Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell | Farringdon, Greater London
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Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
World Class based on 158 ratings
Type: Bar

82 Leather Lane
Farringdon, Greater London England EC1N 7TR [ print map ]
0207 430 1123

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


Mayor: Theydon_Bois (106) | Taps: 37 | Bottles: 300


Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell

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Beer Available At Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell (arranged by most recent)
Scarborough Chinook , Fyne Ales The Mothership 48, Evil Twin Biere Blanca 77, Magic Rock Punchline (Tequila Barrel) 92, Roosters / Odell The Accomplice 88, Thornbridge Slezak 25, Tiny Rebel FUBAR 81, Tiny Rebel Five Years of Cask , Burning Sky Saison à la Provision 91, Ilkley / Rooie Dop / Oersoep De Passie 77, Hopcraft So Much To Answer For , Saltaire / Dark Star Le IPA 48, The Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic Zeus 95, Blue Monkey 99 Red Baboons 81, Blue Monkey Ape Ale 89, Thornbridge Valravn 92, Weird Beard Boring Brown Beer 44, Weird Beard Decadence Stout 96, Kent Simcoe , The Kernel India Pale Ale Columbus US 366 90
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158 reviews for Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  86%
 Selection  92%
 Food  58%
 Value  76%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  99%
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90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
cesaro202  (13) , Italy | February 7, 2012
Il più affollato dei pub londinesi da me visitati. Probabilmente un motivo c’è e sta nel fatto che la selezione di birre è davvero ottima: oltre a ottime real ales inglesi spillate a pompa hanno anche una selezione di grandi successi internazionali come mikkeller, evil twin, southern thier. In più diversi frigoriferi fanno da sfondo per soddisfare le esigenze anche dei più incontentabili. Prezzi nella norma di londra,forse un po’ piccolo e l’ambiente ne risente soprattutto in orario di punta. Gentilissimi i ragazzi al banco.
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
merkos  (2) London, England | February 6, 2012
Great selection of craft and handpumped beers. Loved the Mikkeller beers on tap, the stout I tried was amazing.
74
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
Forcina  (68) Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, Switzerland | February 2, 2012
Amazing selection of real ales and craft beer. Unfortunately the place totally lack in ambiance.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
isabitrunk  (2) London, England | January 29, 2012| Updated April 28, 2012
This is THE bar for beer lovers. I am fortunate in that I live literally 1 min away from the place and I can’t get enough of the place. The staff are well informed about what’s on sale and will assist in helping a punter choose a beer that suits their palate if not educated themselves on craft beers etc Much better than it’s previous incarnation the Clock House. CBC can get busy in the evening. Not over priced either as there are some reasonably priced beers but one can splurge if desired.. But hey when the beer is that good I’m not complaining.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Svesse  (214) Hässelby, Sweden | January 18, 2012
Great pub/beer bar, fairly centrally located in Clerkenwell. The street level bar is dominated by the huge bar, packed with taps and hand pumps, while there are a couple of smaller rooms with additional seating upstairs. Beer selection is awesome: 16 hand pumps with ever changing real ales from high class small brewers from across the UK, another 21 taps with keg beers from the likes of Mikkeller (and other Danes), Nögne Ö, Stillwater, Southern Tier and lots of other high quality brewers. And of course, there’s the bottled beer list ... quite pricey, but only top quality (and coming from Sweden, I’m used to worse in terms of prices). Food: no meals, but some nibbles are available. The only draw-back would be the fact that it almost always seems to be packed with people (inside and outside), meaning you might have to wait to be served, even though service is friendly and efficient. Don’t be surprised to meet other ratebeerians and fellow beer geeks. All in all, Tom and the crew are making a hell of a job here. Keep it up. I’ll be back.
92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
jackl  (383) Charlottesville, Virginia | January 14, 2012| Updated September 3, 2012
CBC is located in a great spot of Clerkenwell in central London. This is the younger sister of Cask Pub and Kitchen. The offerings on cask and keg are ridiculously good. The beer is always in great nick, these guys know how to handle their product. The bottle list is very good, not to CPK’s standard, but probably the second best in London. Seating can be difficult to obtain if you show up on a Wednesday-Saturday evening. Their upstairs room can get really hot and stuffy. As the pub’s located on a quiet street, many punters opt to drink outside. Prices are quite high, but I’m happy to pay for the quality. Food options are minimal (scotch eggs, meat pies) and expensive, but good if you’re willing to splurge.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
larsniclas  (30) Billdal, Sweden | January 12, 2012
Great selction of Britosh resl ales and European micros. Also some Cigar city and Sourhern tier on tap. A bit noisy but what can you expect with that selection?
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
yorkswatcher  (3) , England | January 5, 2012
been twice packed to the raffers great choice of beer. not had the food but the bits they do look great. Expect to pay slighty more for a beer in here but worth it.
80
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
M’ARCOlizzo  (21) , Italy | January 2, 2012
Pretty small pub, but wonderful beer selection, both on draught and on bottle! Friendly atmosphere, very helpfull, kind and knowledgable staff.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
eku28  (17) San Diego, California | December 11, 2011
Craft Beer Co. may well be the best beer destination in London at the moment. It is an easy to find corner bar close to the Farringdon tube station in Clerkenwell. It’s a little more upscale and smaller than its sister pub CASK. However, there’s a nice upstairs area if it gets too crowded in the main room. There is a huge Charrington’s framed mirror on the wall which adds a little to the decor. I visited at lunchtime during the week, and the clientele were middle-aged to older businessmen. It probably attracts a younger crowd in the evenings. The service was very good - friendly and knowledgeable. The selection was unrivaled anywhere in London. There were around 15 cask (mainly English microbreweries) and 20 regular taps, featuring the likes of Mikkeller, Dark Star, Thornbridge, Magic Rock, Manchester Marble, etc. There were also several US beers on tap, including 3 from Rogue. There is a good bottle selection in coolers behind the bar. The quality and condition of the beers was excellent - very clean and fresh tasting. Craft Beer Co. is world-class for trying different English beers, and a must visit when in London.

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