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Temple Brew House

(formerly Bierpalast)

46 Essex St
Aldwych
London
WC2R 3JF

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.30 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 10
12 - 9.30 Sun

Owner

City Pub Company

About the Pub

This basement bar, just off the Strand and Fleet Street, is run by the City Pub Group and continues their development of micro-brew pubs, joining the Good Beer Guide-listed Bath Brew House and the Cambridge Brew House, with the on-site Essex Street Brewery.

The 5-barrel brew house is visible from the bar area and at street level. This is a single room bar with minimal decor that exhibits signs of architects 'arrested decay', novel lighting and schoolroom style furnishings, with some tables set aside for dining. It's generally quiet during the day though it does get noisy of an evening.

Essex Street Brewery ales include regulars a number of which are vegan (e..g. Tempale, American Pale, Golden Ale), and gluten-free (DDH), and one-off brews. Collaborations with sister brew houses may be available - e.g. Intercity Stout made with Bath Brew House. There's also a wall of 16 keg fonts that include 12 craft beers, two mainstream lagers (Amstel and Heineken), and a house cider. There's also a large selection of canned and bottled beers.

The Temple Brew House was beer pub/bar of the year winner in the John Smith's Great British Pub of the Year 2017 awards, and winner, Best New Pub, Shortlist Pints and Pistachios Awards 2015. In 2019 after a close-run contest it was second-equal placed in the West London branch Pub of the Year awards.

Daly's Wine Bar, adjacent to the Temple Brew House, is under the same ownership and usually serves a couple of the Essex Street Brewery ales, as does nearby sister pub the Bow Street Tavern, in Covent Garden.

Historic Interest

The area was formerly Essex House and its grounds, and re-developed in the 1670s and 1680s by entrepreneur Nicholas Barbon. Little from that era survives, with embankment and building in subsequent centuries. Note though that the basement is said to be the original street level.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Essex Street --other-- (Typically a porter or stout)
  • Essex Street Tempale Best Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Essex Street --other--
  • Essex Street --seasonal--
  • Essex Street The Gavel

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Snacks are available e.g. sausage and vegan rolls, sandwiches served midday-5PM, and small plates of veggie, vegan and meaty munchies.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Events Events

    Brewery tours, occasional tap takeovers.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board games.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Outside at street level.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    BT & SKY - Two screens and surroundsound for sports.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Temple Brew House

46 Essex St
Aldwych
London
WC2R 3JF

Sat Nav Reference

51.512964, -0.113068

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

TfL: 11, 15

Nearby Station (825m)

London Blackfriars

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (325m)

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