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Bow Bells (Punch Taverns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Truman's - TreasonExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent5
Three Sods - 4 Seas Summer AleExcellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideGood1
Purity - Mad GooseGood1
Truman's - LazarusAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0

Visits Details

13 Mar 2019 (Stephen Harris)
The lunchtime food offering here seems very popular.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Mad Goose4.20GoodA good lunchtime option. Not too challenging.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
14 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A lunchtime visit after viewing the excellent Doreen Fletcher retrospective at the nearby Nunnery Gallery. Good pizza for lunch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80GoodI do think it's lost some of its sparkle.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
08 Nov 2017 (Stephen Harris)
After work for a couple of pints.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Treason4.50ExcellentA well-hopped Red Ale. Just about into the four star category I think.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10GoodDecent enough Pride.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
10 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
I was on a 425 bus and decided to alight and try this place. O.K. but nothing to get excited about.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Acceptable
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
06 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening for a pint in passing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentI still, always, get a “Wow, that’s good” thought at first gulp of this beer.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
13 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I came in here to recover from my recent Wetherspoon experience. Busy here too, but comfortable and welcoming. And they were playing some nice music. Good to see a Three Sods beer on the bar, as their taproom does not seem currently to be functioning.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Sods - 4 Seas Summer Ale4.00ExcellentIt’s not really summer anymore but this excellent, fresh, juicy, golden beer went down very well – almost exceptionally well.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
21 Sep 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet on a Monday night with a dozen or so regulars around the bar and a couple of lads playing pool.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentThe perfect antidote to a ropey pint just endured elsewhere.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
13 Feb 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I literally had to walk past this pub on the way home, so popped in for one, which soon became two. Very busy in here, and it’s good to know that the Cockney race has not died out altogether.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentVery nice indeed.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
13 Jan 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I really just popped in for a quick one having not been here for ages, but the beer was so good that I decided to stay and watch the first half of the West Ham game on TV (I need to emphasise here that I am absolutely not a fan of the Essex club in question).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentAt its best this is a very fine beer indeed, and it was at its very best here tonight.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

About the Bow Bells

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Bow, Greater London, E3 3AA.

Pub established in the 1860s and these days convenient for Bow Church DLR station. Has cashed in on its ‘Cockney’ name in the past, although the actual Bow bells are of course several miles away on Cheapside. Traditional in appearance, there is a single, carpeted bar, with a pool table towards the rear. Said to be haunted by a ‘phantom flusher’ that makes a visit to the ladies toilet an unpredictable experience.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E3 3AA