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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hardywood Park - Gingerbread StoutExceptional1
Northern Monkey Brew Co. - Noisy NeighbourExcellent1
Tempest - Christmas Was Cancelled 1642-60Excellent1
Tap East - Experimental Vanilla Latte in the MorningExcellent2
Arbor Ales - Megs BombExcellent1
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand ReserveExcellent1
Kirkstall - Viennese WhirlExcellent1
Redemption - Legacy OakExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - TonttuExcellent1
Tap East - East End MildGood1
Tap East - Experimental No. 3Good1
Cross Bay - Pie a DayAcceptable1
Tap East - Smokestack PorterAcceptable1
Three Sods - Dark Magus Acceptable1
Manchester - Bee Eff GeeAcceptable1
Tap East - Tonic AleNot 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
Redemption - Big ChiefNot Tried0
Brew York - Fairytale of Brew York Not Tried0
Redemption - Urban DuskNot Tried0
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)Not Tried0
360° - BestNot Tried0
Great Heck - MosaicNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - Winter SolsticeNot Tried0
Beatnikz Republic - MidtownNot Tried0
Tap East - IPANot Tried0
Manchester - FactoryNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - OrbitalNot Tried0
Wylam - Just About MidnightNot Tried0
Hawkshead - RedNot 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

07 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Experimental Vanilla Latte in the Morning5.60GoodIn good condition but lacking a reasonable balance of coffee and vanilla with far too much of the latter. Sickly, I should have bought just a half
Tap East - IPA6.00Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Manchester - Factory4.00Not TriedRan out
Dark Revolution - Orbital3.20Not Tried
Wylam - Just About Midnight5.60Not Tried
01 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief early evening visit. Prices creeping up here from being reasonable, when it first opened, to being flashy shopping centre levels.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Megs Bomb4.70ExcellentExcellent nick but at 5 sovs a pint!
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Winter Solstice4.80Not Tried
Beatnikz Republic - Midtown4.90Not Tried
23 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
I just happened to be passing by.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Manchester - Bee Eff Gee5.00AcceptableI could taste the chocolate and cherry, but the beer was totally flat.
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
360° - Best4.20Not Tried
Great Heck - Mosaic4.50Not Tried
09 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
I can't help thinking that this pub needs some new furniture and a bit of a refresh.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kirkstall - Viennese Whirl5.00ExcellentJammie Dodger tastes.
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - Red4.20Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
03 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Experimental Vanilla Latte in the Morning5.60ExcellentSmooth, slightly sweet. Vanilla wins out over coffee in the taste.
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
29 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
The football in Dover didn't go well and my group decided to have post-match beers here rather than linger in Kent.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Sods - Dark Magus 4.70AcceptableA rather thin, spiced Stout.
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
20 Dec 2018 (ChrisE)
Two visits today, one mid afternoon whilst on my way to Leyton Orient and one on my return. The pub was much busier around 3:30 pm than it was in the evening. Thankfully I left just before 8.30pm and travelled just before the rail service came to a halt because of Ashford Signalling Centre being evacuated because of a fire.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Legacy Oak4.70Excellent
Tap East - East End Mild3.50GoodCreamy and caramel notes, sweeter than I remember it.
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.00Not Tried
Brew York - Fairytale of Brew York 4.70Not Tried
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 Cancelled 1642-604.50ExcellentVery 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

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About the Tap East

The pub sign. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional29
Excellent453
Good174
Acceptable66
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 354 times, seen 686 different beers and tried 463 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E20 1EE