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Archive for December 13th, 2007

Any new brewery being established in London is very welcome, including this new brewpub in Fulham, conveniently located for anyone attending events at Earl’s Court or Olympia in West London.

The Cock & Hen is a large and airy place, which I hope is filled up in the evenings, there does not seem to be many good alternatives in the area. In the afternoon it is quiet, a few guests sit with their laptops, the music is quiet and not intrusive. I do not eat, but the menu looks quite all right, with venison chili  and the usual staples such as sausages, burgers and pies.

The main attractions are the two unique beers,  Bonobo, brewed on the premises, and Weasel, brewed at the sister establishment The Florence. The Weasel was my favourite of the two, quite malty, but with a nice resin hoppiness dominating the long lingering finish. The Bonobo was a fuller tasting beer, but it came across as a bit too sweet for this hophead.

They obviously have the potential for brewing more of their own beers, but at the time being there are other ales on offer, too, including an Adnams beer. They also have Samuel Smith’s Extra Stout as an alternative, but that was off the day I visited. 

Have a look at their web page, they have a feedback form for visitors, which i a commendable way of interacting with your customers.

More on this place in other blogs, as both the Beer Nut and Stonch have written about it.

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