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Craft Beer Co - Islington
World Class based on 58 ratings
Type: Bar

55 White Lion Street
Islington, Greater London England N1 9PP [ print map ]
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Hours: Mon-Wed 1600-2300; Thu 1600-0000; Fri & Sat 1200-0100; Sun 1200-2230

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (17) | Taps: 34 | Bottles: 400

Craft Beer Co - Islington

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Blue Monkey Chimp Chim-In-Nee , Borg Fenrir Taūreyktur IPA Nr. 26 47, Extraomnes Straff 93, Against the Grain Citra Ass Down 97, Almanac Valencia Gold 85, Siren / Hill Farmstead Love of Work 88, Vento Forte Farmhouse Reserve - Brettanomyces Lambicus (Amarone) , B. Nektar Slice of Life 79, Magic Rock Dancing Bear (4.5%) 43, Siren / Arizona Wilderness / Mother Kellyís Mumís the Word 95, Cigar City Primera Flor 83, Hastings Four Cees APA 81, 3 Fonteinen Golden Doesjel 99, Hanssens Experimental Cassis 96, Band of Gypsies The Belgian Tramp Quad (2012) 88, Salopian Bulletproof 96, Salopian Lemon Dream 54, Salopian Divine Comedy 78, Salopian Automaton 94, Harbour / IMBC Barrel Aged Barley Wine 90
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58 reviews for Craft Beer Co - Islington
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  81%
 Selection  89%
 Food  59%
 Value  72%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken  (268) Islington, England | December 23, 2012
Nice new Craft branch. I think I prefer the original one, but everyone else I was with disagreed. Much more pub like than Clerkenwell, with lots more seating in different areas. Same excellent selection and helpful staff and also the opening hours are a bit longer. Seems to be a bit more of a younger crowd than Clerkenwell so take that as a plus or a minus depending on your opinion. I like it and will be back.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (435) Toronto, Ontario | October 9, 2015
2015-09-23. Love the atmosphere, which feels much more traditionally pubby than Clerkenwell, but still refined and polished. The beer selection is solid with some decent offerings on tap and cask, and bottles are impressive albeit pricey. Some music starts up at some point and seems to shift between trad music and bluesy American Folk ( "Honky tonk blues"). Servers were friendly, and accomodated my request for a half-portion of pork scratchings so I could try the maple flavoured kind. (Very nice.) Had some good suggestions about the beer. I had a seat in one of a pair of big comfy chairs in front of the bar. Small patio. Beware the small step on the way to the bathroom, I almost fell every time I went to the bathroom! Tough to describe but this was my favorite of the Craft Beer Co. pubs I visited on this trip. Good balance of atmosphere and beer selection.
KyotoLefty  (583) Kyoto, Japan | August 13, 2015
Smaller than Clerkenwell, with far less selection, but lots of interest on the menu. Bar man was a bit irritating, preching about what sours beer are about while not even knowing how lambic is made. Well, everytng else was good. Imports are quite expensive.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
DrGD  (32) , England | May 14, 2015
This is surely one of the best beer bars in London - and the coziest of the Craft Beer bars. Massive selection of beers, nice ambiance and friendly staff. A craft beer heaven!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
ManVsBeer  (1597) Hebden Bridge, England | May 4, 2015
On the street directly behind the Hilton Hotel on the City Road, this is a small but relaxing pub that packs in the drinks on its tiny L-shaped bar in the corner of the first area as you enter. Itís a cosy open plan three room affair with soft furnishings and soft colours throughout. Thereís a couple of comfortable chairs around a fireplace in the first, a greater number of places to sit in the adjoining front room, and a greater capacity in the rear area thatís a little more spartan in design but includes diagrams on the brewing process and a beer wheel diagram full of tasting note terminology. Thereís a fairly substantial, and equal number of cask and keg ales available with a clear focus on microbreweries from up and down the country.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v  (154) Lille, France | April 19, 2015
Visited the 17th April 2015 - A very nice place, very cosy witha huge beer selection and a friendly staff. Really great selection with presence of many style and many breweries, with good price. You can also buy bottle and take away. The staff is friendly and experimented and will help you for sure. About the atmostphere one of the best place I went in London. I really recommend this place. About the food there is a kitchen side but I didnít taste it.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
kajser27  (14) Zagreb, Croatia | February 7, 2015| Updated February 11, 2015
My favorite pub in London so far. Been there 2 times during five day stay in London, both times in the evening and it was always pretty packed but still we managed to catch a table each time. A shame the terrace has to close early but the interior is even better, quite a traditional pub. The tap and cask selection is excellent and I havenít even gotten the chance to get to the bottles. Staff is very friendly and helpful (even the email communication is quicker than one would expect) and the burgers were excellent (to be expected if the meat is good for the HM The Queen), even the sauce choice was great. Still regret not finding one of them in the stores :/ They have live music as well. Definite recommend and Iíll be visiting this one in the future thatís for sure!
FatPhil  (400) Tallinn, Estonia | February 3, 2015
So much cozier than the original one, I liked the fact I could tuck myself away round a quiet corner. Very impressive array of beers, alas lots were "off at the moment, but will be back soon", but I never came even close to running out of ticks, even with the help of 3 others. Staff friendly. I can believe this is absolute ticker heaven. Were I in central London, Iíd be here often.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (603) , England | January 14, 2015
Situated about 5 mins from Angel Tube station this is a fantastic muliti roomed venue. You are greeted by a great selection of cask and craft beer from near and far, all kept well. Only criticism is the selection is sometimes from same cask brewers with not a massive variety range. Other than that a great place and a must if in this part of London
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | January 11, 2015
The most relaxing and cozy of the Craft pubs. Again, great selection as you come to expect from these guys. Burger menu available. Staff were friendly. Good location. Perfect for escaping the rain outside with a quiet pint and book to read.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman  (129) Nicosia, Cyprus | November 23, 2014
This is the best craft beer co bar out of the 3 i have been. Much bigger and more friendly. Same huge beer list. Nice one.

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