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Temple Brew House

Temple Brew House, Essex Street, London

Temple Brew House, Essex Street, London

Situated on Essex Street, London, Temple Brew House is a craft beer pub and microbrewery, placed firmly within the heart of Temple.

The venue opened in November 2014 and is the latest site to open from City Pub Company (East).

Temple Brew House includes a bespoke, in-house brewery – overseen by head brewer Vanesa de Blas Montoya – and a state of the art smoker. The venue is ideal for individuals as well as groups and promises great drink, great food and great hospitality to all who enter through its doors.

Speaking to Premier Hospitality, Rupert Clark of City Pubs, said:

“We felt that in this area of London, with the legal fraternity as well as a good mix of students and tourists, it would be a great place to open one of our Brew Houses. Temple Brew House was formerly a German bierkeller and is linked via the back of house to the well know Daly’s wine bar (on the corner of The Strand), which is currently undergoing a major refurbishment. The venues will appeal to completely different customers but will share a kitchen and cellar, although the management team will be split between the venues.”

Temple Brew House has a robust food offer, with dishes prepared using heritage cooking methods, such as braising, slow roasting and smoking. Temple Brew House “hot smokes” in an American style as well as slow-roasting joints of meat to give simple yet truly mouth-watering dishes.

Temple Brew House, Essex Street, London

Rupert said:

“As part of the Brew House development, we have linked brewing and smoking (Brew House & Smoke House,) a large smoker allows us to deliver dishes such as 24 hour beef brisket, mutton ribs and pulled pork.”

Whilst the food is extremely tempting, it is the drinks menu which is by far the biggest draw of Temple Brew House. Drinks include a selection of world and craft beers, a collection of organic and biodynamic wines and everything in between.

Temple Brew House boasts five rotating hand pulls dispensing a fine selection of beers, along with 16 taps and a fridge packed with both alcoholic & non-alcoholic treasures. The selection changes on a regular basis, meaning guests will always find something new to tickle their taste buds each time they visit.

Discussing the importance of the new addition to the City Pub Company (East) Collection, Rupert said:

“Whilst each new site we open is different, we learn a lot about what works in certain spaces and what customers want. We conduct research into each site and we always take on board feedback from customers past and present. From a business point of view each new site allows the company to grow, but we aim to keep our sites fairly close together so that operationally they are easier to manage.”

Temple Brew House, Essex Street, London

Tilbrook Construction was the main contractor on the Temple Brew House, whilst Andrew Kirk and Jackie Mingo from international design consultancy, Harrison Design were the designers on the project.

Temple Brew House is open Monday to Wednesday 12pm until 11pm; Thursday, 12pm until 11:30pm; Friday & Saturday, 12pm until midnight; and Sundays, 12pm until 10:30pm. The kitchen service runs Monday through Saturday, 12pm until 10pm; and Sunday 12pm until 9:30pm.

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