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PUB NEWS

Pub News here on the right is downloaded from London Drinker’s Whatpub currently 50. 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 AUGUST

EC1A 9DY Balfour at St Barts -No real ale.

NEWS FOR JULY

E9 6JP Plough - No real ale. E11 4JU Plough & Harrow - has reopened. E3 4PH Rusty Bike - No real ale. New Bar EC2A 3AT Wingmans Shoreditch, 152-154 Curtain Rd - chicken shop with small bar - 2 keg beers. The following bars have been added to whatpub. They are all run by the We are Bar Collective and have at least 2 keg beers and a small range of bottles: EC2N 1DZ Jamie's Adams Court, 6 Adams Court - was Balls Brothers EC4Y 0BH Jamie's Tudor Street, 36 Tudor St - was Witness Box EC3V 9DJ Number 25, 25 Birchin Lane EC4R 0AT Bolthole, 2a Suffolk Street EC3M 5JF Willy's Wine Bar, 107 Fenchurch. StreetE3 2AN Litlle Driver - closed as lease expired - will reopen as a Craft Union pub. EC1V 9AA Pivo - closed until further notice - no reason given. E1W 2RT Wapping Tavern, 78-80 Wapping Lane - New bar with 25 keg beers and pizza. EC4V 5BH The Centre Page, 29-33 Knightrider Street - closed - can find no reason. E8 2JS Kingsland, 37 Kingsland High St- has reopened as Burkes Warehouse - Irish themed bar E20 1EJ Bat & Ball - No Cask ale.

NEWS FOR JUNE

EC1V 4JJ Compton, 48 St Johns Square - New restaurant with Bar & Deli. Keg Beer. E4 8DD The Mount -No real ale. E2 7DD Albion, 2-4 Boundary St - re-opened as Boundary Bar & Brasserie following renovation - part of the hotel. Keg beer & Bottles. E17 5QJ Signature Brewers Bar - No cask ale.

NEWS FOR MAY

E1 6QL Vibe Bar, 91-95 Brick Lane. Closed 2014 - reopened in 2018 as Ninety One Living Room - bar/cafe workspace during the day, Jazz/blues club/bar in the evening. Craft Beer inc two from Beavertown. EC1R 0BJ Bowler - has been acquired by the owner of the Sekforde and will change it's name to Marian Anderson at some point. It will also close for a major refurbishment later this year. EC3M 7AA Factory House - No real ale. EC1V 4NR - Pearl & Feathers - reportedly has not reopened since the pandemic. EC3N 2AU Bierschenke, 9 The Arches, Crutched Friars - has reopened as Munich Cricket Club - still a German Bierkellar. EC4N 7HR Wagtail Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, 68 King William Street - was House of Fraser store - panoramic views of the city with keg beer. Operated by Maven Leisure. E20 1FD Stratford Hotel, 20 International Way - hotel with 3 bars - Bottled beer from Redchurch. EC3N 2LJ Angel - No cask ale. EC1A 9EJ Ask for Janice 50-52 Long Lane - has reopened as The Long Lane- a cocktail/Wine bar. EC1M 7AH Sourced Market -has not reopened since pandemic - owners have gone into liquidation.

NEWS FOR APRIL

E2 7DD Albion - closed for refurbishment - due to reopen May 18th. E1 6AG Gun - No real ale EC3N 2ER Jewry-has reopened as part of the Tunnel nightclub following the pandemic. EC4M 7DQ Fine Line, 1 Bow Churchyard - reopened as The Saint - Fullers pub though more cocktail bar. No real ale. EC1R 4QL Cafe Kick, 43 Exmouth Market - sports bar - sells Mahou. The following two pubs have removed their hand pumps so no real ale: E1W 2RW Dockers Inn. E9 7JN Lauriston. E10 7EQ Spark House 557- 559 Lea Bridge Road - now has 2 hand pumps - Laines Best Bitter & Cowcatcher. Was Drum. Aims to have digital art projections and contemporary electronic DJ's. EC4A 1ES White Swan - Closed and being demolished. Replacement is an office block which may/may not contain a pub. E1 0QW Peacock - planning permission sought to extend and convert the upper floors to housing retaining the pub, which is currently closed..EC4A 1HL Shutters - has not reopened since the beginning of the Pandemic - available for hire as event space. E1 6AG Gun, .. 54 Brushfield St. Now no real ale no handpump. E11 4JU Plough & Harrow - closed by the council on public health grounds following an inspection of it's kitchens. EC1N 8SQ Bleeding Heart Tavern - closed for refurbishment. E5 8EQ Windsor Castle - lease for sale via AG&G following redevelopment but needs fitting out. E10 7BQ Antelope - community group hope to buy the lease and reopen [Waltham Forest Echo]. E14 7LS Queens Head - closed with future uncertain.

NEWS FOR MARCH

E1 2QA Dean Swift - planning permission to demolish the pub and redevelop retaining a pub was refused in April 2021. The appeal against this decision was dismissed last week [March 25th]E2 7SJ Marksman - No real ale. E8 2BS Hand of Glory - No real ale. E1 Peacock, this from Colin Price who visited the pub on the 23rd: The pub was not open and there was no sign of life. It does not appear to be currently operating as a pub. The outside was is a shabby state, the hanging sign has been and there are grilles over the windows. However there is no sign that any building work is going on or has even started. EC2A 3EJ LaLaLand, 17-19 Great Eastern Street - A market with food vendors & bars. Opened with about 50% occupancy. EC1M 5UQ Holy Tavern, 55 Britton Street- was Jerusalem Tavern - pub is now independent and operated by the building's owners. The tie up with St Peters brewery remains - they had 2 of their cask ales on today (9 March).- an expansion of the beer range is likely - initially with Anspach & Hobday. E10 7EQ Drum- to be reopened as The Spark House by Laine's pub company in April. E15 1PF Cart & Horses, 1 Maryland Point - reopened following refurbishment. Real ale available. E2 7DD Albion, 2-4 Boundary Road - Cafe, bar & Grocery on ground floor of Boundary hotel. 3 keg beers from Forest Road. The following have reopened: EC3A 5BU Adriatico- reopened as Adriatic Bar & Restaurant - new owner. EC3N 2LS Revolution - Now Mr Tipsy's down the hatch - an immersive cocktail experience. E7 9NP Old Spotted Dog - planning permission granted in October 2021 for renovation of the grade II listed pub and to build a 68 room hotel on the car park. E8 4AA Haggerston - the pub has reopened after a review of it's licence following a violent incident; It is open on reduced hours with no late night opening. New bars: E1 6JQ 100, 100 Shoreditch High Street- hotel with 3 separate bars including one on the roof. EC2A 3DU Fountain Tap, 14 Rivington Street- opened April 2021 sister pub to the Old Fountain. 9 beers on tap. No cask ale.
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Whatpub update 50 (July)

E1W, PROSPECT OF WHITBY (Greene King). No longer Locale accredited. E1, GUN (Heineken/East London Pub Co). No longer sells real ale. E1, THOMAS NEALE. Closed since May 2021 due to works. E10, DRUM (Wetherspoon), 557-559 Lea Bridge Rd. Reopened as SPARK HOUSE by Laine selling one of their beers and a guest ale. E11, WALNUT TREE (Wetherspoon). No longer LocAle accredited. E14, PAGINATION. Closed – due to reopen as a London Cocktail Club. E15, QUEENS HEAD (Craft Union), 5 West Ham La. Now selling Sharp’s Doom Bar. E17, BEERBLEFISH BREWING TAPROOM. LocAle accredited for Beerblefish beers. E17, SIGNATURE BREW BREWERS BAR, Unit 15, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse La. Real ale reinstated. E20, STRATFORD HOTEL, 20 International Way. Hotel, Bar & Brasserie adjacent to the DLR entrance of Stratford International Station. Three bars. Bottled beer from Redchurch brewery. E8, FIVE POINTS BREWERY TAPROOM (Five Points). LocAle accredited for Five Points beers. E8, HAND OF GLORY (JaguarShoes Collective). No longer sells real ale. EC1, BLEEDING HEART TAVERN. Closed for refurbishment. EC1, CAFE KICK, 43 Exmouth Market. Cafe with table football and showing live sport. Decorated with flags, Seating outside. Opened in 2005 but recently added Mahou as a draught beer. Bottles also available. EC1, CRAFT BEER CO. No longer Locale accredited. EC1, EXMOUTH ARMS (Urban Pubs & Bars). No longer Locale accredited. EC2, LALALAND, 17-19 Great Eastern St. Based on the old Dinerama site. A collection of street food vendors, bars and music. The venue also has a plunge pool, waterfalls and palm trees. EC3, DIRTY MARTINI (Minories). Closed. EC3, HOOP & GRAPES (M&B). No longer Locale accredited. EC3, JEWRY, Centurion House, 37 Jewry St. Reopened. EC3, LIBERTY BOUNDS (Wetherspoon). No longer Locale accredited. EC3, MISSOURI ANGEL (Searchgrade). No longer sells real ale. EC4, FINE LINE (Fuller’s), 1 Bow Churchyard. Renamed SAINT. No longer sells real ale. EC4, SAINT (Fuller’s), Paternoster Sq. Closed and now a building site. EC4, SIR JOHN HAWKSHAW (Wetherspoon). No longer Locale accredited. EC4, WHITE HAUS (Stonegate) No longer sells real ale.
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