As you may have seen on the Borough Market social media, the market will be opening again on Wednesday morning. This will include the Utobeer shop and The Rake. If you have not seen the news here is the update from the chairman of the trustees of Borough Market, Donald […]

Wednesday Opening.

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Hello, We would have liked to have been opening today but as the police are still investigating last weeks attack we cannot. We’re working closely with Borough Market and the police and we hope to be open at some point next week. If this changes we will of course let […]

Weekend Update

Good morning all. The latest update we can give you is that we are continuing to work with the Police and Borough Market to get up and running at the cage and The Rake. Due to the fluid nature of police investigations it is not yet clear when we will […]

Utobeer Update

Due to the events of Saturday night and the subsequent police investigation, Borough Market remains closed again today and that means also that The Rake and the Utobeer shop remain closed too. We will of course let you know when we are open again so that we can all raise a glass […]

Statement From Utobeer.

Here at Tap East we’re always keen to brew with our heroes (who isn’t?!) so when Mitch Steele, former brewmaster at Stone Brewing in San Diego, now at New Realm brewing in Atlanta, contacted a friend of ours to get together for beers, the mutual friend suggested a collaboration with […]

New Realm Collaboration

We Are currently looking for a full time member of staff at the Rake Bar in Borough Market SE1. You must: have proof of right to work in the UK have a UK bank account in your own name be able to converse in English be Customer focused Be friendly, […]


Mike, Rich and the whole of Utobeer want to extend a massive thank you to everyone who attended  Glenn’s memorial drinks on Sunday. An event that Glenn himself would have absolutely loved. It was great to see so many faces together for the memory of a great man and it […]

In Memory of Glenn

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Sunday 13 December at The Rake from 2pm – 6pm or whenever. We all know the Glenn was a great one for bringing in a beer and tasting it with whoever was around, you did not even have to know him to get a try. He would be the first […]

A Bottled Shared for Glenn Payne

  The Lodger – GLENN PAYNE As many of you know Richard and I are not ones for social media, but Glenn deserves us getting over this phobia, we may even get to like it… The Lodger (as some referred to him when he stayed with us in Rotherhithe over […]

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