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.
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.
An English boozer just off Brick Lane. Vey small, as suggested by the picture. On tap you get five ales on cask. They had Fuller’s and Crouch Vale Brewers’ Gold.
Music was pumped through an amp. Mainly 60’s and 70’s. A few regulars dotted around with some younger drinkers. The pub was very cozy but offered little in entertainment other than music.
If you want a beer in proper condition then go here. The CV was like how it is in the Queen’s Head in Chelmsford. Conditioning was perfect. There are some old bottles on the wall for membralia and a lot of old pictures of the area. A fine establishment. If you want a traditional English boozer come here.
Love this place. Ignore my numbers, the place scoring system is pretty pointless. Selection is limited to 5 casks. 3 Fullers, one guest and the house Brewers Gold, which is most of the reason to come here and on top form. Great selection of whisky if you fancy digging for them too. The place itself is excellent. A proper old English boozer with plenty of interesting folks, a good selection of 60s and 70s music, traditional decor, lots of pumpclimps from beers of yesteryear to look at along with some oldy worldy bottles framing the windows. A good everyone is having a good time vibe place. Not somewhere for masses of scoops but who cares? A damn good nights boozing can be had in here.
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.
Nice and friendly local pub tucked away just a couple of meters away the bustling Brick Lane with it’s Bangladeshi and Indian restaurants. Nice, friendly and knowledgable staff. Up to five real ales, a couple of Fullers and some guest beers (Crouch Vale Brewer’s Gold on my visit in August 2008). Inhabited by friendly locals. As stated, nice cozy and friendly place.
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.