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Tap East (Utobeer)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) Good4
Tap East - Smokestack PorterExcellent3
By The Horns - Transatlantic CowboyExcellent1
Pillars - Rebel HellesExcellent1
Ridgeside - Milky JoeExcellent1
Tap East - East End MildExcellent1
Wild Card - Raspberry Chocolate Donut StoutExcellent1
Siduri - You Get What You're GivenGood1
Tap East - Smokestack PorterGood1
Northern Whisper - YammerhouseAcceptable1
O'Hara's - Session IPAAcceptable1
Tap East - WintermuteAcceptable1
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Not Tried0
Northern Whisper - BeltieNot Tried0
Northern Whisper - BlightyNot Tried0
Reunion - Engage!Not Tried0
Tap East - June Brown AleNot Tried0
Tap East - No. 6 BlondeNot Tried0
Tap East - Tonic AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Picture 2. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Picture 3. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Chris Excell

Visits Details

17 Jun 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and not as busy as expected so we perched at one of the many free tables and had 'one for the road'. The lack of entries over the past two years makes this once popular venue seem neglected and unloved...
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - East End Mild3.50ExcellentA most nutritious plums and figs broth.
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Tap East - June Brown Ale4.50Not Tried
15 Feb 2022 (Magnus Greel)
21.04 visit and just missed last orders, the barmaid apologetically advised me 21.00 is last orders here Monday to Wednesday. I was so looking forward to putting this back on the P&B radar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
28 Jun 2021 (Magnus Greel)
22.25 visit alas this was going to be my final stop before taking my launch pad back to Kent but thanks to Co-Vid this place currently closes at 21.00. The good old days of Stephen Harris and Philip Pirrip frequenting this place seem sadly gone..
BeerABVScoreNotes
20 Jul 2020 (Stephen Harris)
They are still ticking over with just one cask beer in here. A bit busier this-afternoon, but there is no pressure for tables.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pillars - Rebel Helles4.80ExcellentFrom keg. A really good Hell Lager in the Bavarian style - from far away Walthamstow.
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50GoodFrom key-keg. One of my favourite beers, but not as fully rounded as the cask version I am used to.
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30AcceptableStill not at its best to my palate.
07 Jul 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and a steady flow of customers. Tables have been widely spaced and capacity is quite low, inside at least. In theory you are supposed to book a table in advance, but apparently very few people have done so. It's table service only and I have to give a name and email address. Just one cask beer initially.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ridgeside - Milky Joe5.60ExcellentFrom key-keg. Milk Stout. Strong coffee flavours, giving a dry finish. Lactose sweetness.
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30AcceptableNot at its best. A bit 'green'. Apparently it was tapped on Friday, but the staff do not disagree with my assessment.
Tap East - Wintermute5.60AcceptableKey-keg. A lemon and lime Pale Ale. Kaffir and Equanot hops.
20 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Just me, a brewer and a barmaid in here when the inevitable news broke that pubs are to close on health grounds. People started pouring in, and, just as quickly, I left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.00Excellent
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Reunion - Engage!3.70Not Tried
19 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Only a couple of customers and a distinct feeling that pubs are living on borrowed time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Excellent
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.00Excellent
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Reunion - Engage!3.70Not Tried
17 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Afternoon visit. Brewing in progress. Let's hope they get a chance to sell what ever it is.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.00ExcellentCurrently 6.1% and possibly a tad strong for lunchtime. Lovely and smoky though.
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30GoodFloral and fragrant.
O'Hara's - Session IPA3.80AcceptableFrom old-school keg. Cold and fizzy. Some fruit flavours in the background somewhere. My one concession to St Patrick. No top hat or leprechauns involved.
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Blighty3.80Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Beltie4.80Not Tried
Reunion - Engage!3.70Not Tried
10 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Crowded tonight. Some people are predicting that by the end of the month pubs will be forced to close on health grounds.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - Raspberry Chocolate Donut Stout5.80ExcellentFrom key-keg. Fab.
Siduri - You Get What You're Given4.00GoodPale and dry. Lemon zest.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Blighty3.80Not Tried
03 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Transatlantic Cowboy4.50ExcellentAn all-round pleasant pint.
Northern Whisper - Yammerhouse4.50AcceptableSweetish malt flavours and citrusy hop.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried

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About the Tap East

The pub sign. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional31
Excellent510
Good206
Acceptable80
Poor5

Website.

The pub is found in Stratford, Greater London, E20 1EE.

A brand new pub opened on 13 September 2011 in the Westfield Shopping Centre at Stratford. It is directly opposite Stratford International railway station in what is called International Square, the pub contains a micro-brewery and stocks approximately 500 bottled beers. It is a sister pub to the Rake in Borough Market. 6 handpumps in 2 banks of 3 with one bank usually reserved for Tap East's own brews.

We have visited this pub 414 times, seen 805 different beers and tried 543 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E20 1EE