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The Angel of Bow (Angelic Pub Co / Redemption Brewery collaboration)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Neckstamper - Squencher IPA Excellent1
Neckstamper - Moon Curser APAExcellent1
Five Points - Field Day Citrus Pale Excellent1
Neckstamper - MizzleExcellent1
Redemption - Fellowship PorterExcellent1
Neckstamper - Session IPA (Azacca/Ekuanot) Excellent1
Redemption - Big ChiefExcellent1
Redemption - TrinityGood1
Husk - Derek's BitterGood1
Marble - Tropical Sour SaisonGood1
Redemption - HopspurGood2
Husk - Steam Beer Acceptable1
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Redemption - Rock the KazbekNot Tried0
Three Sods - Belgian BuggerNot Tried0
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)Not Tried0
Redemption - Urban DuskNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadruped Black APANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Angel of Bow, Bow, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

29 Mar 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and there are a few after-work groups in.
Neckstamper - Mizzle6.00ExcellentProbably from key-keg I think. A milky-complexion NEIPA. Full-bodied and bitter. Really good.
Husk - Derek's Bitter3.50GoodA golden, session-strength Bitter with a nice malt and hops balance.
Marble - Tropical Sour Saison5.50GoodKeg-dispense. A collaboration with Walthamstow’s Wild Card Brewery. Hazy gold, fruity and sour.
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Quadruped Black APA5.30Not Tried
22 Nov 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early to mid-evening. The pub is fairly quiet, although I notice that it is deemed necessary to have a bouncer on the door.
Neckstamper - Session IPA (Azacca/Ekuanot) 4.20ExcellentFrom key-keg. Hazy gold and well-hopped. Bitter.
Neckstamper - Squencher IPA 5.40ExcellentFrom key-keg. Golden. A really nice, fruity, US-style IPA. I even kidded myself that I could taste pineapple.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50GoodFresh and hoppy.
Husk - Steam Beer 5.20AcceptableDescribed as a Brown Ale, although it is more of an amber colour to my eye. Unfiltered. A smooth mouthfeel.
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)6.00Not TriedOn the pumps and ready to go – but being launched “tomorrow”.
04 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit after work. It is hot and sticky tonight and I soon switched to the cooler key-keg beers.
Neckstamper - Moon Curser APA5.20ExcellentFrom key-keg. A golden beer with luscious fruity tastes – peachy.
Five Points - Field Day Citrus Pale 4.20ExcellentFrom key-keg. Golden, dry and lemony.
Redemption - Trinity3.00GoodA tasty, low-strength beer – this example could have been fresher.
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Three Sods - Belgian Bugger5.00Not Tried
08 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A good crowd in here for opening night included brewery bigwigs, beer-spotter types and wide-eyed locals, incredulous that somebody is attempting to do something good in the area. As well as six Redemption cask beers on the bar, I noticed that the fridges were bursting with products from other London micros.
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10ExcellentI love a good Porter, and this is a really good one.
Redemption - Big Chief5.50ExcellentTop-notch IPA in really good form. Close to a five star beer.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50AcceptableRedemption’s regular dark Bitter and to be honest, I’ve tasted better examples.
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00Not Tried

About The Angel of Bow

The pub sign. The Angel of Bow, Bow, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores


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

In Devons Road, established by the 1880s as the Bricklayers Arms, this pub was rebuilt as an estate pub, probably in the 1930s. In its day it was a Watney’s Brewery house. In recent years it has passed through a succession of names and themes, including Kitsons and the Liquor Inn. Looking very tired and unloved in the early years of the twenty-first century, the pub has started in 2017 a new lease of life as the Angel of Bow. It is now a joint venture, with Redemption Brewery as one of the partners. Refurbished and redecorated, with six handpumps on the bar. There is one open plan bar space inside, with some patio seating at the front.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E3 3QX