England > Greater London > Hackney
viktorvee (30) , England | April 19, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty decent pub with an excellent selection of beers. When I went they had maybe nine handpumps and three or four By The Horns beers, and the two I tried were great. They had offerings from The Kernel, Red Willow and others in the fridge. My pints were £3.60 which I guess is fairly standard. The pub is massive - lots of sitting space. Itís had a slightly generic trendy makeover, with resulting shabby chic decor and random stuffed animal heads. The one problem is that the bar itself is really small and gets swamped when this pub is busy. Food looks OK, standard modern pub.
WingmanWillis (356) , England | May 8, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Ramshackle looking place in between Hackney and Leyton. Handy stop between Cock Tavern and Brodies taphouse.
Nice shabby chic feel, decent range of cask and keg beers well kept.
Stopped for a Sunday lunch which I enjoyed. Prices not too bad. Worth a stop if youíre passing
Theydon_Bois (853) Tourist Town (West), England | April 5, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Most recent visit on Easter Sunday, 05/04/15 around 1.45pm.
From the outside you would be forgiven for thinking this place was closed down.
A lumbering Victorian monolith, it has the air of a bomb damaged hotel from WWII !
Inside carries on a little from the exterior but not quite as worn. Tall ceilings, wooden floor, a mish mash of tables and chairs spread across 2 or 3 rooms with the bar centrally located as you enter, beer garden to the rear.
The place was fair booming for Sunday lunch on our visit so we decided to get stuck in and I opted for the lamb. Xolid Sunday roast it was too, Yorkies and all the trimmings. Clientele was local family types and muso lookies plus a few urban seafarers.
Service was really good here, prompt, friendly and efficient.
At the business end 4 or 5 cask offerings including the likes of Revolutions, Ticketybrew and the local Hackney brewery, I went for a Kernel APA on keg. Some decent bottle picks also.
Not a go to beer destination when in London but worth checking out if in the area.
On the bus route that takes you from the Cock Tavern or Pembury Tavern to the King William IV (Brodies).
tdtm82 (100) , England | January 6, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped for a couple of beers with Seth a while back. I had a Magic Rock which was very expensive. The beer quality was good. . I really like the place but just wish it wasnít so expensive. Iíll go back as it appears that prices could have changed judging from recent rates. Staff are cool and have to deal with a busy and dynamic crowd. Very cosy pub.
Scopey (475) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The Clapton Hart is a large, somewhat grand, stripped-back pub located in Hackney. Inside is large, high ceiling, multi-room pub & eating house filled with lots interesting furniture. Itís part of the ever improving Antic pub chain. There are 8 casks, 10 keg and about 40 bottles on offer. There is a clear London craft micro-focus (five points, Kernel, ELB etc) as well as some interesting international brews. I didnít partake in food, but it looked rather delicious. All-round a great place to consume good beer.
Brugmansia (465) Jylland, Denmark | May 8, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited on 1/4-2013. Ryan from Siren told us we could have some of his beers here - so off we went :-) after waiting a bit for them to open, we entered this large, spacy pub. And what a place, reminded me a bit of something that use to be a hotel or something simular. Great atmosphere, cosy deco, lots of seatings, different chairs and tables, even pianos were used :-) lots of tingel tangel, could spend a lot of time just looking at stuff :-) but did also have time for a beer or 2, served in good condition by the friendly staff. Good range of beers. They do food as well, but I didnīt have anything this time. This is for sure a place I would love to visit again :-)
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