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EC1A 7EB Lino, 90 Bartholomew Close - Financial reasons - been in administration since May. New bar - EC3A 7BR Ginger Lily, Pan Pacific London, 80 Houndsditch - Singaporean Style cocktail bar in the hotel. One keg beer [Ashai] and bottles from Ashai/St Peters. New E2 0AA Cave Cuvee, 250a Bethnal Green Road - small bar in basement of wine shop. You drink the shop's stock. Craft Bottled beer. Change of use E17 7JY Buxton Club - now appears to operate as an events space as well as a base for a film company and a church. News From Whatpub Updates. E6 6ET Red Lion: 80 High Street South. No longer serves real ale. Handpumps removed. E1 4DU Horn of Plenty,36 Globe Road. From Tris: Not sure if this is a permanent feature, but I passed this place about five days ago and the two pumps were unclipped. E9 7ABKenton, 38 Kenton Road, From Tris: wo pumps, both unclipped last night, just a tag reading 'Sad & Empty' - not sure how long this will last. E9 5DH Habbot Bar & Lounge, 331 Wick Road. - African food & Keg beer - premises were the White Lion and various other guises.


New Bar - EC2M 7EB Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, 11-14 South Place. Restaurant & Bar.Keg/Bottled beer. Part of Gordon Ramsey chain. Was Kitty Hawk. Closure E15 1JA Bar One - being refurbished. Has not reopened since the first lockdown. E8 4AE Bar 512, 512 Kingsland Road- closed. Venue has re- opened as Village 512 with new operators - an LGBTQ+ bar with late licence. E14 5AR Giant Robot Beer Bar, Crossrail Place - closed.. Venue has re-opened as Pergola on the Wharf under new operators. Keg & Bottled beer.. EC2M 7EB Kitty Hawk -closed for financial reasons. E2 6DA Tequila Mockingbird Shoreditch, 6 Kingsland Road - cocktail bar with bottled beer. E17 9HX Lord Raglan - has re-opened following refurbishment and now has 2 real ales - currently Landlord and Marstons 61 deep. E2 8HD Partners - ex-Trumans closed in 2000 Re-opened as Molly's Cafe, part of Museum of the Home, in May 2021. Keg Beer. Closures E2 9RF Sundays Brew taproom - closed - other companies have been using the space EC1M 4AY Barsmith - closed in Sept 2019 for building redevelopment. After the work finished the bar signage went and the bar disappeared from the operators website. Rebranding. E9 5EN Greenhouse rebranded as HW Town Hall. E16 3NA New Gog, 38 Freemasons Road - pub closed 2002.Following arson & vandalism planning permission has been granted to demolish the rest of the building and backfill the site. EC2A 3DT Christina's, 45 Curtain Road - Cocktail Bar & Cafe in the new Mondrian Hotel. Bottled Beer. E9 5EN Lord Napier Star , 25 White Post Lane - was Lord Napier - completely refurbished and reopened after being closed for 26 years. Part of Electric Star chain, Hammerton N1 and Five Points Best reported.
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Whatpub update 45 (August)

EC1, LINO (Wright & Bell). Currently being operated by administrators. EC1, MOOR & MEAD, 155-157 City Rd. Modern bar/restaurant in the Montcalm East Hotel. EC2, ALLEGORY. A Drake and Morgan establishment, closed with lease on the market. EC2, CALLOOH CALLEY, 65 Rivington St. Cocktail bar with bottled beer EC2, KITTY HAWK (Wright & Bell). Currently being operated by administrators. EC4, DRAFT HOUSE CHANCERY (BrewDog). Renamed BREWDOG CHANCERY LANE. EC4, LISTING (Drake & Morgan). Closed, lease believed to be on the market. E1, SIMMONS BRICK LANE, 202 Brick La. Latest in the Simmons cocktail bar chain. Opens July 29. E1, CARLTON. Illegally demolished. A new pub built in 2021 on the site of the previous pub of the same name is currently for lease. E1, INDO. Illegally converted into a shop. E2, MAMASHELTER, 437 Hackney Rd. Bar and garden bar in the Mama Shelter Hotel. Keg beer from Five Points and Forest Road breweries. E4, LARKSHALL. Lease acquired by Mosaic Pubs & Dining. Currently being refurbished and due to reopen mid-September. E5, GLYN ARMS. Closed. Lease on the market. E6, BOLEYN TAVERN (Remarkable Pubs), 1 Barking Rd. Reopened in June 2021 after a spectacular £1.5 million restoration aimed at making the interior look like it was when it first opened. New hand-crafted wooden screens have been created, complete with acid-etched and brilliant cut glass, replicating one of the original wood and glass panels in the old saloon bar. This means the original seven bar layout has been restored. The highlight is the massive coloured glass skylight that spans what once would have been a billiards room, but is now an open kitchen, servery and dining area. Four real ales from Fuller’s, Five Points and Shepherd Neame on reopening. E6, MEETING POINT. Renamed OVERDRAFT TAVERN; it was a former bank. E8, HACKNEY COTERIE, 230 Dalston La. A brassiere, wine bar, deli and bottle shop. Craft beer in bottles. E8, DUCHESS OF DALSTON, 392 Kingsland Rd. Cocktail bar with bottled beer. E8, KINGSLAND. Long serving licensee not returning; pub currently being refurbished. E9, LORD NAPIER. Renamed LORD NAPIER STAR having been acquired by Electric Star pubs. Renovation started in January 2020 and the pub should open during July 2021. E9, HWK (Bowmite Ltd), 29-31 White Post La. Modular coffee shop, restaurant and bar next to Hackney Wick station. An outdoor events space hosts music and DJs. E9, BARGE EAST, River Lee, Sweetwater Mooring, 98 White Post La. Bar/restaurant based on a canal barge. Large canalside garden. Keg beer from Truman’s, Beavertown and De Hoop (as the barge was Dutch). E9, NUMBER90 BAR (London Legacy Development Corporation/Pall Mall 3 Ltd), 90 Main Yd, Wallis Rd. Airy canalside bar and restaurant. Keg and bottled beers. Events space and art gallery. E9, PRINCE EDWARD. Site redevelopment has started. Completion due October 2022 E10, NECKSTAMPER BREWERY TAPROOM, Unit 3, Cromwell Ind Est, Staffa Rd. Brewery opened in 2016;-taproom has outside seating and is currently Saturdays only (1-7pm). E14, 28WEST. Closed, lease on the market. E14, MERCHANT (Fullers). Lease surrendered, pub on the market. Previously TEA MERCHANT, originally CAT & CANARY. E15, HACKNEY BRIDGE, Units 1-28 Echo Building, East Bay La. Close to Hackney Wick featuring workspace, public facilities, events, markets, restaurants and bars. There are studios for artists, makers and small businesses; as well as space for food businesses, retailers, markets, events and a community garden. It is in the Queen Elizabeth Park close to the Copperbox arena. Keg beer. E17, BEER & BURGER, 368 Hoe St. Latest in chain; keg beers, bottles and cans. E17, BEERBLEFISH BREWING COMPANY TAPROOM, Unit 2A-4, Uplands Business Pk, Blackhorse La. New taproom opened 23 July.EC1, PIVO , 2-4 Old St. Breweries Bar, Restaurant and bottleshop. Czech beers and food.
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