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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Euston Tap

West & East Lodges, 190 Euston Road
London
NW1 2EF
Emailmoc.patnotsue@ofni Telephone(020) 3137 8837
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Opening times: Mon–Sat 12:00-23:00; Sun 12:00-22:00

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

Occupying the stunning Grade II listed West & East Lodges in Euston Square, this "craft beer house" is brought to London by the same team running the well regarded Sheffield Tap. For a while the East Lodge operated purely as a cider house but now (Oct 2021) seems to have been made into a cocktail bar.

The West Lodge features up to 8 changing cask beers although currently (Oct 2021) only 4 on tap. What's on tap is indicated on large chalk boards, and served through unique beer taps on the bar back wall. In addition and above the cask taps are the keg beer taps bringing exotic and unusual brews from around the world.

In the West Lodge stand huge fridges housing a vast array of bottled beer. As you enter the small main room of either Lodge the bar is straight in front of you, with fine mirrors and the whole decorated using a nice line in tiles.

In West, there are a few stools but it's mostly perpendicular drinking whereas East is a bit more generous with banquette seating as well. Both have curved staircases (an aspect of the Grade II listing) leading up to another room with seating and the toilets. Outside heated seating allows drinkers to watch the busses and world in general go by. The East Lodge has had some additional windows put in and similarly so in the West Lodge.

On Mon-Sat the closing time is an unspecified "until late". The East Lodge tends not to open until later.