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Waterloo Tap (Bloomsbury Leisure Group)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Five Points - Baltic PorterExceptional1
Siren Craft - Suspended in MagicExceptional1
Hammerton - CrunchExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Quebec Syrup Heist Excellent1
Fourpure - GalaxyExcellent1
Redchurch - On Skins Blueberry Excellent1
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)Excellent1
Eight Arch - SessionsExcellent1
Shiny - CodebreakerExcellent1
Moor - Nor'HopExcellent1
Eight Arch - Urban MythExcellent1
Harvey's - Wharf IPAExcellent1
Kernel - India Pale Ale - Mosaic Citra Amarillo Excellent1
Pig & Porter - Smash the ViolinsExcellent1
Kernel - Pale Ale – Hallertau Blanc Excellent1
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleExcellent1
Five Points - Hybrid DIPAExcellent1
Elusive - Overdrive (Lap 2 – Zeus, Centennial & Citra) Excellent1
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Lady LibertyGood1
Firestone Walker - Easy Jack IPAGood1
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Speak Easy IPAGood1
Adnams - Arabella SBGood1
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Kent - Black MirrorNot Tried0
Gun - Red AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot 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
Redemption - Fellowship PorterNot 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
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Hammerton - N7Not Tried0
Gun - Parabellum Milk StoutNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark MatterNot Tried0
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Paradigm ShiftNot Tried0
Picture 1. Waterloo Tap, Waterloo, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

11 Jun 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening after work. The new ‘garden’ area at the rear is proving popular tonight.
Siren Craft - Suspended in Magic4.00ExceptionalA cloudy yellow colour. Fab. Ekuanot, Mosaic, Mandarina and Simcoe hops. Lovely.
Harvey's - Wharf IPA4.80ExcellentA very nice addition to Harvey’s cask range. Amber/gold in colour. A nice balance of spicy and citrus hop flavours.
Firestone Walker - Easy Jack IPA4.50GoodA yank import on keg, and it is a bit too fizzy as a consequence. Has all the expected West Coast hop flavours but at a sensible strength.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark Matter4.40Not Tried
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Paradigm Shift4.20Not Tried
22 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Some increasingly bizarre prices for some of the keg beers.
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)6.00ExcellentSuperb condition, a chewy meal
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Gun - Parabellum Milk Stout4.10Not Tried
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Lady Liberty4.80Not Tried
08 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening although seemingly after peak crowd tonight. Pleased to catch up at last with some of the Five Points Brewery anniversary special beers.
Five Points - Baltic Porter8.40ExceptionalFrom key-keg and exceptionally good. Almost black in colour, Strong. Quite dry, but with an almost creamy mouthfeel. Coffee and nuts.
Five Points - Hybrid DIPA8.70ExcellentFrom key-keg. Obviously strong. Hazy amber in colour. Bags of hops and a hint of brett I thought – it is after all a collaboration with Wild Beer.
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Speak Easy IPA4.60GoodGolden. A very dry IPA.
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Hammerton - N75.20Not Tried
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout5.30Not Tried
01 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Busy here, as always. Good to meet up with Colin G and to meet Charlie from Hop Locker.
Hammerton - Crunch5.40ExcellentA black, peanut-butter Milk Stout. I’ve been looking out for this and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Shiny - Codebreaker6.70ExcellentA fruity IPA style, with hints of spicy Belgian yeast.
Kernel - India Pale Ale - Mosaic Citra Amarillo 7.00ExcellentFrom key-keg, a superb IPA featuring three of the best hop varieties around.
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Lady Liberty4.80GoodA golden, fruity APA.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
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

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About the Waterloo Tap

The pub sign. Waterloo Tap, Waterloo, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



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 27 times, seen 95 different beers and tried 51 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 7ES