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Pub News here is downloaded from London

Drinker’s Whatpub currently 32 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 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.


BRANCH UPDATES: These two opened last week (25 May) EC1V Alchemist 145 City Road: Part of Cocktail Bar chain. Keg Beer E1 6TD Buxton 42 Osborn St. :Sister pub to the Culpepper. Should do real Ale. Was Archers. E4 The Dovecote sells only Doom Bar for the moment. E4 The Mount has re opened.  E7 Holly Tree. The pub is closed and is a building site. There is no indication that it is being demolished - and no planning permission has been granted for this. Remarkble pub group bought the pub last year and, according to their website hhave plans to refurbish the pub this year. This would include reinstating the kitchen and landscaping the grounds. This appears to be what is happening. They plan to do similar to the Boleyn E6 at some point. Something that appears to have been missed is the Clachan/Serjeants Inn EC4 is now the Apex Hotel. It was renamed Serjeants by 2005 and closed and boarded by January 2015.  E15: Essex Arms, 82 Leytonstone Road, E15 1SQ. All pub and brewery signage has now been removed. Solvay Society Brewery have opened a Brewery Tap in Arch 223 Off Grove Green Rd E11 close to The Heathcote and Star. Opening hours Thur 4 - 11pm  Fri& Sat 12 - 11pm. The Mechanic Brewery Tap 22a Cudworth Street E15QU.  Bethnal Green is the closest underground station. Opening Hours Fri 4 - 11pm Sat 12 - 11pm Su 2 - 7pm. Work has started at The Lord Rookwood E11. Whatpub Updates: EC4M 8EN Vinyl Bar, has reopened as Old Change Bar and Kitchen. Had Timothy Taylor Landlord on cask. EC2M 1PR Gow’s is permanently closed. E3 2JG Lighthouse now offer real Ale and Bitters. E11 2RJ Luppolo handpumps replaced by fonts. EC1V 4PA Blacksmith & The Toffee Maker will re-open at the end of June as: The Dame Alice Owen. EC1M 6HA Draft House Farringdon 50p off a pint for CAMRA members. E14 8EZ Westferry Arms It looked open as I passed by on a bus today (20-5- 2019), though there was an estate agent’s board outside.




Branch updates: E15 Chevy Chase is now a solicitors. Two new bars: EC1V 9NR Serata Hall, 207 Old St.  5 Keg Beers E11 4AF Solvay Society Taproom. Arch 223, off Madeira Road. Opens 4pm Thurs/Fri, 12 Noon Sat, all days  till 11pm. Signature Brewery have opened the Collaboration on Hoe Street E17. Keg only, more foody but can drink only if you want. In the newish buildings at the top of the market, by the bus stops, think it used to be a Asian restaurant. Deviant & Dandy, Arch 184/5 Nursery Road, London E9 6PB. ABQ London  18 Bohemia Place, E81DU is  a cocktal bar? Mon- Tue: Closed. Wed-Fri: 5pm - 12am. Sat: 3pm - 12am. Sun: 3pm - 10pm. Brew Club, 18 Bohemia Place, E8 1DU  Opens on Fri, Sat, Sun sells beers from local breweries. all the places in Bohemia Place E8 appear to serve their beer under pressure..

 Whatpub Updates: EC4N 1SP Golden Fleece

has only Greene King beers. EC4M 7RA Fleet

Place was Renamed The Conductor. E1 6AG Gun:

on 14th Jan range was just Doom Bar and an

unspecified house beer. E1 6PJ Goose Island

Brewpub: Real ale has been introduced, from the

likes of Beatnik Republic, Burning Sky, Fuller's or

Thornbridge. E9 6JP BrewDog Homerton has

reopened. E8 4AH Junction House, Now Tataki

House, just a Japanese restaurant, no longer a

bar. E8 2PB, Dalston Superstore, No real ale but

some keg beers from the likes of Charles Wells

(Young's London Stout) and Marston's. E8 2PB,

Alibi, Converted shop, closed when I went past on

10th January, unit to let.

E1 8EU Oliver Conquest. This pub reopened today

(1st April) as a Bermondsey Pub Company (ei

Group managed house) venue. Cask beer should

be available. Food is from the Pieminster range.

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Whatpub update 32 (June 2019)

EC1, SERATA HALL (Albion & East), 207 Old St. A co-working space, bakery, distillery, bar and restaurant. 5 keg beers. EC1, THREE KINGS (Ei Group). Transferred to Bermondsey Pub Co managed format in February 2019. EC1, WILLIAM BLAKE (Stonegate). Rebranded as a SPORTS  BAR & GRILL. Real ale discontinued. EC4, BELL (Ei Group). Transferred to Bermondsey Pub Co managed format in March 2019. EC4, FLEET PLACE (Fuller’s). Renamed CONDUCTOR. E1, DRAGON (Shoreditch Bar Group). Renamed PHOENIX. E1, MECHANIC BREWING COMPANY TAPROOM, Arch 22a, Cudworth St. 9 taps plus bottles. E1, OLIVER CONQUEST (Ei Group), 70 Leman St. Reopened as part of EI Group’s Bermondsey Pub Co managed division.  At least two real ales, one being London Pride. E1, WATER POET (Spitalfields Bars). Closed, whole area scheduled for redevelopment. E1W, VICTUALLER. Closed in November and being converted to a gym. Was THREE SUNS. E5, CROOKED BILLET (Ei Group). Sold by EI Group to existing pub operator London Ordinaries. E7, FOREST GATE HOTEL (Star). Real ale discontinued. E8, BEER CLUB TAPROOM, Hackney Walk, Arches 7 & 8,  Bohemia Pl. Bar showcasing local breweries. Taps and bottles. E8, HEART OF HACKNEY. Renamed HACKNEY HEART. E9, DEVIANT & DANDY TAPROOM, Arch 185, Nursery Rd.  Taproom for the Deviant and Dandy Brewery.  E9, BREWDOG HOMERTON (BrewDog), 23 Homerton High  St. Reopened and reverted to PLOUGH by Tiny Dancer  Group. Sharp’s Doom Bar, Atlantic and a guest beer. E11, LUPPOLO. Real ale discontinued. E11, SOLVAY SOCIETY TAPROOM, Arch 223, Madeira Rd.  Keg beer. E13, ARMY & NAVY (Newham Council). Closed. Planning approved for demolition and rebuilding as housing. E17, COLLAB, 198 Hoe St. Collaboration between Signature  Brew and We Serve Humans, a food vendor. At least 12 keg  taps.
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