Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell | Clerkenwell, Greater London
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Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
World Class based on 166 ratings
Type: Bar

82 Leather Lane
Clerkenwell, 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 (60) | Taps: 37 | Bottles: 300


Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell

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Summer Wine Road Trip , Brewster’s Seven Heaven , Dark Star Crème Brûlée 82, Dark Star Skinner’s Pale Ale , Magic Rock The Stooge 87, Dark Star Hophead 93, Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA 96, Summer Wine Ninja Bread Man , Mallinsons Saw Sharpener , Mallinsons Bravo , Mallinsons Amarillo (4.2%) 85, Mallinsons Calypso , Rat / Northern Monk Holy Gnawders , Northern Monk / Saltaire Smoked Porter 68, Northern Monk Dark Arches Black IPA 85, Northern Monk Kiwi Saison (Motueka and Kiwi Fruit) , Northern Monk Kiwi Saison 43, Dark Star Six Hop Ale 94, Marble Primus 81, Dugges Lingonbärliner 33
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166 reviews for Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  86%
 Selection  91%
 Food  57%
 Value  76%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  99%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
jackl  (448) 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
chriso  (436) London, England | September 13, 2012
Best range of beers around. Big rank of handpumps dispensing ever-changing top notch UK beers. Keg beers, often esoteric imports, that you will not find anywhere else in London, except maybe the Cask. Massive choice of bottles but I rarely get tot hose. Great staff (and management). Prices are reasonable, particularly for the cask beers. Keg beers can be pricey but you have to be prepared to pay a bit extra for this stuff. LImited food. Can get crowded, especially after work on Fridays. Unmissable.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rune  (432) Tromsø, Norway | August 21, 2011
No doubt, the best beer bar I have ever been to in London. It’s 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).
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (424) Croydon, England | July 1, 2011
It’s 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?! It’s 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Brugmansia  (416) 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 that´s what I feel.. ). Even though it´s a spacy pub, it can be rather crowded at times. Beers in good condition, superfriendly staff, that´s 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 can´t eat here. See you next time in London :-)
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Bryne  (402) 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)
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
sic1314  (400) 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.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Sledutah  (392) Utah | September 5, 2012
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great selection of cask/tap and bottled beers. I could live in the cellar. Thanks Tom. This is a can’t miss stop whenever in London.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock  (383) , England | December 8, 2012
Had high hopes for this place after being told how wonderful it was by some London based beer geek mates. Sadly it didn’t live up to my expectations. We arrived fairly early on a Saturday evening (20.00 hours, 28th April 2012) and found a single but large bar room full to the rafters of drunks blocking the bar, filling every seat and being very noisey. My party of eight struggled to find a space let alone a gap big enough for all of us but we squeezed in anyway and then tried to reach the bar: we almost gave up but split into pairs and weasled our way through. Chairs and half a table for three of us after the first pints. Didn’t even try to get upstairs: so know idea what it’s like up there. Loads of choice but no chance of seeing a beer menu: they’d been eaten, we just choose what beer we could see once we hit the front of the bar. There might have a chalk board but I don’t remember seeing one. Stayed for two expensive pints then left. Beer quality we thought poor and I ended up helping people finish their pints because they were not enjoying them. Staff over run but trying hard, dirty glasses and tables (and floors) but left because of the beer pouring frenzy.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar  (382) Sandnes, Norway | August 8, 2011
Probably THE place in London. Huge selection on tap and bottles, lively atmosphere, if it’s 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!

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