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Branch News: E4 Mo-Bo’s is for rent with a new lease which probably means it’s closed. E4 Station House shrouded in scaffolding. E17 Rising Sun/Empire closed for refurb. Crafty Fellas, Beehive Passage, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LR. Does 2 cask ales and 9 taps. Luna Lounge in 7 Church Lane, E11 1HG. Is a free music venue with craft beer. Whatpub News: 40 foot bbrewery website gives their address as in the "Bootyard,  Abbott Street, E8 3DP. EC3R 7BB  Balls Brothers (Mark Lane). Is now called the Corn Exchange now ('just a rebranding' according to the barman). No cask pumps but had Meantime London Pale Ale. E15 1NS Goldengrove. Have 5 changing ales, at least one from a local brewery. EC2Y 5EL Wood Street. Haven't stocked Whitstable in years, but have 4 permanent lines until May which are Harveys Best and Old, Hophead and Mad Goose and also have a revolving hand pull cider.


Branch updates:Liverpool Street Grind, 38 Broadgate Circle, EC2M - restaurant and cocktail bar. 4 Keg beers. No 35 Mackenzie Walk, 29-35 Mackenzie Walk, E14 4PH- Craft Beer. Fleetwood, 36 Wilson Street EC2M- the pub closed in 2017 and  has been absorbed into the Broadgate redevelopment. It is currently badged as a Fitness concept space for when the redevelopment opens. From George Ingleby these two: Collab (pictured right) 200 Hoe St E7 is a Signature Keg only pub selling burgers & keg. Prices start @ £ 5.50. Welcome to the Forest 186 Hoe St E17 a joint job with WFDC, ELB, Rose & Crown selling ELBP Pearl Queen, Walthamstow green hop beer priced @ 4.00 A PINT . Both are very close to the VICTORIA pub.  E14 3BW The Great Eastern (originally the Watermans Arms) has closed for an extensive refurbishment. It will reopen at some point as The Waterman with a new operator. EC1 Horseshoe. Dartboards have been removed from the bar but four ar available upstairs. E9 What was the White Lion is now the Babylon Garden, bar and lounge. E5 Elephants Head, This pub has closed and is being refurbished. It is due to reopen as a pizza pub concept in November. E11 Duke could lose its licence over repeated public nuisance and noise. Whatpub updates: E14 9RP Pepper Saint Ontiod.  Only 1 beer available not 3. E5 8BQ Brew Club Tap Room. Brew Club moved in Feb 2019 to a new address in central Hackney at 7 Bohemia Place E8 1DU, in the same row of arches as Hackney Church, Deviant & Dandy and the Pressure Drop/Verdant bar Experiment. It's now open We 15.00-20.00, Th 15.00-22.00, Fr-Sa 12.00-23.30, Su 12.00-20.00, expanded to nine keg lines and around 20 bottles/cans, card only. More details on its website. The Clapton location is no longer in use. E3 3QX Angel of Bow. The pub is no longer linked to Redemption brewery though it still stocks numerous local beers. E15 1PF Cart & Horses. Website states 'CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENTS until late December 2019'. EC1V 4PA Dame Alice Owen. 4 Ales changing regulary. Watneys Pale and Adnams Mosaic are most popular. E9 7HD Hector & Noble. All handpumps removed. EC1N 8SQ Bleeding Heart Tavern. Regular beers: Adnams Ghost Ship ,Adnams Southwold Bitter. EC1M 6BP Three Compasses. Regular beers: Fuller's London Pride,Sharp's Doom Bar. No changing beers. EC1M 6BH Hope. Number of changing beers: 2. Current guests St Austell Tribute & Twickenham Naked Ladies. EC1A 4ER Lord Raglan. Regular beers: Greene King IPA,Greene King Abbot, Morland Old Speckled Hen One changing beer from Greene King. EC2N 2AN Phoenix. Regular beers: Greene King IPA plus four changing beers. EC2V 5BT Old Dr Butlers Head. Regular beers: Shepherd Neame Master Brew,Shepherd Neame Spitfire,Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay Pale Ale. EC2M 6SA Globe. Regular beers: Fuller's London Pride,Sharp's Doom Bar,St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale. EC2M 7LS Red Lion. Regular beers: Greene King IPA,Greene King Abbot,St Austell Tribute plus two changing beers. Current guests Truman Swift & Sambrooks Session. EC2M 7NH Railway Tavern. Regular beers: Greene King Abbot,Greene King IPA,Greene King London Glory plus one hanging beer. Only one guest - Truman's. Two handpumps used for cider. EC2M 1QS Lord Aberconway. Number of changing beers: 4. EC2M 1RP Kings Arms. Regular beers: Greene King IPA,Greene King London Glory,St Austell Tribute. EC3A 7BX Alice. Addition to last update. Add to description:- Live D. J. every Thu & Fri. Available for private hire Sat & Sun. Opening times: 11-11 Mon-Wed; 11-12.30am Thu&Fri; Closed Sat & Sun Description: Large modern style pub with open areas and screened booths. Trereis a mix of high tables & chaulrs and standard tables, armchairs & padded bencseats. The walls are adorned with many surrealist paintings and prints. The many chandeliers give the pub a light and airy feel.
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Whatpub update 34 (October 2019)

EC1, JAMIES ITALIAN (Jamie Oliver), 409-411 St John St.  Closed by Administrator, May 2019. EC1, LOUNGE 33. Demolished earlier this year. Was  HOLBORN COLONY. EC2, BLUEBERRY BAR & KITCHEN. Renamed SINK PONG.  Rebranded again with 10 table tennis tables. EC2, SALT POINT BAR (Davy’s). Renamed TAPSTER, still keg  only.  EC2, PITT CUE (Tavern Restaurants). Closed. EC2, WATERMARK CLUB. Became a Sushi restaurant in  2016 having been vacant for a couple of years. EC3, CITY SPORTS PUB & GRILL. Reported closed in 2017,  became a Vape Shop in February 2019. EC3, CITY ZEBRANO. Renamed DABBERS, a ‘modern  bingo’ establishment! No cask but keg beers include Lost  Lager, Punk IPA, Dead Pony Club Session IPA and Hop  Rocker India Pale Lager. EC3, IIAD. Having closed in 2012 following a licence review,  demolished c.2018 for new offices with commercial use at  ground floor. EC3, JAMIES (Kornicis), 119-121 The Minories. Renamed  CROSSWALL, still keg only. EC3, PAUSE (Swizzlestick Bars). Renamed PATCH.  EC3, SIMMONS, 35 Eastcheap. Another Simmons cocktail and keg bar opened in September in a listed building. EC4, DADO54 (Establishment Hm). Closed. E1, INDO (Acme Bars Ltd). Closed. E1W, SLUG & LETTUCE (Stonegate). No real ale. E2, OLD GEORGE (Ei Group).  Now under Bermondsey Pub  Co format.  E2, REDCHURCH BREWERY. Renamed SUNDAYS BREW  CO TAPROOM. Keg beer from the brewery available. E2, TAPROOM BY BETHNAL GREEN, Railway Arch 162,  Malcolm Pl. Taproom showcasing local breweries. 24 taps.  E3, MULLER & BRIGGS. Closed not long after opening. E6, EAST HAM WORKING MENS CLUB. Closed for  demolition. New club planned in ground floor of 5 storey  residential development on this site. E6, TOLLGATE TAVERN (Greene King). Renamed  SHEPHERD’S INN and operated by Beckton Tavern Limited.  Now a large Lithuanian bar/restaurant with all tables laid for  diners. No real ale, but four rarely seen Lithuanian keg beers  available.  E8, AUTUMN YARD. Renamed ALL GOOD BEER. 6 taps of  rotating craft beers along with bottled beers. E9, GREENHOUSE, Unit 1, 96 White Post La. Canal side bar  and music venue. Keg beer. E10, GRAVITY WELL TAPROOM, Arch 142, Tilbury Rd.  Brewery taproom in a railway arch, specializing in pale,  hoppy beers. E14, MUNICH CRICKET CLUB , Unit E2, Hertsmere Rd.  German Bierkeller opened in September. E18, SLUG & LETTUCE (Stonegate). No real ale.
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