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Drinker’s Whatpub currently 33 into the

Latest Information file along with any other

information I have been given. Twice yearly

these are merged into the Updates file and

the East London Pub History site. 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.

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February 2015. WHATPUB Find your pub 

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Branch news: A licence has been applied for the Stag & Lantern, 11-12 The Broadway E4 9LQ.  Hope EC1 now opens at 11am. £1 per pint off draught beers on  Mondays. Gravity Well Brewery Tap room Arch 142 Tilbury Rd, Leyton, London E10 6RE. Opening Times Sat 2 - 8pm (or later depending on customer numbers). Pretty Decent Brewery Tap Room, Arch 338 Sheridan Rd, London E7 9EF. Opening Times Thu & Fri 5-11pm Sat 2-11pm Sun 1-7pm. Whatpub: Pittcue, EC2M 4YP is closed. Muller & Briggs E3 2NB is closed. Taproom by Bethnal Green, Railway Arch 162, Malcolm Place, E2 0EU. There are approx 20 taps and, apart from a couple of ciders, all feature beers from London breweries.


Branch news: E16  Durham Arms still closed and boarded up. The lease has been taken over by the Ministry of startups. It is hiring the venue out as co-working spaces but has retained the licence to possibly run as a private club The following have recently opened EC3N 2AU  Bierschenke - German Beer Hall formerly Bavarian Beerhouse EC2A  3EP  Green Vic, 42 Great Eastern Road- Craft and Bottled beer - ethical bar -  Planet before profit. Whatpub news: E2 7SB Nelsons Head. Renamed Nelsons and has new owmers BenjaminTodd and a company called Stagg & Barber Events. 7 draught lines running and another 8 or so in bottles and cans. But as yet no real ale.


Branch News: EC1 Stanley Pubs have a new venture  called Dame Alice Owen, named after the local philanthropist. Previously called The Blacksmith and Toffee Maker. They are aiming to serve 4 real ales and a craft cider on hand pull. Food will be as beautiful as their other sites so they say. The Fugitive Motel, 199 Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 0ELl opens at 5pm on Friday. 14 craft beers - Cafe + co-working space during the day - bar in the evening. Opened by 2 musicians. Whatpub news: E1 5RN  Carpenters Arms no real ale.
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Whatpub update 33 (August 2019)

EC1, ALCHEMIST, 145 City Rd. Reopened. EC1, BLACKSMITH & THE TOFFEE MAKER (Star). Reopened and renamed DAME ALICE OWEN by Stanley Pubs. Five handpumps, 4 real ales and a cider. Regular beer is Watney’s Pale Ale. EC2, GREEN VIC, 42 Great Eastern St. Ethical bar opened  in June 2019. It aims to put planet before profit in all areas.  Craft keg beer. EC2, GOW’S (Novus Leisure). Closed. EC3, BAVARIAN BEERHOUSE (Bavarian Beerhouse Group),  9 The Arches, Crutched Friars. Reopened and renamed  BIERSCHENKE; still a German Beer Hall. EC3, CORNEY & BARROW (Drake & Morgan). Renamed MONIKER. Keg. EC4, CAMINO. Closed and for lease. EC4, VINYL BAR (Marston’s). Renamed OLD CHANGE BAR & KITCHEN with Timothy Taylor Landlord available recently. EC4, WOLFGANG’S BIER HAUS (Applefritterbeer Co). Demolished. E1, ARCHER (Ei Group). Refurbished and renamed BUXTON following addition of a seven-storey hotel with 15 bedrooms.  One real ale. E1, CARPENTERS ARMS. Real ale no longer available. E1, JUNO (Distinct Group). Renamed MATCHBOX. E2, FUGITIVE MOTEL, 199 Cambridge Heath Rd. A cafe and co- working space. 14 craft beer lines. E2, NELSONS HEAD. Renamed NELSON’S and now operated by Stagg & Barbour Events. Keg only beer taps plus cans. E4, MOUNT, 30-32 Old Church Rd. Reopened. E8, ALIBI (Real Gold). Now a private members club. E14, RUM&SUGAR (Drake & Morgan), 1 Warehouse, West India Quay. New bar in a former cafe called 1802. Specialises in rum but has Meantime and Camden on tap. E16, DURHAM ARMS (Cubitt). Converted to co-working space via Ministry of Startups E17, UNTRADITIONAL PUB (Pillars Brewery), Crate Building, 35 St James St. Craft keg beer and lager.
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