Tap East, Stratford

Our rating: FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (3 reviews)
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FancyaPint?'s review...
FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Pubs in shopping centres often suffer for the transience of their clientele, but Tap East is working to provide a good experience. Right next to the new Stratford International train station in Westfield Stratford City, it's still more than your average station pub. It's early days yet, but the modest premises now has an operating brewery on site and is offering two beers of their own making every day. When we were in last, we tried the Tap East Pale Ale which comes in at a modest 5.6% ABV. Very nice it is, too. Run by Uttobeer in Borough, the real ale on the pumps varies and changes often with a regular procession of guest beers. There's also a good selection of bottles ales in the fridges, including three from Longmont's Left Hand Brewery (Colorado, USA) which we got to try at the last Great British Beer Festival. The staff are friendly, and still learning their beers, hardly surprising as it's only been open a short while. The interior is eclectic/gastro/modern with mis-matched stools and butcherblock tables and the lighting can be a little on the bright side during the day, but hey, it's a new build not a historic pub. And if you weren't hungry when you went in, the smells from the nearby food court may prompt you to eat. The landlord was offering samples of fried bread from the nearby bread stall when we were in last and they were very nice, too. You could do a lot worse than this brewpub in Westfield.
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Reviews (1)
08 Sep 2013
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
I was in this bar just after it first opened and have visited every now and again ever since. My must recent visit was in August 2013. I've always liked this place but I have to say it is now better than ever. The Staff and the beers are great. The food is now so much better than is was before - Burgers, chips etc rather than the bizarre food offered when it first opened. The place is now run by a couple of managers who actually appear to know what they are doing. The only draw back is the fact that it is in a shopping centre - I'm sure it has some kind of advantage but I can't think what that is, it certainly isn't the music that they pipe in!!!
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09 Dec 2011
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
As a pub its hard to better although it has a limited food offer. Great own brews too. A welcome addition to the London pub scene and it gives a great reason to visit another wise sterile shopping centre.

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The Great Eastern Market, Westfield Stratford City,, Stratford, London, E20 1ET
Opening times
Mon-Sat 11:00-21:00
Sun 12:00-21:00

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