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Pub News here is downloaded from London

Drinker’s Whatpub currently 21 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.

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




Branch Updates: Wild Card Brewery have a

new bar Unit 2, Lockwood Road E17 5RB. 

White Hart, 117-121 Bishopsgate, London EC2

is being turned into a Metro Bank Branch. EC1

Charterhouse Bar has a to let sign (Fleurets)

displayed. Smithfield Tavern has had the

scaffolding removed so perhaps it will be

reopening soon

Whatpub updates:E2 the Albion in Goldsmiths

Row will become the Virgin Queen. EC1

Canvas Bar, 1 Vince Street will be the new outlet

for Craft Beer Co. E8 I went to the Oslo in the

week. They have 3 handpumps of which one was

on sale. The barman confirmed that there was real

ale available on the shifts he had worked over the

past month. E2 Fanny Nelsons closed down in

August and reopened under new management as

The Nelsons Head -its previous name. Now under

same management as The Chesham it has 3

handpumps selling cask Ale - two of them local

went I went yesterday.  EC3 Three Tuns offers

10% discount to CAMRA members on production

of a current membership card. EC1 The Eagle The

guest beer seems to regularly come from Hackney



E2 Bar Valente is now Coupette.

Campaigning for real ale, pubs & drinkers' rights since 1971.

Whatpub update 21 August 2017

EC1R 1UU, AMWELL ARMS (Winnicott). Was FOUNTAIN, FILTHY MACNASTY’S, SIMMONS. Closed; all five Winnicott pubs are on the market. EC1V 9HB, CANVAS BAR. Was GLUEPOT, MURPHY’S TAVERN, NELSON’S RETREAT. Closed in January, future uncertain. EC2R 8EJ, GREEN MAN (Wetherspoon). Closed in May for redevelopment of whole building. EC3A 8AA, SLUG & LETTUCE (Stonegate), 25 St Mary Axe. Was HOGSHEAD. Cask beer discontinued. EC4M 7DX, CORNEY & BARROW (Drake & Morgan), 10 Paternoster Sq. Renamed HAPPENSTANCE. EC4M 7AA, HAPPENSTANCE (Drake & Morgan). Closed in March, name transferred to former Corney & Barrow (see Other Changes section), future uncertain.  E1W 1YY, CAPE (Parity Bars). Was OLD MONK, THOMAS MORE. Closed and boarded, lease on the market. E3 3QX, LIQUOR INN (Admiral), 171 Devons Rd. Was BRICKLAYERS ARMS, KITSONS, DEVON STORES. Having closed in 2014, reopened in June as the ANGEL OF BOW, run by Angelic Pub Co in partnership with Redemption Brewery. Cask beer restored, e.g. East London, Redemption. Keg beers include Five Points, Hackney. E4 9EY, HARVESTER (M&B), Unit 5, Larkswood Leisure Park, 175 New Rd. Cask beer introduced, Sharp’s Atlantic IPA and Doom Bar. E4 8DD, OBELISK (Parity Bars), 30-32 Old Church Rd. Was COPPERMILL. Having closed in 2015 when the operator went into administration, reopened and reverted to MOUNT. Sharp’s Doom Bar. E8 3DL, 40FT BREWERY TAP, 18a Ashwin St. Opened in 2015, one container with brewery, another with tap room. The name is taken from the size of the container. Occasional cask beer. Mainly keg beers. Open Fri-Sat 18-23. E9 6JP, BREWDOG HOMERTON. Was PLOUGH. Closed in May, future uncertain. E11 3AA, TOMMY FLYNN’S (Punch). Was CROWN, SHEEPWALK. Lease taken over in May by Laine’s and renamed BIRDS, no doubt a Hitchcock reference as he was born in E11, Leytonstone. One cask beer from Laine’s and one guest. E14 6NL, ROYAL CHARLIE (Wellington). Closed, planning application to demolish for residential development.
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