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The Water Poet (Freehouse)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Good1
London Fields - Harvest Ale 2014Acceptable1
Truman's - ZephyrAcceptable1
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPAAcceptable1
Dark Star - RevelationAcceptable1
Truman's - Bold as BrassAcceptable1
Hackney - Golden AlePoor1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Hackney - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Truman's - Tail FeatherNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Water Poet, Spitalfields, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

02 Jun 2018 (Wittenden)
Packed and noisy in the late afternoon on a warm June Saturday.We all agreed that our beer was too warm.Not all beers listed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80AcceptableMolasses,roast chestnut,cinders.Too warm.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
30 Mar 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Exceptionally busy throughout this large pub. Not for the first time I am served a short pint and not for the first time it is in less than perfect condition Ė Iím beginning to think that it is more than a coincidence that this keeps happening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Zephyr4.40AcceptableServed a bit warm and this seems to emphasise the beerís bitterness.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
16 Feb 2015 (Stephen Harris)
The fact that it is mid-evening on a drizzly February Monday does not stop this large pub from being standing room-only busy. Expensive here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hackney - Golden Ale4.00PoorI canít put my finger on what it is, but something is dreadfully wrong with this pint.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
17 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Not as crowded as on my last visit, but still amazingly busy given that it is Monday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Bold as Brass4.20AcceptableA rather ordinary Bitter.
London Fields - Harvest Ale 20145.00AcceptableThis beer is evidence, to my mind, that not all Green Hop beers really work out.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hackney - Golden Ale4.00Not Tried
22 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Iíve not been in here for a few years and seem to remember being the only customer on my previous visit. Tonight it is packed; amazingly busy for mid-evening on a Tuesday. And I discover that the pub is around five times bigger than I had realised, with a back room, a busy outside yard beyond, and dining rooms in the old stables across the yard.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Revelation5.70AcceptableNot in prime condition and a bit too warm to fully appreciate the flavours that I know this beer has.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hackney - American Pale Ale4.50Not TriedI did not spot this on sale until after I had ordered something else.
Truman's - Tail Feather3.50Not TriedRan out whilst I was queing to be served.
19 Mar 2014 (Baymart)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good

About The Water Poet

The pub sign. The Water Poet, Spitalfields, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good1
Acceptable5
Poor1

The pub is found in Spitalfields, Central London, E1 6BX.

The Water Poet in the heart of Spitalfields, is a thriving pub, and you can understand why. Clean and tidy inside, even though it has some heavy contrasts such as a very large step on weighing scales, and two pool tables. A very good selection of real ales was on sale. I would have liked to have had time to explore the many rooms, but it was not to be. Closed permanently at end of March 2019 for redevelopment of the area.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E1 6BX