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The Windsor Castle (Wellington Pub Company)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Five Points - Five Points PaleExcellent1
London Fields - Hackney HopsterExcellent1
London Fields - Shoreditch Triangle IPAExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Pale AleGood1
Five Points - First Brews No. 2 – Red Rye Good1
Hop Kettle (Cricklade & Swindon Breweries) - Heather Beehiving Badly Acceptable1
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's RunnerNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's Swift & SwallowNot Tried0
Five Points - Red RyeNot Tried0
London Fields - Love Not WarNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Five Points - Hook Island RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Windsor Castle, Clapton, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

16 Apr 2014 (Stephen Harris)
My dalliance in the Clapton Hart means I’ve missed a couple of pub crawl halts, but I catch up with some of the expanding group in here and then call it a day after this pub. Not over-busy in here tonight and a nice place to linger.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Shoreditch Triangle IPA6.00ExcellentAmber-coloured, lush IPA.
Hop Kettle (Cricklade & Swindon Breweries) - Heather Beehiving Badly 7.80AcceptableDeep amber in colour. A very sticky, heavy, honey beer. Friends loved it, but not really my thing.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
09 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
The CAMRA pub crawl group has grown to around 16 in number and we fill-up the standing space at the front of this pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20ExcellentA good hop bight to this pale beer.
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Five Points - Red Rye6.00Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
15 Aug 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Nobody should ever feel remotely nostalgic for the terrible old days of Clapton’s ‘Murder Mile’, but it is still amazing to see a pub at this address, just 24 months on from the Hackney Riots, that is so unashamedly upmarket and so obviously thriving.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentSmooth and silky. Cocoa powder tastes with a bitter finish.
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40ExcellentGolden, full-bodied, hoppy and bitter.
Five Points - Red Rye6.00Not TriedRan out.
03 May 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Re-opening night for this pub which is transformed from dodgy Clapton keg-beer boozer to real ale and food focussed destination pub. Unsurprisingly, it was very busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00GoodPale, malty and bitter.
Five Points - First Brews No. 2 – Red Rye 6.00GoodRed and sweet, with a rye edge. Well-brewed and characterful beer, but too sweet for me, so I’m limiting myself to ‘good’.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's Runner4.00Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Truman's Swift & Swallow3.90Not Tried

About The Windsor Castle

The pub sign. The Windsor Castle, Clapton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good2
Acceptable1
Poor-

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

In Lower Clapton Road, this pub was present by 1791 and historically was tied to the Mann, Crossman & Paulin Brewery of Whitechapel, eventually passing to Watney’s. It was rebuilt in its present form in the early 1890s. It is a large pub, with a spacious and comfortable rear area and an open-to-view kitchen. Backyard.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E5 8EQ