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Hackney Church Brew Co

Bars and pubs, Breweries Hackney
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A railway arch-turned-bar from Hackney Church Brew Co.

This polished brewpub under a Hackney railway arch is also opposite St John at Hackney churchyard (hence the name), a lovely spot to hang out in when it’s sunny. The brewery bar now rivals that, with a big beer garden out the back that’s packed with seating. Come summertime, it’ll be heaving – just you wait. The garden more than makes up for what is a slightly gloomy – if classy – interior, with dark walls and a black ceiling.

There were 11 beers available on tap on my visit, with just under half of them brewed in the adjoining railway arch. Most beers (bar one rich, chocolatey stout) can be filed under the ‘supremely sessionable’ category: crisp, clean and bright, these are the type of easy-drinking bevvies you could accidentally end up smashing far too many of in an afternoon. I particularly liked the IPA – lightly sweet and fruity, but not overpowering – and a crisp lager, which had a brilliantly clean finish.

Guest chefs take turns with kitchen residencies, and so the menu changes every few months. Fire specialists Lagom were running the show on my visit, serving up roasted meat and veggies, seasonal salads and steak sandwiches on sourdough (the meat came rare, juicy and delicious).

If you’re in Hackney and need somewhere slightly fancier than the local pub – or the churchyard, for that matter – to while away an afternoon, give Hackney Church Brew Co and its ever-so-easygoing beers a try.

By: Kelly Pigram

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Address: 16-17 Bohemia Place
London
E8 1DU
Transport: Hackney Central Overground
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Users say (3)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

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The head chef’s dogs are allowed to defecate in the back garden (verified by a waiter). Unbeknown to us there where 6 poos waiting for our visit and our baby decided to pick up one. The manager stated that it could be anyone’s dog’s business, ignored my complaint and was totally rude!!! I’ll be taking my dog there next time she needs a poo

Tastemaker

This place is top notch. In a very cool location near Hackney Central station, with delicious beer (their IPA was awesome), a great atmosphere, and an appealing food menu. The place is big, but it gets rammed at peak times, and with good reason. I didn't sample any food but the roasts looked excellent. Very cool!

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