Craft Beer Co., SW4 6ED

  • 128 Clapham Manor Street (streetmap)

Craft Beer Co was a pub in Clapham, part of a small chain. It has now closed. As of late July 2017, Beer Guide London reports that it's due to be replaced by a new business called Clapham Tap.

The information below is retained for historical purposes.

Good Beer Guide pub in Clapham, previously the Manor Arms.

It's a small space, wrapped around the bar, though it opens up somewhat to the left with a reasonable amount of standing room. To the right of the bar, padded pleather banquettes line the wall leading to a cosy nook at the back with shelves of board games. The walls are wood-panelled and exposed brick, and the floor is heavily varnished floorboards. Old pump clips cover the exposed ceiling beams, and tea lights in half-pint beer mugs sit on each table.

There's a small heated and partially covered beer garden at the front, with picnic benches and astroturf, and a larger one at the back.

Kake visited on a Wednesday afternoon in September 2015. I was the first customer when I arrived at 4pm, though two others arrived around half an hour later. Music was playing, not too loud. Service was friendly and helpful.

Eight of the ten handpumps were on, offering Siren Dinner For Seven, Hopcraft Crema Extrema (£2.10/half), Hopcraft Diggin' Up The King... Again, Hopcraft Statement Of Intent, Hammerton N7, Hammerton N1, Kent Brewery KGB, and their own-branded Pale (brewed by Kent Brewery).

According to a sign on the door as of September 2015, food is served 5pm-10pm Mon-Thu, 5pm-11pm Fri, noon-11pm Sat, and noon-10pm Sun.

Accessibility: Two steps (with handrails on both sides) to get in. Another step to the ladies'.

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Last visited by Kake, September 2015.
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