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Beer Available At Tap East Pub & Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Brooklyn Cuvťe La BoÓte 88, Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red 90, Summer Wine Barista 83, East London Nightwatchman 76, NÝgne ō Mandarina IPA 91, Tap East / Celt Experience Scarred Belgian 77, Tap East Tonic Ale 49, Tap East Sixpence Stout , Summer Wine Devil Loves Southern Cross , Burning Sky Plateau 77, Minoh Imperial Stout 95, Bexar County Sabor , Shiny Pail NZ , Summer Wine Devil Loves Citra , Siren Ryesing Tides 97, Windsor & Eton Special IPA , Tap East / Thornbridge Latte in the Morning , Tap East Smokestack Porter , Tap East American Tonic , Tap East / London Brewing Co. London Wit
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Rune (344) 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).
Leighton (464) 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.
Theydon_Bois (464) 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!
JohnRMurdoch (267) Glasgow, Scotland | July 15, 2012| Updated July 22, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
jackl (285) 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.
Beer4000 (100) Kristiansand, Norway | June 7, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A calm oasis in a busy and crowded shopping mall. I was actually really surprised how normal this place has turned out. Itís 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!
nate2g (530) 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.
Scopey (342) 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.
Boudicca (526) London, England | March 4, 2012
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.
(Visited 14 January 2012).
shoulderbroken (148) Tokyo, Japan | February 13, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Was interested to come here and finally made it. Was a little disappointing, but then again it is a pub in a shopping centre, and the atmosphere is undeniably affected by that. Decent enough selection with quite a few cask and keg. My visit wasnít helped by the freezing weather. It was very cold inside, but I realise this wonít be a problem all year round. Shame that the bottle menu didnít quite reflect what they had, but only a small quibble. Hope the place does well, but given the location canít imagine I will be here very often.
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