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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Northern Monk - Striding EdgeExceptional1
Titanic - Cherry DarkExcellent1
Tap East - Sour PassionExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - I Love You Will U Marry Me Excellent1
Liverpool Craft - Mørk Excellent1
Kernel - Brown AleExcellent1
Wishbone - AhtanumExcellent2
Squawk - Pale Ale El Dorado Chinook SimcoeExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Oz BombExcellent1
Tap East - Smokestack PorterExcellent2
Tempest - The Pale Armadillo Excellent1
Tap East - Tonic AleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Temporary TruthExcellent1
Summer Wine (SWB) - Motueka NZ Pale AleExcellent1
Big Hand - Bastion Best BitterGood1
Summer Wine (SWB) - Union Pale AleGood1
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) Good1
Torrside - West of the SunGood1
Tap East - Four Grain SaisonGood1
Tap East - Dry-hopped LagerGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkNot Tried0
Tap East - East End MildNot Tried0
Tap East - No. 6 BlondeNot Tried0
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter Not Tried0
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)Not Tried0
Siren Craft - Under CurrentNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
Bad Co. - Dazed & ConfusedNot Tried0
Tap East - IPANot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - South Coast IPANot Tried0
Bad Co. - Wild GravityNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Titanic - StoutNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster StoutNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Picture 2. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Picture 3. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Visits Details

12 Apr 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and unusually quiet in here ahead of the holiday weekend.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Squawk - Pale Ale El Dorado Chinook Simcoe3.90ExcellentFrom key-keg. Golden, with a slight haze. A fragrant nose and abundant hop flavours. Really good.
Tempest - The Pale Armadillo 3.80ExcellentA very good APA.
Torrside - West of the Sun4.50GoodA golden beer. Quite dry and with interesting NZ hop flavours.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
03 Apr 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening, catching up with Terry L and Blondie, before they head off for their quiz fixture at the Bull.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00ExcellentVery nice.
Titanic - Cherry Dark4.40ExcellentThis beer certainly does have a lot of cherry flavour, without being sweet. After a while I realised that I liked it a lot.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - I Love You Will U Marry Me 4.50ExcellentOn keg dispense. I don’t usually buy beers with names that show poor spelling and punctuation (not that I’m any good at it myself), but was pleased that I bought this one. Reddish / gold in colour, this beer has the lovely taste of fresh strawberries.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout5.30Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
31 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Summer Wine (SWB) - Union Pale Ale4.10GoodA cloudy, pale gold colour. A soft, hoppy Pale Ale.
Tap East - Four Grain Saison6.00GoodOn keg dispense, probably key-keg I think. Pale golden and hazy. Tart. Unusual flavours which I could not identify – presumably ‘grains’.
Tap East - Dry-hopped Lager4.80GoodOn keg dispense. Golden and cloudy. Smooth. Rather nice. Good, lingering, hoppy flavours.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout5.30Not Tried
Tap East - IPA6.00Not Tried
27 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A quick pint in passing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50ExcellentPleasingly smoky.
Titanic - Stout4.50Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Tap East - IPA6.00Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
15 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I stopped in here on the way home from a day of meetings in Reading. Simon F was at the bar and it was good to catch up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northern Monk - Striding Edge3.00ExceptionalGolden and hoppy and fresh and lush. Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops. Exceptional flavour to strength ratio.
Pig & Porter - Temporary Truth4.20ExcellentGolden and hoppy (Centennial hops).
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not TriedRan out.
07 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening after a long day at work.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kernel - Brown Ale6.00ExcellentFrom key-keg. Dark brown, with a rich texture and some hop character.
Arbor Ales - Oz Bomb4.70ExcellentA cloudy, golden beer. Packed with southern hemisphere hops.
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30GoodA cloudy golden colour – very fresh. Peachy hop flavours.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Brighton Bier - South Coast IPA5.00Not Tried
Bad Co. - Wild Gravity5.20Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
03 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Excellent
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Bad Co. - Dazed & Confused5.50Not Tried
Tap East - IPA6.00Not Tried
21 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Summer Wine (SWB) - Motueka NZ Pale Ale4.80ExcellentAnother very good, golden, single-hop beer.
Wishbone - Ahtanum4.50ExcellentGolden, single-hop beer. Very good.
Tap East - Sour Passion5.00ExcellentOn keg dispense. A refreshing, sour, very fruity (passion fruit) beer.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
19 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief early evening visit. Gentle hubbub of conversation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wishbone - Ahtanum4.50ExcellentExcellent half, no harshness
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Motueka NZ Pale Ale4.80Not TriedStronger version than before
06 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Monday evening post-work, pre-Sainsbury’s visit. I lead such a mundane life. As others have observed, guest beers are now priced according to strength in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Liverpool Craft - Mørk 4.80ExcellentA black Oatmeal Stout with a big brown head. Very tasty, although dry for the style.
Big Hand - Bastion Best Bitter4.20GoodA chestnut-coloured, top quality, regular Bitter. There is not enough of this sort of stuff around.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick Dark4.60Not Tried
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried

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About the Tap East

The pub sign. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional23
Excellent373
Good142
Acceptable48
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Stratford, Greater London, E20 1EE.

A brand new pub opened on 13 September 2011 in the Westfield Shopping Centre at Stratford. It is directly opposite Stratford International railway station in what is called International Square, the pub contains a micro-brewery and stocks approximately 500 bottled beers. It is a sister pub to the Rake in Borough Market. 6 handpumps in 2 banks of 3 with one bank usually reserved for Tap East's own brews.

We have visited this pub 278 times, seen 551 different beers and tried 367 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E20 1EE