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NEWS FOR DECEMBER Whatpub updates:E8 3BH Prince Arthur is closed. E2 7SB Nelsons Head. No handpumps so no real ale. E1W 1YY The Cape bar has re-opened as the Moretown Belle. Marstons EPA and Pedigree with Hobgoblin.   Modern pub with Sports TV. 3 Dart boards and 3 pool tables NEWS FOR JANUARY Branch news: E17 The Flowerpot Wood Street is up for sale. The Holly Tree Dames Rd E7  have new owners, Remarkable Pubs  Group. They will be refurbishing later in the year. E12 The Ruskin Arm East Ham is closed and boarded up. E1 Oliver Conquest (Horizon) in Leman Street  has closed. EC1 Charterhouse Bar, Charterhouse Street, London EC1 is going to become a Beerhawk outlet. Opening Spring 2019. E15 Chevy Chase. Now a solicitor's office.  What was the Dartmouth Arms, 162 Bidder Street, E16. Now a night club featuring African music. Lost is licence in 2014 but appears to have regained it. Website advertises Nigerian Guinness. Muller & Briggs has opened at 130 Cadogan Terrace E3 2NB. This is on the site of the Top o' the Morning pub demolished 3 years ago. Range of keg beers - run by Rullo Restaurants. Whatpub updates: E11 Walnut Tree, regular beers: Greene King Abbot,Greene King IPA,Sharp's Doom Bar,Adnam's Ghost Ship. Number of changing beers: 8. EC1V 8AP Corner Bar, no sign of real ale on 28 November. NEWS FOR DECEMBER Branch updates: E12 Ruskin Arms closed. See here. From John Adams:  Youngs have bought the freehold of the People's Park Tavern in South Hackney. Too early I guess to know what they will do with the Laines Brewery on site. Lino 90 Bartholomew Close, EC1A 7EB no real ale. Whatpub updates:E5 8EE Mermaid, from Ian Dolby,  I was pleased to find You from Siren on one of the two handpumps when I visited today. Unfortunately, nothing on the second.E1 8EN Dispensary, pub closed on 21.12.18. E16 2AA Husk Brewing Taproom, Open 5-11 Friday and Saturday. Dart board and games. E8 1LL Oslo no cask on sale. E2 6EG Carpenter's Arms. Pub has changed hands. Timothy Taylor gone. More tables added so now feels cramped. More a bistro than a pub.E15 4QS Abbey Tap, from Gavin no cask ale on at this time, might be a one off but thought I’d report it. EC1Y 8QJ Trader. Name is now Whitecross Tap
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Whatpub update 29 (December 2018)

EC1R 1UU, GEORGE & MONKEY (Sybaritic Holdings), 68 Amwell St. Was FOUNTAIN, FILTHY MCNASTYS, SIMMONS. Cask beer restored, up to three. EC2Y 5AP, CITY BOOT (Davy), 3 Bastion Highwalk, 125 London Wall. Now has a guest, e.g. Wild Beer Bibble, in addition to the house beer. EC2M 5TE, MEHEK. Was MOORGATE ORIENTAL. Having closed recently, now a post office. EC3M 5AD, CORNEY & BARROW (Drake & Morgan), 25 Fenchurch Ave. The first Corney & Barrow to offer cask beer, now discontinued. EC3A 5AY, CREECHURCH PUB & BAR (Fuller), 20 Creechurch La. Was POET BAR, CHRISTOPHER’S BAR & GRILL, LOWLANDER GRAND CAFÉ, JAMIES. Having been acquired earlier this year from We Are Bar, now renamed TRINITY BELL. Cask beer restored, e.g. Dark Star Hophead, Fuller’s London Pride and Red Fox. EC3A 8BF, STERLING (Novus). Cask beer discontinued following refurbishment. EC4M 9BB, REFLEX (Stonegate). Was RED LION, VIVO. Rebranded in September POPWORLD, still music- oriented. Still no cask beer. EC4A 4AB, WHITE SWAN (Enterprise), 18-20 Farringdon St. Having been closed in 2015 and demolished to make way for a new office development, reopened in November by Hippo Inns under their ‘managed expert’ partnership with Enterprise. Renamed WHITE HAUS, with an Alpine theme. Sambrook’s Wandle and Timothy Taylor Landlord. Keg beer includes ‘tank’ 1836 lager from Switzerland. E1 6PJ, DRUNKEN MONKEY, 222 Shoreditch High St. Was TRADERS BAR. Taken over in September by AB InBev and renamed GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB, after the closure of the one in SW12. Cask beer introduced, four e.g. Fuller’s ESB and London Pride, Thornbridge Jaipur. They are due to start brewing on-site in November. E1 8EU, OLIVER CONQUEST (Enterprise). Was MR PICKWICKS. Cask beer discontinued. Specialises in gins. E1 7EZ, WRINGER & MANGLE (Calabrese). Was OLD MONK, PUZZLE, PIPELINE. Taken over by Usain Bolt in October and renamed TRACKS & RECORDS, a Jamaican DJ bar & restaurant. Still no cask beer. E2 0RY, ANGEL & CROWN. Closed, lease on the market. E2 7NS, GEORGE & DRAGON. Closed late in 2017, taken over by Danish brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergso in collaboration with his mate, the singer Rick Astley, and renamed in October MIKKELLER BAR. Cask beer discontinued, but twenty keg beers from around the world. E2 0AG, MARQUIS OF CORNWALLIS (Enterprise), 304 Bethnal Green Rd. Transferred to Craft Union division and cask beer restored, Sharp’s Doom Bar. E5 8EQ, WINDSOR CASTLE (Wellington). Closed in September for residential development, expected to retain some sort of pub. E8 4EA, SIGNATURE TAP ROOM AND VENUE, Arch 340, Acton Mews. No cask beer. E8 4AA, WORKERS’ CAFÉ, 404 Kingsland Rd. Open Thu- Sat 7-11. No cask beer. E11 3HN, BELL (Enterprise). Transferred to Craft Union division. E11 2EY, DUKE OF EDINBURGH (Greene King leased). Changed hands in 2014 and name shortened to DUKE. Sharp’s Doom Bar and two guests, e.g. Truman’s. E14 5RB, BREWDOG CANARY WHARF, 2 Churchill Pl. Former Jamie’s Italian restaurant, opened by BrewDog in October, their tenth London pub. No cask beer. Twenty keg beers and lots of bottles. Cash not accepted. E15 1NG, GOOSE ON BROADWAY (Stonegate). Renamed SPORTSMAN. Three changing cask beers, e.g. Fuller’s London Pride, Sharp’s Doom Bar, St Austell Tribute. E13 0AJ, COACH & HORSES (Enterprise). Having closed ten years ago, sold soon afterwards. Permission finally granted in May for residential conversion with office use in the ground floor. E15 4PH, QUEEN’S HEAD (Enterprise). Transferred to Craft Union division. Still no cask beer. E15 1BN, THEATRE ROYAL BAR. Closed, now a Lebanese restaurant.
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