Earl of Essex (Earlís Brewery) | Islington, Greater London
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Earl of Essex (Earlís Brewery)
Excellent based on 26 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

25 Danbury Street
Islington, Greater London England N1 8LE [ print map ]
020 7424 5828

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Hours: Mon 15:00-23:30; Tues-Thurs 12:00-23:30; Fri&Sat 12:00-00:30; Sun 12:00-23:00

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (33) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 50

Earl of Essex (Earlís Brewery)

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Beer Available At Earl of Essex (Earlís Brewery) (arranged by most recent)
Thornbridge BiŤre de Garde , Hop Studio Citra , Stone & Wood Pacific Ale 82, Round Tower Croxtons , Thornbridge Reverend and the Makers American Brown Ale 59, Earlís / Mikkeller Earl of Denmark , Summer Wine Maelstrom 92, Magic Rock Villainous Vienna IPA 78, West Berkshire Gammerstang , Arbor G Bomb , Thornbridge Reverend & the Makers Summer Ale 89, Earlís 3 Hop Pale Ale , Harbour Farmhouse IPA , Adnams / Camden South Town Red Ale 68, Magic Rock Circus of Sour Cherry , Earlís Simcoe / Zeus / Cascade Pale Ale , Earlís Simcoe / Zeus Pale Ale , Arbor °Ay Columbus! , Summer Wine Huldra , Earlís Simcoe / Summit Pale Ale
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26 reviews for Earl of Essex (Earlís Brewery)
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  77%
 Selection  79%
 Food  73%
 Value  72%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314  (308) Leiden, Netherlands | December 30, 2013
None of itís own bar, as seems usual, Decent enough selection of keg and cask. Pricey but worth a visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse  (205) Hšsselby, Sweden | December 18, 2013
(Visited Nov 2013) Modern pub in a residential area between Angel and Old Street stations. Visited on a Friday evening, so it was quite crowded, noisy and a bit gloomy. Young and fairly hip clientŤle. Quite a large place with a long bar in front of you when entering. Available beers on a board on the wall to the left. Five or six cask ales according to the board, but most of them were gone, instead they had "some blond ale from Bristol, not on the list" (no more information available on that one). Interesting selection of keg beers, some from British micros and some from European or American breweries. The place is listed as a brewpub, but no evidence of brewing equipment or own beers were available. Service was friendly and efficient. Not really a great first impression, but the place seems to have some potential, so Iíll check it out again at a more favourable time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
beeroverwithme  (97) TÝnsberg, Norway | November 28, 2013
Excellent service and friendly staff. My problem, like at so many British pubs, is the similar tasting cask ales. There were five on cask and 13 on keg when I visited, but none of the casks impressed me, including Magic Rock Ringmaster, and the kegs were a mixture of boring Belgians (Steen brugge, come on!) And surprisingly boring pale ales from the US an UK. One tiny stout and that was it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10  (104) , Denmark | November 1, 2013
Modern pub. Quite crowed. Small but interesting tap selection. None of their own beers where on. Ok service. Ok Prices.
Rasmus40  (192) Beder, Aarhus, Denmark | October 30, 2013
They didnít have any of their own beers on at my visit, but they had enough different cask beers to satisfy me, although a few of them were on in several other London pubs at the same time. It was somewhat crowded at my visit on a Sunday afternoon and thus the service was a bit slow. Easy to combine with a visit to Craft Beer Co. Islington or to reach via tube.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (358) Croydon, England | October 20, 2013
I have visited EoE plenty of times and it has got a lot better since itís early days. Clean, modern pub interior. They offer a good selection of cask, keg and bottles from craft breweries. They also tend to have different beer selection than the rest of London. Useful to note their website usually shows what beers they currently have on. Last visit I consumed Cantillon and Magic Rock Salty lime on draft, so how could I complain? Food looks tasty, but have not yet partaken. A really solid beer destination.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (553) The íSham, England | September 20, 2013
Visited for the first time on Thursday 21st Feb í13 between 5.15 - 6pm. Sinlge room with a central bar, seating area runs around either side of the bar. Wooden floors and benches. A big board to the left of the bar, as you face it, displays all the beers. Good concept - large tpye and easy to read. The rear beer garden looked nice but didnít venture out due to it being a little cold. To the business end - good choice of cask and keg, mixture of local London brewers, UK regional microís and overseas offerings. Decent enough bottle list but not overly exciting. When we arrived at 5.15pm we were the only people there, another 6 or 7 had arrived by 6pm, so I was a little surprised it was this quiet for a Thursday despite it being a little on the early side. A little too dimly lit for miy liking, difficult to see the colour of your beer at times! Service was fine but couldnít really fail bearing in mind we were the only punters on arrival! Ambiance defaults to 3 - Iíll give it another go on a busier night. CAMRA discount 50p / pint. Overall I liked this place, looks good, good range - just surprised how dead it was ! Update from 19/09/13. Visited around 5pm on a Thursday so still fairly quiet (2 other drinkers). I was in search of some of their own beers from the on site Earls Brewery. Chatting to the girl behind the bar she told me she had worked there for 5 weeks and at no point during this tenure had any of their own beers been available so donít necessarily expect to tick this brewery off via a visit. They do however have a live beers list you can check in advance of a visit online.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
Torulf  (7) Drammen, Norway | September 13, 2013
This is not a brewpub. May have been ones, but not anymore. They have a fair selection of beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
1980olympics  (43) , England | August 18, 2013
The usual bare tables and sparse chairs that you find in most modern London beer bars. The only thing that I donít understand is that it advertises itself as a brewpub yet it didnít have any of its own beers available. When you look at the website and scan the pictures of the beer selection over the previous days they donít seen to have a their own beer available very often. Treat this place as a beer bar and you will be less disappointed. I had the Hacker-Pschorr Weissbier and it came in a generic unlabelled pint-pot, the same as every other drink I could see, so no tailoring the glass to the drink here then. It was also served way too cold.Has changed hands a few times so I donít blame the owners. With so many other places having a half-hearted stab at being a solid micro-beer bar, why not have a go.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan  (10) , England | July 15, 2013
Decent selection of Keg, Cask and Bottle, beer garden was tranquil on a hot summers day, had Salt beef on rye very good. They insist on taking your table number on ordering food but then wander around calling it out.

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