Well and Bucket | Shoreditch, Greater London
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Well and Bucket
Good based on 18 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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Hours: Mon-Thurs 1200-0000; Fri-Sat 1200-0030; Sun 1200-2300

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)
Brewfist Fear Milk Chocolate Stout 81, Otley Hop Angeles 69, Camden Town Camden Ink 85, Siren / Off Color Biere De Gouttiere 79, Tiny Rebel Rocksteady , Brew By Numbers 11/04 Session IPA - Chinook & Amarillo 91, Magic Rock Salty Kiss Lime 92, 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 44, Cromarty Brewed Awakening 92, Mikkeller ...Zest Please! 97, Kent Simcoe 53, Odell Cutthroat Porter 95, Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout 92, Oskar Blues Mamas Little Yella Pils 50, Tiny Rebel Zool 83
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18 reviews for Well and Bucket
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  66%
 Selection  71%
 Food  80%
 Value  66%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  77%
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 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow  (203) Stockholm, Sweden | November 16, 2014
Interior is a bit odd, strange portraits, naked light bulbs, concrete. The bar is in the middle of the main room. Decent amount of taps, but nothing exciting that can’t easily be found at other places. Music is a bit too loud and it gets crowded in the evenings.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
hobsch  (57) Cologne , Germany | September 3, 2014
In between brewdog and Kings Arms. Visited first in the afternoon which was quite pleasant as there was no loud music and staff was very attentive. Things changed in the evening when music was way too loud and the place was too crowded. Nevertheless good selection of kegs and cask plus attractive looking food especially the sliders. Ok when arriving early.
Brugmansia  (415) Jylland, Denmark | August 25, 2014
Visited august 2014, with good beerfriends and really looking forward to it, buuuuut, it was not that great a visit as expectet. The place look very nice, cosy, with a centerbar and several seatings, but the music was to loud ( and yes I am getting old!! ), but it was way to much!!! Nice range of beers both on tap and bottle. They do food as well, but didn´t fancy to try...
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
Boudicca  (717) London, England | August 25, 2014
The Well and Bucket is quite close to the excellent Kings Arms and even closer to BrewDog Shoreditch so we thought we’d call in when we were in the area. Unfortunately it was something of a disappointment. It’s full of aesthetic potential but the original tiles are falling off the walls revealing the concrete underneath and the crappy music was deafening. They have four or five hand pumps and about 10 keg taps plus a reasonable bottle list. They also serve food but the atmosphere was so unpleasant that it wasn’t a place to linger. (Visited 17 August 2014).
caesar  (301) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | August 18, 2014
Spacious old fashioned interior with a modern industrial twist. Old records were playing on the bar. Small but nice selection. Friendly atmosphere with quite some Shoreditch hipsters around. Small outside garden in the back. Nice pub.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Rune  (432) Tromsø, Norway | August 5, 2014
Offers quite a few interesting craft ales on bottles, kegs, and from five hand-pumps, served from an island bar in a medium-sized room. I had ales from By the Horns and Redwillow. Crowded and busy on a Sunday afternoon. The place, more a bar than a pub, has got a modern-retro-traditional outlook with some fake Victorian interior. Crap disco music in the background. Poor, inattentive service. Not my kind of place, even though the ales were of good quality. Much better a few minutes further down the road, at the BrewDog Bar (visited 13.07.2014).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub  (522) 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  (143) , 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  (643) 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  (590) 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.

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