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64 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Great gaff in the shopping center...“
Wirralbeerveg 739 days ago
80 /100 25 WEST HAM LANE
“Großartiger Pub für alle, die mit Videospielen aufgewachsen sind. Hier gibt’s Flipper, alte Arcade Automaten, SNES, PS, XBOX sowie Brett- und Kartenspiele. Und das beste - dazu gibt’s Bier ;-) Perfekt um den eigenen Speicher zu löschen.“
Fisler 866 days ago
66 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“At the far end of the shopping mall. My second time here. Open space, chesterfield sofas and barstools. 6 cask beers, ciders bag-in-a-box, many drafts and broad bottle selection. Their own beers are sold as three 1/3rds for 3£. A place to return to if you got plenty of time, worth an initial visit for sure.“
yespr 925 days ago
64 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Brewpub on the edge of the Westfield Shopping Centre, had to walk through to find it. It’s possibly a welcome watering hole for weary shoppers but I wasn’t that impressed. Around 10 beers on including 2 or 3 of the breweries own beers. Service & quality of beers was average. Wouldn’t rush back“
Cheeseboard 925 days ago
68 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“A hide away from the noise, expense and occasional gang fight in the shopping centre it's attached too. Relaxing environment, good service, nice range of beers. Maybe not a place to seek out in its own right, but if the family insists on shopping at Westfield then it's a great way to ease the pain.“
Grumbo 1024 days ago
66 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Located at the end of train station and a new shopping mall installed for 2014 Olympics. Zero atmosphere therefore, maybe better when its sunny and a afternoon. Selection is ok, but they ran out of their own beers unfortunately. Service was very friendly and helpful. Some good bottles as well, scored a KBS for example (for a whopping 13 bucks though). Its ok when in the neighbourhood, but London has so much more to offer.“
caesar 1103 days ago
66 /100 146-148 THE GROVE,
“Very small older Spoons, beer choice was quite interesting, quality was above average and it was well worth checking out.“
Scotty001 1104 days ago
74 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Weird to find this at the end of a trek through a huge shopping complex, but well worth it. 6 cask and 10 keg with over 100 bottles, and the selection was very decent. Well worth the visit.“
Scotty001 1104 days ago
70 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“This is seriously located in a shopping mall. Don't let the shops nearby distract you, this is a seriously nice place! A nice taplist with fairly priced beers, some casks, and a good amount of bottled beer. Worth the walk through the shopping mall if you're in the area!“
SinH4 1107 days ago
70 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“It’s a bar in a shopping center, it shouldn’t be good but it is! Nice selection of tap beers including their own casks and a very decent bottle selection to back it up. Not very knowledgeable service though. Nice place and would definitely return!“
kermis 1358 days ago
36 /100
Goose (Bar)
78-102 BROADWAY
“Big bar, nice sitting groups. Counted 41 taps and about 15 beers in fridge. Mostly standard and poor selection, found only one new beer. Nice sitting place outdoor. This place had changed name now but do not remember new name. Old Goose signs where still in place inside the bar. Visited 26.06.2016“
nilsas 1544 days ago
28 /100 47 BROADWAY
“14 on tap, about 10 bottles. Mostly standard beer, bad selection. One of very few places I just left withour buying any beer. Visited 26.06.2016“
nilsas 1544 days ago
40 /100 146-148 THE GROVE,
“Nice interiour, counted 30 taps (around 15 different) and about 25 bottles. Nice place to sit outside when the wether allows that. Visited 26.06.2016“
nilsas 1544 days ago
62 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“This brewpub is located inside the Straford shopping senter. They have 16 taps (4 own) and about 50 bottles and a very good selection of good beer. in additon to nice place to sit inside there is also nice outdor places to enjoy a good beer when the wether allows it. This will not be my last visit. The servcie was excelent. From outside you can see directly in to the brewery with tanks and everything. Visited 26.06.2016.“
nilsas 1544 days ago
62 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Rather bizarre place, in the corner of Westfield shopping centre. Has about 15 taps, including beers brewed on site. Gets a real mix of customers.“
Mjp12 1644 days ago
68 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Odd sort of place with it being part of the shopping centre. Bit disappointing that there were only 3 of the brewery’s own beers on.“
Stuu666 1648 days ago
52 /100 146-148 THE GROVE,
“Relatively inoffensive. Not much on tap but what they had seemed well kept.“
Stuu666 1648 days ago
74 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Been here a few times. It’s a bit traumatic to wander through Westfield to get here but it’s worth it. Usually have 3 Tap East brews plus guests from far and wide. It’s a small place so seating can be limited but there is room outside as well. I’ve not had a bad beer here, staff are generally friendly and helpful. Like the place and a good starting point to set off along the North London line for a Craft Beer crawl“
WingmanWillis 1928 days ago
42 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Small brewpub in huge trade center. Light & Dark - nothing to talk about.“
Sokolov 2005 days ago
82 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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.“
DanielBrown 2098 days ago
74 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Nice little bar hidden away in a shopping centre. On my visit maybe 6 casks and 10 kegs, friendly staff.“
JorgeLee 2145 days ago
72 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“A nice little place in the mall. Comfortable and decent service with a dozen plus taps and some bottles. They have their own beers as well. Not bad, especially if you want to do some shopping.“
Ferris 2235 days ago
82 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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“
Pep10 2294 days ago
68 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“really good little pub in a place that you wouldn’t expect to find one while the wife does the shopping i can park here. they have a really good selection of beers both in bottles and on tap“
pricey290483 2392 days ago
80 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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.“
Meilby 2403 days ago
84 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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.“
teorn88 2428 days ago
80 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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“
maneliquor 2490 days ago
58 /100
Goose (Bar)
78-102 BROADWAY
“A large pub that is part of the shopping centre with an exterior rather than interior entrance. At first glance you might think you’re in a Wetherspoon pub as the warm carpet with sturdy wooden furniture and fixtures appearance makes it look similar, and the long bar against one wall also suggests there is a high volume of people using this place. It’s not got as many real ale pumps as a Wetherspoon but there was a choice of three ales on my visit. Has food and wi-fi.“
ManVsBeer 2495 days ago
58 /100 146-148 THE GROVE,
“A familiar looking older Wetherspoon just past the central shopping centre with a darker wood furniture on a warming carpet. It serves both shoppers and locals and can get fairly busy at times with the usual set of menu and drinks, there are a couple of rows of real ale pumps here. There’s also a rear garden area if the traditional pub look gets too much.“
ManVsBeer 2495 days ago
66 /100 47 BROADWAY
“Known as King Eddies, this is one of the better real ale options in the town centre and faces the shopping centre albeit from across the very wide churchyard and road. It’s a true old inn with a very dark wooden decor including a low ceiling making it a very cosy place to sup. The saloon bar at the rear is a little bigger than the front area and there’s also a rear garden accessible from here too. There’s a row of real ale pumps that included beer from Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and the Midlands when I was there so it seems they rotate an eclectic mix. Food is served here.“
ManVsBeer 2495 days ago
86 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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!“
Jimmythespoon 2528 days ago
74 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“A very nice place and a very laid back atmosphere, at least on a Wednesday afternoon. Maybe the shopping mall location isn’t the nicest, but at least the Great Eastern Market seems fairly nice for a mall thing. Unfortunately the selection wasn’t too good when I visited. Only two of their own on tap, and five or six others. Not sure why so many taps were empty. Or maybe I just wasn’t looking.“
Erasmus_ro 2572 days ago
72 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“We visited here on Friday 17th May 2013, it was relatively close to London City Airport where we we heading. It was very easy to find, we sort of stumbled across it when exiting the station. My first impression was that it was much smaller than I expected, but it was well laid out with a nice selection of stools, high tables and comfy sofas. The beer choice was as one might expect very good witha Japanese Imperial IPA and a couple of good beers from Oakham on when we arrived and service also decent. Despite all of the positives I didn’t like it as much as I expected I would. The large screen TV which no one watched but everyone had to endure was a bit of an annoyance but other than that I am not really sure quite what it was that didn’t quite appeal to me, maybe the location, but on reflection having a bar selling great beer somewhere like this can only be a positive, maybe I should just give it another go perhaps?“
Fin 2669 days ago
78 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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 London’s 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!“
b727trijet 2684 days ago
76 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“First of all this is in the Westfield Stratford, which frankly, having visited it once to go to Tap East, I’m 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 you’re 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.“
EdKing 2742 days ago
74 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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.“
imdownthepub 2858 days ago
80 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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.“
linkup101 2859 days ago
74 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Westfield in Stratford must be the biggest shopping centre I’ve 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).“
Rune 2864 days ago
78 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Quite a nice, modern brewpub - and the first brewpub I’ve 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 isn’t 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 it’s a pretty nifty spot.“
Leighton 2930 days ago
56 /100 146-148 THE GROVE,
“Pretty standard ’Spoons here; although, the beer range consisted of only two "non-standard" beers (i.e. not Greene King or Fullers) and one of these two was off. There were about eight cask lines, I think. Nice enough place, plenty of natural light, a beer garden out back. One of the lady bartenders was a bit fresh, but so it goes. As with almost all Spoonies, you probably don’t want to go out of your way to visit this place.“
Leighton 2931 days ago
72 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Visited for the 2nd time on 06/09/12 (first being a very quiet Tuesday back in January ’12). 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 you’d pick this up at the Cask or Craft for £3.95. Cask beers were fairly reasonably priced. Didn’t try the food. Would I go back? Yes - but only to hit on more Tap East beers. If you’re not after these it really isn’t 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!“
Theydon_Bois 2933 days ago
82 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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.“
JohnRMurdoch 2987 days ago
72 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“Tap East is certainly in a unique location as far as craft beer places go - it’s 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. There’s 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 you’re in the area.“
jackl 2995 days ago
80 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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!“
Beer5000 3025 days ago
66 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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 doesn’t really deliver by way of location and ambiance, but that’s 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 I’m 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.“
nate2g 3037 days ago
78 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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.“
Scopey 3075 days ago
70 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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. (Last visited 6 June 2014).“
Boudicca 3120 days ago
66 /100 1 GREAT EASTERN MARKET, WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY
“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 wasn’t helped by the freezing weather. It was very cold inside, but I realise this won’t be a problem all year round. Shame that the bottle menu didn’t quite reflect what they had, but only a small quibble. Hope the place does well, but given the location can’t imagine I will be here very often.“
shoulderbroken 3140 days ago
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