Trad old boozer off Brick Lane.
Used to pop in regularly before the change in licensing laws as you’d often have the curtains pulled shut at 22.45 and be in till midnight which was a novelty for me in London in the early 2000’s!
Beers are always well kept, 4 or so on cask, always something from Crouch Vale when I visit.
Small L-shaped single roomer but folks often spill out into the street of a summers evening.
Definately worth a visit if in the area or on a Brick Lane curry run.
A superlative backstreet boozer just off of Brick Lane. Some great looking riff raff hanging out in front of the place. Inside is dimly lit with lots of bottles (full) lining the upper levels of the walls. There’s a TV, a piano, a very small bar, tables, chairs. Nothing too outrageous on tap, but the two I had were in good condition. Black and white photos adorn the walls, and there’s also plenty of brewery ephemera scattered about. Just super classic, this place. Worth stumbling in here sometime.
Fin (965) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 21, 2012
We visited here Sat 20th October 2012 with Ang. Nice friendly little pub with a good crowd in tonight. The beer selection is small however it is a nice choice, we had Brewers Gold, in excellent nick however there was a touch of butteryness, not enough to not enjoy but enough to just about be noticed. Convienient for Brick Lane and also for Rough Trade East (if you like buying vinyl like me & Loz) Enjoyable proper pub, with good service, good beer, and a good crowd, whilst the likes of Craft, Cask & KItchen, Euston Tap, Rake, Brewdog etc will always appeal to the beer geek in us, I would always seek out a pub like this for a great atmosphere and just because this sort of place is our history. Great pub!
A lovely old-fashioned pub in "Bangla Town" Carpet on the floor, open fire and a sleepy cat, that is what I call real British pub ambiance! We came early to enjoy our last cask ales before our flight home. Crouch Vale Brewers Gold was not a bad choice for a worthy ending for our London beer trip. A digression about the cat; you can see the same(?) cat on page 88 in "Londons best pubs" by Peter Haydon. The cat is a regular! (Visited November 17th 2012)
A great little Fullers pub and a very traditional Brit pub full of charm and local feel. Five cask ales, we had the guest ale named after the local Truman brewery. Located in a backstreet of the cool and lively Brick Lane area. We spent half an hour sitting by the open fire place enjoying our pints and the atmosphere (visited 05.11.2012).
Brick Lane. Ripper area. (The 10 Bells is 250 meters away) It’s the (almost only) pub in the area. Ales are well kept, and there is always one champion beer -often two. Crouch Vale Brewer’s Gold is always on pump. Very comfortable. Lanny (short for Landlord) the rescue cat is usually imperturbably present. Quite the local. Staff was pleasant and chatty. Tables outside. NB: Some years ago HASSRALE highly recommended this pub for the availability of award winning ales.
Just off Brick Lane and close to that bloody great, expensive covered market, this is a little gem to get away from the tourist crowds. It was full of locals with shopping everywhere on the Saturday afternoon I arranged to meet one of my brothers there, so still not away from the crowds, just a different crowd, thats all!
Good quality beer, standing room only, mind the shopping bags, smokey, locals served first, but friendly enough, I suppose.
This is what a non-British tourist would think is a typical London boozer, and they would not be to far wrong.
Yup, cozy, friendly and attracting a younger, slightly alternative crowd. Beer was great, but the best thing.... this place stays open past 11pm. We were served beer until midnight. Not sure how that happend, but it just meant more Brewer’s Gold to end the night. Great place.