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Strongroom (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Weird Beard - Five O'Clock ShadowExcellent1
Ellenberg - Arch ThreeExcellent1
Florence - Tommy IPA (branded as A Head In A Hat Brewing)Excellent1
Ellenberg - Arch FiveExcellent1
Moncada - Notting Hill BitterGood1
Signature Brew - The GeneralGood1
Brew Wharf - CalypsoGood1
Signature Brew - Clear HeartAcceptable1
Ha'Penny - London StoneNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Bengal LancerNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - ConquerorNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Florence - BeaverNot Tried0
Camden Town - Black FridayNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Meantime - London Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Strongroom, Shoreditch, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

14 Sep 2012 (Stephen Harris)
There is another beer festival in progress here, mainly focussing on some rather routine European keg beers, it also has an interesting line-up of around 10 cask beers from London brewers. But there are some unspecified problems with the stillage, and only two are available.
Florence - Tommy IPA (branded as A Head In A Hat Brewing)4.20ExcellentA tasty, full-bodied bitter, based upon a 1914 IPA recipe and using Kentish WGV hops.
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
19 Apr 2012 (Stephen Harris)
The opening session of London’s most anticipated beer festival of the year so far. 32+ beers from 20+ London brewers are expected over the four days – although if tonight’s huge crowds remain typical, I cannot see the supplies running the course. Most beers on gravity dispense from a stillage, some on keg or bottle.
Ellenberg - Arch Three4.90ExcellentTest brew for forthcoming brewery – free samples available from bottles. A near black beer in the Schwarzbier style. Fruity, sweetish malt with a bitter finish.
Ellenberg - Arch Five5.80ExcellentTest brew for forthcoming brewery – free samples available from bottles. A dark wheat beer with a smoky hint. Quite possible a unique combination of flavours.
Weird Beard - Five O'Clock Shadow6.90ExcellentTest brew for forthcoming brewery – free samples available from bottles. A copper-coloured beer with a bit of a hop haze. Intensely hopped in IPA-style. Fruity.
Brew Wharf - Calypso5.50GoodBrewed ‘in collaboration’ with Brodie’s of Leyton. Pale in colour, single-hopped with the intensely bitter Calypso hop from the USA.
Moncada - Notting Hill Bitter4.30GoodNote that the correct spelling of the brewery name is Moncada. A decent, traditional bitter, raised a notch by the use of classy bittering hops. Quite dry.
Signature Brew - The General3.90GoodCrisp and hoppy golden bitter.
Signature Brew - Clear Heart4.50AcceptableFull-bodied, golden beer with a spicy yeast taste.
Meantime - London Pale Ale4.30Not TriedWidely rumoured to be brewed under contract at Adnams.
Ha'Penny - London Stone4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Bengal Lancer5.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror5.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Florence - Beaver4.80Not Tried
Camden Town - Black Friday4.80Not TriedA keg beer.

About the Strongroom

The pub sign. Strongroom, Shoreditch, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Shoreditch, Central London, EC2A 3SQ.

The Strongroom is a well-renowned recording studio in the heart of Shoreditch, established in 1984 and somewhere along the way acquiring its own bar. There is drinking space on two levels in the former warehouse, with a large and secluded courtyard with pavement tables. Does not usually sell ‘real ale’.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 18 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC2A 3SQ