“Great food and local brews” - AA Inspector



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This impressive Victorian pub has been trading since 1865, quenching the thirsts of generations of Eastenders. It’s come up in the world more recently, but beer is still an important part of the offering, sourced from the Hackney Brewery. The upstairs dining room is a contrastingly modern space, designed by Martino Gamper, with a calm, contemporary atmosphere. They’ve got two AA Rosettes for their food, and you might tickle your tastebuds with half a dozen Falmouth oysters before getting stuck in to pig’s head pie; braised squid; hake with mussels and sea beet; or the guinea fowl, tarragon and chanterelle pie for two. The seasonal wine and cocktail list changes four times a year.



  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of ciders

About the area

Discover London

The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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