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..
Seemed very popular, busiest place on our East London crawl. Interesting selection, although while we were visiting most of the crowd didn’t seemed to be beer geeks. Worth visiting at least for a pint.
Looks a bit like the Folies Bergere or something. Hip and happening, with a fistful of pretty good beer choices. Not a premier league venue for beer geeks, but the competition in this area of London is very tough.
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.
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.
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...
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).