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The Ten Bells (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Truman's - SwiftExcellent1
London Fields - Love Not WarExcellent1
Sharp's - AtlanticGood1
Truman's - RunnerGood1
Southwark - Routemaster RedAcceptable1
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Ten Bells, Spitalfields, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

29 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
I liked the tiling on the walls, but the pub was packed with standing room only so I moved on after a half pint.
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
23 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and very busy. But itís a sultry sort of evening and most are standing outside, leaving me with the chance to lean beside a little ledge inside.
Southwark - Routemaster Red3.80AcceptableRed in name, in colour and in flavour Ė although not as red as a Routemaster.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
15 Aug 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I nip on ahead of the Trumanís brewery history walk to get my pint in here ahead of the rush and I never see them again Ė I think they went off to look at something in Itchy Park. Itís very busy here, loud inside and packed out on the pavement at around 9pm.
London Fields - Love Not War4.20ExcellentSpicy, reddish ale on very good form here.
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
26 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Amazingly busy still at this time of night but so were all the other local pubs I passed by. Pub visited as had been told it was selling new Truman's brews.
Truman's - Swift3.90ExcellentA mellow golden ale packed with hops to leave lingering bitterness on lips and mouthfeel
Truman's - Runner4.00GoodDarker and more intensely malty than I expected for a true London bitter. £3.95 pp hurts of course
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried

About The Ten Bells

The pub sign. The Ten Bells, Spitalfields, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Spitalfields, Central London, E1 6LY.

In Commercial Street a street corner shabby chic pub in the shadow of Spitalfields Market. Almost all round bar in this former Truman's house. Grade II listed primarily for its proliferation of patterned wall tiling on the ground floor which includes 2 large tiled local street scenes murals. Allegedly one of Jack the Ripper's victims was last seen leaving this pub. 3 handpumps on the bar counter. Upstairs dining area and downstairs toilets.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E1 6LY