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The Dundee Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Truman's - ZephyrExcellent2
East London (ELB) - The Dundee Arms Anniversary AleGood2
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPAExceptional1
Five Points - Hook Island RedExcellent1
Signature Brew - Black Vinyl StoutExcellent1
Purity - Bunny HopGood1
Signature Brew - SessionGood1
East London (ELB) - Three KingsAcceptable1
Truman's - LazarusAcceptable1
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Dark Star - SunburstNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla MildNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Dundee Arms, Bethnal Green, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

26 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening and not crowded. Just one cask beer on the bar today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Bunny Hop3.50GoodA pleasant, pale, hoppy beer.
22 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Changing from bus to tube outside and, spying that it was not too crowded, decided to pop in here for a quick pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Three Kings3.80AcceptableA rather sharp, pale Bitter.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
11 Jul 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Very few other customers here on a Monday early evening – the place for a quiet pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - The Dundee Arms Anniversary Ale4.20GoodA full-bodied Bitter / Pale Ale.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
24 Jun 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Late-evening. Lots of chaps with shaven heads and loose-fitting tracksuits – there must be boxing at the York Halls tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Zephyr4.40ExcellentA full blast of hops, almost shocking after a couple of weeks on milder stuff.
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - The Dundee Arms Anniversary Ale4.20Not Tried
02 Jun 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Homeward bound and I had planned a quick glass at Mother Kelly’s, but it was rammed in there. Came here instead and stayed to watch some of the England v Portugal match (which turned out to be incredibly dull).
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - The Dundee Arms Anniversary Ale4.20GoodA pleasant Pale Ale.
Truman's - Lazarus4.20AcceptableNot a great beer. Lacking a hop presence and tasting a bit of cheap malt. Not sure how it differs from this brewery’s ‘bottom of the class’ beer Swift.
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
10 Mar 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Evening. I watched the end of the Spurs game and the beginning of the Liverpool game in here over a pint. Busy. Another all-London cask beer range, but this time an all-east London one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Black Vinyl Stout4.20ExcellentA smooth and fresh, black Stout, with a roasty edge.
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla Mild3.60Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
12 Jan 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Plenty of people in to watch televised football.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Session4.00GoodA superior kind of ‘ordinary’ Bitter.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
22 Nov 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I caught the last half-hour of the Spurs game on TV here. A largely un-partisan crowd also watching.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Zephyr4.40ExcellentA fresh, feisty, hoppy, Pale Ale.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
18 Nov 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A distinctly more relaxed atmosphere than my last visit here (no skinheads tonight!).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80ExceptionalHaving turned down this luscious Red IPA at the Kings Arms earlier this-evening I’m very pleased to see it here. It is necessary to have two just to confirm how exceptional a beer it is – my second 5-star beer of the day.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
13 Jun 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening. Boxing tonight at York Halls, a bouncer on the door here and the crowd is distinctly more geezer than hipster, all the beards and woolly hats having fled around the corner to Mother Kelly’s.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00ExcellentProper headbanger stuff – I had to have two to be sure.
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried

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About The Dundee Arms

The pub sign. The Dundee Arms, Bethnal Green, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent5
Good4
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Bethnal Green, Greater London, E2 9LH.

This pub was present by 1802 and could be even older. Rebuilt in the late-Victorian era, it was traditionally an Ind Coope house. Very much a locals’ pub in later years, it was noted for the quality of its draught Guinness but shunned real ales. It also benefitted from busy nights when there was boxing at the nearby York Halls. Closed in early 2015; but re-opened a few months later as a stripped back to basics pub specialising in craft brewery beers – with three handpumps on the bar. There is a small entrance lobby with intact, colourful and ornate tiles featuring wrens and dormice. Removal of an ugly modern name board on the fascia has revealed a lovely old mosaic strip with the pub name.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E2 9LH