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Whatpub Updates: Oliver Conquest E1 8EU No real ale when on 22nd August..Creechurch Pub & Bar EC3A 5AY eopened today as a Fullers pub called the Trinity Bell. Noted that there are 4 hand pumps selling London Pride, Red Fox, another Fuller Beer and Darkstar Hophead. Goose On Broadway E15 1NG.  Renamed The Sportsman. 15 TV screens. 3 handpumps - London Pride, Doombar and Tribute + Lilleys's Mango and Strawberry ciders. No craft bottles obvious. Piped music. Theatre Royal Bar E15 1BN. This is now Meza East, a diner & ?bar.


Branch News: Plans to turn the White Horse in White Horse Rd E1 into flats have been refused by the council. E2 Angel & Crown is closed and for sale. The Carlton E1 has been demolished without planning permission and Tower Hamlet council have the power to make the developers replace it brick by brick. Whatpub updates: E3 Little Driver. Only one beer currently, London Pride.  Lord Palmerston E17 6JG.  242-254 Forest Road. Correct address confirmed by their Facebook. Draft House, EC1V 9NR. Three beers - one pump is now cider. E6 Denmark Arms bought by Antic?. George & Monkey, EC1R 1UU does sell real ale. EC3R 5AR is the correct postcode for Brewdog Tower Hill. Corney & Barrow EC3M 5AD, no real ale.


Branch news: E17 Rising Sun/Empire is now the Empire Lounge. E15; The Langthorne is now the Abbey Tap. E10: The Coach and Horses Leyton High Rd near Leyton Orient has reopened after refurbishment. Beers from ELB were available. The Nightingale in Nightingale Lane has reopened after refurbishment, renamed Nightingale on the Green though a very disappointing range of London Pride, Greene King IPA and Doom Bar. Hardly a cause for celebration. E2:  Old Street Brewery. It has a tap room which is open Thu 4 – 11, Fri 4 – 11.30, Sat 2 – 11.30 and Sun 2 – 11. Arch 11 Gales Gardens Bethnal Green E2 0EJ. No cask beers available. EC1:  Le Paris Grill (St Pauls);Spectator, Poets Corner, Pavillion, Nylon;Rocco at 6 Little Britain is now Lamb and Trotter. According to Colin Price: 3 handpumps. Only one with a yellow clip Sharps not Doom Bar Whatpub: Duke of Wellington, London E1, is now sadly boarded up. E1 White Swan & Cuckoo, no real ale on visit nor at the nearby Turners Old Star though that was due to some sort of mix up. EC1 White Bear closed again. EC2: El Vino (Masons Avenue) no real ale. Otherist, no real ale. EC3: Minories, note correct address/postcode 64-73 Minories EC3N 1JL. E1: Carlton is closed.
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Whatpub update 28 (AOctober 2018)

EC1R 1UU, AMWELL ARMS (Winnicott), 68 Amwell St. Was  FOUNTAIN, FILTHY  MCNASTYS, SIMMONS. Having closed following Winnicott’s demise more than a year ago, reopened by Sybaritic Holdings as GEORGE & MONKEY. Still no cask beer. EC1A 7BX, LE PARIS GRILL, 6 Little Britain. Was POETS CORNER, PAVILION, NYLON, SPECTATOR. Reopened by Hearth Hospitality as LAMB & TROTTER. Cask beer introduced, e.g. Sharp’s. EC1M 6HR, SMITHFIELD TAVERN (ex-Punch), 105 Charterhouse St. Was WICKED WOLF. Now owned by Aries Properties Ltd. Having closed in 2015 for building redevelopment, reopened as a SIMMONS bar. No cask beer. EC1M 4AN, WHITE BEAR (Punch). Sold c.2013. Now owned by Aries Properties Ltd. Closed in July for building redevelopment, which will take most of the year, retaining the pub. EC2N 1HU, BABBLE. Was ONE OF 2, WALL.  Now Stonegate. EC2V 5BT, EL VINO (Davy), 12-14 Masons Ave. Was CORNEY & BARROW. Cask beer discontinued. EC2R 6AR, GABLE (Novus). Cask beer discontinued, unclear whether before or after sale to Stonegate. EC2N 1AP, OTHERIST (Drake & Morgan). Was CORNEY & BARROW. Cask beer discontinued. EC3N 1DD, ABBEY. Was BAR 38.  Now Stonegate. EC3V 3ND, FORGE. Was ABACUS.  Now Stonegate. EC4N 8AR, BRIGADIERS (JKS), 1-5 Bloomberg Arcade. Opened in June, Indian restaurant with separate bar area. No cask beer. Keg beers such as Burning Sky, Siren, Thornbridge. EC4N 1TX, CORE. Was APT. Now Stonegate. EC4A 3BQ, KANALOA. Was CROWN & ANCHOR, WALKABOUT, ALIBI. Now Stonegate. EC4V 3PT, SAMUEL PEPYS (M&B lease). Acquired in July by Shepherd Neame. Shepherd Neame Spitfire and Whitstable Bay. E1 4BS, CARLTON. Closed, partially demolished to make way for residential development, permission to change use of the ground floor was refused and so it may reopen. E1 7NE, DUKE OF WELLINGTON (Punch), 12 Toynbee St. Acquired c.2013 by Mendoza Ltd. Various planning applications were rejected, but it has recently closed. E2 8PB, ACORN (MacNeil Ltd). Having closed in 2016 after expiry of lease, planning application to demolish and build residential was finally granted this year on appeal. E2 8HZ, BEAGLE, 397-400 Geffrye St. Taken over and renamed BREWHOUSE & KITCHEN. On-site brewery in one railway arch, drinking area in two arches. Cask beer introduced, four brewed on the premises. Keg beers also include four of their own, plus Camden, Crate, Kernel. E2 0EA, MISTY MOON (Upper Deck). Taken over by Mosaic Pub & Dining, whose other London pubs include the Running Horse E1 and Grey Goose E3, and renamed BETHNAL GREEN TAVERN. Three changing cask beers. E2 0EJ, OLD STREET BREWERY TAPROOM, Arch 11, Gales Gdns. New brewery taproom. No cask beer. Four tank beers and four guest keg beers.  E8 1DU, EXPERIMENT, 19 Bohemia Pl. New brewery and taproom run by Pressure Drop and Verdant. No cask beer.  Closed Mon-Wed; 5-10 Thu & Fri; 12-10 Sat; 2-8 Sun. E8 4AH, HYSTERIA. Was JUNCTION ROOM. Renamed JUNCTION HOUSE. Still no cask beer. E10 5NA, COACH & HORSES (Punch). Sold in 2015 to Chambers Properties UK Ltd. Taken over this June by Ronnie Finch, operator of the Duke E11. Three cask beers, e.g. East London, Truman’s. E11 2EY, NIGHTINGALE (Enterprise). Refurbished and renamed NIGHTINGALE ON THE GREEN. Fuller’s London Pride, Greene King IPA and Sharp’s Doom Bar. E14 8JH, ANCHOR & HOPE (Admiral). Having closed in 2008, sold in 2010 to MacNeil Ltd. After building work upstairs, the ground floor finally became a fitness centre this year. E15 4QS, LANGTHORNE (Stonegate). Was YATES. Renamed ABBEY TAP. Cask beers such as Fuller’s London Pride, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Wells Bombardier. E20 3BS, MASON & CO. Closed citing poor footfall, future uncertain.
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