Well and Bucket | Shoreditch, Greater London
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Well and Bucket
Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

143 Bethnal Green Road
Shoreditch, Greater London England E2 7DG [ print map ]
020 3664 6454

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Hours: Standard pub hours

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (6) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 50+

Well and Bucket

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Beer Available At Well and Bucket (arranged by most recent)
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 99, Emelisse Blond 93, Camden Town Camden Pale Ale (Keg) 69, Acme California IPA 65, Birra del Borgo Hoppy Cat 96, Ticketybrew Jasmine Green Tea , Tiny Rebel Rocksteady , Cromarty Brewed Awakening 92, Mikkeller ...Zest Please! 97, Kent Simcoe , Odell Cutthroat Porter 95, Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout 92, Oskar Blues Mamas Little Yella Pils 50, Tiny Rebel Zool 77, Partizan Pale Ale Galaxy, Citra, Amarillo 92, Brooklyn Blast 97, Magic Rock Punchline 96, Offbeat Wacky Winter Warmer , Mallinsons Nelson Sauvin 92, Burning Sky Plateau 83
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12 reviews for Well and Bucket
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  68%
 Selection  74%
 Food  80%
 Value  68%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
viktorvee  (30) , England | June 17, 2013| Updated September 4, 2013
Unlike the last reviews this place had a huge selection of bottles when I went! Like 35 odd. I didn’t have a draught beer but a Beavertown imperial stout. The vibe is a bit ’bary’ rather than pub proper, with dim lights, some music and neon signs but the decor is retro tiling etc and pretty nice. All in all a good little place really. It wasn’t to rammed on a Saturday night and the staff were nice. Not cheap, but no more than other places round there, and the really expensive bottled were all obscure things..
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub  (452) Banbury, England | April 29, 2014
Big old city centre watering hole that has had a bit of a stripped out make over inside, but all done to the best possible taste, as Kenny Everitt would say. Grand and chic at the same time takes some doing, but they seem to have achieved it. The service was erratic, but I think that this was mostly due to a crowd of youngsters all buying a single drink on credit cards. I then became faffed and made the wrong choice of beer, schoolboy error. We couldn’t get a seat but managed to cling to a piece of barspace. Popular for good reason.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76  (132) , England | April 26, 2014
A nice pub just a stones throw from Brewdog Shoreditch. Lovely old tiling inside but the inappropriate hipster artwork detracts. Service in here has been fine until an afternoon visit where I encountered an abysmal barmaild. She faffed about at the till for ages and it was a good 10 mins before I got served. Then when I asked for the price on a bottle she had a quick look at the list and said she couldn’t find it and wandered off to serve someone else. After finding the price for her I got the bottle and then watched and she stood and chatted to her mate rather than serving the poor geyser next me holding out his money for a beer. Terrible! The taps are limited here but there is often something of interest as there is in the fridge but you will have to hope the fridge list is up to date because the fridges are at the rear of the bar and hard to see. Well worth a stop unless you see an attractive but humourless bottle blond barmaid there, in that case move on!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (605) The ’Sham, England | March 27, 2014
Visited on 27/03/14 around 5pm. Trad looking boozer on Bethnal Green Road just a 2 minute walk from BD Shoreditch for reference. Old school interior, central bar you can give the full 360 shuffle to, wooden flooring, plenty of seating. Fairly busy for 5pm Thursday and I bagged one of the last tables! Nicely furnished interior, toilets included, also a downstairs bar/room but not open at the time of my visit. At the business end 4 cask lines and a dozen or so taps supplemented by 50+ bottles. Solid choices but the hardened ticker will struggle to find too many winners here! Service was fine. A decent enough venue but not ’go to’, take it in if in the area. £2.10 for a half of 4.5% cask doesn’t make me want to rush back for even the occasional tick !
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Fin  (535) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 23, 2014| Updated January 24, 2014
We (me, Loz, Jackie & Simon) visited here on Saturday 18th January 2014. This bar is located very close to Brewdog Shoreditch, about 2-3 min walk at most and on the same side of the road. As you enter the bar you are faced with an island style bar/serving area, square in shape and situated directly in front but more to the left hand side. This leaves a narrow strip with room for bar stools only on that left hand side. The decor has a sort of upmarket gothic feel to it, with three large rather eerie portraits on that left hand wall. I’ve seen those picture’s before and they look great in this place. The rest of the decor is a sort of stripped back smart minimalist look with old Victorian style border tiles cleverly used to border the aforementioned pictures and large patches of bare exposed plaster between tiles and pictures, it looks quite good but not sure how ’in’, or how long, this sort of shabby trendy look will be in for. Beer choice was great with Magic Rock Punchline, Mallinsons Nelson Sauvin, Brooklyn Blast on cask and keg, there were an awful lot more. The bottle choice was equally if not more impressive. The staff were fine, they never really engaged in discussions about the beer, but I never waited long, they served the beer well and were very pleasant. I have to say that I prefer this place to Brewdog Shoreditch, and will definitely seek it out when next within stumbling distance. This pub seems like it is on the up. One other thing worth mentioning was that the prices seemed quite reasonable, as I recall the Mallinsons Nelson Sauvin and the Offbeat Wacky Winter Warmer (both on cask) were both well under £4 a pint, £3.60 I think? so pretty good. The menu looked very, very interesting with some great seafood options. Really like this place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor  (146) Perth, Australia | November 16, 2013
Great place. Classy but a little alternative still. Really good range and very tasty sliders. Good and mixed selection of beer on tap and cask. As well as a good selection in bottles. Can be quite pricey though. Either way it’s a great place. Will return
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88  (66) London, England | November 2, 2013
Mostly what Paul said. Friendly bar keepers if quite hipsters, actually loads of ’em everywhere. More so than the Brewdog nearby. Interior is Victorian and a bit goth, interesting. Skulls everywhere. Extremely packed with people, loud. This also meant an incredibly slow service. Tap selection is nice with London micro + US + De Molen. Good bottle list and I got to try the Wedtbrook Gose. Did not order good but menu and platters around me would suggest it’s an interesting option here. Will be back when I’ll find half of the people in there.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (387) Croydon, England | October 20, 2013
Thought I would finally check out this place as it is but a stones throw away from BrewDog. Very glad I did! Interior is very Shoreditch if you know what I mean. Beer selection was surprisingly good - 4 cask, 12 keg and lots of bottles (over 50 at least). Draft options included Camden, Late Knights, De Molen, Moor and Summer Wines. The bottle selection was surprising... plenty of interesting stuff there including bottles of Westbrook Gose! Also a very nice food menu - Oysters, Sliders & Chicken wings. Kind of reminded me of the Earl of Essex. Overall very nice and I will be sure to return.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon  (90) , Cyprus | October 5, 2013
Visited this place on a friday night so was super packed. As is fashionable now interior was pretty minimalist. Very very loud place, more of a hipster bar than anything, but once you see the beer list it will blow you away. Very well curated. Mostly just english and american craft beers, very very little belgian stuff. Very nice place to visit maybe it would be better when it’s quite.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
NateSeats  (17) Barlborough (nr Sheffield), England | July 18, 2013
Real surprise this place, only went to Shoreditch for BrewDog but glad I asked around. The decor is interesting, massively high ceilings dark macabre art and original tiles with patches missing. Very honest and not over-done. I had a Stone IPA on keg and tried 3 different sliders which were all individual , well though out and executed with finesse. Nice little beer garden as well.

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