Theydon_Bois (1029) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | May 24, 2014
- AMBIANCE 2/5
- SERVICE 7/10
- SELECTION 3/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE N/A
- OVERALL 7/20
Visited around 3.30pm on Saturday 24/05/14. Just a minutes walk from London Fields tap room. Dreary looking trad boozer that was surprisingly busy with a motley assortment of locals and perhaps the odd stray tourist.
Doom bar was the only cask beer on offer, the only other item of interest in a sea of dull macro keg offerings was Meantime Yakima Red.
Why would you bother adding this Tosh to the database in Hackney in 2013/14?
I could probably cause the servers to crash by adding every pub in London that serves Doom Bar .... Again Why?
With the London Fields tap room 1 minute away and the Cock Tavern 10 minutes, dont even waste your time!
ManVsBeer (1835) Hebden Bridge, England | November 15, 2013| Updated November 20, 2013
- AMBIANCE 4/5
- SERVICE 7/10
- SELECTION 7/15
- FOOD 1/10
- VALUE 5/10
- OVERALL 13/20
On the main road heading north into Hackney’s main centre, this pub is on the corner of one of the smaller streets heading towards the railway track near London Fields station. I never went in this place when I was playing for London Fields Cricket Team back in the early 2000’s, which is a shame as it has a good vibe to it (although I’m not entirely sure if it existed in its current form back then). With its central ’Cheers’ like bar and very dark wood appearance it has a very appealing set-up with the seats naturally positioned around the exterior walls of this almost square drinking space. There’s several ale pumps here but spaced out along a couple of different sides of the bar and there’s some decent bottles available too with Sambrooks brewery having a presence here with their cask. Laid back in the daytime it attracts a party crowd late on.