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Drinker’s Whatpub currently 24 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



Whatpub updates: E4 Bar One Twenty sells no real ale. EC1 Argyle, Temporarily closed: the builders &/or interior desecrators are in. Predicted to re-open, 19 March. Branch news: E17 RS Lounge/Rising Sun etc is now just plain Empire. E18 Switch is now a skin clinic. E8 The Pembury Tavern will be managed by Five Points brewery soon. Miltons beers will still be available after the takeover. White Swan, Fetter Lane EC4 is now a pub and chophouse


Branch Updates: Locals and ELAC are campaigning to get the Earl Of Essex E12 reopened as soon as possible. On Monday (26th) the local MP, local residents and ELAC members protested outside the pub to raise awareness. Hopefully we can get the council to support our campaign to save it from any development. For more information or to get involved Save the Earl. The William The Fourth E10 has now closed and will reopen after refurb as a “gastro pub” which probably means the death of the dartboard. The Horseshoe 24 Clerkenwell Close EC1R 0AG now discounts Cask Ales by 10p to customers who produce their current CAMRA membership card, UBU, Rev James Gold, DoomBar, 61 Deep, Bombardier Pale Ale, Wherry and Harveys Best are rotated on the 4 handpumps. Lost Rivers Bar and Kitchen Canto Court, 122 Old Street, EC1V 9BDis a new pub in our branch. For more details visit here. Cave Direct and Beer Merchants are excited to say that the Beer Merchants Tap 99 Wallis Rd E9 5LN is now open – bringing 22 taps, 700 bottles and a new feel to the amazing beer scene in Hackney Wick. Another pub opened recently Boxpark 2-10 Bethnal Green Road E1 6GY associated with Cronxs Brewery. Opening Hours Monday – Saturday 11am—7pm, Thursday 11am—8pm / Sunday 12pm—6pm. We are informed that a manager has been allocated by Antic to The Lord Rookwood E11. Further news, when available. Howling Hops Brewery will be brewing again below The Cock Tavern Mare St E8 from next week. Maregade Brewery have moved to Ponsford St in Homerton and hope to open a tap room soon. From Colin Price: Went past the Andaz Hotel (formerly Great Eastern Hotel) next to Liverpool Street Station today. The bit of the hotel that was the George is now Lady Abercorn's Pub and Kitchen.  Lady Abercorn’s Pub, 40 Liverpool St, EC2M 7QN.   (corner of Liverpool Street and Bishopsgate) Noticed three handpumps from Adnams and Duechers. One of the articles says pub brews its own beer but I didn't notice it, Whatpub updates: E15 Cart & Horeses, This pub does not do real ale. It has no hand pumps! E2 Well & Bucket no real ale on visit 3 January. E1 Wilton's Music Hall Mahogany Bar refused to serve at 21.45 12 February. E1 Prospect of Whitby replace London Glory with Black Sheep Bitter. EC1 Gunmakers  now it's 'nightclub lighting' and loud throbbing music -- certainly not a 'quiet pub'! E6 Boleyn Tavern, Regular beers: It was GK IPA on 30th Jan. No other real ale.  
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Whatpub update 24 (February 2018)

EC1Y 2BJ, ROTARY (Rushmore Group), 70-74 City Rd. Was CITY ARTS MUSIC PROJECT, METER. Having closed in 2013 for building works to the whole block, reopened in December as NUALA, modern Irish restaurant & basement bar. No cask beer. EC1R 0HA, SEKFORDE ARMS (ex-Young), 34 Sekforde St. Having closed in 2015 for residential conversion upstairs, reopened in December as the SEKFORDE, including a restaurant. Sharp’s Doom Bar. EC2N 1HN, BROADLEAF (ETM), 25 Old Broad St. Bar & restaurant opened in November. No cask beer. Keg and ‘tank’ beers including from Long Arm. EC4R 0AA, LISTING (Drake & Morgan), 27 Bush La. Opened in November, their 23rd site, in the Cannon Green building. No cask beer. EC4A 1BR, SLUG & LETTUCE (Stonegate), 5-11 Fetter La. Was HOG’S HEAD. Renamed EDITORS TAP. Cask beer restored, three. EC4V 2BA, THREE CRANES (Ducalian Capital). Was HATCHET. Taken over in December by Holborn Leisure, their first of several scheduled openings. Timothy Taylor Landlord. E1 8FU, RUNNING HORSE (Mosaic Pub & Dining), 7 Piazza Walk, Leman St. Opened by an operator previously known as City Fund Pub Co. Three changing cask beers, e.g. Truman’s. E2 8QY, ALBION IN GOLDSMITHS ROW. Was DUKE OF SUSSEX. Acquired in 2016 by Remarkable Pubs, renamed in December VIRGIN QUEEN, food in collaboration with a local fish & chip shop. Fuller’s London Pride and Oliver’s Island, plus a guest. E3 4PH, RUSTY BIKE, 588 Mile End Rd. Was CORNUCOPIA, HORN OF PLENTY, FLAUTIST & FIRKIN, MATTER OF TIME, VIRTUE, MILESTONE. Cask beer restored, Sharp’s Doom Bar. E7 9EF, PRETTY DECENT BEER CO TAPROOM, Arch 338, Sheridan Rd. No cask beer. Their own keg and bottled beers. Open Thu-Fri 4-11pm, Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-6pm. E9 6AS, JACKDAW & STAR (Electric Star). Was JACKDAW & STUMP. Changed hands in January and reverted to original name SPREAD EAGLE, now offering vegan food. Three cask  beers.
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