I liked it. Simple beer hall but done well. Good use of lighting in evening helps create atmosphere. Fleetwood Mac and Peter Gabriel on the music. Sample tray was £8.50 for 5 beers I thought was good value. I liked the stripped down feel.
Large old brick building a short walk from Hackney Wick overground station. It’s a tank bar set out in a German beer hall style, a large room with bench seating. Due to the size of the place I've found it better to visit when it’s busy (great ambiance) rather than 1pm on a Monday lunchtime when one might be the only customer. 10 huge tanks dispensing HH’s own beers behind the bar. I do think their beer has improved in quality over the years. Worth a visit. Crate taproom is next door
Visited in February 2018 on a quiet Monday afternoon. Quite a nice rough and ready industrial look inside dominated by the 10 big beer tanks at one of the ends of the premises. Glad to see they offered flights so made the most of 2 x 5 flight samples to try all the beer on offer. Staff was friendly enough, and looked like they had some interesting food but didn't partake. Overall a decent enough venue to hit while in the area.
Visited on January 2018. Located next to Crate, in a industrial area. Flight of 5 beers tasted. Waitress was very nice and kindly. Lot of styles on their 10 taps. Solid beer and a good spot on East London. Next one please!
Just next door to Crate.
Really enjoyed the place, on a brew day/bottled day, even more so than the vibe at Crate.
Tried most of their beers, some quite solid, others sporting some off-buttery notes - or maybe the Fuller type yeast?
Interesting styles available from German to the more robust UK styles and IPAs.
Missed out on the bbq spot, inside the brewery, that opens at 18h but looked mighty good.
SinH4 (265) Garching b. München, Germany | September 7, 2017
Located in the industrial area of Hackney Wick, this place is right next to Crate brewery. It serves beers directly from 10 tanks. The beers are not the best in town, but if you're already in the area, why not stop by?.
We liked this place with a very industrial feeling .. 10 tanks dispensing their own beers .. what happened to us is actually an odd thing, we had in a couple of places in London their Pale Ale which was really good ,then when we had the same beer there from the tank was completely a different beer very hazy and looked no aged properly .. did not try the food .. good price and kind service .. sitting area outside..
Visited on 11th March 2017 after watching Grimsby Town win at Orient. The place was a heaving mass of humanity and there was ’no room at the Inn’, we did however manage to squeeze onto the end of a bench and table outside: thanks to the lads who moved up for my little party of five. Beers poured direct from huge tanks, all numbered for ease of remembering, 1 to 10. Staff very busy but seemed happy enough. Barn like place with a separate bar for none beers: wine and stuff there I think. Anyway it had a decent vibe, even if we were forced outside because of the volume of people. Not keen on the plastic glasses and the £1.00 deposit. Too manic for this country boy really, glad I’ve been, but doubt I’ll be back.
Much much quieter than Crate and all the better for it. An interesting twist on a brewery taproom. Pretty big and a nice small terrace. Strangely our first beers were served in plastic with a £1 deposit and then afterwards we got glass and no deposit. Not sure if they have other sizes than 2/3, but if they don’t, I wish they did. Nice.