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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hardywood Park - Gingerbread StoutExceptional1
Tempest - Christmas Was CancelledExcellent1
Tap East - Experimental No 2Excellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - NegroniExcellent1
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand ReserveExcellent1
Black Lodge - Excuse Me Sir...Excellent1
Great Heck - DAVEExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - TonttuExcellent1
Tap East - APAExcellent1
Northern Monkey Brew Co. - Noisy NeighbourExcellent1
Tap East - CaribeerGood1
Tap East - Experimental No. 3Good1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SeveriniaGood1
Northern Whisper - Tittle TattleAcceptable1
Cross Bay - Pie a DayAcceptable1
Gloucester - No Coffee No WorkieAcceptable1
Tap East - Smokestack PorterAcceptable1
Black Lodge - Taking LibertiesPoor2
Tap East - East End MildNot Tried0
Tap East - Tonic AleNot Tried0
Tap East - Experimental Belgian Pale Not Tried0
Tap East - IPANot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - EtherowNot Tried0
First Chop Brewing Arm - HOPNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) Not Tried0
Ilkley - Mangoes OverboardNot Tried0
Tap East - Smokestack PorterNot Tried0
Good Chemistry - Extra SpecialNot Tried0
Ilkley - Fireside PorterNot Tried0
Tap East - No. 6 BlondeNot Tried0
Three Sods - Session IPANot Tried0
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter Not 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 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Westfield is now in full-scale seasonal panic mode. Tap East is busy with people enjoying a drink before, during, after, or instead of their Christmas shopping. Iím mostly in the third category, with a bit of the fourth.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hardywood Park - Gingerbread Stout9.20ExceptionalFrom keg dispense. A wonderful, warming Stout with ginger and honey and vanilla.
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand Reserve6.50ExcellentThis really is very good. Perhaps the only reason I havenít given it five stars was because the next beer was even better.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Tonttu6.00ExcellentA very tasty, strong Red IPA, hopped with Enigma.
Northern Monkey Brew Co. - Noisy Neighbour5.00Excellent- From a keg of some kind. A murky golden NEIPA. Soft and fruity.
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.00AcceptableCurrently advertised as 6.1%. Itís a bit flat today and does not shine.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Three Sods - Session IPA4.40Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
11 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit. Westfield does not yet have the air of panic that envelopes it as Christmas approaches.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tempest - Christmas Was Cancelled4.50ExcellentVery pale gold, crisp and hoppy. Not a hint of Christmas about it.
Cross Bay - Pie a Day4.50AcceptableA Brown Porter that tastes uncannily of mince pie. Iím not sure if this is a good thing.
Ilkley - Fireside Porter4.20Not Tried
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
10 Nov 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening, homeward bound after a day out in Buckinghamshire.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Experimental No. 35.60GoodA chestnut-coloured, fruity, strong Bitter.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
Good Chemistry - Extra Special5.60Not Tried
08 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Heck - DAVE3.80ExcellentAn old favourite of mine. This is a dark beer, hoppy with lots of chocolate malt.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
Tap East - IPA6.00Not Tried
Ilkley - Mangoes Overboard4.90Not Tried
25 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A pitstop conveniently placed between London City Airport and home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Gloucester - No Coffee No Workie5.20AcceptableA coffee-flavoured Pale Ale. It doesnít really work for me.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
First Chop Brewing Arm - HOP4.10Not Tried
Tap East - Experimental Belgian Pale 4.50Not Tried
Tap East - Experimental No 29.00Not Tried
22 Sep 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Final stop of the day for a swift half before my train home. I often ask myself why I come here, it must be down to the popularity of this place amongst many of the scribes on here who frequent it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - APA4.30ExcellentThis was superb - everything expected for a full on flavoursome APA.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - IPA6.00Not Tried
Black Lodge - Excuse Me Sir...6.10Not Tried
Black Lodge - Taking Liberties4.90Not Tried
Tap East - Experimental No 29.00Not Tried
20 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Two new beers are being launched tonight (technically, one of them is actually a relaunch) and quite a big crowd has gathered.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Experimental No 29.00ExcellentAn ĎImperialí version of the usual Smokestack Porter. The Smokestack is already one of my favourite beers and this is immense.
Tap East - Caribeer6.20GoodOn keg dispense. Not brewed for a couple of years, this beer is still alarmingly red and is flavoured with sorrel.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - IPA6.00Not Tried
Black Lodge - Excuse Me Sir...6.10Not Tried
Black Lodge - Taking Liberties4.90Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Etherow4.40Not Tried
18 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit before launch off for a train to Kent.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Lodge - Taking Liberties4.90PoorWhy I bought this having had a taster I am not now sure. Allegedly a raspberry ice cream pale, in reality a sickly murk giving too much of a cloying sugar rush and at a rounded £5 a pint too
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - IPA6.00Not Tried
Black Lodge - Excuse Me Sir...6.10Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Etherow4.40Not Tried
17 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening and nice to catch up here with Simon F, who I bump into all too infrequently these days.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Lodge - Excuse Me Sir...6.10ExcellentThe novelty of these NEIPAs is definitely beginning to ware off with me. Itís very good though.
Black Lodge - Taking Liberties4.90PoorOh dear, I didnít like this at all. Murky. Raspberry flavours. Slimy mouthfeel.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - Experimental Belgian Pale 4.50Not Tried
10 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Stood at the bar with Terry L until he had to leave for his quiz fixture nearby. Pub quiet tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Negroni4.60ExcellentIím not familiar with the cocktail of the same name, but I enjoyed this. Alarmingly red in colour. Orange and juniper and herbs.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Severinia4.10GoodA dry, clear, golden beer. Tastes of lemon pith and peel but with a good malt backbone.
Northern Whisper - Tittle Tattle4.50AcceptableA Belgian-style Witbier. Iíve probably spent too much time in Belgium recently to give this much of a rating.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.00Not Tried

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About the Tap East

The pub sign. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional29
Excellent449
Good172
Acceptable64
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 347 times, seen 674 different beers and tried 457 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E20 1EE