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The Craft Beer Co

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55 White Lion Street | Islington, London, England
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks

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  • 11
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  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A quick drink.

Went for a quick drink with other half. The staff were very friendly and informative and helped us choose our drinks. We sat outside in the cosy beer garden and shared a plate of chips and again were impressed. Will defo be back for food as the burgers looked impressive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

went here on a sunny Thursday night for someones leaving drinks. they had a space reserved upstairs, but the space was very stuffy. there were windows all around, but none of them could open - so it was hot and sticky upstairs. so - we moved downstairs to find some air, but it was even more crowded downstairs - just... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went for a quick drink with other half. The staff were very friendly and informative and helped us choose our drinks. We sat outside in the cosy beer garden and shared a plate of chips and again were impressed. Will defo be back for food as the burgers looked impressive.

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UK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This pub is situated on White Lion Street, about ten minutes walk from the Angel Underground (subway) station. It opens from 4pm til late on weekdays but from midday onward at weekends It serves a good range of well-kept cask and also some keg beers, mostly from 'small batch' brewers. Staff were friendly and knowlegable. There is plenty of comfortable... More 

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Oslo
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I couldn't find that The Craft Beer Co in Clerkenwell had its own page here at TripAdvisor, so here it comes: I booked a beer tasting for our group online, and it all went well. When we got to the pub, they couldn't find my reservation, but they offered to do the beer tasting either way. I then found out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

(This is for the Islington branch. Mentioned as reviews for some of their other outlets seem to have crept on to this page.) Twenty craft kegs and eight cask real ales on at any one time; plus a wide ranged of bottled beers. What's on offer constantly changes, but a range of Thornbridge Brewery's beers always seem to be featured.... More 

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Manchester, England
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11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Been to the branch in Pimilico, but not the one in Holborn before. The range of beers is amazing! Had an excellent IPA produced in celebration of the Tour de France. There's a long bar - with too many pumps to count. Friendly and well-informed staff too. Highly recommended.

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Auckland
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10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beer very good. Service even mid-week was very slow- need to hire more bar staff because they can obviously afford it in a joint so popular. Forget sitting down- it's packed.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Its all about beer, and the food is an excellent sideline. You walk in and are confronted with a bewildering array of taps, many real ales and a lot of different lager style beers, then there are the bottles. Its all a little overwhelming but take your time, talk to the bar staff about what you like or what they... More 

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East Anglia, UK
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267 reviews 267 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great beer, great service. If we had been eating, the Scotch Egg sounded pretty good too. Some of the beers are ludicrously expensive, but many are just fine. Really enjoyed it.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great variety of beers on tap - there's sure to be something to fit everyone's taste. Stouts, lagers, ales - anything you are interested in. Some of the beers can be expensive, though, and the bartenders aren't great at warning you - I guess they figure if you are drinking in central London, you can afford it. I saw one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 White Lion Street | Islington, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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