Mon-Thu Midday-12.30am Fri-Sat Midday-1am Sun Midday-11.30pm
Refurbished back to its former glory, this place is guaranteed to be the pub of choice for every East ender looking for a boozer with a bit of an edge. They’ve got a fine selection of bottled beers that range from microbrewery to local lagers and ales along with draught and cask brews – just ask at the bar for some expert knowledge, oh and the ciders are awesome too.
You’ll find delicious blondes, bitters and pale ales on draught, supplied by local brewers and beyond – this pub is a proud part of the real ale renaissance. Just as vital at this laid-back, hipster hangout is the food menu, which holds oysters – a retro classic – as a top option. It’s the oxtail chilli cheese fries (yeah, you heard us) that’ll keep you coming back, though.
The Victorian tiling was once noted across London for its splendour; it now looks a bit battleworn, but is brilliantly atmospheric. Close your eyes and you can imagine the place packed with porter-drinking, pipe-smoking, H-dropping Cockneys of yesteryear. Phantom East Enders might be a bit unfamiliar with the huge array of craft beers on offer, which includes about 18 on tap. The fine selection ranges from Kent’s Caveman Brewery Citra to Little Creatures from Western Australia.