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Beer Available At Tap East (arranged by most recent)
Roosters The Italian Job , Tap East Tonic Ale (Galaxy) , Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale 76, Hanlonís Half Moon 38, Firestorm Red Angel , Ticketybrew Smoked Porter , Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 100, Tap East Saxon Invasion , Shiny Tomahawk , Canterbury Pale Ale , London Oyster Stout , Mill Green Loveleys Fair , Brodies Belgian Pale Ale (White Wine Barrel Aged with Brett) 84, Mallinsons Hercules Centennial , Flying Dog Roggen 74, Tyris Riu Rau 26, Tap East Limehouse Wheat , Shiny Illusion , Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhabarber 86, Brooklyn Scorcher #366 64
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b727trijet (308) Isleworth, England | May 14, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The setting, on the edge of a shopping mall makes a pleasant change from all the olde worlde pubs! A modern brew pub whose beers can be very good, it also has many guest beers, domestic/foreign, cask/keg and many bottles too. A sister pub of the famous Rake pub in Borough Market. Also sells foreign beer by the third, half and pint. As on the edge of the shopping mall there is space for overspill outside on a concrete "no mans land" where they have put a few tables and benches. A welcome addition with variation to Londonís beer scene.If you get the Docklands light railway to Stratford International it is that side of the shopping mall so saves a stressful walk through the shopping area!
EdKing (135) London, England | March 17, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
First of all this is in the Westfield Stratford, which frankly, having visited it once to go to Tap East, Iím highly unlikely to go again. Rammed full of people, so way too crowded for me on a Sunday. Tap East sits at the back in a very nice food hall, so if youíre going to visit any part of it, this bit was worthwhile. The bar is functional and not really great on the ambiance front, but it has a really good range of beers. Three cask taps featuring Tap East beers and then about 10 keg taps with some interesting choices. Fridges were really good and had a nice eclectic selection of bottles including lots of American, Italian, Norwegian and Danish choices. However, food was pretty bloody awful so do not order food in here. It looks like reheated burgers circa: before the gourmet burger was invented. Greasy burger, limp lettuce, microwaved bacon and dry bun.
imdownthepub (460) 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.
linkup101 (10) Birmingham, England | November 20, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Rune (380) 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 (574) 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 (606) 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 (301) 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 (383) 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 (104) 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!
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