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The Pride of Spitalfields (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldExcellent7
Truman's - LazarusExcellent2
East London (ELB) - Truman's RunnerGood1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's Swift & SwallowAcceptable1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's EmperorAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's RunnerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pride of Spitalfields, Spitalfields, Central London
Picture 2. The Pride of Spitalfields, Spitalfields, Central London

Visits Details

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 (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 Orient’s 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
18 May 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Back in east London after a day at the races, our Stag Night numbers are swollen and we have several pints and a generally jolly time in the street outside this little pub, before going for a very unsatisfactory and over-priced Brick Lane curry at ‘Alladin’.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentI see little reason to try other beers when this excellent stalwart is available.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's Runner4.00Not Tried
07 Mar 2013 (HSB)
Last stop before my train home. Packed but managed to get a table.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Truman's Runner4.00Good
05 Mar 2013 (Stephen Harris)
I joined a mid-evening CAMRA social here, with a dozen or more members present. A large buffet miraculously appeared, although I was unable to do it justice being full of curry on arrival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentI stuck with this excellent, light, hoppy beer.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's Runner4.00Not Tried
07 Jan 2013 (Stephen Harris)
A good crowd of locals and some Italian tourists in the early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentA great malt and hops blend which always seems to taste extra good in this pub.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's Emperor4.50AcceptableA very ordinary, brown bitter which does not live up to its name. Tangy Crystal Malt taste.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
28 May 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Monday is a good evening to visit the Pride as i) it is not infested with City Boys out for a pre- or post-curry pint, and ii) it is vinyl 45s night. The irony that this pub, a former Ind Coope bastion but standing in the shadow of the former Truman’s Brewery, should be selling a beer called Truman’s was not lost on the older regulars.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentThe beer of choice here – always excellent.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's Swift & Swallow3.90AcceptablePeople are still saying that the Truman’s beers are currently brewed at Everard’s, so that is where I’m listing this one. A golden, spring beer. Similar is taste to the Truman’s Runner, perhaps with an extra handful of hops.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
26 Feb 2009 (Ian)
Met up with a friend before going to the Brew Dog Zeitgeist launch at the top of Brick Lane. Good back street boozer. Good pork scratchings too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00GoodRegular beer at this pub and in good condition and good depth of flavours.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
30 Nov 2007 (Ian)
I wanted to give this another go as the pub has a good reputation and I wanted some Crouch Vale Brewers Gold. Smallish bar serves 2 rooms. Red carpet, 5 handpumps, pictures of old local interest on walls. Good mix of locals talking about the pub and horse racing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExceptionalGold, thin lasting white head. Great condition, lovely sherberty, grapefruit. Benchmark beer along with Dark Star Hophead and Oakham JHB.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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
Excellent15
Good5
Acceptable3
Poor1

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 21 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E1 5LJ