No longer are breweries only to be found in the far-flung ‘up-and-coming’ parts of the big smoke as the new ‘Tank Fresh’ brew pub from West London favourites, Long Arm Brewery , has landed in East London, just a quick sprint from Liverpool Street station. Welcome, friends, to one of #TeamCoco’s new haunts!
Let’s start with the vibes. On entering the industrial but airy pub you’ll be greeted by the shiny brewery part of the space which offers bespoke group tours. Not only is this beautifully presented but has a beautiful soul as well, championing how the beer industry can adopt zero-waste initiatives through innovative production and serving methods. An added bonus to their beers is that they are both vegetarian and vegan friendly. Beer and strong values? We might be in love.
In terms of what’s on offer; as a beer drinker you are in for a treat with classic Long Arm beers on the taps, regular creative brews, often dreamt up by the bar staff, which have included a stout that tasted like cookies (!) and a select number of exciting guest bottles.
On our trip we sampled a flight of the house beers including a quirky lemony belgian wheat beer, rounded off by a cheeky little IPA from Kiwi brewers, Yeastie Boys. It’s refreshing to find a brew bar with such a range and an accommodating approach to finding you a drink you’ll enjoy rather than peering down from its craft beer high horse…
Often the downfall of a good brew pub is the lack of decent options for your non-beer drinker buddies. Here at Long Arm Brewery, you have nothing to worry about. Not only do they distil their own gin but we sampled two of their delicious beer cocktails that would convert the biggest naysayer to the joy of a good brew; we’d particularly recommend their version of a lemon drop; sour and sweet in equal measures.
Throw in casual catch up enablers like table football and tasty american-style pub nibbles (like wings and blue cheese dip and beer battered onion rings) and Long Arm Brewery is the perfect spot to catch up with your squad after work.
We’ll see you at the bar!
Long Arm Pub & Brewery can be found at 20-26 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DX
Open 11am – midnight Monday – Saturday and 11am – 11pm on Sundays