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Bow Bells (Punch Taverns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Three Sods - 4 Seas Summer AleExcellent1
Truman's - TreasonExcellent1
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent4
Fuller's - London PrideGood1
Truman's - LazarusAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0

Visits Details

08 Nov 2017 (Stephen Harris)
After work for a couple of pints.
Truman's - Treason4.50ExcellentA well-hopped Red Ale. Just about into the four star category I think.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10GoodDecent enough Pride.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
10 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
I was on a 425 bus and decided to alight and try this place. O.K. but nothing to get excited about.
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Acceptable
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
06 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening for a pint in passing.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80ExcellentI still, always, get a “Wow, that’s good” thought at first gulp of this beer.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
13 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I came in here to recover from my recent Wetherspoon experience. Busy here too, but comfortable and welcoming. And they were playing some nice music. Good to see a Three Sods beer on the bar, as their taproom does not seem currently to be functioning.
Three Sods - 4 Seas Summer Ale4.00ExcellentIt’s not really summer anymore but this excellent, fresh, juicy, golden beer went down very well – almost exceptionally well.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
21 Sep 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet on a Monday night with a dozen or so regulars around the bar and a couple of lads playing pool.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80ExcellentThe perfect antidote to a ropey pint just endured elsewhere.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
13 Feb 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I literally had to walk past this pub on the way home, so popped in for one, which soon became two. Very busy in here, and it’s good to know that the Cockney race has not died out altogether.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80ExcellentVery nice indeed.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
13 Jan 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I really just popped in for a quick one having not been here for ages, but the beer was so good that I decided to stay and watch the first half of the West Ham game on TV (I need to emphasise here that I am absolutely not a fan of the Essex club in question).
Dark Star - Hophead3.80ExcellentAt its best this is a very fine beer indeed, and it was at its very best here tonight.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

About the Bow Bells

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Bow, Greater London, E3 3AA.

Pub established in the 1860s and these days convenient for Bow Church DLR station. Has cashed in on its ‘Cockney’ name in the past, although the actual Bow bells are of course several miles away on Cheapside. Traditional in appearance, there is a single, carpeted bar, with a pool table towards the rear. Said to be haunted by a ‘phantom flusher’ that makes a visit to the ladies toilet an unpredictable experience.

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

Map location

Postcode: E3 3AA