Essex Street Brewing

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You catch sight of the brewing equipment at this central London brewpub before you do the bar, which leaves you in little doubt as to which drink is in charge around here. A number of the beers brewed on site by the Essex Street Brewing Company - such as The Gavel, a marmalade-bitter American pale ale - are available on cask alongside the likes of Portobello, Redemption, (on keg) Camden, Wild Beer and Beavertown. There's a decent bottled selection, too. The decoration is interesting: there's a huge painted depiction of the brewing process and cages full of pewter mugs.