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Beer Available At Earl of Essex (Earlís Brewery) (arranged by most recent)
Firebrand Big Hop Little Beer , Lagunitas Sucks 100, Earlís / Allpress Full Sumatran Breakfast 78, Camden Town Camden Ink 84, BrauKunstKeller Laguna IPA 91, Earlís / Siren 2 Live Brew , Weird Beard Little Things That Kill Batch 5 , Earlsbršu , WharfeBank Ryestone Cowboy , Magic Rock Acrobat , Siren / Cigar City / Grassroots Neither 98, Gloucester Galaxy 75, Westbrook Gose 98, Earlís Red Ale II , Earlís Pale Ale VIII 72, Cluss Kellerpils 49, Earlís Farmhouse IPA I 80, Earlís Saison III , Earlís IPA II , Edge Brewing Hoptimista IPA 92
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Scopey (403) Croydon, England | October 20, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Theydon_Bois (620) The íSham, England | September 20, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Torulf (7) Drammen, Norway | September 13, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
This is not a brewpub. May have been ones, but not anymore. They have a fair selection of beer.
1980olympics (53) , England | August 18, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
RichTheVillan (37) , England | July 15, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
madmitch76 (137) , England | June 14, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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!
tdtm82 (77) , England | June 12, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Boudicca (694) London, England | June 9, 2013| Updated January 1, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A beer mecca - probably one of the best places in London. Itís taken me a long time to get round to visiting the Earl of Essex but, now Iíve experienced its delights, Iíll be back soon! Itís an old pub with a modern twist and a recently installed brewery (Earls) behind the bar. Thereís a nice patio area out at the back and every part of the pub is clean and well kept. The beer selection is superb, with 18 taps listed on a board (the pumps all look the same, with twiggy handles and no pump clips) and a good selection of bottles. The foodís a bit pricey but itís good quality modern fare and our club sandwiches were very tasty.
(Last visited 28 October 2013).
Jimmythespoon (130) , Cyprus | May 27, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice neat pub, selection wasnít too amazing however but it was sunday just after the weekend so I understand. Had some interesting beers on tap, good place to visit if youíre in the area.
Bryn_Fowler (8) , | May 11, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I love the place. Great beer selection. Always rotating round. Good service and a great feeling in the bar. The only bad thing is that more people know about it now so itís getting busier. Still you would struggle to not enjoy a night out here. There is a little of everything for everyone and now their own beer too. The beers are what they concentrate on and they do it very well. You can eat the decent pub food to make your stay longer. They get the balance right and the beer board is clear and concise. As said before a real improver as the year has gone on.
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