JZ Jamies , 47 Ludgate Hill - closed venue has been sold and will reopen as an Andrea Bar. EC2N 1DX Jamie's Adams Court, 6 Adams Court, Old Broad Street - reopened as Andrea Adams Court.

NEWS FOR AUGUST

E10 6RE Libertalia Brewing Taproom , 142 Tilbury Road - on soft launch weekends only. Brewery to open in September - was Gravity Well's arch. E1 6JX Dirty Bones, 1 Club Row - closed as premises seized by freeholder due to non-payment of rent. EC2N 1DX Jamies Adams Court, 6 Adams Court - temporarily closed as site has been acquired by Breal Group and will be relaunched. E10 7RQ Blondies Brewery & Taproom, 258 Church Road opened in Patchworks event space - Keg beer. EC2V 7BB Anthropologist - Real Ale discontinued E8 3RR Saint Monday Taproom, 365 Warburton Street - taproom has opened - brewery to follow- was London Fields. E14 4QT Boisdale of Canary Wharf - Real ale discontinued. E5 8EG Blondies, 205A Lower Clapton Road - rock & roll dive bar opened in 2016. Owners are opening Blondies brewery, 258 Church Road E10 7JQ on Friday. E14 4QJ Clays Canary Wharf, Unit B1, 1 Cabot Square - gaming bar with keg beer. EC2R 6LL Clays City, 55 Moorgate - gaming bar with keg beer. E14 3AG Ship - Real Ale discontinued. A couple of unreported bars E1 8QG Boom Battle Bar Aldgate East, 19 Chaucer Gardens - Game Bar with keg beer - games include axe throwing! EC2A 2FA Vagabond Shoreditch, The Pavillion, 4 Principle Place, Worship Street-wine bar with 8 pour your own craft bars. E7 9PA Hudson Bay, 1-5 Upton Lane - closed - pub has been sold. EC3A 8EX Bury Court, 38 St Mary Axe - closed - lease expired.

NEWS FOR JULY

E3 3PJ Widows Son, 75 Devons Road - closed around the beginning of the year with lease on the market. E1 2QA Dean Swift, 2 Deancross St - closed in 2020 -planning permission granted to convert to a restaurant. E7 0DR Forest Glen, 39 Dames Road- closed in 2017 - planning permission granted to convert to housing. 1EC1R 4RQ Old China Hand - currently not offering Real Ale as it does not sell. New Bar: E1 6PU Kill the Cat, 43 Brick Lane - Bar & Bottles shop with 10 Craft beers. Re-opening: E17 4JD William Morris Bar, 807 Forest Road - under new management EC3R 7QH Feeney's Irish Bar & Lounge, 48 Mark Lane - traditional Irish bar with keg beer and live Irish music on Wednesday's. E8 1Du Experiment, 19 Bonemia Place - closed, unable to agree a new lease. EC2R 8DQ Goldwood Sports Bar & Kitchen, 30 Old Jewry - Opened Sept 2022 -Keg & Bottled beer. E15 1JZ Cleo's, 80 Henniker Road -pub has been demolished - site is currently vacant but will be redeveloped for housing. E15 3QJ ParkTavern Hotel, 81 Portway - was Toby Tavern - converted to housing. E16 1AG OIler Bar, Royal Victoria Beach - bar on a boat in Royal Docks -Keg and bottled Beer & Pizza. EC4Y 8BH Hack & Hop, 35 Whitecross St - now demolished as part of area regeneration. E8 1DU The Experiment - breweries have been unable to agree a new lease so the venue will close on Saturday July 15th. E16 3NA New Gog - Closed 2002 - now demolished for Social Housing.
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PUB NEWS

Whatpub update 60 (February) E1, LOFT SPITALFIELDS (One Circle Events), Old Spitalfields Market. Modern bar on the mezzanine with hanging gardens. Opened in 2021. 10 standard keg taps. Food is pizza. E1, MERCHANT & WEAVER (One Circle Events), 8 Lamb St. Traditional style bar in Old Spitalfields Market opened in 2022 with outdoor seating. 12 mainstream keg taps. E1, SIMMONS BRICK LANE. Now BILLY BOOTLEGGERS. American style music bar. Booking required for some events. E11, DAM TASTY BEER TAPROOM. Short-lived; closed February 2023. E14, QUEENS HEAD. The pub where the Queen Mother pulled a pint no longer sells real ale. E17, CLAPTON CRAFT DEPOT, 147-151, Unit 1, Wood St. Opened in April 2021 by the small chain of Clapton Craft bottle shops, near their distribution warehouse. ‘The Depot’ has much more drinking space than their other sites, with white decor and big clear front windows. No real ale but about 10 draught beers and 400 bottled, plus wines, cocktails and snacks. Outdoor drinking area. E17, LORD PALMERSTON (Stonegate). Converted to Craft Union format. E2, CATCH (Shoreditch Bar Group). Relocated TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD SHOREDITCH from 6 Kingsland Rd. Cocktail bar with bottled beer. E5, CROOKED BILLET (London Ordinaries). Now operated by Young’s; beer range likely to have changed. E5, SLICE OF BLUE. Closed; lease on the market since May 2023. E6, MILLER'S WELL, 419-421 Barking Rd. Ex-Wetherspoon reopened in December 2023 by the operator of the Overdraft Tavern, E6. No real ale. EC1, BEER HAWK, 38 Charterhouse St. Reopened as SMITHFIELD TAP from Bloomsbury Leisure. 12 keg beers plus bottles. EC1, CLERKENWELL TAVERN (Mosaic), 106 Farringdon Rd/2 Exmouth Market. Real ale reinstated: 2 guest beers, e.g. Five Points XPA and Timothy Taylor Landlord. EC1, LAZY BONES (Davy). Closed, future uncertain. EC1, LONG LANE. Closed, future uncertain. EC1, OLD CHINA HAND. No longer sells real ale. EC1, PEARL & FEATHERS, 362 St John St. Reopened in November 2023 as CRUDOUGH ANGEL, a pizza restaurant and bar with 12 keg beers. EC1, TEMPLE OF ART & MUSIC SMITHFIELD. Closed, future uncertain. EC3, GOLDEN GOOSE (One Circle Events), 13-15 Leadenhall Market. Tank and keg beers. EC4, HARRILD & SONS (Urban Pubs & Bars), 26 Farringdon St. Real ale reinstated: a guest beer such as Gun Scaramanga Extra Pale.
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PUB NEWS

Whatpub update 60 (February) E1, LOFT SPITALFIELDS (One Circle Events), Old Spitalfields Market. Modern bar on the mezzanine with hanging gardens. Opened in 2021. 10 standard keg taps. Food is pizza. E1, MERCHANT & WEAVER (One Circle Events), 8 Lamb St. Traditional style bar in Old Spitalfields Market opened in 2022 with outdoor seating. 12 mainstream keg taps. E1, SIMMONS BRICK LANE. Now BILLY BOOTLEGGERS. American style music bar. Booking required for some events. E11, DAM TASTY BEER TAPROOM. Short-lived; closed February 2023. E14, QUEENS HEAD. The pub where the Queen Mother pulled a pint no longer sells real ale. E17, CLAPTON CRAFT DEPOT, 147-151, Unit 1, Wood St. Opened in April 2021 by the small chain of Clapton Craft bottle shops, near their distribution warehouse. ‘The Depot’ has much more drinking space than their other sites, with white decor and big clear front windows. No real ale but about 10 draught beers and 400 bottled, plus wines, cocktails and snacks. Outdoor drinking area. E17, LORD PALMERSTON (Stonegate). Converted to Craft Union format. E2, CATCH (Shoreditch Bar Group). Relocated TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD SHOREDITCH from 6 Kingsland Rd. Cocktail bar with bottled beer. E5, CROOKED BILLET (London Ordinaries). Now operated by Young’s; beer range likely to have changed. E5, SLICE OF BLUE. Closed; lease on the market since May 2023. E6, MILLER'S WELL, 419-421 Barking Rd. Ex-Wetherspoon reopened in December 2023 by the operator of the Overdraft Tavern, E6. No real ale. EC1, BEER HAWK, 38 Charterhouse St. Reopened as SMITHFIELD TAP from Bloomsbury Leisure. 12 keg beers plus bottles. EC1, CLERKENWELL TAVERN (Mosaic), 106 Farringdon Rd/2 Exmouth Market. Real ale reinstated: 2 guest beers, e.g. Five Points XPA and Timothy Taylor Landlord. EC1, LAZY BONES (Davy). Closed, future uncertain. EC1, LONG LANE. Closed, future uncertain. EC1, OLD CHINA HAND. No longer sells real ale. EC1, PEARL & FEATHERS, 362 St John St. Reopened in November 2023 as CRUDOUGH ANGEL, a pizza restaurant and bar with 12 keg beers. EC1, TEMPLE OF ART & MUSIC SMITHFIELD. Closed, future uncertain. EC3, GOLDEN GOOSE (One Circle Events), 13-15 Leadenhall Market. Tank and keg beers. EC4, HARRILD & SONS (Urban Pubs & Bars), 26 Farringdon St. Real ale reinstated: a guest beer such as Gun Scaramanga Extra Pale.
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RECENT PUB NEWS Pub News here is downloaded from London Drinker’s Whatpub currently 53. Below is a list the latest Whatpub/Branch updates. A list of nearly all the updates since 1992 appear here. New establishments not selling real ale will not find their way into their way here. For a list of all establishments see the one compiled by John Adams and this website. All our pubs on a Whatpub map. See also map right. A list of lost pubs from 1991 to February 2015. WHATPUB Find your pub here. Email your updates to our Whatpub team..

NEWS FOR MAY

EC3R 7LQ Los Banderos, 70 Mark Lane - has not re-opened since pandemic - premises seized by Freeholder due to non- payment of rent. EC3N 2LS Mr Tipsy's down the Hatch - reopened as SAW Escape Experience - escape rooms .based on movie - bar is the safe space - ticketed EC4M 7DQ Saint, 1 Rose St - Closed in 2020 -following refurbishment space is currently used as the foyer to the new building. EC4M 8EN Old Change Bar & Kitchen, 2-3 Old Change Court, - closed possible financial reasons. and an update on a recent update EC3N 2LJ Angel, 14 Crosswall - has been demolished. EC2Y 5HN London Wall Bar & Kitchen, 150 London Wall - probably never reopened after pandemic. EC2Y 9AE Rack & Tenter, 45 Moorfields- planning permission to demolish the building and replace it with an office block with retail spaces.

NEWS FOR APRIL

E10 5AB Escape, 777 High Road - has reopened as Pepper's Ghost - appears to have hand pumps - not sure with anything on. E16 1DR Fox Excel, - No cask ale. EC4A 4BD Dado54, 54 Farringdon Street - reopened as Paris Bar & Grill. Keg beer. EC3V 9AE George & Vulture, 3 Castle Court - Grade II listed - an inn since 1142. Now a chop house run by Sam Smiths. Now allows customers to just drink if tables available - keg beer. EC4V 5AJ Unreported bar - Sabrines Rooftop Bar, 10 Godliman Street - modern cocktail bar on roof of hotel. One Keg beer (Lager) and bottles. E15 4BQ Refreshment Room, 27 The Broadway - closed probably for financial reasons. E20 1EJ Home Run House, Level 1, World Food Court, Westfield - American Sports bar with mainly American keg beer eg GooseIsland, Kone Brewing. E14 9RP Pepper St Ontiod - pub has been seized by landlord due to non-payment of rent during covid. E17 4JD William Morris Bar, 807 Forest Road - closed at the end of 2022 by the brewery [Star Pubs]. EC3V 9DJ Number 25, 25 Birchin Lane - closed operator, We are Bar Collective, in administration. E9 5EN HW Town Hall, Unit 1 96 White Post Lane - now All My Friends - bar with live music/food/kegbeer and a record shop. E15 2RB Print Room, 133 High St - now Jim & Tonic at the Print Room - new operator with Gin Distillery - still keg beer. E2 6EG Carpenters Arms - reopened after refurb - 2 Cask ales. E18 2PA Gallery, 159 High St - Closed financial reasons. EC2A 2AH Hoxton Pony - closed for refurbishment - will reopen as a Simmons Bar in mid-June. EC2A 4DE Windmill - is now Windmill in the City EC4V 5AE Wardrobe - closed until further notice - no reason given. EC2A 2EH Tapster, 2 Exchange Square - closed due to building works - likely to reopen 2024. EC1M 5UQ Holy Tavern - now open weekends and does food till 8pm. EC1V 9EY Road Trip & Workshop , 243 Old Street- rebranded as Star in Shoreditch by operator Electric Star pubs. No cask ale. E14 5AR Platform Canary Wharf, 40 Crossrail Place - Gaming bar with keg beer. Booking expected for the games. E1 8EU Oliver Conquest - Real ale available from Southwark Brewery EC2R 6AR Gable, 25 Moorgate - closed building being refurbished. EC4R 0AT Bolthole, 2a Suffolk Street - closed financial reasons - operator in administration.
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