London Fields Brewery Tap Room, E8 3RR

Pub in London Fields.

As made clear by the name, this is the tap room for the London Fields Brewery, which was founded in 2011. Indeed, a large interior window within the tap room offers a view onto the brewery itself.

It has a very bare-bones ambience, with much of the interior looking as though it was knocked together on the quick (though this is perhaps on purpose). The walls are bare boards above glazed black and white brick, and some of the furniture is made from rough thick planks. A flatscreen is mounted somewhat incongruously on one wall.

Dried hops hang from all surfaces, and a mesh fronted cupboard along one wall holds brewing paraphernalia and ingredients such as various malts, sterilisers, demijohns, and pH strips. At least some of this appears to be for sale, with a sign offering "pale ale base malt" in quantities from 1kg to 30kg. A fully glazed frontage offers views of the railway arches further along the road and the trains that rumble overhead.

Kake visited on a Sunday lunchtime in September 2014. There were about half a dozen other customers in at 12:30pm. Piano jazz was playing, not too loud, and the flatscreen was switched off.

As expected, all the beers on offer were from their own brewery photo of beer list, with six handpumps and a dozen keg taps. I asked for their porter, but it wasn't available, so instead I had a half of Love Not War (£1.80 from the cask) — for this, I was offered the choice of having it from the cask or the keg.

According to a menu viewed on this visit photo, food is served noon-3pm and 6pm-9pm, presumably every day. It's based on bar snacks such as chicken wings, scotch eggs, and sausage rolls, plus more substantial things such as burgers, filled bagels, and cheese on toast.

Accessibility: A ramp to get in. No steps to the toilets, which are unisex and include one cubicle with a door that opens out, though access to this is a little narrow due to an awkward corner.

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Last visited by Kake, September 2014. Opening hours taken from the 2015 Good Beer Guide.

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