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Coborn (formerly Coborn Arms) (Young's)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical DeluxeExcellent1
Hackney - Best BitterGood1
Signature Brew - Red WedgePoor1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0

Visits Details

18 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
It’s remarkable to see just how upmarket this pub has become. A far cry from when it was the haunt of local gangsters.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical Deluxe3.80ExcellentVery pale indeed and full of tropical fruit flavours. Seemingly just as fresh from cask here as direct from the tanks at the brewery, but overall with a more mellow taste.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
27 Apr 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I had been looking for a quieter time to return to this pub to photograph the clock on the wall, which resembles an old Twister. Relevant pub games experts have been notified.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Red Wedge4.70PoorThis tastes as if it might actually be the same cask that was on last time I came here.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00Not Tried
Hackney - Best Bitter4.40Not TriedAdvertised for sale by showing a pump clip, but I was advised “We haven’t got any of that – there’s something wrong with it”.
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
27 Mar 2015 (Stephen Harris)
This pub has just re-opened after refurbishment – the emphasis is now on food rather than darts. A packed house tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hackney - Best Bitter4.40GoodA very fruity Best Bitter.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Signature Brew - Red Wedge4.70Not Tried

About the Coborn (formerly Coborn Arms)

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good1
Acceptable-
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Bow, Greater London, E3 2DA.

A side street pub close to Mile End tube station. Originally the Osborne Arms, it had by 1842 become the Coborn Arms. It was acquired by Young’s Brewery from Whitbread’s in 1984, having at one time been a Lacons house. The pub was subsequently extended into the house next door, and in 2015 was given a substantial facelift and refurbishment to move the pub significantly upmarket.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E3 2DA