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The Pride of Spitalfields (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Truman's - ZephyrExcellent1
Truman's - Bow BellsExcellent1
Truman's - Captain LockwoodExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldExcellent6
Truman's - LazarusExcellent2
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Fuller's - ESBNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Truman's - Original PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pride of Spitalfields, Spitalfields, Central London
Picture 2. The Pride of Spitalfields, Spitalfields, Central London

Visits Details

29 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Pub number four on a friend's birthday outing. I treated myself to a salt beef sandwich. Food prices are very good here so it was no surprise to a good number of people eating. Toasted sandwiches start at £1.50 each. I forgot to make a note of all the beers available today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Excellent
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
05 Sep 2017 (Jack William)
Just after noon - start of an early birthday crawl with my daughter. Pub already busy with drinkers and a group of about 10 tourists being educated in the ways of English pubs and beers - now that's a job I could come out of retirement for! Noted that meals were incredibly cheap - £3.50 for ham, eggs and chips. Too early for us to eat though. A real gem of a pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Captain Lockwood5.00ExcellentSuperb flavour in top condition.
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
30 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Pre-curry pint. Always a pleasant welcome here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Bow Bells4.20ExcellentStrong scent of oranges and lemons Ė should be called St Clementís to better fit the rhyme. Pale gold in colour. Very citrus in flavour. It must I think contain orange or lemon zest or both Ė I doubt you could get such a level of citrus flavour from hops alone.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
28 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Not crowded in the early evening. The best seats by the fire were occupied by the pub cat, but I had the rare privilege of finding a table free in the snug.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentA superb pint.
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Original Porter4.50Not Tried
03 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
A pre-curry pint. It is vinyl records night and busy, with some great old tracks being played.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentMy choice is totally predictable in here.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
14 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Light rain has pushed everybody inside the pub, so it is rather crowded at around 8pm. I always enjoy my visits here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Zephyr4.40ExcellentIt takes something special to keep me off the Brewers Gold in here, but I regard this heavily-hopped beer as Trumanís top of the range.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
15 Aug 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I arrive just as everybody in the pub is being given a plate of sausages and roast potatoes. Iím here to join a Trumanís Brewery history walk and eventually around 25 people assemble and head off towards the brewery buildings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentIt may be a Trumanís night, but I will not be diverted from this beer.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
17 Jul 2014 (HSB)
18:20 Went to Brick Lane for a curry but decided to have more beer instead. Wedged.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
13 Jun 2014 (HSB)
18:15 Pre curry drink. Pavement was full but inside was less so and we got a table with ease. I mentioned to my wife that this was a proper pub. Soon after a couple of city types came in sat near us and made exactly the same observation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Excellent
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
25 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early opening today on account of Leyton Orientís appearance at Wembley Stadium, and I join a group of around 70 supporters here at 11am for a few beers to sharpen our appetite for the game. In many ways it is the best part of the day in fact.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentPerfect, refreshing lunchtime beer.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About The Pride of Spitalfields

The pub sign. The Pride of Spitalfields, Spitalfields, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent13
Good4
Acceptable3
Poor-

The pub is found in Spitalfields, Central London, E1 5LJ.

Down a side street off Brick Lane, this is a popular pub and one of the regular outlets for Crouch Vale beers from Essex including the award winning Brewers Gold. Central bar serves an L shaped room with lots of dark wood and red velour. Established before 1891, this pub was historically called the Romford Arms and was owned by Ind Coope and a reminder of these days survives in the form of a brewery mirror in the snug bar. The name change to Pride of Spitalfields came in the early 1980s. The pub survived an arson attack in the early 2000s.

We have visited this pub 18 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E1 5LJ