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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


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  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 […]

Glenn Payne


Here at Tap East we’re not just beer lovers, we’re music lovers too. That is why from now on every Wednesday we will be celebrating the LP in all it’s varied forms. We will be asking you, the Tap East customer, to pick out your favourite albums and tell us […]

Long Playing Wednesdays



New years resolutions, who keeps em eh? However, if you’ve resolved to expand your beery palate this year, we’re going to make it easy for you! Look out on our twitter (@rakebar) and Facebook (The Rake) feeds this week, where we’ll be announcing a new #tryanuary beer offer every day, […]

Come and cebrate #tryanuary with us!


Next Wednesday from 5pm, we’re hosting a Tap Takeover from one of California’s finest… Anchor Brewing Co.! We’ll have ten delicious draught beers to tantalise your palates, here’s the full lineup. Anchor Porter Anchor Saison Anchor Summer Anchor Liberty Anchor Steam Anchor California Lager Anchor Old Foghorn Anchor Winter Wheat […]

Drop The Anchor – 07/01/2015


Hello all, here are our opening times for this festive season: Open as usual up until… 24 Dec (Xmas Eve) – 12-6pm 25 Dec (Xmas Day) – CLOSED 26 Dec (Boxing Day) – CLOSED 27-30 Dec – Open as usual 31 Dec (New Year’s Eve) – 12-10pm 1 Jan (New […]

Christmas Opening Times!



Well, the secrets out! Our second tap takeover of December is with Sierra Nevada on Tuesday 9th December. For many of us Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has been our first introduction to American craft beer, so what better way to share our love for such a consistently fantastic brewery with a […]

Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover, 09/12/14


We’re all a little barmy for Tap Takeovers at The Rake, so when those equally crazy chaps over at By The Horns brewery put forward the idea, who were we to deny them? With that said, make a space in your diary for Wednesday 3rd December, 5pm. Here’s the all important […]

By The Horns Tap Takeover, 03/12/14


Good news everybody! We’ve just got confirmation of our stock for London’s very first Scottish Beer Festival. A myriad of fantastic craft casks, kegs and bottles are speeding (in accordance with the highway code, of course) down south ready to be enjoyed over St. Andrews Day weekend. So, with that said, […]

Scottish Beer Festival Beer List



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Blimey, November is looking exciting, isn’t it? So, they may not have gained independence, but that’s a good thing because we’ve got a truckload of amazing Scottish brews coming our way. A van with the festival bar too! From Thursday the 267h until Saturday the 29th of November we’ll be […]

Scottish Beer Festival & Windswept Birthday Bash! 27th-29th November.