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Waterloo Tap (Bloomsbury Leisure Group)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleExcellent1
Elusive - Overdrive (Lap 2 – Zeus, Centennial & Citra) Excellent1
Dancing Duck - Dark DrakeExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Quebec Syrup Heist Excellent1
Fourpure - GalaxyExcellent1
Brew By Numbers - 21/03 Pale Ale: Citra Amarillo Mosaic Excellent1
Redchurch - On Skins Blueberry Excellent1
Eight Arch - SessionsExcellent1
Kent - Black MirrorExcellent1
Moor - Nor'HopExcellent1
Eight Arch - Urban MythExcellent1
Partizan - PorterExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Smash the ViolinsExcellent1
Kernel - Pale Ale – Hallertau Blanc Excellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Alphabet - Flat WhiteExcellent1
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & WarthogGood1
Adnams - Arabella SBGood1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutNot Tried0
Gun - Velo DogNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - Ay UpNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutNot Tried0
Redemption - Fellowship PorterNot Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Sound WaveNot Tried0
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Chocolate OrangeNot Tried0
Alechemy - StarhopperNot Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Gun - Red AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Vocation - Heart & SoulNot Tried0
Dark Star - SunburstNot Tried0
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Yorkshire BlackoutNot Tried0
Heavy Industry - Electric MountainNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Half Mast QIPANot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Redemption - Big ChiefNot Tried0
Kent - Twelfth NightNot Tried0
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Picture 1. Waterloo Tap, Waterloo, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

05 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and rammed, although the crowding did begin to ease.
Pig & Porter - Smash the Violins4.50ExcellentA golden APA.
Adnams - Arabella SB4.50GoodAmber in colour, brewed with East Anglian malt and US east coast hops. Quite soft.
Kent - Twelfth Night7.40Not Tried
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout5.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
12 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Barman said it had been the busiest Wednesday for yonks. Unnecessary tinny music meant people were unfortunately raising their voices to speak.
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Excellent
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Not Tried
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
Vocation - Heart & Soul4.40Not Tried
10 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening after work.
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60ExcellentA golden APA. Full-bodied and fruity (peaches and lychees). Dry finish.
Pressure Drop - Quebec Syrup Heist 6.20ExcellentFrom key-keg. Dark brown in colour – a very rich Brown Ale. Has a maple/Demerara sugar sweetness but also a dry finish. Bitter. Complex.
Redchurch - On Skins Blueberry 6.00ExcellentFrom keg or key-keg. A cloudy orange colour. Yummy. Sour. Lots of blueberry.
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Not Tried
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not Tried
Siren Craft - Half Mast QIPA2.80Not Tried
19 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening, but not overcrowded on a Monday.
Eight Arch - Urban Myth4.50ExcellentA really good, fruity, hoppy, golden pale Ale.
Kernel - Pale Ale – Hallertau Blanc 5.30ExcellentFrom key-keg. You can’t go wrong with The Kernel really. Cloudy pale gold, with intense Germanic hop flavours.
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Yorkshire Blackout5.00Not Tried
Heavy Industry - Electric Mountain3.80Not Tried
31 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening, with rush-hour crowds.
Eight Arch - Sessions3.80ExcellentCloudy pale gold and very tasty.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Vocation - Heart & Soul4.40Not Tried
27 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and rush hour busy in here.
Elusive - Overdrive (Lap 2 – Zeus, Centennial & Citra) 5.50ExcellentAmber in colour. Very full-bodied and flavoursome.
Fourpure - Galaxy5.70ExcellentA very nice Pale Ale on key-keg dispense. Galaxy hop is not quite as in-your-face as some brewers’ versions of this beer. And there is a little bit of caramel in the background too.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Kent - Black Mirror4.50Not Tried
Gun - Red Ale4.40Not Tried
08 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Most others here drinking fizz.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90ExcellentPossibly a tad cold but still nourishing
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not Tried
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Chocolate Orange5.00Not Tried
Alechemy - Starhopper3.50Not Tried
22 Jan 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early Sunday evening and quite relaxed in here.
Kent - Black Mirror4.50ExcellentNear black in colour. Either a well-hopped Stout or a rather dry Black IPA. The former I think.
Partizan - Porter5.60ExcellentFrom key-keg. After passing up on this one when at Partizan Brewery the previous day, I was pleased to get another chance here. Near black, smooth and fruity.
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Not Tried
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60Not Tried
04 Jan 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I had to return to Waterloo station this-evening as, after one day of active service, my new annual season ticket has already ceased to open the barriers and needs replacing. After that I needed a drink.
Alphabet - Flat White7.80ExcellentFrom key-keg. An interesting, cloudy golden/brown colour. ‘Interesting’ because this is a Stout. It has an intense roasted barley flavour, with lots of coffee tastes over an underlying milky creaminess. I don’t usually like anything that tastes of coffee, but this was really good.
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80GoodDark brown. Much more flavoursome than is typical for a Mild. Some dry toastiness and a bit of a hop presence too.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.00Not Tried
Gun - Velo Dog5.00Not Tried
29 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Fealing very much poorer for having visited Waterloo Station to renew my annual season ticket. Felt I needed a drink.
Dancing Duck - Dark Drake4.50ExcellentBilled at this pub as a Porter, but tasted more like an Oatmeal Stout, and a good ‘un too.
Brew By Numbers - 21/03 Pale Ale: Citra Amarillo Mosaic 5.20ExcellentOn key-keg dispense. I can’t resist a beer from this brewery, especially when it has such an appealing trio of hops.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Ay Up3.90Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not Tried
Gun - Velo Dog5.00Not Tried

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About the Waterloo Tap

The pub sign. Waterloo Tap, Waterloo, Central London

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The pub is found in Waterloo, Central London, SE1 7ES.

A quite small modern bar in Sutton Walk in railway arch 147 on the line to Charing Cross, near Waterloo railway station, which opened on 18th March 2016. There is an extensive selection of 6 cask and 20 keg beers (although there are 22 keg taps) all dispensed from taps mounted on the copper bar back. All cask and keg beers are listed with name, abv and price on a blackboard above the bar back. The cellar and storage is in a structure in an adjoining arch. Handy for BFI IMAX and the Royal Festival Hall.

We have visited this pub 23 times, seen 79 different beers and tried 40 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 7ES