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Pub News here on the right is downloaded from London Drinker’s Whatpub currently 62. 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 A list of Whatpub updates since July 2018 can be found here.

NEWS FOR MAY 2024

E5 0NS Slice of Blue, 43 Lower Clapton Road - reopened as Once Before - a cocktail bar. E20 2AD Riverside East, Olympic Park, 5 Thornton Street - Socai/Event space with Cafe/Restaurant - Keg beer from Gypsy Hill/Mammoth Tap and Signature Brew. E9 5EN Old Street Brewery, Unit 1 Queens Yard- closed - premises repossessed by bailiffs. EC4V 5AE Wardrobe, 53-55 Carters Lane - reopened as King's Wardrobe a cafe/bar/courtyard - part of the adjacent hotel - keg beer.

NEWS FOR APRIL 2024

E20 1AS DD Sports Bar, 1 Liberty Bridge Road - American style Sports bar with Keg Beer & Food. E12 5NN Victoria Cross, Jack Cornwell Street - demolished for housing and an A4 unit. EC4Y 1HT Tipperary, 66 Fleet Street - cask ale introduced - Twickenham Red Sky. E2 9RF Sundays Brew Co Taproom, 275-276 Poyser St - closed in 2020 venue now home to the Vagina Museum. E14 4QQ Slug & Lettuce 30 South Colonnade - closed 2020 - building has been extended and reconfigured so space now has other uses. E14 4Qa Amerigo Vespucci. 25 Mackenzie Walk - Long standing Italian restaurant has added a separate bar. Keg Beers. E20 1JN Haugen, 9 Endeavour Square - closed financial reasons. E1 6QL Brick Lane Taproom, 91 Brick Lane - Independent taproom in the Old Truman's Brewery. Keg beer.. EC2A 2EH Back to Mine, 5 Exchange Square - cafe/bar/restaurant with keg beer. E9 5EN White Post, Unit 4, 92 White Post Lane- closed 2022 now a hair and beauty salon. E1 5QU Mechanic Brewery Taproom, 22a Cudworth St, closed 2020- now a chocolate factory. E8 4AH Junction House, 578 Kingsland Rd-closed 2021 - now a barbershop. EC3V 1LR Crafty Fella's, 29-31 Leadenhall Market -closed 2020 now a branch of Boom Bar Burger. EC1V 9HX Look Mum No hands, 49 Old Street - venue reopening as a Photography studio. E10 5AB Peppers Ghost, 777 High Road- refurbished and reopened as Prince of Wales.Has Cask Ale -currently Ghost Ship/Landlord.

NEWS FOR MARCH 2024

E8 1EJ Empire Bar, 289 Mare Street- relaunched as Two Palms, a live music venue, same operators as Hand of Glory. Still Keg Beer. E9 6PB Arch 185 Nursery Road- Deviant & Dandy taproom - brewery closed. E20 1DB. Neighbourhood, 52-54 Celebration Avenue-closed. EC2M 2QA White Horse, 2 Broadgate Place - closed - planning permission sought for partial demolition and redevelopment with no pub. E20 1DH Roots Bar, 3-4 West Park Walk, East Village-closed. E1 7BH City Bar & Kitchen,9 Stoney St - closed possible financial. E8 1LA Hackney Coterie, 230B Dalston Lane, - converted to a cafe. EC1V 4JL Artisan (of Clerkenwell), 53 St John's Square -planning permission applied for to convert to office space. EC1V 2PN Royal Star, 220 City Road - Cask ale discontinued. E11 2RL The George - the local information site the wansteadium is reporting that Wetherspoons have an offer for the George https://wansteadium.com/ E7 0JN Tracks, Arch 437 Cranmer Road - closed for financial reasons. E20 1EJ Home Run House , Westfield - closed probably financial. EC4V 2BA Three Cranes, 28 Garlick Hill - has closed and the freehold is on the market E8 4EA Draughts, 337 Acton Mews - has relocated to 41 Kingsland High Street, E8 4JS - original venue is now a fish restaurant. E18 1AY Lizard Lounge, 186-188 George lane - relaunched as Ohana's Bar. E3 5JP Eleanor Arms, 460 Old Ford Road - pub has been sold to an independent company. Licensee will stay on till it changes hands in June. E8 2EB Brewers Bar, 77 Shacklewell Lane - did not reopen after the pandemic. Now an art gallery.. EC4Y 1HT Tipperary, 66 Fleet Street - Partially reopened under new ownership. Cask ale will be introduced as the pub fully reopens. EC2A 3AQ Nancy Spains, 128-130 Curtain Road - independent Irish pub. EC2M 1GT Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill, 100 Bishopgate - Brazilian Restaurant with a separate cocktail bar. Keg Beer. EC2M 2QS Mrs Fogg's Maritime Club & Distillery, 37 Broadgate Circle - rebranded as Mr Fogg's City Tavern. EC4A 4BD Paris Bar, 54 Farringdon Street - relaunched as GiGi's - a bar/restaurant. E2 0RY Angel & Crown, 170 Bethnal Green Rd - reopened as a 70's themed pub. Keg Beer..

NEWS FOR FEBRUARY

2024

E1 1LX Dog & Truck, 72 Back Church Lane - relaunched as The Dog by Feeney's Irish pubs. No Cask ale. E4 6AN Essex House, 152 Station Road - closed early 2023 now Grill on the Green an events space. E14 4JP M Restaurant & Bar, 10 Newfoundland Place - closed for financial reasons. E14 0ES Greenwich Pensioner - Real Ale discontinued. E10 5AB Pepper's Ghost, 777 High Road - closed for refurbishments - should reopen as Prince of Wales at the end of March E14 9RP Pepper St Ontiod, 21 Pepper Street - reopened as Pepper Street Tavern - operated by Clapham Leisure - 20 Taps, Sports TV and arcade games [includes smart darts].
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PUB NEWS

Whatpub update 62 (June) E1, BRICK LANE TAPROOM, 91 Brick La. Independent taproom located in the old Truman’s brewery. Food available from other vendors in the venue. Keg beer and cider. E1, CITY BAR & KITCHEN. Closed, future uncertain. E7, TRACKS (The Arch Company). Closed, lease on the market. E8, BREWERS BAR. Closed since lockdown, now an art gallery with conservation framing. E8, DRAUGHTS (TfL). Closed, changed to a restaurant. E8, DRAUGHTS, 44 Kingsland High St. Started life as F Cooke’s Eel, Pie & Mash Shop and is a Grade II listed building. Now a bar specialising in board games – a fee applies. Keg and bottled beer. E8, EMPIRE BAR (Hackney Theatre). Renamed TWO PALMS. E8, HACKNEY COTERIE. Closed, changed to a café. E9, DEVIANT & DANDY TAPROOM (The Arch Company), Closed, future uncertain. E9, OLD STREET BREWERY. Closed, building has been repossessed. E14, AMERIGO VESPUCCI, 25 Mackenzie Walk. Italian restaurant which has added an al- fresco bar. Coffee and pastries available from opening. Keg beer. E16, FOX CONNAUGHT (Fox Bars), Lynx Way. Real ale reinstated: a guest beer such as London Pride. E17, WILLIAM MORRIS (Heineken). Closed again while Star find a new tenant. E18, LIZARD LOUNGE. Renamed OHANA’S BAR. E20, DD SPORTS BAR 1 Liberty Bridge Rd, East Village. Modern American sports bar showing all sports. Food is burgers and pizza. Keg beer. E20, HAUGEN (D&D London). Closed with lease on the market. E20, HOME RUN HOUSE (Passyunk Avenue). Closed with lease on the market. E20, NEIGHBOURHOOD (Freshwater Pub Co/Ewe Hospitality). Closed, future uncertain. E20, ROOTS BAR. Closed, future uncertain. EC1, ROYAL STAR (Stonegate). No longer sells real ale. EC2, BACK TO MINE, 5 Exchange Sq. Primrose St. Modern café/bar and restaurant. Available for private hire. Keg beer EC2, FAZENDA RODIZIO BAR & GRILL, 100 Bishopgate. Cocktail bar called Fino on the ground floor of a Brazilian restaurant. Keg Beer. EC2, MRS FOGG’S MARITIME CLUB & DISTILLERY (Inception Group). Rebranded MR FOGG’S CITY TAVERN early 2024. Keg and bottled beer available. EC2, NANCY SPAINS, 128-130 Curtain Rd. Independent Irish themed pub. Irish cocktails and whiskey. Keg beers include Murphy’s. EC2, WHITE HORSE (Young’s). Closed with planning granted for demolition. EC4, THREE CRANES (Harcourt Inns). Closed, freehold on the market. EC4, TIPPERARY (Dominus), 66 Fleet St. Reopened under new ownership following refurbishment. Two beers from Twickenham. EC4, WARDROBE, 53-55 Carter La. Reopened in May 2024 as KING’S WARDROBE, a cafe/bar courtyard with a deli as part of the apartment hotel. Keg beer.
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PUB NEWS

Whatpub update 62 (June) E1, BRICK LANE TAPROOM, 91 Brick La. Independent taproom located in the old Truman’s brewery. Food available from other vendors in the venue. Keg beer and cider. E1, CITY BAR & KITCHEN. Closed, future uncertain. E7, TRACKS (The Arch Company). Closed, lease on the market. E8, BREWERS BAR. Closed since lockdown, now an art gallery with conservation framing. E8, DRAUGHTS (TfL). Closed, changed to a restaurant. E8, DRAUGHTS, 44 Kingsland High St. Started life as F Cooke’s Eel, Pie & Mash Shop and is a Grade II listed building. Now a bar specialising in board games – a fee applies. Keg and bottled beer. E8, EMPIRE BAR (Hackney Theatre). Renamed TWO PALMS. E8, HACKNEY COTERIE. Closed, changed to a café. E9, DEVIANT & DANDY TAPROOM (The Arch Company), Closed, future uncertain. E9, OLD STREET BREWERY. Closed, building has been repossessed. E14, AMERIGO VESPUCCI, 25 Mackenzie Walk. Italian restaurant which has added an al-fresco bar. Coffee and pastries available from opening. Keg beer. E16, FOX CONNAUGHT (Fox Bars), Lynx Way. Real ale reinstated: a guest beer such as London Pride. E17, WILLIAM MORRIS (Heineken). Closed again while Star find a new tenant. E18, LIZARD LOUNGE. Renamed OHANA’S BAR. E20, DD SPORTS BAR 1 Liberty Bridge Rd, East Village. Modern American sports bar showing all sports. Food is burgers and pizza. Keg beer. E20, HAUGEN (D&D London). Closed with lease on the market. E20, HOME RUN HOUSE (Passyunk Avenue). Closed with lease on the market. E20, NEIGHBOURHOOD (Freshwater Pub Co/Ewe Hospitality). Closed, future uncertain. E20, ROOTS BAR. Closed, future uncertain. EC1, ROYAL STAR (Stonegate). No longer sells real ale. EC2, BACK TO MINE, 5 Exchange Sq. Primrose St. Modern café/bar and restaurant. Available for private hire. Keg beer EC2, FAZENDA RODIZIO BAR & GRILL, 100 Bishopgate. Cocktail bar called Fino on the ground floor of a Brazilian restaurant. Keg Beer. EC2, MRS FOGG’S MARITIME CLUB & DISTILLERY (Inception Group). Rebranded MR FOGG’S CITY TAVERN early 2024. Keg and bottled beer available. EC2, NANCY SPAINS, 128-130 Curtain Rd. Independent Irish themed pub. Irish cocktails and whiskey. Keg beers include Murphy’s. EC2, WHITE HORSE (Young’s). Closed with planning granted for demolition. EC4, THREE CRANES (Harcourt Inns). Closed, freehold on the market. EC4, TIPPERARY (Dominus), 66 Fleet St. Reopened under new ownership following refurbishment. Two beers from Twickenham. EC4, WARDROBE, 53-55 Carter La. Reopened in May 2024 as KING’S WARDROBE, a cafe/bar courtyard with a deli as part of the apartment hotel. Keg beer.
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RECENT PUB NEWS Pub News here is downloaded from London Drinker’s Whatpub currently 53. 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 MAY

EC3R 7LQ Los Banderos, 70 Mark Lane - has not re-opened since pandemic - premises seized by Freeholder due to non- payment of rent. EC3N 2LS Mr Tipsy's down the Hatch - reopened as SAW Escape Experience - escape rooms .based on movie - bar is the safe space - ticketed EC4M 7DQ Saint, 1 Rose St - Closed in 2020 -following refurbishment space is currently used as the foyer to the new building. EC4M 8EN Old Change Bar & Kitchen, 2-3 Old Change Court, - closed possible financial reasons. and an update on a recent update EC3N 2LJ Angel, 14 Crosswall - has been demolished. EC2Y 5HN London Wall Bar & Kitchen, 150 London Wall - probably never reopened after pandemic. EC2Y 9AE Rack & Tenter, 45 Moorfields- planning permission to demolish the building and replace it with an office block with retail spaces.

NEWS FOR APRIL

E10 5AB Escape, 777 High Road - has reopened as Pepper's Ghost - appears to have hand pumps - not sure with anything on. E16 1DR Fox Excel, - No cask ale. EC4A 4BD Dado54, 54 Farringdon Street - reopened as Paris Bar & Grill. Keg beer. EC3V 9AE George & Vulture, 3 Castle Court - Grade II listed - an inn since 1142. Now a chop house run by Sam Smiths. Now allows customers to just drink if tables available - keg beer. EC4V 5AJ Unreported bar - Sabrines Rooftop Bar, 10 Godliman Street - modern cocktail bar on roof of hotel. One Keg beer (Lager) and bottles. E15 4BQ Refreshment Room, 27 The Broadway - closed probably for financial reasons. E20 1EJ Home Run House, Level 1, World Food Court, Westfield - American Sports bar with mainly American keg beer eg GooseIsland, Kone Brewing. E14 9RP Pepper St Ontiod - pub has been seized by landlord due to non-payment of rent during covid. E17 4JD William Morris Bar, 807 Forest Road - closed at the end of 2022 by the brewery [Star Pubs]. EC3V 9DJ Number 25, 25 Birchin Lane - closed operator, We are Bar Collective, in administration. E9 5EN HW Town Hall, Unit 1 96 White Post Lane - now All My Friends - bar with live music/food/kegbeer and a record shop. E15 2RB Print Room, 133 High St - now Jim & Tonic at the Print Room - new operator with Gin Distillery - still keg beer. E2 6EG Carpenters Arms - reopened after refurb - 2 Cask ales. E18 2PA Gallery, 159 High St - Closed financial reasons. EC2A 2AH Hoxton Pony - closed for refurbishment - will reopen as a Simmons Bar in mid-June. EC2A 4DE Windmill - is now Windmill in the City EC4V 5AE Wardrobe - closed until further notice - no reason given. EC2A 2EH Tapster, 2 Exchange Square - closed due to building works - likely to reopen 2024. EC1M 5UQ Holy Tavern - now open weekends and does food till 8pm. EC1V 9EY Road Trip & Workshop , 243 Old Street- rebranded as Star in Shoreditch by operator Electric Star pubs. No cask ale. E14 5AR Platform Canary Wharf, 40 Crossrail Place - Gaming bar with keg beer. Booking expected for the games. E1 8EU Oliver Conquest - Real ale available from Southwark Brewery EC2R 6AR Gable, 25 Moorgate - closed building being refurbished. EC4R 0AT Bolthole, 2a Suffolk Street - closed financial reasons - operator in administration.
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