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Dove (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Crouch Vale - PalisadeExcellent1
Crouch Vale - ApolloExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldExcellent3
East London (ELB) - Pale AleGood1
Kingstone - GoldGood1
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)Good1
Green Jack - Red HerringAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)Not Tried0
Abbeydale - MoonshineNot Tried0
Otter - BrightNot Tried0
Titanic - IcebergNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - 99 Red BaboonsNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Anchor Street PorterNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best BitterNot Tried0
Box Steam - Steam PorterNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
St Austell - Bucket of BloodNot Tried0
Picture 1. Dove, Hackney, Greater London

Visits Details

02 May 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon visit. We sat in the lower bar area. I did not feel like I was in Hackney more like a Cornish coastal pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExceptionalSuperb. Bready hearty ale with a crisp and polished finish.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
27 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
More research tonight for my Pig’s Ear Beer Festival programme pubcrawl. No shortage of custom here on a Thursday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentA long-standing favourite of mine.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout5.80Not Tried
St Austell - Bucket of Blood4.50Not Tried
27 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
A late-afternoon / early evening visit and the pub is quiet. Horrid weather outside and puddles are creeping right across the road in places.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Jack - Red Herring5.00AcceptableReddish-brown in colour and a bit cloudy. This beer features smoked malt, although there is more smokiness in the smell than in the taste, which is sweetish. A bit disappointing. But this pint not in the greatest condition.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Box Steam - Steam Porter4.40Not Tried
07 Mar 2013 (HSB)
Late afternoon visit. Rather quiet, but pub itself makes up for that with interesting interior.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Good
14 Jan 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Fairly quiet in the early evening and there is a choice of tables in the front bar. People starting to arrive for dinner though by the time I leave.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Palisade3.90ExcellentAnother pale, single hop beer from crouch vale. Palisade gives a good hoppy aroma and a bitter taste, with some citrusy flavours too. Backed by a decent malt body.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Anchor Street Porter4.90Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
28 Jun 2012 (Stephen Harris)
A couple of us met up here for a quick pint before going to London Fields Brewery for a brewery tour. Hot and sticky, inside and outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)4.10GoodA brown bitter with some very nice, but not overpowering, hops to make a classy session bitter. “A beer for everybody” said one of my friends.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
28 Mar 2012 (Stephen Harris)
A fairly brief, early evening visit. Pub not too busy and most people sat outside enjoying the freak weather. The conversation at the next table concerned the optimum time in the cooking process to decapitate a langoustine – that tells you quite a bit about the clientele of this pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentLight and hoppy excellence.
Kingstone - Gold4.00GoodDeep gold colour, well-hopped and dryish.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
Otter - Bright4.30Not Tried
21 Dec 2011 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy in early evening with all tables occupied.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Apollo4.30ExcellentPale, crisp and full of Apollo hops.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried

About the Dove

The pub sign. Dove, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent4
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Hackney, Greater London, E8 4QJ.

Popular pub on Broadway Market, formerly called the Goring Arms. Drinkers' bar at the front with various rooms within that are mostly full of diners. Pavement tables at front. Specialises in Belgian beers but also supports British real ale brewers. The Belgian theme extends to the toilets, which are unisex.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E8 4QJ