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Farr's School of Dancing (Antic)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Arbor Ales - Oz BombExcellent1
Clarence & Fredericks - Black ObsidianExcellent1
London Fields - Texan TeaExcellent1
Revolutions - DebaserExcellent1
London Fields - Hackney HopsterExcellent1
London Fields - Harvest Ale 2014Good1
Revolutions - Clash London PorterAcceptable1
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Adnams - Shingle ShellsNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Not Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Revolutions - CockerNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Five Points - Hook Island RedNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Farr's School of Dancing, Dalston, Greater London

Visits Details

10 Jun 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening before it became busy. The crowds seem to be next door anyway, in the Eastern Curve Gardens.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Oz Bomb4.70ExcellentA hazy amber colour. Great southern hemisphere hop tastes.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
19 Feb 2015 (Stephen Harris)
We walked here through the drizzle from the Hops & Glory. Quite busy, but room to stand at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Texan Tea6.00ExcellentGreat to see this lush, strong, Black IPA on cask dispense.
Revolutions - Debaser6.00ExcellentA great, golden, strong IPA with Australian and US hops.
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Revolutions - Cocker3.90Not Tried
07 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Rather busy, during a brief visit at around 6pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Harvest Ale 20145.00GoodA rough, bitter, Green Hop beer.
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
03 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Just a scattering of early evening customers, and to be honest it is a bit cold and a bit bleak in here without a crowd present.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Revolutions - Clash London Porter4.50AcceptableNot in peak condition. Dry and roasty but tasting a bit thin.
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Shingle Shells3.90Not Tried
11 Dec 2013 (Stephen Harris)
New pub, still settling in. Rather chilly, needs some more heating. I think I was the only male customer not sporting a full beard. A good range of real ales available. We moved on to the Cock Tavern at Hackney Central, but I have lost my notes from that visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20ExcellentRobustly-hopped pale ale.
Clarence & Fredericks - Black Obsidian5.00ExcellentBlack IPA, close to five stars.

About the Farr's School of Dancing

The pub sign. Farr's School of Dancing, Dalston, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good1
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Dalston, Greater London, E8 3DF.

A new pub, opened in November 2013 in (as you might guess) a former dance school premises. There are two high-ceilinged seating areas, in typical Antic distressed-décor style and with minimalist furnishings. Toilets are found up a long, steep staircase. Very handy for Dalston Junction railway station.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 17 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E8 3DF