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Beer Available At Tap East (arranged by most recent)
Burning Sky Aurora 88, Tap East East End Mild 53, Wild Beer Fresh 87, Beavertown Convicts Of The Road 75, Six Degrees North Chopper Stout 36, Thornbridge Made North 45, Tap East Brown Porter , Tap East Summer , Fyne Ales / Wild Beer Cool as a Cucumber 65, The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe Columbus 90, Tempest Saison Solaire , Thornbridge Cherry Brown 50, Oakham JHB 85, Rocky Head Imitera IPA 67, Tap East Coffee In the Morning 82, Celt Experience / IndyManBeerCon íDouble Doseí 83, Thornbridge Limo , Tap East Smokestack Porter 83, The Kernel Pale Ale Citra Centennial Columbus 89, The Kernel Pale Ale Cascade Amarillo Ella 82
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Boudicca (717) London, England | March 4, 2012| Updated July 5, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A stylish (but draughty) new brewpub on the fringes of the huge shopping centre in Stratford. It has six hand pumps with their own beers and guests, 10 keg taps and c.50 bottles with plenty of choice for the discerning beer drinker.
(Last visited 6 June 2014).
Theydon_Bois (673) The íSham, England | September 7, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited for the 2nd time on 06/09/12 (first being a very quiet Tuesday back in January í12).
This was at 4pm on the main Paralympics athletics day so the place was fairly busy, however it was well staffed to cope!
Open plan bar, small to medium, tall wooden tables with a mix of high stools and a couple of comfy low down sofas.
Brewing coppers visible to rear.
Be warned - only one toilet, although there are others in the Westfield centre.
Ambience on this visit was a hard call, busy enough but lots of overseas visitors ordering tasty Grolsch, so not your typical crowd!
On the beer front 6 cask lines, 5 on including 2 Tap East brews, one from Oakham, SBW and Roosters.
10 keg taps, some macro, 5 or 6 micro including Nogne 0 and Brew Fist. Nogne Pale was £4.65 a half, a little pricey bearing in mind youíd pick this up at the Cask or Craft for £3.95. Cask beers were fairly reasonably priced.
Didnít try the food. Would I go back? Yes - but only to hit on more Tap East beers. If youíre not after these it really isnít worth the trek out here for this venue alone.
Nice enough joint none the less and good to see decent beer in a shopping centre in the UK!
nate2g (651) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | May 26, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
I have paid a visit on a number of occasions, both during the day and the evening. Spacious brewpub in the ginormous Westfield Shopping city. Not unexpectedly, the venue doesnít really deliver by way of location and ambiance, but thatís a personal dislike of shopping centres on my part. On the other hand, beer selection is really solid with cask, keg and bottled beers, local and international brews. Not to forget the house brews available from the 2 barrel kit seen through the glass. Has been generally quiet on my visits but Iím sure the warmer months will pick things up, and the outside tables will fill up. Snack food available or just wander around the food court in a trance at the array of faster food outlets.
Leighton (637) London, England | September 10, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Quite a nice, modern brewpub - and the first brewpub Iíve encountered in a shopping mall. The beer range is decent, although with only two house beers on [cask] when I stopped in, they could certainly improve in that regard. It was all the more disappointing as the two house beers I tried were quite good; I would have loved to try more. These house ales clocked in at under £3.50 per pint, so pretty good value. The ambiance is nice, with plenty of natural light and the kind of transient energy you would expect of a large mall. Fair range of bottled and keg beers, although nothing that really excited me. The bartender was very friendly. They have a modest but sound food menu. This isnít the kind of place to go for a session (i.e. more than one or two beers) but as a rest-stop during a day of shopping itís a pretty nifty spot.
Fin (590) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | May 29, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
We visited here on Friday 17th May 2013, it was relatively close to London City Airport where we we heading. It was very easy to find, we sort of stumbled across it when exiting the station. My first impression was that it was much smaller than I expected, but it was well laid out with a nice selection of stools, high tables and comfy sofas. The beer choice was as one might expect very good witha Japanese Imperial IPA and a couple of good beers from Oakham on when we arrived and service also decent. Despite all of the positives I didnít like it as much as I expected I would. The large screen TV which no one watched but everyone had to endure was a bit of an annoyance but other than that I am not really sure quite what it was that didnít quite appeal to me, maybe the location, but on reflection having a bar selling great beer somewhere like this can only be a positive, maybe I should just give it another go perhaps?
Ferris (581) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 6, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice little place in the mall. Comfortable and decent service with a dozen plus taps and some bottles. They have their own beers as well. Not bad, especially if you want to do some shopping.
imdownthepub (522) Banbury, England | November 21, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited for the first time very recently, it is certainly in an unusual location for a UK Brewpub, not sure I have come across many others in a Shopping precinct. The beer range is, of course, very good and apparently changes quite often. I found it to be a little utilitarian though, just a little too cut down and uncomfortable to want to spend all afternoon in there. We just tried beers from the handpulls so cannot judge the bottles, but there looks to be a decent choice. We had food in the Tapas bar next door which was very good. All in all certainly worth a visit.
jackl (438) Charlottesville, Virginia | July 7, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Tap East is certainly in a unique location as far as craft beer places go - itís located right in the middle of a mall on the outskirts of London. Still, the decor is inviting, with nice comfy chairs and soft colours to try to encourage an extended stay. The beer list is actually pretty well thought out for what it is. Their 6 casks and 7(ish) kegs offer a mix of high and low. Thereís approachable macro stuff for your casual punter (blue moon and grolsch when I visited), but also some more interesting offerings for beer geeks (two different fresh Kernel offerings on keg when I visited). 3 of the casks were devoted to their own beers. They were pretty decent, certainly worth a tick. The bottle list was OK, nothing crazy. There were some bottles at nice prices, for instance Sierra Nevada Torpedo and a few offerings from Baladin. Overall, a pretty nice place. Stratford really suffers from a lack of good pubs (as well as a load of other problems), so this place is welcomed. Worth a stop if youíre in the area.
Rune (432) TromsÝ, Norway | November 15, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Westfield in Stratford must be the biggest shopping centre Iíve ever seen. At the rear end, next to a Waitrose store, this oasis of a pub and microbrewery can be found. Medium-sized, four sided room with a modern decor. Three of their own, fine made ales on cask and three guest ales on cask. In addition a wide selection of ten beers on tap from breweries like Summer Wine, Brains and even from the Norwegian Haandbryggeriet. The range of bottled beers is also worth seeking out. Smiling and friendly service from a barmaid who was eager to offer samples of the Tap East brews. With a bus station, railway station and a tube station the pub/microbrewery is easy accessible. We took bus no.104 from Boleyn Ground and Upton Park (WHU-Man C 0-0) to Stratford and spent a few joyful hours here drinking well kept beers and eating a decent pepperoni pizza (visited, 03.11.2012).
Scopey (419) Croydon, England | April 18, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Tucked away in the gigantic Westfield Stratford. This place provides respite for people adverse to shopping. The place has more a modern beer cafe feel that a pub. Good chilled out music. 3 keg beers and 6 cask ales were on offer when I visited including two of the Tap East beers which were tasty. I reckon the bottle selection is now nearer 100 and they even have a menu! Bottle list included lots of Belgian, US and UK microbrews (including kernel). They now have pies and nuts in means of sustenance. Also beer is available to take away in growlers. All round a pleasurable experience and an essential visit if you have been dragged to Westfield against your will.
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