Earl of Essex (Earlís Brewery) | Islington, Greater London
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Earl of Essex (Earlís Brewery)
Excellent based on 33 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

25 Danbury Street
Islington, Greater London England N1 8LE [ print map ]
020 7424 5828

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Hours: Mon 15:00-23:30; Tues-Thurs 12:00-23:30; Fri&Sat 12:00-00:30; Sun 12:00-23:00


Mayor: Theydon_Bois (62) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 50


Earl of Essex (Earlís Brewery)

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Beer Available At Earl of Essex (Earlís Brewery) (arranged by most recent)
First Chop / IMBC Figs & Syrup , Earlís Single Barrel DIPA , Earlís Saison V , Bevog Baja Oatmeal Stout 96, Butcombe Crimson King 33, Clarence & Fredericks Croydon Community Porter , Earlís Witbier I , Earlís IPA IV , East London Quadrant 69, Windsor & Eton Green Guardsman , Redwillow Mirthless 58, Earlís / Siren 2 Live Brew , St Feuillien / Green Flash Belgian Coast IPA 90, Ruhstaller 1881 76, Green Flash West Coast IPA (European Edition) 90, Rodenbach Rosso 38, Gyle 59 IPA 66, Earlís Saison III 72, The Kernel Pale Ale Citra Centennial Columbus 86, Tiny Rebel USA Wheat 78
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33 reviews for Earl of Essex (Earlís Brewery)
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  78%
 Selection  81%
 Food  76%
 Value  73%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  90%
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64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
beeroverwithme  (147) TÝnsberg, Norway | November 28, 2013
Excellent service and friendly staff. My problem, like at so many British pubs, is the similar tasting cask ales. There were five on cask and 13 on keg when I visited, but none of the casks impressed me, including Magic Rock Ringmaster, and the kegs were a mixture of boring Belgians (Steen brugge, come on!) And surprisingly boring pale ales from the US an UK. One tiny stout and that was it.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10  (110) , Denmark | November 1, 2013
Modern pub. Quite crowed. Small but interesting tap selection. None of their own beers where on. Ok service. Ok Prices.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40  (210) Beder, Aarhus, Denmark | October 30, 2013
They didnít have any of their own beers on at my visit, but they had enough different cask beers to satisfy me, although a few of them were on in several other London pubs at the same time. It was somewhat crowded at my visit on a Sunday afternoon and thus the service was a bit slow. Easy to combine with a visit to Craft Beer Co. Islington or to reach via tube.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (418) Croydon, England | October 20, 2013
I have visited EoE plenty of times and it has got a lot better since itís early days. Clean, modern pub interior. They offer a good selection of cask, keg and bottles from craft breweries. They also tend to have different beer selection than the rest of London. Useful to note their website usually shows what beers they currently have on. Last visit I consumed Cantillon and Magic Rock Salty lime on draft, so how could I complain? Food looks tasty, but have not yet partaken. A really solid beer destination.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (635) The íSham, England | September 20, 2013
Visited for the first time on Thursday 21st Feb í13 between 5.15 - 6pm. Sinlge room with a central bar, seating area runs around either side of the bar. Wooden floors and benches. A big board to the left of the bar, as you face it, displays all the beers. Good concept - large tpye and easy to read. The rear beer garden looked nice but didnít venture out due to it being a little cold. To the business end - good choice of cask and keg, mixture of local London brewers, UK regional microís and overseas offerings. Decent enough bottle list but not overly exciting. When we arrived at 5.15pm we were the only people there, another 6 or 7 had arrived by 6pm, so I was a little surprised it was this quiet for a Thursday despite it being a little on the early side. A little too dimly lit for miy liking, difficult to see the colour of your beer at times! Service was fine but couldnít really fail bearing in mind we were the only punters on arrival! Ambiance defaults to 3 - Iíll give it another go on a busier night. CAMRA discount 50p / pint. Overall I liked this place, looks good, good range - just surprised how dead it was ! Update from 19/09/13. Visited around 5pm on a Thursday so still fairly quiet (2 other drinkers). I was in search of some of their own beers from the on site Earls Brewery. Chatting to the girl behind the bar she told me she had worked there for 5 weeks and at no point during this tenure had any of their own beers been available so donít necessarily expect to tick this brewery off via a visit. They do however have a live beers list you can check in advance of a visit online.
54
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
Torulf  (7) Drammen, Norway | September 13, 2013
This is not a brewpub. May have been ones, but not anymore. They have a fair selection of beer.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
1980olympics  (53) , England | August 18, 2013
The usual bare tables and sparse chairs that you find in most modern London beer bars. The only thing that I donít understand is that it advertises itself as a brewpub yet it didnít have any of its own beers available. When you look at the website and scan the pictures of the beer selection over the previous days they donít seen to have a their own beer available very often. Treat this place as a beer bar and you will be less disappointed. I had the Hacker-Pschorr Weissbier and it came in a generic unlabelled pint-pot, the same as every other drink I could see, so no tailoring the glass to the drink here then. It was also served way too cold.Has changed hands a few times so I donít blame the owners. With so many other places having a half-hearted stab at being a solid micro-beer bar, why not have a go.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan  (52) , England | July 15, 2013
Decent selection of Keg, Cask and Bottle, beer garden was tranquil on a hot summers day, had Salt beef on rye very good. They insist on taking your table number on ordering food but then wander around calling it out.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76  (140) , England | June 14, 2013
A short walk from Angel tube and off the madness of the high street,this bar has an airy and tranquil feel. There is a decent looking beer garden. I think I could spend some hours here. The selection of bottles and taps is pretty decent if not quite at the standard of somewhere like the Craft chain. Hope the new brewpub element goes well, it will give me plenty of excuses to come back!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82  (77) , England | June 12, 2013
A good inclusion to the craft beer pubs in London offering a solid and diverse range with a lot of care and attention into good choices Some great bottle options and some good prices. Iíve been very impressed with the cellaring here and keg beers havenít been too overpressurized. The customer experience isnít as complete as at the Craft Beer Co chain or other more established pubs, quite a get on with it without much discussion, I found that quite icy. However the beer is what makes this place shine. I can pop in and get several new ticks; at least two new breweries and thatís only from a quick glance at their board. They now have a website with a live picture of their tap board which is an excellent idea. Wi-fi is free and I really like the way the pub is designed. Itís not a big pub but for the space they have done very well. I think their staff need to be trained to engage more with customers but once they fix that itíll be a fantastic pub. A rather frustrating negative aspect on an otherwise excellent pub.

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