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The Clapton Hart (Antic)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - Sound WaveExcellent1
Revolutions - Go-Go American PaleExcellent1
Fyne - MaverickExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Street PorterExcellent1
Bowman - NutzExcellent1
Beavertown - BenzeraExcellent1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout (superseded by 6.5% version)Excellent1
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout (now please use 5.5% entryExcellent1
North Riding Brewery - Cascade PaleExcellent1
Siren Craft - Under CurrentExcellent1
Arbor Ales - ChinookExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Freimann’s Dunkel WeisseExcellent1
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Citra (brewed at Kent Brewery)Excellent1
Late Knights - Hairy Dog Black IPAExcellent1
Wild Beer Co. - Modus Operandi Grand CruExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Pale AleGood1
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPAGood3
East London (ELB) - JamboreeGood1
Hackney - Hackney HomegrownGood1
Arbor Ales - Bock StarGood1
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanGood1
Offbeat - Unhinged GingerGood1
Arbor Ales - Single Hop - PhoenixGood1
Hackney - Oktoberfest BeerAcceptable1
Frys (renamed Bute) - Ruby ChoughAcceptable1
Otley - O5 Hop AngelesAcceptable1
Devilfish - ApachiNot Tried0
Sunny Republic - St Wite's AleNot Tried0
Magic Rock - Vanilla Dark ArtsNot Tried0
Rooster's - FranklinNot Tried0
Salopian - OracleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Siren Craft - Gordon's StrongNot Tried0
Otley - O9 BlondeNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Red Best BitterNot Tried0
Moor - Unfined ConfidenceNot Tried0
By The Horns - Hopslinger Black IPANot Tried0
Volden - VIMNot Tried0
Otley - O3 BossNot Tried0
Hackney - Golden AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - East India SpiceNot Tried0
Magic Rock - CarnivalNot Tried0
Beavertown - Smog RocketNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - LamplighterNot Tried0
Late Knights - Crack of Dawn Pale AleNot Tried0
Crate - Golden AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Galaxy IPANot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Crate - IPANot Tried0
London Fields - American Black AleNot Tried0
Magic Rock - RaptureNot Tried0
London Fields - Black FrostNot Tried0
Otley - TrioNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Hardknott - AzimuthNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - FusilierNot Tried0
Marble - DraftNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Billabong Aussie Pale AleNot Tried0
By The Horns - Diamond GeezerNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
By The Horns - The Mayor of Garratt London Best BitterNot Tried0
Revolutions - ManifestoNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Otley - Saison ObscuraNot Tried0
Blindmans - IcarusNot Tried0
Buxton - Buxton SpaNot Tried0
Five Points - Hook Island RedNot Tried0
Mantle - Rock SteadyNot Tried0
Ha'Penny - London StoneNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Five Points - Five Points PaleNot Tried0
Mantle - MOHONot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Otley - OGNot Tried0
Hackney - American IPANot Tried0
Otley - Croes-oNot Tried0
Devilfish - StingrayNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - Mokko Sweet Milk StoutNot Tried0
Hand Drawn Monkey - Monkeys Love Hops 9Not Tried0
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Clapton Hart, Clapton, Greater London
Picture 2. The Clapton Hart, Clapton, Greater London

Visits Details

24 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Very relaxed early-Sunday evening atmosphere in here, enhanced by two chaps in Hawaiian shirts playing vintage vinyl. Some confusion when I asked for my beer to be served in a straight glass and the barmaid thought I was trying to change my order to a glass of wine.
North Riding Brewery - Cascade Pale4.00ExcellentYes, a very nice, full-on, golden, hoppy beer – as you would expect from the name.
Otley - Croes-o4.20Not Tried
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)4.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Rooster's - Franklin4.30Not Tried
Otley - O9 Blonde4.80Not Tried
Volden - VIM3.80Not Tried
12 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Pleasant in the main, front bar.
Revolutions - Go-Go American Pale4.50ExcellentA lovely American Pale Ale.
Otley - O5 Hop Angeles4.80AcceptableA Red IPA. Cherry red in colour and sweet. Hop tastes not prominent.
Hackney - Oktoberfest Beer4.80AcceptableOn keg dispense. Cold and carbonated, sweet and malty. A pretty authentic Oktoberfest/Märzen-type I think. I had forgotten that I do not like the style very much.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
By The Horns - Diamond Geezer4.90Not Tried
Revolutions - Manifesto6.00Not Tried
Otley - Saison Obscura5.50Not Tried
Mantle - Rock Steady3.80Not Tried
Mantle - MOHO4.30Not Tried
16 Apr 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Not officially on tonight’s pub crawl itinerary, but several of us found it impossible to walk past such a lovely pub.
Pressure Drop - Freimann’s Dunkel Weisse4.80Excellent- Inexcusable of me to drink a ‘keg’ beer on a CAMRA crawl I know, but this is a dark brown, smoky, wheat beer, that is suited in my view to chilled dispense.
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80AcceptableA beer I have greatly enjoyed in the past, but this quick half was in lacklustre condition and did not impress.
Magic Rock - Rapture4.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout (superseded by 6.5% version)6.00Not Tried
Otley - Trio3.50Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Not Tried
29 Nov 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy beer festival in progress, with London-brewed beers on a stillage in the rear room and special beers from further afield on the main bar.
Wild Beer Co. - Modus Operandi Grand Cru8.20ExcellentA hugely complex, smooth, dark beer. Sweetish, strong and warming. Barrel-aging gives it a woody, winey character. In fact by the end of the glass it tastes more like wine than beer.
Pressure Drop - Street Porter4.50ExcellentBlack and smooth, with roasted barley and caramel flavours.
Beavertown - Benzera3.90ExcellentGolden. Low-strength but high hop levels. Chinook hop in particular. Quite dry.
Hackney - Hackney Homegrown4.00GoodPerhaps the last green hop beer of the season.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Moor - Unfined Confidence4.60Not Tried
Hackney - Golden Ale4.00Not Tried
Beavertown - Smog Rocket5.40Not Tried
Crate - Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Crate - IPA5.80Not Tried
London Fields - Black Frost6.00Not Tried
Hardknott - Azimuth5.80Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Billabong Aussie Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
By The Horns - The Mayor of Garratt London Best Bitter4.30Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Hackney - American IPA6.00Not Tried
Hand Drawn Monkey - Monkeys Love Hops 94.20Not Tried
Magic Rock - Vanilla Dark Arts6.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Gordon's Strong8.50Not Tried
By The Horns - Hopslinger Black IPA5.70Not Tried
East London (ELB) - East India Spice5.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Lamplighter4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Galaxy IPA5.50Not Tried
London Fields - American Black Ale7.00Not Tried
15 Aug 2013 (Stephen Harris)
There is a cider festival underway, taking up many of the handpumps this-evening. This is a very pleasant pub. The garden is much improved since I last ventured outside.
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80ExcellentVery deep red, to the point that this is almost a black, rather than red, IPA. Either way, superb, and in perfect condition.
Offbeat - Unhinged Ginger4.50GoodGolden. Strong, dry, ginger tastes. Just a touch medicinal.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
13 Mar 2013 (Stephen Harris)
I do like this pub. I missed all the hype at the weekend over the London launch of beers from the new Siren Craft Brewery, so it was good to catch up with them here and have a chance of a brief chat with brewer Ryan Witter-Merithew who was at the bar to introduce his beers.
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Citra (brewed at Kent Brewery)4.10ExcellentHaving not yet made the pilgrimage down to Swanscombe, I was pleased to see this on the bar. Pale gold in colour, with a fresh, lip-smacking, hoppy taste. Really good, just my kind of thing.
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60ExcellentVery much in the US Pale Ale style, this is an amber-coloured, smooth, fruity, peachy beer. Dry-ish and obviously strong.
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80ExcellentDeep red in colour, and possibly the best in the Red IPA style I have tried yet (until the next one). Right at the base of the taste is some sticky, treacly, caramely malt, which helps to give the beer a good body. And over the top of this is oodles of good hop flavours.
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout (superseded by 6.5% version)6.00ExcellentDescribed as a ‘Breakfast Stout’, this is a near black, oatmeal stout. Very smooth, warming, creamy. Quite dry, rather than the sweetness you can sometimes get with oats.
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50ExcellentAn amber-coloured. Just a hint of sweetness in the malt, but mostly a hop-dominated beer.
Otley - OG5.40Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Mokko Sweet Milk Stout6.00Not Tried
Sunny Republic - St Wite's Ale5.00Not Tried
13 Feb 2013 (Stephen Harris)
A Pump takeover and Meet the Brewer night with East London Brewery (ELB), and Stuart is holding court in the side bar.
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout (now please use 5.5% entry5.80ExcellentBlack oatmeal stout, creamy and roasty.
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00GoodAmber coloured, with a good malt presence and balanced hopping.
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80GoodAmber in colour with a good citrusy hop taste.
Arbor Ales - Bock Star6.40GoodOn low-pressure keg dispense. A recipe devised by Adrian Tierney-Jones and described as an ‘Indian Pale Bock’ – a unique beer style I would imagine. Actually it came across to me like a Dutch Bokbier, which is not my favourite style. Dark amber, sweetish, caramel, hops in the finish.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Buxton - Buxton Spa4.10Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
18 Oct 2012 (Stephen Harris)
This pub has more than doubled in size since I was last here, with a large back room now in use and a rather scruffy yard beyond that. We had comfy seats at the front by the log fire.
Bowman - Nutz5.00ExcellentA dark brown bitter with a smooth, thick, nutty taste.
Arbor Ales - Chinook6.50ExcellentGolden in colour. A massive hop monster.
Late Knights - Hairy Dog Black IPA6.00ExcellentBrewed ‘up north’. A black IPA with a big hit of Apollo hops.
Frys (renamed Bute) - Ruby Chough4.50AcceptableRed, with grainy malt and a bit thin. Hint of wood shavings. Three stars may be generous.
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Magic Rock - Rapture4.60Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Oyster Stout4.60Not Tried
Marble - Draft3.90Not Tried
05 Sep 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2150 hours visit. An amazing Antic transformation and an oasis hereabouts. A young crowd predominates and they are drinking reals. Pleased I hopped off the bus for one here.
Fyne - Maverick4.20Excellent£3.60 pp did hurt after previous snips in Leyton. This was the last one out but did not suffer for it.
Salopian - Oracle4.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - Red Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Otley - O3 Boss4.40Not Tried
Magic Rock - Carnival4.30Not Tried
Late Knights - Crack of Dawn Pale Ale3.90Not TriedThe web implies this is a cuckoo outfit but in whose nest I have not so far ascertained
14 Jun 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Antic seem to be working their usual magic here. This might be the top end of Clapton’s notorious ‘Murder Mile’, but there is a large and polite crowd in tonight. The pub remains work-in-progress and a little “undressed” as the management put it. But two rooms are now in use and the kitchen opened last week. The last time I was in here was probably to see some nasty 80s rockers.
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50GoodNice to drink this in what must be the nearest outlet to the brewery.
Arbor Ales - Single Hop - Phoenix4.00GoodVery pale and pungently hoppy at the expense of all else.
Blindmans - Icarus4.50Not Tried
Ha'Penny - London Stone4.50Not Tried
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Devilfish - Stingray5.50Not Tried
Devilfish - Apachi5.00Not Tried

About The Clapton Hart

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Clapton, Greater London, E5 8EG.

The White Hart was present in Clapton by 1722, burning down in around 1832 and then badly damaged by a gas explosion in around 1900. The present incarnation is essentially the rebuild following the explosion. It was a Charrington’s Brewery house in its day. By the 1980s it was better known as a music venue, using a hall to the rear and by 2001 it was only opening as a late night venue. Closed by 2008, it was re-opened by the Antic Pub Co. as the Clapton Hart in May 2012.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 79 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E5 8EG