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Wild Card Brewery (Brewery)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wild Card - Wild Hop PaleExcellent1
Wild Card - Pale AleExcellent1
London Fields - Black Path PorterExcellent1
Wild Card - Raspberry SaisonExcellent1
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - Aussie BlondeExcellent1
Wild Card - Citra PaleExcellent1
Wild Card - Ace of SpadesExcellent2
Redemption - TrinityExcellent1
Three Sods - Session IPAExcellent1
Gipsy Hill - SouthpawGood1
Wild Card - King of HeartsGood1
Wild Card - Queen of DiamondsGood2
Wild Card - Jack of ClubsGood2
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - Jester PilsAcceptable1
Three Sods - Belgian BuggerAcceptable1
Wild Card - DanaAcceptable1
Redemption - Rock the KazbekNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Two Cocks - 1643 CavalierNot Tried0
Wild Card - Wildcard IPANot Tried0
Brick - Kinsale BitterNot Tried0
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Hospital PorterNot Tried0
Three Sods - Leap Year Golden Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. Wild Card Brewery, Walthamstow, Greater London
Picture 2. Wild Card Brewery, Walthamstow, Greater London

Visits Details

12 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet here in the mid-afternoon on a rainy Sunday. I noticed that lots of people were looking in but not staying for a drink. Unexpectedly, none of the cask beers were from Wild Card.
Three Sods - Session IPA4.40ExcellentVery tasty. Light and hoppy.
Three Sods - Belgian Bugger5.00AcceptableA golden, Belgian-style Witbier. Iím not sure that it quite works.
Three Sods - Leap Year Golden Ale 5.00Not Tried
18 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
An early lunchtime rendezvous with a 30-strong mixed group of Leyton Orient and Notts County fans who are beginning a pre-match pub crawl here. The Wild Card brewers are from Nottingham and have opened up especially early for us. In fact, jugs of free beer are just being poured when the bulk of the group move on, leaving just few of us to benefit.
Wild Card - Citra Pale3.90ExcellentRight on the button.
Wild Card - Ace of Spades4.70GoodA rich, black Porter.
Wild Card - Jack of Clubs4.50Not Tried
18 Nov 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I manage to get here ahead of the crowds and bag a cosy table next to the coal fire.
Wild Card - Raspberry Saison3.90ExcellentFrom key-keg. Pale golden coloured and cloudy. Very dry and brett-sour, with a fairly subtle raspberry flavour. I liked it a lot.
Wild Card - Jack of Clubs4.50GoodA ruby-red, fruity Bitter.
Brick - Kinsale Bitter4.00Not Tried
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Hospital Porter5.20Not Tried
30 Sep 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Dave and I move on here by bus. We donít stay long as a band is setting up inside and light rain is reducing the attractiveness of the outside tables. It later transpires that a couple of other friends are drinking just around the corner and come here just after we leave Ė they report that the band were Ďsuperbí.
Wild Card - Wild Hop Pale4.30ExcellentBrewed using wild, green hops gathered from Walthamstow Marshes. Really good. One of the best of its type that I have tried.
Wild Card - Dana4.30AcceptableGolden and quite dry.
17 Apr 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early Sunday afternoon and there are lots of families here, taking advantage of some nice sunshine and using the outside tables.
Wild Card - King of Hearts4.50GoodCloudy and golden. Fresh and refreshing.
Wild Card - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Wild Card - Wildcard IPA7.00Not Tried
10 Jan 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime visit, when quiet here. A bit chilly, and we huddled close to the stove. The cask beers are now dispensed via handpumps rather than from the stillage.
Wild Card - Ace of Spades4.70ExcellentRich, dark Porter with lots of coffee and chocolate flavours. Good enough to have a couple.
Gipsy Hill - Southpaw4.20GoodA nice, hoppy, Pale Ale
Wild Card - Jack of Clubs4.50Not Tried
Wild Card - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
20 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early afternoon visit. Quite busy, and itís nice to be here when some of the surrounding businesses are open too. Korean bacon and cabbage dumplings to help the beer down.
Wild Card - Pale Ale3.80ExcellentAmber-coloured and very tasty. I could drink plenty of this.
Wild Card - Queen of Diamonds5.10GoodA tasty IPA, let down a little by flat condition off the stillage.
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Wild Card - Jack of Clubs4.50Not Tried
Two Cocks - 1643 Cavalier3.80Not Tried
27 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Quite busy in the early evening, with the chip wagon doing as much business as the bar. 16 casks were set up on the stillage for the weekend.
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentI donít recall drinking this on gravity dispense before. Even more excellent than usual.
Wild Card - Queen of Diamonds5.10GoodA fruity, amber-coloured IPA. Slightly let down by flat condition off the stillage.
Wild Card - Jack of Clubs4.50Not Tried
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00Not Tried
29 Mar 2014 (Stephen Harris)
The brewery is now operational here in Walthamstow and a second beer Ė Wild Card IPA Ė has been brewed. But a busy day means that the home-brewed beer is sold out by the time we get here in the evening. Three cask beers on gravity and a chip-van pulled up outside ensures we stay anyway.
London Fields - Black Path Porter4.20ExcellentVery chocolaty, black Porter.
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - Aussie Blonde4.00ExcellentSharp, golden, hoppy. (Elephant School continue to brew at Brentwood Brewery for the time being).
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - Jester Pils4.70AcceptableHazy, soft.
22 Feb 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime, and a few intrepid visitors are finding their way here to sample the Wild Card beer (still brewing just the one beer at present, but with plans for a Pale Ale) and to sit by the wood-burning stove. Unfortunately there have been some problems with the electricity supply, so beer brewed on-site is still not quite available.
Wild Card - Jack of Clubs4.50GoodA very fruity, ruby red-coloured bitter. Served on gravity dispense.

About the Wild Card Brewery

The pub sign. Wild Card Brewery, Walthamstow, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 9HQ.

Wild Card Brewery was established in around March 2013, brewing initially on the brew-plant at Brentwood Brewery in Essex. February 2014 saw the development of its own premises on an industrial estate off Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, after earlier plans to brew in the cellar of the Warrant Officer pub had fallen through. A small bar has been developed on site and opens to the public on Fridays to Sundays.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E17 9HQ