Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell | Clerkenwell, Greater London
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Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
World Class based on 197 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 (57) | Taps: 37 | Bottles: 300

Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell

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Birbant / Kontynuacja Kafirmacja 54, Birbant Saison Curry Wurst 87, The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Zeus Simcoe , Highland Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout 89, Highland Yardsook , Birbant Russian Imperial Stout - Rum Barrel Aged , Ale Mania Alt Bier , Ale Mania Porter , Ale Mania Sour Porter , Birbant American Weizen 75, Ale Mania Belgian IPA 57, Ale Mania India Pale Ale 63, Ale Mania Session IPA 76, Birbant Black AIPA 90, Birbant Pale Ale Huell Melon 43, Chorlton Dark Matter 66, Wild Beer Wild Goose Chase 81, The Kernel India Pale Ale Motueka 91, Revolutions Cocker 48, Revolutions The Queen is not Dead
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197 reviews for Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  86%
 Selection  91%
 Food  59%
 Value  76%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 5, 2011
The culmination of my day spent pub-crawling around London and I was probably a bit too far gone when I actually got here. Managed to have a lovely few hours with several of the London crew while I was in though. A lovely, bright spot with a very long bar dominating one side of the bar and some smaller tables scattered throughout the floor space. Very high-ceilinged which helps to keep it feeling open, especially since it seems to be quite a popular spot. Tom was good enough to show me through the cellar as well which was as ramajammed with beery goodness as any Iíve ever seen before. The best bottle selection Iíve seen in London (or really, almost anywhere) and a fantastic selection of keg and cask beers. This will definitely be on my return list when Iím back in London - truly world-class!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko  (526) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 26, 2013
No wonder this is the top rated place in the UK. Fantastic selection of keg and cask beers -- I came just after a bunch of Pizza Port beers were tapped. Bottle selection was very impressive as well. Prices are on the higher side, but thatís expected for London and the kind of beers available here. Service was extremely prompt and friendly. An absolutely must not miss when in London.
pivnizub  (509) Bochum, PorķřŪ, Germany | September 2, 2013
Surely one of the best selections in London; friendly and knowledgeable staff; just lacking a bit the typical british "pub-feeling". Anyway: highly recommended!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar  (504) Sandnes, Norway | August 8, 2011
Probably THE place in London. Huge selection on tap and bottles, lively atmosphere, if itís get to crowded downstairs, take the stairway to the first floor and cool down in the relaxing lounge. Also good for some bird spotting as well!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (504) Croydon, England | July 1, 2011
Itís just opened, yet I already feel that Craft Beer Co. is probably the best beer-bar in London. I have already visited multiple times and its only been open a few days. The interior is very well done- they have kept the traditional features that make this pub unique and have carefully introduced modern elements. A particular highlight is the mirrored ceiling. The draft beer selection is second to none - 16 casks of interesting UK micros and 21 kegs from quality worldwide craft breweries. The taps and handpulls dominate the modest bar space. Beer condition is great, but what else could you expect with The Cad being in charge?! Itís great to see 3 taps of Lambic in the UK. The bottle list is not as extensive as its sister pub - Cask Pub and Kitchen, but is well thought out and contains some gems (including Alesmith, CCB and some Japanese craft brews). The spirit selection follows their craft ethos. They also offer some premium scotch eggs and pork pies, which offer sustenance while trying to work your way through the draft list unsuccessfully. Awesome.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rune  (499) TromsÝ, Norway | August 21, 2011
No doubt, the best beer bar I have ever been to in London. Itís quite a thrill to walk into this street corner pub and see the great line-up of pump clips displaying 16 cask ales followed by some very interesting keg beers, and added by hundreds of bottles in the printed beer menu. What a great place to be, comfortable and relaxing. Exquisite hosting from Tom and the young barman. During a few splendid drinking hours I had five cask ales, one from keg (house lager from Mikkeller), and shared three bottles. All the beers were in perfect condition and were served at a fine drinking temperature. Great music, not too loud American grunge, that was to my liking. I came alone on an early Monday afternoon, but was soon joined by other ratebeerians like Miksu, hanniku, oh6gdx and DJMonarch. Thanks for the great time, guys. (Visited, 1st August 2011).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (493) , England | April 24, 2015
Visited on numerous occasions the original CBC has a great cask and keg list. Plenty of unusual beers and tap takeovers. Can get busy once the work crowd kick out, room upstairs quite often to relax. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Great place.
Brugmansia  (481) Jylland, Denmark | March 4, 2013| Updated April 15, 2013
Visited many times - and will be back next time in London. Absolutely one of my favorite beer-spots to visit, whenever I am in London. Lovely 2 storage cornerpub, rather easy to get to from almost everywhere in London ( or thatīs what I feel.. ). Even though itīs a spacy pub, it can be rather crowded at times. Beers in good condition, superfriendly staff, thatīs know theit beer histrory. Cosy atmophere, you really feels beerlovers around you. Lovely ceilling of mirrors, I think a lot of people have taken pictures of it!!!.. They do from times to times have like meet the brewer / brewery events.. They have a few bar snacks, but you canīt eat here. See you next time in London :-)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Bryne  (479) Bryne, Norway | November 21, 2012
Great place, great selection and good service. Sadly, we did not have much time so we had to concentrate on the best of UK beers. Will definitely visit again! (Visited November 16th 2012)
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
sic1314  (478) Leiden, Netherlands | October 28, 2012
Visited on a saturday lunchtime and I was the only customer, so hard to give an ambiance score. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and a huge, varied selection, especially on draft.

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