Bar review: Temple Brew House, London

Situated on Essex Street in a former bierkeller, Temple Brew House claims to be London’s most centrally located micro-brewery. This place has had a total makeover, with an eclectic array on furniture that looks like it’s been pilfered from an upmarket car boot sale in Europe – in a good way.

Home to the Essex Street Brewing Company which was established in late 2014, the handpulls are lined with five of their own ales. My favourite was the Tempale, a toothsome amber. The Calcutta Club IPA was also delicious. The prices are excellent, with pints available for under £3.50, a steal for London. For only £4 you can try a beer paddle with a 1/3 pint of three different handpull ales.

For fans of the cool and carbonated, the back wall is lined with tempting keg options on draft, from a range of London’s most popular craft breweries.

Food was also good – innovative menu and the option to share small plates.

The calm ambiance,  laid back clientele and unintrusive music seemed pleasantly out of place in this part of town. Highly recommended.

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