A fairly large and spacious pub that has a feel something like a community centre/after-school club inside. Knackered furniture, table football tables and friemldy atmosphere. They have an impressive 16 taps with a wide array of Milton beers (which are not too common in London) and a few guests in good condition. We were more than happy with a Nero & Marcus Aurelius! Small London breweries such as Crate are represented in bottle format. A solid place all-round and a great stop between The Cock Tavern & Clapton Hart!
Visited on 6th August 2017 and been here a few times before. Large single roomed corner pub a couple of mins from Hackney Downs. It's a little run down inside with shabby decor and a mixed clientele. Food is served by way of pizzas which I seem to remember are reasonable value. Beer range has a couple of guests plus between 6 and 10 Milton cask beers and a couple of keg beers and lagers. Beer quality is decent, prices decent. It's a decent local pub and worth a look if in the area
Close to Hackney Downs, a wooden interior, slightly edgy old-style boozer with a student feel to it and graffiti on the walls. Selection is mostly Milton cask ales. They do pizzas, did not try. Value is quite good but not best in town for cask ale. Service was swift but the place was not at its busiest time. Overall, quite a safe choice when in the area
Quite large traditional pub, was pretty quiet during our visit. Ten out of 16 cask lines were on, also 6 more kegs. Interesting selection, at least for me since I haven’t seen Milton, well, anywhere so far. Good place to have several pints.
Visited the 5th January 2016 - Nice huge place. Ambiance was really strange because the place was empty with no music... Beer selection is ok, Milton beers are nice. Food is pizza they are looking fine but I didn’t taste it. Place ok, nothing special.
Nice old-fashioned boozer. Really cheap whisky. Beer prices are reasonable. Awesome staff. Beer quality can be incredibly erratic. I would like to see more festivals from this place. I love the atmosphere and it’s a great place to sink in London nightlife. Cool old pub. Great times have been had there.
A large, spacious pub renowned for its beer selection although it seemed to be limited to mainly Milton beers when I visited. It was a Saturday evening and it was very busy but quite quiet as many of the customers (students perhaps?) seemed to be reading or playing board games!
(Visited 30 November 2013).