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Temple Brew House (Brew Pub)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Essex Street - Calcutta Club India Pale AleExcellent1
Lost & Found - R22: Fomosaic APA Excellent1
Essex Street - Dark Knight Brown PorterExcellent1
Essex Street - The Gavel American Pale AleExcellent1
Bath Brew House (James Street) - IntercityExcellent1
Lost & Found - R23: Session Pale Ale Excellent1
Lost & Found - R30: Non-clear Fusion IPA Excellent1
Essex Street - Brown ToastExcellent1
Essex Street - Antipodes Pacific Pale AleGood1
Essex Street - Temple Pale Ale Good1
Essex Street - Citra P.A. (was 4.5%)Good1
Essex Street - Grumpy Scot Very Pale Ale Good1
Essex Street - Brut Pale AleGood1
Essex Street - Smoke HouseGood1
Essex Street - Gluten free PorterGood1
Essex Street - Winter Golden AleAcceptable1
Essex Street - Templeton BitterAcceptable1
Essex Street - Summer Pale AleAcceptable1
Essex Street - Brew House DDH Gluten FreePoor1
Essex Street - Coffee StoutNot Tried0
Essex Street - Toast English AmberNot Tried0
Essex Street - Small BeerNot Tried0
Essex Street - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Essex Street - Brew House IPANot Tried0
Essex Street - Golden AleNot Tried0
Essex Street - American Red AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Essex Street - Red Keg Malty AleNot Tried0
Essex Street - Temple Brown AleNot Tried0
Redemption - Rock the KazbekNot Tried0
Essex Street - Tempale Best BitterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Essex Street - Wally's MildNot Tried0
Essex Street - Dark Chocolate PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Temple Brew House, Temple, Central London
Picture 2. Temple Brew House, Temple, Central London
Picture 3. Temple Brew House, Temple, Central London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

11 Sep 2019 (Andrew)
Down some stairs off the street. Large basemen pub. Not too busy when I visited.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Essex Street - Brut Pale Ale4.00GoodSoft in mouth. Slight tart flavour. Pale hazy gold colour
Essex Street - Gluten free Porter4.50GoodGood condition. Soft in mouth. Lots of roasted flavours. Hint of sweetness. Like a roasted dark mild really.
Essex Street - Brew House IPA5.00Not Tried
Essex Street - Golden Ale4.00Not Tried
Essex Street - American Red Ale4.00Not Tried
04 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Monday evening and crowded. Lots of lawyers shouting at each other about something.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bath Brew House (James Street) - Intercity6.00ExcellentA very nice, heavy-duty Stout.
Essex Street - Brew House DDH Gluten Free4.50PoorAn odd taste. Something not right.
Essex Street - Small Beer2.80Not Tried
Essex Street - American Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
17 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I popped in during the early evening to see what goes on here these days. First I spotted Crystal Palace Brian at one of the tables and then he told me that there was a Meet the Brewer thing going on with Lost + Found Brewery of Horsham. So a quick visit turned into quite a long one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lost & Found - R23: Session Pale Ale 4.60ExcellentFrom key-keg. Pale, hazy, sharp, citrus.
Lost & Found - R30: Non-clear Fusion IPA 6.50ExcellentFrom key-keg. Murky yellow colour. Very fruity plus a slightly sour edge.
Lost & Found - R22: Fomosaic APA 5.30ExcellentFrom key-keg. Pale, Mosaic-hopped hopfest.
Essex Street - Temple Pale Ale 4.20GoodThis beer comes in various versions – today’s was dry-hopped with Cascade and Wakatu and was a suitably hoppy beer. Very bitter.
Essex Street - Summer Pale Ale5.30AcceptableI struggled a little with this very malty, golden beer.
Essex Street - Tempale Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Essex Street - Coffee Stout4.50Not Tried
Essex Street - Toast English Amber4.70Not Tried
29 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Whit Monday afternoon and there are only two other customers in. A quiet retreat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Essex Street - Antipodes Pacific Pale Ale4.10GoodA golden beer with bitter hops.
Essex Street - Tempale Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Essex Street - Grumpy Scot Very Pale Ale 4.30Not Tried
Essex Street - Dark Chocolate Porter4.00Not Tried
24 Jan 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I read recently that London now has in excess of 90 breweries and will soon pass the 100 mark. I resolved whilst sitting here to try to visit them all in 2017 – an impossible task I suspect as some will not be visitable and I may have to count ‘Meet the Brewer’ events. A quick headcount suggests that I am now on ten and a half for the year (ten breweries/taps visited plus one meet the brewer event) without really trying. No doubt it will become increasingly difficult.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Essex Street - Brown Toast4.10ExcellentI was pleased to try this beer, the first of the ‘Toast’ beers, brewed using leftover bread, that I have come across. It is a nice, smooth, deep ruby/brown Porter with some roastiness.
Essex Street - Winter Golden Ale4.00AcceptableA rather middle-of-the-road Golden Ale. Does have some hop character.
Essex Street - Tempale Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Essex Street - Calcutta Club India Pale Ale5.50Not Tried
23 May 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and pretty relaxed in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Essex Street - Dark Knight Brown Porter4.50ExcellentDark brown in colour. Good, smooth, roasty and chocolate tastes.
Essex Street - Citra P.A. (was 4.5%)4.60GoodNow at 4.6%. Amber-coloured and, yes, it has the great taste of Citra hops.
Essex Street - Tempale Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Essex Street - The Gavel American Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
Essex Street - Wally's Mild3.00Not Tried
03 Aug 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Quick early evening visit when not busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Essex Street - Templeton Bitter3.80AcceptableA dark, rather thin Bitter, heavily flavoured with vanilla.
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
Essex Street - Tempale Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Essex Street - The Gavel American Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
03 Jul 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Meeting up after work with a friend who is briefly in London – I let him pick the venue, so it’s a quick revisit to this busy brewpub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Essex Street - Calcutta Club India Pale Ale5.50ExcellentOn good form and I enjoyed this.
Essex Street - Tempale Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Essex Street - Grumpy Scot Very Pale Ale 4.30Not Tried
Essex Street - Smoke House4.20Not Tried
01 Jul 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I was in danger of melting by just walking here from Temple station, so pleased to note that it was cooler in than out. I ran in to Colin G here, who I have not seen since Sunday – amazing how much news we had to exchange after just three days.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Essex Street - Grumpy Scot Very Pale Ale 4.30GoodPale gold and hoppy.
Essex Street - Smoke House4.20GoodA dark brown Porter. Very smoky.
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00Not Tried
Essex Street - Tempale Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Essex Street - Calcutta Club India Pale Ale5.50Not Tried
13 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Unusual to find somewhere with this industrial chic decor style so near the heart of the City. Sad to see Adnams Southwold Bitter on keg - cask and keg beers should never have the same name as this is brand dilution and misleading to the unwary.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Essex Street - The Gavel American Pale Ale4.30ExcellentWell balanced with creamy mouthfeel
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Essex Street - Red Keg Malty Ale3.80Not Tried
Essex Street - Temple Brown Ale3.80Not Tried
Essex Street - Citra P.A. (was 4.5%)4.60Not Tried

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About the Temple Brew House

The pub sign. Temple Brew House, Temple, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent16
Good8
Acceptable7
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Temple, Central London, WC2R 3JF.

Basement brewpub, opened in November 2014 in a premises that has had a variety of previous lives under various themes. The brew kit is very visible on the way in, on two levels. The bar itself is decorated in the sort of urban/industrial chic that you might expect to see in Hackney Wick or Rotterdam. Tables split between those laid for diners and space for drinkers. Bench seating and a mixture of rough and ready tables (some trestle style) and chairs. This is a sister pub to the Cambridge Brew House. 6 handpumps and 16 keg taps.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 39 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2R 3JF