2012 Pigs Ear Festival to celebrate Cockney Beer

So as we head towards the end of August and enjoy the last few weeks of summer, it’s also time to start thinking about the delights winter holds in store for us. So here is a message from my friends at East London and City CAMRA! – I hope to see you there!

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Leyton Technical, E10

Pint and mural of bicycles

Olympic Inspired – bicycle mural inside the Leyton Technical

The Leyton Technical is one of  Antic Pub Co‘s latest ventures in East London. A “pop up” pub in a disused corner of Leyton’s municipal offices, it opened just in time for the opening ceremony. With a brief gap between the games letting me off the shift working, I managed to nip in an Friday 17th and take a look.

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Tap East

So the #lympic games have finally arrived and with it a flux of new temporary bars.  However despite the burgeoning London pub and beer scene the offical ™ beer of the games is actually Heineken lager, from The Netherlands who stumped up the most brass for the sponsorship. Personally I would prefer it if we could import their cycling culture but I’ll save that rant for another day!

That said, all is not lost and there are several places in easy walking distance of the stadium where you can tap into this scene. The obvious place to start is Tap East:

Tap East - Stratford Westfield Centre

Tap East

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