I love the rake and utobeer as a company. So when I heard they had opened a brewpub I had to visit. What I wasn’t convinced about though was that it was in a shopping mall. To get here I had to go through the mall which was quite annoying,but when I got there the atmosphere was very relaxed, friendly and pleasant. Service was great with friendly smiling bar man. And the ambience wasn’t bad at all considering it’s in a mall. Very very neat clean and tidy place which made a nice changed to stuffy old London pubs. Well worth the visit! Oh and their own beers are quite good and very very reasonably priced!
Just realised I beer rated this place although I visited several times now. The place is clean, new, cool looking with a nice layout and a good vibe. Some sofas make for a relaxing stay and choice on tap is wide in styles and breweries. They have c. 6 casks and 8 kegs mostly focused on UK micro. They usually have 4-5 of their casks on which are always fresh and spot on. Nice selection of kernel, partizan and cantillon in bottles, among others. Breweries on tap range from UK to US to Belgium, with the likes of Waen, Caveman, Siren, Harbour, de la Senne, Freogeist, Brooklin, Victory. They also a give a very cool anniversary party with loads of casks and one off collabs. All in all a very cool place to spend an evening.
Maybe not the most exciting place to look at from the outside, but it was a great surprise to find this in the vast shopping zoo it is attached to. Not overy freindly staff the day I was in, but we managed to sample a few good choices. If you have to go to the mall, it is a must stop
Visited the Saturday before Christmas - consequently, there were scenes of panicked shopping on display in Westfield - scenes to chill the spine. The bar was nice, with a good range of ales and bottles. The service was friendly and helpful. Worth a quick stop off for sure.
A modern trendy Brewpub in a new shopping mall in the east end of London close to Stratford Station. Fantastic selection of interesting cask keg & bottled beers. Service could be better. Definitely should be included in a London beer tour.
Was lucky enough to visit Tap East during the Olympics, was only there for a short time but was suitability impressed with what I found. For the size of the place it presented fair selection of draught and bottled beers including beer brewed on the premises. A perfect example of a small form craft bar, a must visit venue when in Stratford.
A calm oasis in a busy and crowded shopping mall. I was actually really surprised how normal this place has turned out. It’s a modern pub, but You could easily forget that you are basically in a friggin shopping mall. Six hand pumps with their own beer and quest ales, about ten regular taps and closer to 100 bottle beers in the list. Service minded staff and probably a bit pricy compared to east London pubs but no big deal when You could find some rare and good stuff. Fokus on newer London breweries, Belgium classics and American quality beer. Snack food is available in the area (food court area) I actually survived on sample tasting alone!
Very nice place with a decent tap and good bottle selection, Unfortunately they only had 3 of there own beers on tap when I visited in December. Looking forward to visiting again next time im in Stratford.
Very cool place. Cool beer tap plates all over the wall and bar area. Great bottle selection and a good selection on tap including 3 of their own cask ales. Service is friendly and efficient. Can also recommend which I always like. Solid value. Really good place and will be back for sure