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Craft Beer Co. (Craft Beer Company)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - RevelationExceptional1
Tiny Rebel - FluxExceptional1
Kent - Altered StatesExcellent1
Birbant - Russian Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged) Rum Excellent1
Siren Craft - Dinner For SixExcellent1
Blackjack - The PokiesExcellent1
Vento Forte - LonerExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - FUBARExcellent1
Tempest - Elemental PorterExcellent1
Roosters - The AccompliceExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Tempest - CascadianExcellent1
Revolutions - The Queen is not DeadExcellent1
Dark Star - 80 ShillingExcellent1
Redemption - Red CraftExcellent1
Mallinsons - Tammie NorrieExcellent1
Marble - PrimusExcellent1
Ale Mania - IPAExcellent1
Siren Craft - Big Inflatable Cowboy HatExcellent1
Three Blind Mice - Absolute YumExcellent1
Dark Star - Hylder BlondeExcellent1
Great Heck - FIVEGood1
Ilkley - The MayanGood1
Blackjack - Euchre PaleGood1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Sneaky Wee Orkney StoutGood1
Fyne - The MothershipGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SlezakAcceptable1
Oakham - AsylumAcceptable1
Oakham - CitraAcceptable1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Craft UnionAcceptable1
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Marble - Ginger MarbleNot Tried0
Marble - Lagonda IPANot Tried0
Crouch Vale - SnowdropNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Black HarryNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Magic Rock - RaptureNot Tried0
Magic Rock - High WireNot Tried0
Kent - Clerkenwell PaleNot Tried0
Tempest - A Face With No NameNot Tried0
Mallinsons - Cluster ChinookNot Tried0
Dark Star - DarknessNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutNot Tried0
Dark Star - Summer MeltdownNot Tried0
Buxton - Buxton SpaNot Tried0
Saltaire - Cascadian BlackNot Tried0
Kent - Craft Pale Not Tried0
Saltaire - New World RedNot Tried0
Dark Star - Red ShiftNot Tried0
Blackjack - Gold Coast PaleNot Tried0
Marble - DobberNot Tried0
RedWillow - HeadlessNot Tried0
RedWillow - WrecklessNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - Zenith Pale AleNot Tried0
RedWillow - EndlessNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Pacifica PaleNot Tried0
Otley - O3 BossNot Tried0
Roosters - Londinium (Taylors of Harrogate Traditional Coffee Porter)Not Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Beat BoxNot Tried0
Burning Sky - Devil's Rest IPANot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Three Wise MonkeysNot Tried0
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
Glastonbury - FestivealeNot Tried0
Kent - Elderflower SaisonNot Tried0
Dark Star - Crème BrûléeNot Tried0
Beavertown - Bob BarleyNot Tried0
Dark Star - Six HopNot Tried0
Kent - Brewers ReserveNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Sound WaveNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Half Mast QIPANot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterNot Tried0
Dark Star - SunburstNot Tried0
Dark Star - BockNot Tried0
Harbour - Cornish BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London
Picture 2. Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London
Picture 3. Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London

Visits Details

06 Nov 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I find it hard to believe that I have not been in here for two years – I guess that I just now find other pubs in the Craft chain more convenient to visit.
Blackjack - Euchre Pale3.90GoodQuite full-bodied for its strength.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60Not Tried
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Kent - Clerkenwell Pale3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Bock5.40Not Tried
Harbour - Cornish Bitter4.00Not Tried
01 Oct 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Very crowded here, although after a while we find space by a window. It turns out they have some special beers from brewers in Poland and Germany, and after a while I realise there are at least five people present who were at the Borefts Bier Festival in Holland over the past weekend. Many more beers were available.
Revolutions - The Queen is not Dead7.40ExcellentA serious Stout.
Ale Mania - IPA5.80ExcellentA very good, US-style IPA. Not many German brewers doing this kind of thing yet.
Birbant - Russian Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged) Rum 10.50ExcellentA very serious Stout. Very heavy duty, obviously barrel-aged beer.
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout4.20GoodA less-serious Stout.
03 Jul 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening on a Friday and it is of course quite crowded in here. Not as busy as the off-licence two doors away though, which is the Friday night drinking venue for London’s cycle couriers. We stood at the bar. I did not note the full beer range.
Three Blind Mice - Absolute Yum4.40ExcellentVery pale gold, with extreme hop flavours. Definitely yummy.
Siren Craft - Dinner For Six4.10ExcellentDescribed as a 'Vienna Pale'.
Vento Forte - Loner5.20ExcellentLush Italian Porter on keg dispense. Very fine.
20 Apr 2015 (Stephen Harris)
More relaxed in here tonight than this pub becomes later in the week. Very pleasant.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentA pale gold APA.
Redemption - Red Craft3.80ExcellentNot a Red Ale. In fact it is a very full-flavoured, hopfest of a Pale Ale. Pushing five stars.
Dark Star - Six Hop6.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Not Tried
Kent - Altered States4.70Not Tried
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60Not Tried
Siren Craft - Half Mast QIPA2.80Not Tried
20 Dec 2014 (Andrew)
Heaving but Ian bumped into 2 friends so we sat with them and talked about Belgium funk flavours in beer.
Oakham - Asylum4.50AcceptablePappy
Oakham - Citra4.20AcceptableDyacetyl
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Glastonbury - Festiveale4.60Not Tried
Kent - Elderflower Saison4.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Crème Brûlée5.90Not Tried
Beavertown - Bob Barley10.50Not Tried
15 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I’m not sure why I have not been coming here much lately – fear of over-crowding I think. Busy but comfortable tonight.
Roosters - The Accomplice5.70ExcellentAn amber-coloured, strong, IPA.
Marble - Primus5.90ExcellentA well-hopped Porter, with roasted barley tastes and distinct blackcurrant flavours.
Fyne - The Mothership4.20GoodBrown-coloured. Well-hopped and with a long, bitter aftertaste.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Slezak4.00AcceptableVery pale gold in colour. Soft, flat, strong apricot flavour. A brave beer, which did not really work for me.
Otley - O3 Boss4.40Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - FUBAR4.40Not Tried
Roosters - Londinium (Taylors of Harrogate Traditional Coffee Porter)5.50Not Tried
Kent - Craft Pale 3.80Not Tried
Kent - Altered States4.70Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Beat Box4.50Not Tried
Burning Sky - Devil's Rest IPA7.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Three Wise Monkeys4.90Not Tried
11 Sep 2013 (Stephen Harris)
A spot of drizzle made standing outside unattractive. With everyone crammed inside it was not conducive to note-taking, so I failed to record 3 or 4 of the available beers.
Blackjack - The Pokies3.60ExcellentSession strength golden beer with lots of fruity New Zealand hops.
Great Heck - FIVE5.00GoodA strong, hoppy beer with a ‘tropical fruit’ taste.
Marble - Dobber5.90Not Tried
RedWillow - Headless3.90Not Tried
RedWillow - Wreckless4.80Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Zenith Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
RedWillow - Endless3.80Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Pacifica Pale4.00Not Tried
21 Aug 2013 (Judy G Garland)
Late afternoon Session
Dark Star - Revelation5.70ExceptionalFirst class as usual
Tiny Rebel - Flux4.00ExceptionalThe perfect pint for me, perfection!
Dark Star - Hylder Blonde4.20ExcellentLook forward to this one every year superb as usual
Tiny Rebel - FUBAR4.40ExcellentGreat Pale Ale, one of the best I've had sessssion ale!!
Dark Star - 80 Shilling4.80ExcellentDark, moorish and really nice
Siren Craft - Big Inflatable Cowboy Hat10.50ExcellentBrewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Co, strong strong & strong but easily drinkable depending on circumstances!
Dark Star - Summer Meltdown4.80Not Tried
Buxton - Buxton Spa4.10Not Tried
Saltaire - Cascadian Black4.80Not Tried
Kent - Craft Pale 3.80Not Tried
Saltaire - New World Red5.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Red Shift5.50Not Tried
Blackjack - Gold Coast Pale4.60Not Tried
19 Mar 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy in here, as always. Rumours circulating that the Chancellor will abolish the Beer Duty Escalator in tomorrow’s Budget. A victory for sensible lobbying.
Tempest - Elemental Porter5.10ExcellentNear black, chocolaty porter with a strong smoked malt flavour.
Tempest - Cascadian4.10ExcellentA full-bodied, hoppy, blond beer.
Mallinsons - Tammie Norrie3.90ExcellentA typically pale, crisp, Mallinson’s beer. Very nice, the flavour cutting right through the super-strength Soffles I was eating at the time.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Magic Rock - Rapture4.60Not Tried
Magic Rock - High Wire5.50Not Tried
Kent - Clerkenwell Pale3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Tempest - A Face With No Name6.00Not Tried
Mallinsons - Cluster Chinook3.90Not Tried
Dark Star - Darkness3.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.00Not Tried
27 Feb 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy indeed in here, mid-evening.
Kent - Altered States4.70ExcellentVery good, US-style, hoppy, brown ale.
Ilkley - The Mayan5.30GoodA thick, dark, heavily-flavoured beer. Initial impression is of intense chocolate – by the end, this has been replaced by a burn of chilli. Somewhere in the middle is a perfect chocolate / chilli balance.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Craft Union5.00AcceptableA brown beer, brewed with rye and flavoured with honey. In this sample, the honey completely dominated the taste and the condition had fallen flat.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Marble - Ginger Marble4.50Not Tried
Marble - Lagonda IPA5.00Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Snowdrop4.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Black Harry3.90Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout 7.40Not Tried

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About the Craft Beer Co.

The pub sign. Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Clerkenwell, Central London, EC1N 7TR.

Formerly the Clock House, now reopened under the same stewardship as the Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico with a beer policy to match. There is a rare glass ceiling to admire and an upstairs seating area. Sixteen handpumps dispense a house beer, a cider and a selection from selected micro breweries of the UK. Craft keg beers from UK and the rest of the world also have several taps on the bar. Huge worldwide bottled beer range.

We have visited this pub 44 times, seen 193 different beers and tried 96 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC1N 7TR