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Pub News here is downloaded from London

Drinker’s Whatpub currently 27 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 88 Cowcross Street was the Blue Posts until 2005 but the premises are now unused however a licence application has been made..E10 William IV. As suspected the dartboard has been removed but they now have a highly obtrusive and pointless pool table in the front room. In the 30 years I have played darts I have never seen a fight over a game but I have seen reports of cues being used as weapons.  The website of the Orford House Social Club, 73 Orford Road, London E17. shows a handpump. E11 Nightingale with re-open soon after a tart up. Brewhouse & Kitchen will open soon in Hoxton at 397-400 Geffrye Street, E2 8HZ. E8:  The Duke of Richmond opened recently on Queensbridge Road Hackney (formerly LMNT) It is part restaurant [French] with a pub with a separate menu.Adverts suggest it sells craft beers and cider. The Fox at 372 Kingsland Rd, Haggerston, E8 is now closed for a period of 12 to18 months for renovation work to the building by its freeholder. Whatpub updates: EC2R Gable, No longer serving cask ale, barman confirmed. EC1 Smithfield Tavern Will reopen as yet another branch of Simmons. E17 Lord Palmerston has  four handpumps in use: two real ales Bombardier and Tribute. Two real ciders on handpump, from Liley's E10 Coach & Horses Reopened on Tuesday 17th July, serving beers from local breweries and now has a garden at the rear.EC1R George & Monkey, (formerly Amwell Arms,Simmons;Fountain;McNasties Whiskey Cafe)  Ales: two unused pumps thereafter Thornbridge's Peverel at a suspiciously low £3.00 a pint. EC2 Bull, renamed Bull and the Hide It has 7 rooms available, nicely furnished.  House beer is supplied by Pin-up brewery in Brighton. Also Wadworth 6X, Sharps Doom Bar, and St Austell Cornish Ale. EC4Y Hack & Hop was shut Sat 26 June.


Branch Updates:Licence application displayed at 6 Little Britain EC1, former Le Paris Grill, Spectator and various other names. Smiths of Smithfield EC1.3 handpumps all Youngs beers. Roof East E15 has reopened http://www.roofeast.com/ From the Evening Standard:Brigadiers will open in June as a restaurant and tavern with al-day dining run by JKS at 1-5 BLOOMBERG ARCADE EC4N 8AR. Their webiste does not indicate any real ale though they do sell 4TH RIFLES brewed by Thornbridge 4.5% at £4.50 for two thirds of a pint. Also mentioned was the opening by D&D London next spring of an unnamed 80 seat lounge bar on the 14th floor of 120 Fenchurch Street.


Branch news: Two on and off licences have been

applied for in the Highhams Park area of E4. Ziggy

Played Guitar, 3 Signal Walk and 16a Winchester

Road. Boleyn E6 still open and two real ales

Green King IPA and London Glory. E11 Shephards

Inn his has been a restaurant for the last 5 years

and has been continuously open. However you

can only drink with food and thus it is not a pub

under the definition used by CAMRA.

Whatpub updates: E1 6LA Knave of Clubs/Les Trois Garcons is now Dirty Bones. E8 4QJ Edgar’s  Originally known as the Market House is closed, with a scaffold frame and some form of planning application in the window. E8 3NH  LMNT Shortly to reopen under its original name of the Duke of Richmond. E17 Walnut Tree has a current planning application for conversion of uppers to 51 room hotel. LB Waltham Forest Application ID 174046. Autumn Yard, part of the Hackney Downs Studios is at 17 Amhurst Terrace. Cannick Tapps, EC4N 5AD: On visit 6th Ap 18, two ales on, Doombar and Hogblin. which I tried costing £ 3.55. What a bargin for the area, As apposed to the new Candlemaker next door, £5.15! Wolfgang's Bier Haus, C4V 5BR: Closed. Boleyn Tavern, E6 1PW. Purchased by remarkable inns Flynn's,E8: 1HP No real ale on visit. Martello Hall, E8 3RH No real ale. Botanist, EC2M 2QS No real ale?  
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Whatpub update 27 (August 2018)

EC2Y 5AP, CITY BOOT (Davy), 3 Bastion Highwalk, 125 London Wall. Opened in September, in former El Vino wine bar (which had no draught beer) that was acquired by Davy’s in 2015. One cask beer, Davy’s Old Wallop (believed to be Shepherd Neame Spitfire). EC2M 2QS, BOTANIST (ETM Group). Cask beer discontinued. EC3A 5AY, JAMIES (We Are Bar), 18-20 Creechurch La. Was POET BAR, CHRISTOPHER’S BAR & GRILL, LOWLANDER GRAND CAFÉ. One of four outlets acquired in April by Fuller’s. Renamed CREECHURCH PUB & BAR. Still no cask beer. EC4M 7RA, JAMIES (We Are Bar), 1 Fleet Pl. Was LEARNED MONK, PUZZLE EC4. Acquired in April by Fuller’s. Renamed FLEET PLACE. Still no cask beer. EC4M 7DQ, SAINT (We Are Bar). Was BRODIES. Acquired in April by Fuller’s. Still no cask bee. EC4V 5BR, WOLFGANG’S BIER HOUSE. Was BIERREX, COOLIN, OCHRE, DUKE & DUCHESS. Closed earlier this year, future uncertain. EC4M 7AU, UNION, 35 Old Bailey. Opened in January, their fourth bar & grill after NW1, W2 and W4. Three cask beers, e.g. London Beer Factory, St Austell, Wimbledon. E5 0NS, BONNEVILLE. Was FITZGERALDS. Reverted to ELEPHANTS HEAD. Still no cask beer. E6 1PW, BOLEYN TAVERN (Greene King leased). Freehold sold in May to Remarkable Pubs. E8 4AE, BEER & BURGER BAR, 464 Kingsland Rd. Their second permanent site, after NW10. No cask beer. Ten keg beers, e.g. Anspach & Hobday, Beavertown, Deya, Mad Hatter, Maregade, Signature, To Øl, Wander Beyond Brewing, WarPigs, Wild Beer. E8 1HP, FLYNN’S (Enterprise). Was CROWN, WISHING WELL. Cask beer discontinued. E8 4DA, FOX (Wellington). Closed in June for at least a year while upstairs converted to flats E8 1JH, PEMBURY TAVERN (Individual). Taken over in June by Five Points brewery, who took their name from the junction on which the pub stands. Now has four cask beers from Five Points, two from Milton and a handful of guests (fewer earlier in the week). E8 3NH, LMNT, 316 Queensbridge Rd. Reopened in May after unreported closure several years ago, operating meanwhile as a restaurant called the ‘Richmond’. Reverted to DUKE OF RICHMOND, now a gastropub with separate drinking and dining areas. No cask beer. Eight keg and KeyKeg beers, e.g. 40ft. E8 1DU, ST JOHN AT HACKNEY BREWPUB, 16-17 Bohemia Pl. New brewpub. No cask beer. Ten keg beers, half from the on-site St John at Hackney Brewery e.g. American Pale Ale, Citra IPA, Helles Lager and Imperial Stout, plus guests e.g. Boxcar, Gipsy Hill, Lost & Grounded, North Brew, Northern Monk. E10 7LD, HARE & HOUNDS (Enterprise). Taken over by Dirty Liquor under their ‘managed expert’ partnership with Enterprise. Several changing cask beers. Real cider. E10 6AE, WILLIAM THE FOURTH (Brodie). Sold in March to Rose Pubs, one of a group of related companies who also run e.g. Pub on the Park and Shacklewell Arms E8, Three Crowns N16, Beehive N17, Catford Bridge Tavern SE6, Duke of Edinburgh SW9. Two changing cask beers, e.g. East London Brewery.
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