Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell | Farringdon, Greater London
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Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
World Class based on 155 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)
Blue Monkey 99 Red Baboons 81, Blue Monkey Ape Ale 89, Thornbridge Valravn 92, Weird Beard Boring Brown Beer , Weird Beard Decadence Stout 96, Kent Simcoe , The Kernel India Pale Ale Columbus US 366 81, Palo Alto Atlas Double IPA 86, Dancing Duck Nice Weather 47, Saugatuck Singapore IPA 71, Siren Soundwave (Mango & Jalapeño) , Thornbridge Seaforth 86, The Kernel India Pale Ale Cascade Chinook 83, Hornbeer Hophorn 98, Blackjack Black Sparrow , By The Horns Hopslinger Summit & Galaxy , Siren Half Mast QIPA 96, Beavertown 8 Ball 95, Westbrook Dark Helmet 92, Siren Americano 95
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155 reviews for Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  86%
 Selection  92%
 Food  56%
 Value  76%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  99%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
russss  (2) , England | August 7, 2011
Tremendous place - it’s often full but the service is excellent. Not to mention, of course the selection of beers.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
bobinlondon  (12) Harrow, England | August 8, 2011| Updated November 2, 2011
Exceptional addition to London’s blossoming craft beer scene that will be very difficult to follow. Martin, Tom and the team got everything right before opening: their attention to detail has really paid off. Tom’s lgendary cellarmanship means that ordering from any of the 16 hand pumps is never a gamble (rare in London pubs). As far as food goes, the simple snacks do the job of letting you spend more valuable drinking time enjoying the liquid bread, however: it is worth noting that there is a very good value take away pizza joint a few doors away if you are really hungry or the pub has sold out. Not the cheapest pint in London, but still excellent value due to the guaranteed quality. Competing pubs and bars will have to raise their game in future.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
TonyZenn  (2) , England | August 9, 2011
Terrific new pub in Clerkenwell. Sixteen handpumps - including 1 regular house beer, a very drinkable pale brewed by Kent Brewery and a cider - and 21 keg pumps for beers around the world. The cask beers have been consistently superb when I’ve visited and the kegs have been amazing!! It does get busy but service is always very good. Fantastic!
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
DanielBrown  (262) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | February 9, 2012
Clearly a fantastic beer bar, with a range unparallelled in the UK. You could easily spend all day here. The only difficulty is knowing what to try first, second, third etc.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
spycow  (36) Illinois | June 7, 2014
Visited on our recent trip through London. Part of a new movement of craft beer bars in the London area with 5 locations across London and growing. Great selection of beers, great service and prices. We were able to try numerous beers before purchasing either a half or full pour. Great locations for all of their bars and would highly recommend for those seeking a larger variety than your typical british bitter or ESB. World class selection, location, service and prices. Highly recommend visiting any of their locations while in London.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
deeblo  (68) London, England | April 27, 2014
The original Craft Beer Co is my favorite pub in London. Fantastic selection of beers on keg, cask, and bottle including occasional one-offs and exclusives. All beers are always in great condition. They regularly host awesome events for brewery/beer launches, anniversaries, meet the brewers, etc. The staff here are fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient and will happily provide samples and recommendations. In addition to beer, they also have some very nice spirits including Pappy Van Winkle bourbons. A must visit pub for anyone in London.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb  (82) Montréal, Quebec | May 8, 2014
Après une visite éclair au Ye Olde Mitre tavern, on se faufile jusqu’au deux seules places disponibles au bar. Le reste aura été enfilade de cask et de bouteilles en se mêlant à la foire sociale dans laquelle nous nous sommes accostés. Le beer bar au sommet de son art.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
MesandSim  (35) London, England | August 7, 2011
What can I say. I knew this place was going to be great before it opened. Now that it has, while it’s head and shoulders above everywhere else in London, obviously, I have to say it’s worthy of world class territory if you ask me. There’s a great ambiance to the place. The original mirrored ceiling makes the bar just feel like a fantastic place to spend time. The beers are a constantly changing selection of stuff you’d be massively happy to see even one of them on in any bar. Here there are thirty something of them all on at once. Every single one of them served in absolutely perfect condition and at the right temperature. The staff know what they are doing and look after you superbly well. The punters are a great bunch too. You know the "good people drink good beer" thing? That’s totally obvious in here. A great mix of seasoned veterans and the cool crowd. Everyone involved in this place deserves some sort of award. The Craft has set a standard for London that is going to be very very hard to beat.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
EdKing  (135) London, England | August 9, 2011| Updated August 12, 2011
From the people who brought you CASK Pub & Kitchen. It’s already one up from the CASK and Euston Tap for being in a proper public house building. Inside the decor is a minimal take on the traditional pub, but amazingly has an original mirrored ceiling from the original pub fittings. Beer list is amazing. Rows of cask and keg pulls across the bar and literally hundreds of bottles, including rarities that you usually just do not get in the UK, even at the Tap or CASK. Atmosphere is also great. Was full on the Sat I attended and also included plenty of women which is always a bonus at a venue for beer nerds like myself. Attractive barmaids and a manager who knows his stuff. What more could a guy want.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (574) London, England | July 26, 2011| Updated December 28, 2012
Easily one of the best pubs in London, and many would say THE best. The range of beers is without peer. The place itself is quite lovely. The staff knows their stuff and the manager rocks! A lot of the beers are on the pricey side (cask ales start at £3.40) but it comes with the territory, I suppose. For me this pub is top three in London.

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