Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell | Clerkenwell, Greater London
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Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
World Class based on 202 ratings
Type: Bar

82 Leather Lane
Clerkenwell, Greater London England EC1N 7TR [ print map ]
0207 430 1123 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Sat 1200-2300; Sun 1200-2230

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (58) | Taps: 37 | Bottles: 300

Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell

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Beer Available At Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell (arranged by most recent)
Birranova Trebbiana , Oude Quetsche Tilquin ŗ líAncienne 100, Hopcraft El Dorado , Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme 100, Hornbeer The Fundamental Blackhorn 99, Other Half In Absentia Luci 94, Kent Maple Wheat IPA , Partizan Saison Raspberry Lemon 85, Birranova Why Not Smoked Revolution 49, 7 Fjell FlÝien IPA 88, Fyne Ales/ The Anderson Richard Benson 54, Fyne Ales RagnarŲk 82, Siren / Elusive Dinner for Nine 78, Redwillow Faithless XLVII 74, Pretty Things Fringe 77, Evil Twin / Westbrook / Local Option Plastic Man 87, Siren / Evil Twin Bourbon Barrel Even More Jesus Coconut , Siren / Evil Twin Bourbon Barrel Even More Jesus Vanilla 97, Cigar City Jai Alai India Pale Ale 99, Lost Abbey Judgment Day 99
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202 reviews for Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  86%
 Selection  91%
 Food  59%
 Value  75%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11  (350) Rota, Spain | October 30, 2015
Love this spot, but itís always quite busy. Strong selection of taps with frequent guest events that keep things rotating frequently. Really advancing the beer scene in London. Knowledgeable staff and the food is above-average. Necessary if youíre in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 18/20
jjsint  (340) Ely, England | October 28, 2015
Ok. Beer heaven. Iíll admit to having lost count, but there must be at least 15 keg and 12-15 cask here. Some great choices in that selection: Cigar City, Lost Abbey, Stone, Thornbridge, Kernel, etc etc etc. Of course this is CBC. So the service is rushed (theyíre popular innit?) prices are through the roof and atmosphere is, while nice enough, not the primary concern. But Iím here for the wonderful, wonderful beer. Everything else is gravy.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21  (92) Seattle, Washington | October 17, 2015
Huge thanks to Leighton and the RB London crew for creating such a memorable experience at this amazing bar! Came in on a Wednesday early evening to do a bottle share with the guys/gals upstairs. Great, warm environs with outstanding taps that seemed predominantly British to my memory. Definitely had a Kernel IPA on at a solid price. Staff was quick and courteous, it was packed and the vibe was still comforting. Top notch place, a must in London.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (435) Toronto, Ontario | October 9, 2015
2015-09-23. Thatís it? I like the space for the most part, and the beer selection is pretty solid, (particularly once you factor in the extensive - but pricey - bottle list) but based on a 99 score I expected the beer selection to be even more impressive. Itís probably not realistic, but I want every tap to be at least a 3.5! I suspect this is the problem many top rated beer bars have - If you are local you tend to think of the selection as a whole rather than on a given day, whereas if you visit just once you judge a place on what is available at that moment. Many of the keg beers are very expensive but today the keg selection is a bit more interesting than the casks stuff for the most part. The roped off section outside for drinking outside is just weird to me as a North American, similar to the Covent Garden location.It was not busy enough to really be needed at late afternoon on a Tuesday but it was relatively busy nonetheless. I guess it depends partly on how you feel about sitting vs standing. Service was fine, I didnít really test their knowledge. Overall I liked it, and I will come back if I can, but overall I thought the cozier atmosphere at Clapham and Islington was worth the trade off for a slightly smaller beer list. Would be nice to be able to do thirds. Edit: Just now realized there is an upstairs. Oops.
Stuu666  (168) Edinburgh, Scotland | October 7, 2015
Huge selection. Iíll make the same complaint for each entry in this chain - no thirds. Stuck paying high prices for a half of a 10+% beer
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2125) Washington, Washington DC | September 30, 2015
Two level place, downstairs has the bar with a monstrous row of taps. Upstairs is for sitting, chilling, gathering. When I asked what sours they had on, it took staff 10 minutes to go through the entire list. Some of those were US sours that are hard to find back home. Staff had great recommendations, and were generous with the samples. Food is limited to crisps and scotch eggs. A must-visit while in London.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
eleiros  (28) , | September 28, 2015
A must when in London. Fantastic selection on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m  (39) , Norway | September 20, 2015
Had a pub crawl planned, this was the first stop. Due to the rain it became the last as well. A nice place, very nice selection on tap, even better on bottle they also have samll dishes of food. I had a pork pie that was ok. If you want a meal, this is not the place though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus  (189) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | August 27, 2015
Visited during RBESG London, summer 2014.
Felt very welcome. Good atmosphere (though truth be told we occupied the upstairs space with our party, not a lot of mingling with the other guests going on. Very decent selection, nice staff and good food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Iznogud  (197) , Croatia | August 23, 2015
Visited on Easter 2013. Not many people in the pub, but considering the day and that it was early afternoon it was understandable. Interior felt a bit cold. Selection is impressive, 37 taps and lots of bottles. Prices bit on the high side. Iíd consider this one a must visit.

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