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The Bell (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Binghams - Hot Dog Chilli StoutExcellent1
Tryst - Raj IPAExcellent1
Redemption - TrinityExcellent1
Outstanding - StoutExcellent1
Saltaire - Blackberry CascadeExcellent1
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanExcellent1
Drygate - Pale DukeGood1
Long Man - American Pale AleGood1
Yorkshire Heart - White HeartGood1
Downton - Honey BlondeGood1
Totally Brewed - Slap in the FaceGood1
Dancing Duck - 22Acceptable1
Redemption - Fellowship PorterAcceptable1
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Bath Ales - Gem BitterNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - Harvest SunNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Spring TopNot Tried0
Blackedge - HoP Pale AleNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port StoutNot Tried0
Rudgate - VikingNot Tried0
Otley - Croes-ONot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
360° - West Coast Pale Ale #50Not Tried0
Burton Bridge - Golden DeliciousNot Tried0
Dark Star - SunburstNot Tried0
Beartown - Peach MelbearNot Tried0
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
Bespoke - Saved by the BellNot Tried0
Beartown - Best BitterNot Tried0
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Topaz Cluster Not Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Franklins - English GardenNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley BitterNot Tried0
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
Otter - AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bell, Walthamstow, Greater London
Picture 2. The Bell, Walthamstow, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

13 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. A lot of people are meeting here before heading to Walthamstow Assembly Hall for the Public Meeting on the crisis affecting Leyton Orient Football Club. Naturally, emotions are running a little high.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dancing Duck - 224.30AcceptableA fruity, malty, brown Bitter.
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10AcceptableTasted thinner than it usually does.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
Otter - Ale4.50Not Tried
06 Mar 2017 (Jason)
Mid afternoon 3rd pub on our Walthamstow crawl. Busy around the bar area. A mix of comfy leather sofas and wooden tables we sat by the window and watched the busy world pass by.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80GoodNot quite what I was expecting re American PA
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Bespoke - Saved by the Bell3.80Not Tried
Beartown - Best Bitter3.70Not Tried
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Topaz Cluster 4.30Not Tried
18 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I catch up with the pubcrawl here. An interesting beer range, although not one is a London brew.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tryst - Raj IPA5.50ExcellentVery good hop flavours.
Outstanding - Stout5.50ExcellentA very good, dry, black Stout.
Totally Brewed - Slap in the Face4.00GoodA golden beer.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Franklins - English Garden3.80Not Tried
30 Jun 2016 (Jason)
Busy large thriving corner pub with an excellent choice of beers on. I don't think the gastropub ethos has reached this corner of London yet so make the most of it while you can.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Blackberry Cascade4.80ExcellentFull bodied and does what it says on the tin. Superb.
Binghams - Hot Dog Chilli Stout5.00ExcellentYes it does have a chilli aftertaste.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedAmazing to see this in London.
Burton Bridge - Golden Delicious3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Beartown - Peach Melbear4.40Not Tried
07 Nov 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early lunchtime after a wet morning. Plenty of family groups eating at this time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Downton - Honey Blonde4.30GoodPale gold and full of honey flavours.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Viking3.80Not Tried
Otley - Croes-O4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
360° - West Coast Pale Ale #505.00Not Tried
14 Aug 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon visit and quickly filling with after-workers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentFavourite beer that never disappoints.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port Stout4.80Not Tried
06 Apr 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Wow Ė this pub has really developed well since my last visit, and I donít really know why I have not been here for so long. Busy, with a lunchtime trade and many people eating. The pub has just been announced as the CAMRA East London Pub of the Year.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Drygate - Pale Duke4.00GoodA bitter Pale Ale with English hop tastes.
Yorkshire Heart - White Heart5.00GoodA slightly odd, golden, hazy, beer with a big wheat content I think.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Williams Brothers - Harvest Sun3.90Not Tried
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00Not Tried
Blackedge - HoP Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
22 Nov 2012 (Stephen Harris)
My first chance to see the latest incarnation of this pub. Looks good Ė just a short visit, but no doubt Iíll be back.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50ExcellentDark, tasty beer on very good form here.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Bath Ales - Gem Bitter4.10Not Tried

About The Bell

The pub sign. The Bell, Walthamstow, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good5
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 4NE.

This pub was present at its road junction location, north of Walthamstow town centre, by 1718 and by the 1850s it was owned by the Charrington Brewery. The pub was rebuilt in the 1930s and is a large one, with spacious seating areas. It went through a rather rough patch in the early 2000s, with several different owners. Re-opened in October 2012 after a short period of closure and a refurbishment. Focus now on real ales. CAMRA East London & City branch Pub of the Year 2015.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 42 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E17 4NE