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The Grapes (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood2
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood2
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Otter - AleNot Tried0
Otter - AmberNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Grapes, Limehouse, Greater London
Picture 2. The Grapes, Limehouse, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

12 May 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Hot and crowded at around 9pm. A bit uncomfortable really. Most people in the bar are eating. Perhaps the restaurant upstairs is full of drinkers?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodA shade too warm, but pretty decent.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Otter - Ale4.50Not Tried
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
17 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
A nice evening for sitting out by the Thames at high tide. Lots of people knew this, so no chance unfortunately of finding a place on the riverside platform. The view through the window was nice though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Good
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
07 Apr 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Pub fairly quiet at lunchtime, although inevitably the riverside deck had been bagged, and I enjoyed a pint and a bowl of pasta.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
19 May 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday lunchtime and the doors open just as I am walking past at noon. Rude not to go in, and a good chance to grab a space out the back and watch the river go by before the crowds gather.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodA middling sort of pint of TTL.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Grapes

The pub sign. The Grapes, Limehouse, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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The pub is found in Limehouse, Greater London, E14 8BP.

This Thames-side pub was first established in 1583 and was rebuilt in its present form in 1720, after the original building was destroyed by fire. Historically, the pub belonged to the nearby Taylor Walker Brewery, and until the 1930s it bore the name Bunch of Grapes. It is one of several old riverside pubs which have been suggested as the inspiration for the “Five Jolly Fellowship Porters” in Dickens’s ‘Our Mutual Friend’. The pub is small and narrow, with a bar at the front and the old taproom behind. A well-regarded fish restaurant opened upstairs in 1982. The most popular feature, in appropriate weather, is the little wooden rear platform which offers great river views. In recent years, ownership of the pub has passed from Punch Taverns to a partnership including Gandalf actor Sir Ian McKellen.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E14 8BP