Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell | Farringdon, Greater London
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Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
World Class based on 160 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 (79) | Taps: 37 | Bottles: 300


Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell

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Beer Available At Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell (arranged by most recent)
Hopcraft Day Of The Lords , Beavertown Convicts Of The Road 76, Hopcraft Reign of Terroir , Hardknott Katalyst 49, Kent Enigma 68, Port Brewing Hop 15 100, Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar IIPA 99, Hoppin Frog Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA 98, Orbit IVO , The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe Citra US 366 97, Hardknott Cool Fusion 41, Blue Monkey Bonobo 69, Blackjack Single Hop IPA - Sylva 49, Blue Monkey Capuchin 47, The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Simcoe 96, Muirhouse Summit Hoppy , Evil Twin Luksus One 61, Orbit NEU , Brew By Numbers 02/12 Golden Ale - Liberty & Pacific Jade , Brew By Numbers 09/03 Brown Ale - Willamette & Summit
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160 reviews for Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  86%
 Selection  92%
 Food  58%
 Value  76%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  99%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Boudicca  (694) London, England | September 18, 2011| Updated August 25, 2014
A welcome new addition to the burgeoning London beer scene, the Craft Beer Co. is an old fashioned street corner pub which has been knocked through although it retains some of its original features such as the magnificent hexagonal mirror panelled ceiling. It was very busy when we visited on a Saturday evening during the RBESG and no wonder as the beer range is superb and the service excellent. It was the first time Iíd seen Tom in his new role as manager of the pub. He was in his element and doing a great job.

Update: Three years later and the Craft Beer Co. is still going strong, with several more pubs around town. The service is friendly and the beer selection remains very good indeed. Ratebeerians are always welcome and Tom has made the upstairs room available for us on many occasions, most recently for the Grand Tasting (part 2) during the RBESG 2014. (Last visited 10 August 2014).
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nate2g  (641) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | May 23, 2012
Need I say more. A highlight for London beer drinkers.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois  (620) The íSham, England | August 29, 2012| Updated June 16, 2013
Have popped by once a month or so since it opened in summer í11. Great selection on both tap and cask, backed up by a solid bottle range. Staff always knowledgeable and friendly. Cask ales are micro breweries from around the UK, tap will be a mix of Scandoís, US, UK and the odd Eureopean offering. Food is limited to pork pies and scotch eggs. Decent artisanal examples but I wish they would do a little more in the way of food to help soak up the beery goodness! (I understand the kitchen was sacrificed for the gents on ground level). Food rating reflects choice, not quality! My last visit was on 11/08/12 and I sampled beers from Kernel, Westbrook, southern Tier and Farmers Cabinet on tap and a Fyne Ales on cask. Look up at the ceiling downstairs and wave! I must have been here half a dozen times before I did!
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (613) 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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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Fin  (544) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | July 24, 2011
We (me and Loz) visited here on 23rd July 2011 at Tom and Ianís birthday bash. I have to say this is one cracking little venue, the bar probably runs two thirds of the length of the pub and is jam packed with handpumps and taps I never counted them all but it would be a brave man indeed who even tries to tackle all of the handpump selection, something like thirteen I think/ The service was superb, staff going to great measures to deliver your beer to you with a smile, ensuring the glass was spotless (no drips down the side) in fact just everything about the service was great, I couldnít fault it at all. The beer selection was superb, you really need to do a two nighter before you could really say that youíve made a dent in the selection, I hadnít even the time to look at the bottled beers but something tells me that the selection of those will be stellar. Great building with a quite some history and as Mes informed me was quite close to some heavy Lufftwaffe bombing in WWII which explained the slight jauntiness of some of the windows apparently. In short this is the new must go to place in London and probably leapfrogs very high up on my favourite places as well with a score like this.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee  (508) 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!
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
imdownthepub  (499) Banbury, England | December 3, 2011
We have been 3 times now and on each occasion it has been a different atmosphere, ranging from the cool and relaxed on a Saturday afternoon to manic and crammed on a Friday night. Itís all about beer in here and what a selection they have, there is something for everyone. Tom has a particularly good touch in selecting the Brewers he likes to show and I have not had a beer I havenít appreciated so far. Itís not for everyone, particularly if you are looking for tradition, but this is a major development in the British Pub scene and if the crowds last night are anything to go by, it will be a roaring success.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (497) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 6, 2014| Updated August 14, 2014
A nice good sized pub with a large bar. Built for geeks with impressive service, tap list, bottle list and 1/3 pints. Bottle selection is insane, but so are prices, a must.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty  (477) Kyoto, Japan | August 7, 2011| Updated August 8, 2011
Not much more to add. Great place. Lots of US bottles that are not easy to find. Great lineup of cask ales. Tons of Euro Craft beers from keg, draught lambic...Easily the best selection I have seen in the UK.
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
pivnizub  (468) 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!

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