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The Craft Beer Co.

Bars and pubs, Pubs Limehouse
5 out of 5 stars
(19user reviews)

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A new branch of the pub chain Craft Beer Co.

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Address: 576 Commercial Rd
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E14 7JD
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5 out of 5 stars

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4.6 / 5

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Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Didn't drink but the Cranberry juice was really good. I highly recommend it

Tastemaker

A classic East-End boozer. This basically means the Limehouse Craft Beer Co. serves hearty pub grub, has a broad selection of craft beers on tap and attracts with an inviting atmosphere. This is where the local's hangout. The boozer couldn’t be better located. It’s quite literally seconds away from Limehouse DLR station so if you’ve had one too many and need to get back home in some far-flung place, you’ll be alright, maybe.


If you’re hosting a party, there’s a second floor that can be reserved for functions. The bar staff and owners are cracking people with good chat and solid knowledge of beer. The bottom line is it’s a good pub. Plain and simple. Come here to chill on a cold winter day or on a Sunday just to have to relax with a buddy over a few pints.

Tastemaker

Step off the the train into beer heaven. I wish I lived near because it would be my go to. Nick and the team are welcoming and work hard to make it a great experience! The food I tried was lovely! Just nibbles but I kept reaching for more! Nick knew his beer and was great at helping me choose just the right one! These people know their brew!! Super impressed!

Tastemaker

There's nothing better for true beer fans than a pub with a really great beer selection, bar snacks and food to match, and staff and management who have a real passion for beer and ensuring the enjoyment of their customers.


Nick and the team go above and beyond to stock an incredible range of bespoke beers and they really know their stuff, so the best way to find your perfect pairing is to engage them in conversation and they'll have you a cracking beer with your name on it in no time and they have many speciality brews on tap which you'd only find bottled elsewhere.


I asked for something a little different, a real wildcard brew something to surprise me and what I was served up did not disappoint! Nick suggested the wonderful 'Push It' Salt & Pepper Gose by Errant Brewery, a crazy take on a classic top fermented Gose with Himalayan Sea Salt and no less than 7 different types of pepper. It was surprisingly moreish, yet like nothing I'd tried before... anywhere!


Their food is also very awesome, with Head Chef Pete freshly preparing a simple range of classic dishes and nibbles with a Mediterranean twist. The chorizo stuffed bacon wrapped dates can't fail to win you over, and the fried chicken and Padron peppers are more than top notch! I'm most definitely heading back to sample their fish and chips, and plan to wash it down (and some) with plenty of Orbit Nico, Railway Porter, or maybe Hophead, Crafty Jane, Wet Dream and/or Hard Rollin'. I could go on and on, and probably will!

tastemaker

Craft Beer Co. is a lovely pub just outside Limehouse tube station. Its peculiarity resides in the fact that they have no big brands beer, but instead focus on craft and niche brews from all around the world, making it an ideal place for everyone into beer tasting. The manager Nick is extremely passionated and knowledgable about craft beer and if you're undecided on what to order, or if you're not a regular beer drinker, just tell him what you'd ideally fancy and he will help you navigate the extremely long craft beers menu. Also, to accompany the long list of brews, Craft Beer Co. even offers a menu of delicatessen, with a few vegetarian options as well. I tried the smoked paprika hummus with pitta bread and halloumi fries and both of them were absolutely delicious! Definitely worth a trip to Limehouse!


The team at The Craft Beer Co in Limehouse are incredibly knowledgeable in their craft! They have a wide range of craft beer that anyone will be able to find something that they like. I'm not a regular beer drinker but even I found a beer that I could enjoy! The food is also impeccable! The halloumi fries and chorizo stuffed dates are to die for!

tastemaker

The Craft Beer Co in Limehouse is a great spot for a few drinks - the staff are clearly passionate about beer and this shows in how they select which beers to offer customers and also in how they help customers choose the right beer for themselves.  However, the real revelation at this venue is the food - the chef is brilliant!  I will be dreaming about those bacon wrapped dates with chorizo for the rest of my days - delicious!

Tastemaker

OMG, please let me live here! The craft beer selection in this place is amazing, several of them on tap. With ever changing flavours and limited edition choices, you are sure to have a good time every time you go. I love how the manager of each branch can choose their selection, and the Limehouse fella is a beer lover that knows his stuff. The best is that their nibbles and general food lives up to the drinks, and makes the entire experience a very pleasant one. I can specially recommend the chorizo stuffed (fat) dates, and the halloumi fries as certain crowd pleasers. If a little more hungry, the chickpea stew is a sure hit with vegetarians, as the duck confit will go right to the heart of meat lovers. Can't decide? Ask for help, they are a friendly bunch over there and will be happy to help you out with the best pairing for your pint (or vice versa!).

tastemaker

Dangerously located between where I work, and my train station towards home, this great new(ish) venue has a fab range of craft beers (as you'd expect). More surprisingly, it also offers some excellent food - I was really surprised by how good it was - I could've eaten the chorizo stuffed dates all night!

The staff are friendly, and really know their stuff, too, so the whole place feels very welcoming. Overall, definitely recommended: it punches above its weight considering the competition in the area.

tastemaker

I’ll be surely back in this smart but laid back new spot, a couple of steps off Limehouse DLR station.

Great craft beers, in an extremely diverse selection, attentively served by Nick the manager, who’s shown a deep knowledge on the topic.

Nibbles are ok and fairly priced. I didn’t like the pita bread which was too crunchy, whilst I enjoyed the padron peppers with their dip!

Very nice venue and very nice beers! Give it a go!


Not being a local I found this very easy & convenient to find right next to Limehouse DLR station. Really impressed- the friendly staff were extremely knowledgeable & enthusiastic with their recommendations. The beers were quirky & delicious. I tasted a salt & pepper beer & one with notes of banana! Incredible food too- imaginative bar snacks which matched the beer perfectly. The best halloumi chips I have ever tasted & the chorizo stuffed dates wrapped in bacon were a thing of beauty- the sweet fruit & salty meat are a taste sensation! Highly recommended & worth the trip

tastemaker

Conveniently located next to the DLR and bus stop, this charming venue is just ten minutes away for those based in Canary Wharf and willing to try something different for post work drinks. The selection of craft beers on offer is impressive. For fans of dark beers, you need to ask for this stout that has coffee and porridge. This is one of the current favourites of Nick, the manager, who is very approachable and will adroitly offer you the right drinks recommendation unique to your individual taste. I only managed to have the starters here but the creations by Pete in the kitchen definitely deserve a mention. The chorizo stuffed dates were one of the showstoppers. 


This is a true gem in an otherwise historically overlooked part of Commercial Road and certainly worth a visit.   

tastemaker

Whilst Limehouse would not usually be an area that would spring to mind for drinks and food, I am glad to say that a fantastic experience at The Craft Beer Co has put it on my radar!


Less than a minute from the DLR station, The 2-storey Craft Beer Co's new location in Limehouse is spacious without losing the cosyness you want from a British pub. There was an insanely diverse craft beer offering up for grabs and the staff (particularly General Manager Nick) were all incredibly knowledgeable, taking the time to get to know your preferences before pairing you up with a brew. And then there was the food; headed up by Head Chef Pete Kastanis, the kitchen churned out some absolute gems that seamlessly fused Mediterranean flavours with more traditional British gastro pub dishes. It would be remiss of me not to include a special mention of the chorizo stuffed dates, the hummus and my Gold Medal winner, the duck leg confit with dauphinoise potatoes, kale and an orange and paprika jus...moreishly crispy, tender and salty!


Overall, The Craft Beer Co in Limehouse, with its diverse and delectable food and drink offering, would be absolutely perfect for anything from a relaxed first date to a larger private event and I would wholeheartedly recommend it, and it's sister locations. I'll be back!



tastemaker

This new branch of The Craft Beer Co. doesn't disappoint. I was impressed with the number of beers on tap and all of the staff were incredibly knowledgable and super happy to help you choose the right brew. It might not look like much from the outside under the train bridge but it's got a relaxed pub vibe with modern finishes and plenty of space with an upstairs room. I like my beer but I love my food even more and this place delivers the goods on that front also. You can't pass up the fried pita bread or halloumi fries to start!

tastemaker

Brilliant beer and plenty of it, extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff and a vast menu.

The venue brings together some of the best and most interesting brews from the UK and around the world, not only serving them in their pub but also offering bottles to purchase. This is a great spot and a worthwhile addition to the area.

When we walked in the place looked bright and clean… but with a traditional touch. The space itself very much feels like a pub – It’s been cleaned up, but not to the extent that things feel over-done. There's also a spacious room upstairs for dining and drinking.

The Craft Beer Co is obviously all about the beer, but if you’re feeling peckish there are a plenty of nibbles and main meals on offer – the pita chips and haloumi fries are to die for!

The pub itself is conveniently located. It’s just behind the railway arches and you can't miss it due to the eye-catching orange sign above the door.

tastemaker

I really liked the down-to-earthness of The Craft Beer Co. From the outside on the corner of a road right next to Limehouse station it doesn't look that appealing, but once you're inside that all changes. As a beer lover, to walk in and see so many different beers on tap made my day. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about the beers served. The nibble/starters that were served to us were really tasty,  my personal favourite being the fried chicken and halloumi fries. I also LOVE that they let dogs in. It's a lovely place to take in the cosiness and sit with a few friends and try a few (or all) of the beers. 

tastemaker

What’s to say about this newish boozer in the heart of Limehouse from the fine craft beer to the excellent nibbles and mains on offer, you will be spoilt for choice. Nick the very knowledgeable manager will gladly take you through the menu with skill and expertise which ensures you get to taste the best of your favourite beer style. Not a fan of beer?, don’t panic there is a great selection of spirits and non alcoholic options. With its excellent location and close proximity of Limehouse station, talented chef and it’s friendly knowledgeable staff . This place does excellent gastro pub fare without the pretentiousness. Highly recommended they chorizo and prunes wrapped in bacon, followed by the mouth watering chicken and halloumi chips.

tastemaker

The newly opened kitchen at Craft Beer & Co's Limehouse branch is excellent, serving simple, fresh and seasonal food at its best!


The focus here seems to be the quality of the ingredients that make up each dish and the head chef has carefully selected the best local producers from around London. Fresh ingredients combined with creativity, knowledge and love for food has resulted in a delicious menu with dishes bursting with great flavours. 

With three nibble options, about six starters and six mains dishes to choose from there are flavours for everyone on the menu; whether you are into British, American or Mediterranean flavours you will surely satisfy your taste buds! I particularly loved the Mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes with basil pesto dressing starter. It was so fresh and flavourful. At our table we also shared the homemade duck rillettes, the chorizo stuffed dates with bacon and the crab & cheese melt sandwich; all were absolutely delicious! 


I ordered a pan fried mackerel fillet with spiced chickpea salad and lemon yoghurt and it was great. My friends ordered the pulled pork bun with chips and and the Bavette Steak with chips. The meat in the pulled pork burger is house smoked and was mouth-watering and melting in your mouth - delicious! The steak on the other hand was cooked to perfection. 


After such a great first experience we went back, the second time returning for the Sunday Roast. There were three options to choose between; beef, chicken and mushroom. Again we weren't let down. Beautiful, fresh flavours made up our dishes, that were untraditionally garnished with mushrooms and tender stem broccoli, but true to the classic carrots, potatoes and parsnips as well. The succulent beef is Aberdeen Angus sirloin and again, cooked to perfection. The gravy is also delicious, perfect for dipping in your Yorkshire puddings. 


Did I mention the place has an excellent selection of craft beers as well? The staff is so friendly and knowledgable and are more than happy to let you have a small taste their different beers before you decide which one to go for. 


The combination of excellent food, excellent beer, friendly staff and cozy interiors can only get a 5 star review!


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tastemaker

FINALLY a new pub in my neighbourhood to explore and enjoy! I must say that I'm not a huge beer fan these days but my orange and quava infused beer was just delightful!

There are plenty of tables and it's nice and bright and welcoming. Rumour also has it that there's a restaurant and rooftop coming soon!

I would highly recommend this next time your in Limehouse and thirsty!

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