A very likeable pub with a chilled vibe, nice décor that avoids being too silly and trendy and a wicked selection of beers. More of a relaxed neighbourhood pub that a banging or destination one it sill boasts 6 or 7 hand-pumps and tons of bottled stuff including Kernel. Food it Thai and does the job without being too amazing.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
jackl (455) Charlottesville, Virginia | January 27, 2013
This is a decent boozer located not far from Dalston Kingsland Station. The decor’s pretty typical for a refurbed east London pub (think vintage wooden fixtures, low-lighting, board games available). The beer selection’s OK, nothing to write home about. The cask selection had 5 or so twiggy beers. The kegs featured stuff from Black Isle and Meantime. There was super fresh Kernel in the fridge, so I opted for that. Prices were tolerable. Overall, just an OK place. There’s no reason to rush to check it out.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
nate2g (665) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | May 24, 2012
A pleasant pub to have nearby if you live locally. OK beer selection and at times cheap pints available if they are clearing stock.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Recently refurbished backstreet local, with a 1950s style interior and bare wood floors. Six real ales from small or micro breweries and a rather good Thai menu by pub standards. On my visit of 2nd November 2011, I enjoyed friendly service at the bar. Very customer-friendly: cashback available and credit cards accepted. My pint of Dark Star Hophead and subsequent half of Nethergate Umbel Ale were in very good condition. Noticed a few interesting Kernel bottles in the fridge. Whilst pub mainly has table seating, space is quite well-used and there’s seating available at the bar. Background music was just that - background - allowing for quiet conversation to flourish without the need to shout or scream above it. A rather nice addition to the pub scene in the area (Mildmay Islington). The nearest station is Dalston Kingsland on London Overground. Don’t make the mistake of going into the pub next door to the station! Walk up Kingsland Rd, take the first left and walk in a straight line until pub appears on left! Enjoy.