26.06.2012

The Jolly Butchers

The Jolly Butchers

As you walk into the Jolly Butchers on Stoke Newington High Street you are greeted with the sight of a Brewdog bar tower standing proudly on the left of the bar. It is surrounded by a host of other awesome craft beers from the UK, US, Belgium and wherever else head cellar man Joe has decided to look for inspiration.

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There are 12 craft keg lines and 10 hand pulls that focus on quality, interesting beers. Punk IPA & 5AM Saint are staples of the Jolly Butchers but they’re also not afraid to pull out the big guns meaning you can often find a keg of Hardcore or Dogma adorning the Brewdog font. You might even still be able to pick up a bottle of the excellent Avery Brown Dredge, our imperial pilsner we brewed with Pete Brown and fellow bloggers Zak Avery & Mark Dredge. Given that it’s Pete’s local, you’d hope the selection on offer would be pretty impressive.

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Much has been written about The Jolly Butchers since it was converted a couple of years ago into a mecca for craft beer lovers. It used to be a crap old boozer, one of Stoke Newington’s dodgiest. It’s recognisably still a boozer, but it’s had a makeover and now sells good beer and food, and suddenly it’s doing well enough for the owners to be opening up a second venue, the Crown & Anchor in Brixton. The design is simple, understated but stylish all the same. No gaudy ornaments everywhere, just a nice comfortable environment in which to meet friends and drink good beer. The Jolly Butchers is a testament to how pubs that focus on a good craft beer offering and comfortable surroundings can thrive and expand.

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We’re planning to send down a couple of special beers to The Jolly Butchers in 2012 and beyond and we hope you’ll manage to get in there to try them. Either way, if you want a great pub and great beer, check them out – we offer a 100% guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!

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Comments

  • Love it - this is my local, glad to see it getting recognition here.
    a_gnome27.06.2012
  • thats a crackin big table.
    fud reek26.06.2012
  • The Crown & Anchor is a great pub, very impressed with it since it opened.
    Salsamander26.06.2012
  • Cool article. Best by in stoke newington by might years!
    Stix26.06.2012

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