EAST LONDON & CITY PUB HISTORY 1986
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THE EAST LONDON AND CITY BEER GUIDE 1986

This is how the beer scene was way back then.

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E1 Aldgate, Stepney Green & Whitechapel

E1 Ace of Hearts: 60 Stepney Green. (D1/1). Tolly Cobbold. No handpumped beers!.

E1 ALMA: 41 Spelman Street. (A1/2). Free House. Trumans Best, Youngs Bitter. Formerly the Ed Tilney brewery which used the same source of water as Trumans. The site of the pump and well are still in existence in the garden. Darts, snacks in the evening and cooked meals at lunchtime. Opens at 5. 45pm on Saturday evenings.

E1 Anchor & Hope: 90 Duckett Street. (D1/3). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Choice of real ale occasionally changes, but one from the Watney range is always available. One bar local, with fine collection of pot plants and a display of badges of the former independent fire bridgades before the amalgamation into the London Fire Bridgade in 1965. Darts, shove h'p. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E1 ARCHERS: 42 Osborn Street. (A1/4). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds. Beer not available at all times.

E1 ARTFUL DODGER: 47 Royal Mint Street. (A2/5). Free House. Websters, Youngs Bitter, Fullers London Pride. Re-opened in September 1985 having been closed for four years. Formerly an Ind Coope pub. A Grade II Listed Building which still has its former name of the Crown & Seven Stars on the top floor. Lunchtime meals and snacks in the evenings, darts, realfire.

E1 ARTICHOKE: 91 Stepney Way. (C1/6). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter, Ruddles County. Large and welcoming modern pub with a well lit leather-seated lounge and outdoor drinking area. Two bars and a restaurant that can be used as a function room. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E1 Australian Arms: 18 Bigland Street. (B2/7). Courage. No handpumped beers!.

E1 BANCROFT ARMS: 400 Mile End Road. (D1/8). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson. Comfortable and friendly one bar pub opposite Queen Mary College. Tastefully decorated following "renovations" in 1971, 1977 and 1985. Darts. Snacks at lunchtime. Opens at 5pm on Sat. Francis Bancroft, officer to the Lord Mayor of London left money for almshouses that were built in 1735. The site opposite was Peoples Palace now Queen Mary's College.

E1 Barley Mow: 42 Headlam Street. (C1/9). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 BELL: 50 Middlesex Street. (A1/10). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Bitter, Websters. One bar friendly well decorated pub with cocktail bar downstairs. Ideal watering hole for Petticoat Lane Market. Restaurant. Opens at 8pm on Sats.

E1 Black Bull: 199 Whitechapel Road. (B1/11). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E1 BLACK HORSE: 40 Leman Street. (A2/12). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Busy, smartly furnished pub with video jukebox. Has been known to have a DJ and rather loud music. Lunches and snacks. Darts and function room.

E1 Black Horse: 168 Mile End Road. (D1/13). Bass. No handpumped beers! Now keg. A Grade II Listed Building because "Inside the western lobby is a fine tiled mural showing abrightly coloured scene with a black horse". Has stood opposite the former Charrington brewery for about 200 years. Pool. Lunchtime snacks.

E1 BLIND BEGGAR: 337 Whitechapel Road. (C1/14). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Stag, Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Large and well decorated one bar pub popular with the young and old. Supposedly gets its name from the 'Ballad of the Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green' which is 60 verses long. General Booth gave one of his first sermons from around here in 1865 and the pub was the scene of a Kray gangland killing in the 1960's. The pub itself was built in 1895. Lunchtime food and evening snacks. Opens at 5pm on Saturdays. Garden.

E1 BREWERY TAP: 500 Commercial Road. (D2/15). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Split level one bar house with scythes hanging from the ceiling and loud music. On the site of the Commercial Brewery closed in the 1930's. Food at lunchtime.

E1 BRICKLAYERS ARMS: 71 Redmans Road. (D1/16). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Ruddles County. One bar locals' pub, with display of plates, prints and photographs. Lunchtime food. Cheapest pint of Ruddles known in the area. Garden.

E1 Britannia: 232 Cable Street. (C2/17). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers! Keg only. Basic working persons' house with a surperb 'Meux & Co' mirror in the lounge bar, which was the brewery that originally owned the pub. East London fives dartboard. Lunchtime snacks. Opens at 6. 30pm Saturday.

E1 Britannia: 44 Morris Street. (C2/18). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 British Prince: 49 Bromley Street. (D1/19). Ind Coope Taylor Walker. Taylor Walker, Burton .

Interesting two bar, old fashioned, locals pub. Darts and pool

E1 BROWN BEAR: 130 Leman Street. (B2/20). Ind Coope. Burton. A Grade II Listed Building because part of original glass remains with brass letters on sills and brass rails inside. Busy at lunchtimes when meals are available, darts, pool and function room. Opensat 5pm Saturdays.

E1 BULL & PUMP: 72 Shoreditch High Street. (A1/21). Ind Coope. Burton. Comfortably furnished pub, with photos of film and pop stars on the wall. On the site of former pub used by Sir Isaac Newton. Name refers to Shoreditch being a favourite stop for cattle drovers on their way to Smithfield Market and to the nearby Shoreditch parish pump. One bar pub with restaurant. Live music Fridays and Saturdays. Opens at 5pm on Saturdays.

E1 CARLTON ARMS: 238 Bancroft Road. (D1/22). Bass. Charrington IPA. One bar pub with a real fire, darts and shove h'p. Lunchtime snacks. Opens at 5pm on Sat.

E1 Carpenters Arms: 135 Cambridge Heath Road. (C1/23). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E1 CASTLE: 44 Commercial Road. (A2/24). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Friendly two bar pub which has boxing connections. Darts, pool, video jukebox and upstairs function room which is a restaurant at lunchtimes. Not open on Saturday evenings.

E1 CAXTON: 50 The Highway. (B2/25). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Formerly the Artichoke. Comfortable, recently extended pub, with a newspaper history on the walls. Private bar doubles as a function room. Live music Thurs, Fri & Sat. Cooked meals lunchtime and evening snacks. Opens at 5pm Saturday evening. Garden.

E1 China Ship: 4 Orton Street. (B2/26). Bass. No handpumped beers!.

E1 CITY DARTS: 40 Commercial Street. (A1/27). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Bitter, Trumans Sampson. On the Local List of Listed Buildings. Busy darts orientated pub formerly called the Princess Alice. Meals at all times, live jazz on Wednesdays. Function room.

E1 City of Carlisle: 61 Royal Mint Street. (A2/28). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E1 COLET ARMS: 94 White Horse Road. (C1/29). Bass. Charrington IPA. A building on the "Local List". Traditional semi-island bar surrounded with mirrors and red walls with gilded ornamentation. Comfortable, quiet, very much a locals pub. Named after founder of St Pauls School (1509), Dean of St Pauls Cathedral, John Colet, who lived in White Horse Road. Darts, Shoveh'p. Food all times.

E1 COMMERCIAL TAVERN: 142 Commercial Road. (A1/30). Bass. Charrington IPA. Lively one bar locals pub with darts and pool. Occasional live music. Lunchtime food. A Grade II Listed Building. Function room.

E1 Crown & Dolphin: 56 Cannon Street Road. (B2/31). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E1 Crown & Leek: 11 Deal Street. (B1/32). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E1 CROWN & SCEPTRE: 84 Ben Jonson Road. (D1/33). Shepherd Neame. Shepherd Neame Master Brew. Comfortable locals pub, also known as the Jug House. Darts.

E1 CROWN & SHUTTLE: 226 Shoreditch High Street. (A1/34). Trumans. Trumans Best. This small one bar pub is uniquely named; the shuttle stands for the local weaving industry imported from France in the 18th Century while the crown refers to the one time royal ownership of the area. In the Kingsland district, for example, there used to be one of Henry VIII's hunting lodges. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks, darts, pool. Opens early on Saturdays.

 

E1 CUCKOO: 97 Wapping Lane. (C2/35). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Websters. Previously called the White Swan. Comfortable pub with pictures of aeroplanes and names of old beers Darts, lunchtime meals and evening snacks.

E1 Dean Swift: 2 Deancross Street. (C2/36). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 DICKENS INN: St Katherines Dock. (A2/37). Free House. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Beers called Dicken's Own Bitter and Dicken's Own Special (brewed at Tooley Street) are also available. Very pricey tourist attraction in style of beams, benches and sawdust. Beneath an 18th century warehouse stood the present structure made of European redwood. The building was moved 75 yards to its present site situated in pleasant surroundings of marina and Tower Bridge. Meals at all times. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E1 DOG & TRUCK: 72 Back Church Lane. (B2/38). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Smart one bar local with a collection of plates and chamberpots. Darts and shove h'p. Opens at 8pm on Saturday evenings. Garden.

E1 Dover Castle: 55 Sutton Street. (C2/39). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E1 DUKE OF NORFOLK: 30 Massingham Street. (D1/40). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker. Friendly and homely back street local that holds discos at weekends. Darts (East London fives board), lunchtime snacks. Opens at 6pm on Sats. Garden.

E1 DUKE OF SOMERSET: 14 Little Somerset Street. (A2/41). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Busy, modern one bar pub named after a former Duke of Somerset who used to own property in the area. Darts. Meals at all times. Opens at 5pm Sat. Outside drinking area.

E1 DUKE OF WELLINGTON: 12 Toynbee Street. (A1/42). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Well lit, two bar locals pub with basic public bar and comfortable lounge. Lunches and snacks. Darts. Opens at 7.30pm on Sats.

E1 Duke of Wellington: 63 Brady Street. (C1/43). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E1 Fifth Avenue: 169 Mile End Road. (D1/44). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E1 FISH & RING: 141 White Horse Road. (D1/45). Free House. Fullers London Pride, Youngs Special, Davenports , Fullers ESB. A real free house. Comfortable and very friendly corner locals pub run by Harry & Daisy White, who have some 30 years local experience as licensees. Winner of the Society for Preseration of Beers from the Wood (SPBW) Best London Pub Award 1985. Has a large selection of whiskies. Darts - including an East London Fives Board. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday evenings. Live piano, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

E1 FORTY FIVE: 45 Mile End Road. (C1/46). Ind Coope. Burton. Real name is the Three Cranes. Panelled one bar pub with darts and shove h'p. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E1 FOUNTAIN: 438 Mile End Road. (D1/47). Bass. Charrington IPA. Modern two bar pub with chandelier style lights in the saloon. Hosts six football teams in various leagues. Darts, pool and shove h'p. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Garden.

E1 FRYING PAN: 13 Brick Lane. (A1/48). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Websters. Smart one bar locals pub with darts, pool, shove h'p and snacks and meals at all times. Opens at 5pm on Saturday evenings. The frying pan was used as an emblem for braizers and ironmongers.

E1 George Tavern: 373 Commercial Road. (C2/49). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E1 Gloster Arms: 93/95 Commercial Road. (B2/50). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers! Closed 1989.

E1 Golden Eagle: 56 Cleveland Way. (C1/51). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 GOLDEN HEART: 110 Commercial Street. (A1/52). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Bitter, Trumans Sampson. Pleasant pub frequented weekdays by locals and Spitalfield Market workers taking advantage of the 6am to 9am opening hours. Lunchtime meals and snacks in the evenings. Opens at 5pm on Saturdays. Real Fire.

E1 GOOD SAMS: 87 Turner Street. (B1/53). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Bitter. Formerly the Good Samaritan. Made into an 'Open House' which has spoilt a one time East End Local. A cocktail high stool style bar with plastic plants which look as if they need watering. A red house, the carpets are red, as are the lightshades and wallpaper. Known as Sammys to generations of staff and students from the London Hospital. NB Patientshave been known to 'slip out' for a quick pint.

E1 GRAVE MAURICE: 269 Whitechapel Road. (C1/54). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best. Smart and pricey one bar pub named after Count Maurice of Nassau, prominent soldier of late 16th and early 17th centuries. Food at all times. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E1 GUN: 54 Brushfield Street. (A1/55). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson, Trumans Bitter. Has 6am to 9am licence. On its 3rd site in 300 years. The first site was in Artillery Lane, the second site is now part of Spitalfield Market. It has been on the present site since 1926. Comfortable pub with friendly manager who ran the Alma in Cambridge. Darts, pool, function room, lunchtime mealsand evening snacks. Closed Sundays. Real fire.

E1 Hayfield Tavern: 158 Mile End Road. (D1/56). Bass. Closed. Due to re-open in December 1986 selling Charrington IPA.

E1 Hearts of Oak: 36 Dock Street. (B2/57). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E1 HOLLANDS: Brayford Square. (ex 9 Exmouth Street). (C3/58). Free House. Fremlins. A Grade II Listed Building because of "Original interior with boarded ceiling, pine panelling and settles. Engraved and painted glasswork. Elaborate fireplaces and overmantles. Listed for Interior". Treasure house of Victoriania, breweriania and old photos and press cuttings. Been in the hands of the Holland family since 19th century. Real ale may not always be available. Lunchtime food. Garden.

E1 Horn of Plenty: 36 Globe Road. (D1/60). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E1 Horns & Horseshoe: 10 Cable Street. (B2/61). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E1 HORSE & GROOM: 21 White Church Lane (A1/59). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best. Former 19th century coadhing pub, decorated as stables. Popular with the young. Has a wine bar and restaurant. Disco on Fridays. Renamed Cauthens's in September 1989.

E1 HUNGERFORD ARMS: 240 Commercial Road. (C2/62). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Loud, comfortably furnished one bar pub, popular with locals and London Hospital staff. Lunchtime food. Darts. Opens at 6pm on Saturday evening.

E1 Ivories: 43 East Smithfield. (A2/63). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E1 JACK THE RIPPER: 84 Commercial Street. (A1/64). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Websters. A Grade II Listed Building because 'Inside the Commercial Road entrance is a fine-coloured 19th Century tile plaque showing an 18th/19th Century street scene". Snacks at lunchtime. Formerly the Ten Bells.

E1 JJ's FREE HOUSE: 180 Brady Street. (C1/65). Free House. Winter Royal, Whitbread Wethereds. Formerly the Yorkshire Grey. Friendly comfortable pub at the back of Bethnal Green BR Station. Garden.

E1 Jolly Butchers: 157 Brick Lane. (A1/66). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E1 Jolly Sailor: 8 Garnet Street. (C2/67). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E1 Katherine Wheel: 50 Cephas Avenue (D1/68). Bass. Charrington IPA. Smart comfortable one bar pub, decorated with bird and floral prints and early photos of the pub. Snacks at lunchtimes. darts, pool and shove h'p. Opens at 7pm every winter evening and approx 6. 30pm every summer evening. Live music Sat evenings.

E1 KINGS ARMS: 513 Cable Street. (D2/71). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Lively locals pub with red decor. Darts, pool, lunchtime food, evening snacks. Real fire.

E1 Kings Arms: 230 Mile End Road. (D1/70). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E1 Kings Arms: 514 Commercial Road. (D2/69). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E1 KINGS HEAD: 128 Commercial Road. (B2/72). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Lively pub with cosmopolitan clientele. Building dates from the Regency period. Darts and pool. Food lunchtimes and evenings to 7pm.

E1 KINGS STORES: 14 Widegate Street. (A1/73). Whitbread. Brakspears PA, Whitbread Wethereds. Well decorated pub, popular with local office workers. Has its own Pizza Hut. Wine bar, darts. Closes at 10. 30pm. Closed weekends.

E1 KNAVE OF CLUBS: 25 Bethnal Green Road. (A1/74). Ind Coope. Burton. Has large original Victorian wall adverts for brands of spirits and is a Grade II Listed Building because of it. Also known as the Bird House. Darts, pool, public bar, function room, snacks and meals at lunchtime. Opens at 6pm Saturday evenings.

E1 Lion: 8 Tapp Street. (C1/75). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E1 Little Star: 164 White Horse Road. (D1/76). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 LONDON HOSPITAL TAVERN: 176 Whitechapel Road. (C1/77). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Cocktail high stool type bar. Prints on the ceiling. Disco.

E1 LORD NELSON: 230 Commercial Road. (C2/78). Bass. Charrington IPA. Well renovated pub with Victorian plates on walls in the lounge. Darts and pool. Lunchtime food. Opens at 5pm on Saturday evening. Used to be the 'Brandy and Wine Stores'.

E1 LORD RODNEYS HEAD: 285 Whitechapel Road. (C1/79). Bass. Charrington IPA. Narrow locals' pub with fish tank and wooden panelled ceiling. Named after Admiral George Brydges Rodney who captured the West Indies from France in 1762, was the victor of the 'moonlight battle' off Cape St Vincent against the Spanish (1780). Recently leased from LRT by Banks & Taylor, the independent brewers from Shefford and will sell their beers. Darts (five board), shove h'p. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Opens at 5pm on Saturdays.

E1 MERCERS ARMS: 34 Belgrave Road. (D1/80). Bass. Charrington IPA. A Grade II Listed Building. Smart one bar lounge type pub with green decor and pink curtains. Popular with the locals. Darts. Lunchtime snacks. Live piano Saturdays.

E1 MR PICKWICKS: 70 Leman Street. (A2/81). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Websters. Formerly the Garrick Tavern. A Grade II Listed Building. Busy pub decorated in mock Dickensian theme. Darts, function room. Meals and snacks at all times. Opens at 5pm on Sats.

E1 Nags Head: 15 Whitechapel Road. (A1/82). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E1 NORFOLK VILLAGE: 199 Shoreditch High Street. (A1/83). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. On the site of the former Cambridge Theatre of which this pub was the bar. During World War II the pub was taken over by the US Army and the upstairs rooms were used as a brothel. Darts, lunchtime meals and evening snacks, live music, Friday disco, friendly landlord. Garden.

E1 Old Blue Anchor: 133 Whitechapel Road. (B1/84). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E1 Old Carpenters Arms: 78 Ben Jonson Road. (D1/85). Watney Combe Reid.

E1 Old Globe: 191 Mile End Road. (D1/86). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E1 Old House at Home: 87 Watney Street. (C2/87). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 OLD RED LION: 217 Whitechapel Road. (B1/88). Free House. Youngs Special, Tollys Original. Two bar basic Irish pub left to run down in the last few years. Darts, pool. Opens at 6. 30pm on Sats.

E1 OLD ROSE: 128 The Highway. (B2/89). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Websters. Comfortable locals one bar pub. Darts. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Disco Thurs - Sun. Opens at 7. 30pm on Saturday.

E1 OLD TWO BREWERS: 154 Brick Lane. (A1/91). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Bitter. Basic one bar pub. Is rumoured that it is to be demolished.

E1 OXFORD ARMS: 43 Stepney Way. (C1/92). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Narrow one bar pub near London Hospital.

E1 Peacock: 14 Aylward Street. (D1/93). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers! Keg only.

E1 PRIDE OF SPITALFIELDS: 3 Heneage Street. (A1/94). Free House. Youngs Special, Youngs Bitter, Fullers London Pride , Fullers ESB. Formerly the Romford Arms. Snacks and meals at alltimes. Popular and friendly side street pub, frequented by students and CAMRA members. Pictures of old East London street scenes on the walls. Real Fire.

E1 Pride of Stepney: 269 Stepney Way. (D1/95). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E1 Prince Regent: 105 Globe Road. (D1/98). Trumans. Websters. Large modern two bar pub. Attractive paintings on the lounge bar, Darts and shove h'p. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E1 Prince of Wales: 124 Globe Road. (D1/96). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 Prince of Wales: 14 Waley Street. (D1/97). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 PRINCESS OF PRUSSIA: 15 Prescot Street. (A2/99). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Bitter, Websters. Comfortable pub popular with office workers and locals. Hot food at all times. Has three bars and a function room. Open till midnight on Fri and Sat depending on trade. Garden.

E1 PROSPECT OF WHITBY: 57 Wapping Wall. (D2/100). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Watneys Stag , Ruddles County. A Grade II Listed Building because the "Interior is much altered, but some 18th Century dado panelling on first floor". Popular with tourists and the well to do. Decorated in a basic manner with interesting posters and mirrors. This riverside pub was originally built around 550 years ago and is reputed to have been known to Pepys, Judge Jeffreys and Dickens. Function room and restaurant. Opens at5. 30pm on Saturday.

E1 Queens Head: 83 Fieldgate Street. (B1/101). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E1 Queens Head: 57 Greatorex Street. (B1/102). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 Railway Arms: 60 Sutton Street. (C2/103). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 Roebuck: 27 Brady Street. (C1/104). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 Rose & Punchbowl: 7 Redmans Road. (C1/105). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 Royal Duchess: 543/547 Commercial Road. (D2/106). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E1 Royal Duke: 474 Commercial Road. (D2/107). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E1 Royal George: 7 Selby Street. (B1/108). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E1 Royal Oak: 120 Whitechapel Road. (B1/109). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 SCARBOROUGH ARMS: 33 St. Marks Street. (A2/110). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. One bar back street locals pub. Named after one of James II's henchmen who was made Earl of Scarborough for his success in smashing the rebels at the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685, the last battle on English soil. Darts, function room, meals at all times except Sundays and Saturday nights because the pub is closed.

E1 Scots Arms: 1 Wapping High Street. (A2/111). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E1 SEVEN STARS: 112 Whitechapel High Street. (A1/112). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Modern, spacious, one bar lock-up pub with a very cheap pint. Lunchtime food. Closes at 8pm if thereis not enough custom. During the weekends, only open at lunchtimes. Function room, darts and pool.

E1 SEVEN STARS: 47 Brick Lane. (A1/113). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 SHIP: 387 Cable Street. (C2/114). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!.

E1 Sir John Falstaff: 111 Cannon Street Road. (B2/115). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E1 SIR SIDNEY SMITH: 22 Dock Street. (A2/116). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Websters. Formerly the Pepperpot. Two bar pub, comfortable lounge. Lunches, evening snacks, pool.

E1 STAR & GARTER: 233 Whitechapel Road. (B1/117). Bass. Charrington IPA. Small basic one bar pub. Lunchtime snacks. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. The building opposite, Grodzinskys, was also a pub - the Lord Napier.

 

E1 STILL & STAR: 1 Little Somerset Street. (A2/118). Bass. Charrington IPA. A small one bar

pub dispensing beer through one of four handpumps. The beer is expensive. Opens 11-3 and 5-9pm Mondays to Fridays only. Snacks at lunchtime. Probably the only pub in the country so named. It may derive from the combination of distillation apparatus (still) amd the symbol of an early licensees' association (star).

E1 THOMAS NEALE: 39 Watney Market. (C2/119). Free House. Greene King Abbot, Sam Smiths OBB, Courage Directors , Adnams Bitter, Charrington IPA, Whitbread Flowers Original. Good place to take your young lady, or if you happen to be Joan Collins, your young man.

E1 THREE CROWNS: 237 Mile End Road. (D1/120). Bass. Charrington IPA. Two bar pub with unusual brick beam and Elizabethan style interior. Darts. Lunchtime food. Nice tiling iside the front door depicting three monarchs.

E1 Three Suns: 61 Garnet Street. (C2/121). Trumans. No handpumped beer - closed, but sold in August 1986.

E1 Three Swedish Crowns: 83 Wapping Lane. (C2/122). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Combes Bitter. Real ale not always available. Darts, pool and shove h'p. Live music on Friday and Saturday. Disco on Thursday. Lunchtime food and evening snacks. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. Garden.

E1 TOWN OF RAMSGATE: 62 Wapping High Street. (B2/123). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. A Grade II Listed Building because of "Inside beamed ceiling, benches, plank panelling and engraved glass screen. Judge Jeffreys was reputedly captured at this Inn. Grade II for interior, group value and historical association". The cellars used to be dungeons for those awaiting deportation to Australia. Name derives from fact that Ramsgate fishermen used to land their catch here. Food at all times. Would be a better pub without the jukebox. Garden.

E1 TURNERS OLD STAR: 14 Watts Street. (B2/90). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker. Renamed Turners Old Star.

E1 VINEYARD: St Katherines Way. (A2/124). Free House. Daveys Old Wallop. Commissionaire on the door, real ale only in the downstairs bar, a 'basic style' ale bar with sawdust on the floor and interesting signs. Quite expensive and half pints not served. Not open at weekends and closes at 8pm.

E1 WHITE HART: 1 Mile End Road. (C1/126). Free House. Hall & Woodhouse Badger, Everards Old Original. Two bar pub known as Murphys because it is the HQ of the Murphy chain of pubs. The glass partitioning of the bars is superb. TV, pool.

E1 WHITE HART: 89 Whitechapel High Street. (A1/125). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Comfortable one bar pub with partly divided bar. Lunches and snacks.

E1 WHITE HORSE: 64 Shoreditch High Street. (A1/127). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Websters. There has been a pub on the site since 1462, the history is shown in the bar. Snacks at all times with meals at lunchtimes. Strippers on Thurs and Fri nights as well as Sunday lunchtime. Closed on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

E1 WHITE HORSE: 48 White Horse Road. (D2/128). Bass. Charrington IPA. Small, old-fashioned and friendly one-bar wood-panelled pub just off Commercial Road, in the hands of a long-time tennant. Snacks at lunchtime, opens at 6. 15pm Saturday evenings. Garden.

E1 WHITE SWAN: 21 Alie Street. (A2/129). Free House. Re-opened in 1989 selling Shepherd Neame beers.

E1 WILLIAMS: 22/24 Artillery Lane. (A1/130). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds. Formerly the Ship. Recreated Georgian style wine and ale pub with beamed ceiling and wall curios. Darts. Food at all sessions. Closed weekends.

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E2 Bethnal Green

E2 ACORN: 149 Queensbridge Road. (A2/1). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best. Basic disco type young persons' pub. Lunchtime snacks. Open till midnight Thurs - Sat. 11.30 Sun.

E2 Angel & Crown: 170 Roman Road. (B1/3). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E2 The Alternative (TAYLORS): 34 Redchurch Street. (B2/2). Free House. Boddingtons Bitter, Fullers London Pride, Fullers ESB , Thwaites, Pedigree. A gGrade II listed former Charrington pub. Food at all times. A welcome back to men, not of course excluding the ladies, in this pub. Two fireplaces and threeclocks. Live music.

E2 APPROACH TAVERN: 47 Approach Road. (A1/4). Free House. Chudley Local Line, Pitfield Bitter, S Smiths Museum , Everards Old Original, King & B SB, Batemans XB. Popular pub. Upstairs room, darts, live music once a week, outside drinking area. Lunchtime snacks. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday. Pub built in 1861 at a cost of 1953! Has been in the hands of the King family since 1928, when the present owners father took over the tenancy from Barclay Perkins which subsequently became Courage's. He bought the freehold in 1975, since when its become an even more lively and friendly two bar pub.

E2 Beehive: 230 Roman Road. (B1/5). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 BIRDCAGE: 80 Columbia Road. (B2/6). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Websters. Lively and interesting locals' pub with talent-nite type entertainment. Spacious and comfortable decor. Darts. Lunchtime meals. On the local list of listed buildings. Reputedly one of the oldest pubs in the area, it was renovated in 1973 and again in 1981 after the ceiling fell down! Close to the Sunday flower market.

E2 Bishop Bonner: 21 Bonner Street. (A1/7). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E2 Black Horse: 67 Roman Road. (B1/8). Belhaven. No handpumped beers! Now Belhaven owned.

E2 BLADE BONE: 185 Bethnal Green Road. (B2/9). Bass. Charrington IPA. Out of beer when surveyed. Due to excessive demand? Small brick building at the front of an estate. TV and pool table dominate the public bar; slightly more spacious saloon at rear. Darts. Occasional pianist. Opens at approx 5. 30pm on Saturday. Been a pub on the same site since 1823.

E2 Bohola House: 423 Bethnal Green Road. (B2/10). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E2 BRITANNIA: 209 Globe Road. (B1/12). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Dimly lit comfortable two bar pub keen on darts. Shove h'p. DJ at weekends. Lunchtime food. Garden. Licensee is the Orient FC centre half.

E2 Britannia: 12 Chilton Street. (B2/11). Trumans. Trumans Best, Websters. Comfortably furnished in the modern style this one-bar pub has unusual opening hours and a welcoming atmosphere. Lunchtime food. 7 - 2am six nights aweek: a gay bar in the evenings only. Sunday 1-3pm and 7-midnight.

E2 British Lion: 193 Hackney Road. (A2/13). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E2 Browns: 1 Hackney Road. (B2/14). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 Buskers Free House: 2 Pollard Row. (B2/15). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E2 Camdens Head: 456 Bethnal Green Road. (B1/16). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E2 Camel: 277 Globe Road. (B1/17). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E2 CARPENTERS ARMS: 73 Cheshire Street. (B2/18). Free House. Godsons BH, Greene King Abbot, Fullers London Pride. Comfortable one-bar pub renovated in November 1985. In a Sunday market area known as Club Row which is like Petticoat Lane but far more earthy. Breakfast menu. The pub is open 8am - 2pm Sundays and 10pm - 3pm weekdays along with the usual evening openings. Darts and pool in the upstairs room which doubles as a function room.

E2 CITY OF PARIS: 178 Old Ford Road. (A1/19). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Websters. Comfortable one-bar modern corner pub with (imitaion) real fire in central area. Darts. Restaurant.

E2 CONQUEROR: 2/4 Austin Street. (B2/20). Free House. Everards Tiger, King & B SB. Range of ales frequently varies but these two reasonably regular. Wood panelled small corner former Charrington pub with enthusiastic governor. Darts and pool. Lunchtime food. Hopes to have a beer garden in due course.

E2 Crown: 144 Whiston Road. (A2/21). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 Dolphin: 85 Redchurch Street. (B2/22). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E2 Dover Castle: 118 Old Bethnal Green Road. (A1/23). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E2 Duke of Cambridge: 101 Queensbridge Road. (A2/24). Bass. Websters . Real ale may not always be available in this small basic one-bar pub in a back street off Hackney Road. Darts and pool. TV.

E2 Duke of Cambridge: 25 Felix Street. (A2/25). Belhaven. Now Belhaven owned and keg. d. Darts and pool. TV.

E2 DUKE OF SUSSEX: 94 Goldsmith's Row. (A2/26). Shepherd Neame. Shepherd Master Brew. One of the best pubs in the Hackney Road area. Very small public bar with bar billiards. Food till early evening and meals in the summer. Real fire.

E2 DUKE OF WELLINGTON: 52 Cyprus Street. (A1/27). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Large basic boozer. Darts and pool. Live music Sat and Sun evenings. TV. Snacks at lunchtime and early evening.

E2 Duke of York: 64 Ellsworth Street. (B2/28). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E2 Dundee Arms: 339 Cambridge Heath Road. (B1/29). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E2 Durham Arms: 408 Hackney Road. (A2/30). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E2 Earl Grey: 272 Bethnal Green Road. (B2/31). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 FLORISTS ARMS: 255 Globe Road. (B1/32). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Friendly one bar comfortable refurbished pub with imitation brick decor. Shove h'p. Lunchtime food.

E2 Flying Scud: 137 Hackney Road. (A2/33). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E2 Fountain: 123 Sceptre Road. (B1/34). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Ruddles County. Brightly decorated, comfotably plush, newly converted pub with island bar. Pictures on wall. A pleasant place. Darts, pool and shoveh'p. Lunchtime meals. Opens at 8pm on Saturday.

E2 George & Dragon: 2 Hackney Road. (B2/35). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 Globe: 109 Columbia Road. (A2/36). Watney Combe Reid.. No handpumped beers!

E2 Green Gate: 230 Bethnal Green Road. (B2/37). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E2 GREEN MAN: 287 Cambridge Heath Road. (B1/38). Trumans. Trumans Best. L-shaped bar with low ceiling and mainly red decoration. Attractive exterior has a vaguely rural look. Darts, bar billiards. Opens at 5pm on Saturday evening.

E2 GREYHOUND: 32 Old Ford Road. (A1/39). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. One bar pub with loud music. Cooked meals lunchtime, evening snacks. Garden.

E2 Halfway House: 388 Hackney Road. (A2/40). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E2 HARE: 505 Cambridge Heath Road. (A1/41). Trumans. Trumans Best, Websters. Plenty of life here, and all ages. U-shaped bar with darts down one side. Pool. Lunchtime food. TV.

 

E2 Hop Picker: 481 Hackney Road. (A2/42). Free House. No handpumped beers! .

E2 Jazzy Dees: 163 Gossett Street. (B2/43). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E2 Joiners Arms: 116/8 Hackney Road. (B2/44). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 KING & QUEEN: 89 Cheshire Street. (B2/45). Trumans. Websters. Large plain one-bar boozer with keen pool following, also has darts and shove h'p. Opens at 7.30pm on Saturday.

E2 Kings Arms: 67 Old Bethnal Green Road. (B2/47). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 Kings Arms: 11 Buckfast Street. (B2/46). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E2 Kings Head: 257 Kingsland Road. (A2/48). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E2 Limes: 324 Hackney Road. (A2/49). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E2 Lord Hood: 89 Dunbridge Street. (B2/50). Free House. Websters, Pitfield Bitter. Range of beers may be varied/increased. Quiet comfortably furnished renovated corner house. Live jazz on Satyrdat night and old time music hall Wed and Fri evening.

E2 Lyons Corner: 121 Bethnal Green Road. (B2/51). Free House. No handpumped beers! No longer a public house.

E2 Manchester Arms: 155 Hackney Road. (A2/52). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E2 MARKSMAN: 254 Hackney Road. (A2/53). Free House. Pitfield Bitter, Pitfield Hoxton, Pitfield Dark Star, Batemans XB. Occasional guest beers. Comfortable one-bar refurbished pub, a real oasis amongst keg pubs and wine bars. Lunchtime food.

E2 MARQUIS OF CORNWALLIS: 304 Bethnal Green Road. (B2/54). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson. Fairly recently decorated in a comfortable bland style with island bar. Lunchtime meals except Saturday when snacks are available.

E2 Marquis of Lansdowne: 32 Cremer Street. (A2/55). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E2 Martins: 234 Cambridge Heath Road. (A1/56). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 Montys: 111 Gosset Street. (B2/57). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E2 NELSONS HEAD: 32 Horatio Street. (A2/58). Gibbs Mew. No handpumped beers!

E2 Norfolk Arms (Pickles): 460 Hackney Road. (A2/59). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E2 Old Basing House: 25 Kingsland Road. (A2/60). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E2 OLDE AXE: 69 Hackney Road. (B2/61). Free House. Greene King Abbot. Real ale may not always be available. Large refurbished Victorian one bar pub with polished wood etc.

E2 Old Friends: 129 Roman Road. (B1/62). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 OLD GEORGE: 397 Bethnal Green Road. (B2/63). Trumans. Trumans Best, Websters. Original winch gear used in the pub last century on display in the centre of the big single bar. Separate pool enclave at the back. TV. Lunchtime food. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. Originally 'Ye olde George' and dating back, to at least, 1742 it used to look out over farmland! One the site of old wine vaults which have been retained as the pub cellars. Used to be owned by the Balls family.

E2 Old King Johns Head: 90 Whiston Road. (A2/64). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E2 PANTHER: 15 Turin Street. (B2/65). Whitbread. Whitbread Flowers Original. Quiet, homely unpretentious pub with island bar and prominent price list. Darts, pool and shove h'p. Lunchtime food.

E2 Perseverance: 112 Pritchards Road. (A2/67). Watney Combe Reid.

E2 PERSEVERANCE: 125 Gosset Street. (B2/66). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Plush one bar loud discotheque style young people's pub.

E2 Prince of Wales: 76 Bishops Way. (A1/70). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E2 Prince of Wales: 59 Barnet Grove. (B2/68). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E2 Prince of Wales: 1 Teale Street. (A2/69). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 Queen Victoria: 72 Barnet Grove. (B2/71). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 Railway Tavern: 131 Globe Road. (B1/72). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E2 Red Deer: 393 Cambridge Heath Road. (A1/73). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 ROYAL ALFRED: 267 Kingsland Road. (A2/74). Watney Combe Reid. Real ale may not always be available. Food at all times. Darts and pool. Opens at 5.30pm on Saturday.

E2 ROYAL CRICKETERS: 211 Old Ford Road. (A1/75). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original, Samuel Whitbrea , Greene King Abbot. On the local list of listed buildings. Comfortable two level pub with waterside bar and restaurant below, and canalside outside patio with seating - boat owners could moor alongside. Darts.

E2 Royal Oak: 73 Columbia Road. (A2/76). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E2 ROYAL STANDARD: 165 Kingsland Road. (A2/77). Young & Co. Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special. Basic and clean two bar pub. Usual photo of Youngsdray at Windsor plus other prints. Darts and pool. Lunchtime food. Outside drinking area.

E2 Septembers: 428 Hackney Road. (A2/78). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E2 Shakespeare: 460 Bethnal Green Road. (B1/79). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E2 Ship: 473 Bethnal Green Road. (B1/80). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 SHIP & BLUE BALL: 13 Boundary Street. (B2/81). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Small one bar back-street local. Darts, pool, lunchtime snacks. Opens at 7.30pm on Saturdays.

E2 SOLLYS: 31 Coate Street. (A2/82). Gibbs Mew. Giibbs Mew Salisbury. In the lounge a curious mixture of locals and City gents gaze from settees while to the accompaniment of loud music and moving lights, a virtually never ending display of boobs and bums gyrates. Opens late; closes late (but last orders 11pm).

E2 SPORTING LIFE: 36 Wilmot Street. (B2/83). Free House. Brakspears PA, Courage Directors, Youngs Special. Large, two-bar pub opposite Bethnal Green BR Station. Decorated with horse racing paraphernalia. Formerly called the Lamb. Darts and pool. Snacks andmeals at all times. Formerly a Charrington pub and dates back to 1860 at least.

E2 Spread Eagle: 3 Kingsland Road. (B2/84). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 Stilleto's/GT's : 42 Whiston Road. (A2/85). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E2 Sun: 441 Bethnal Green Road. (B2/86). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E2 Three Loggerheads: 57 Virginia Road. (B1/87). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 Tipples: 502 Bethnal Green Road. (B1/88). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E2 VICTORIA: 4 Ravenscroft Street. (B2/89). Watney Combe Reid. Combes Bitter. Busy spartan local with Irish flavour. Darts and pool. Weekend piano. Garden.

E2 VICTORY: 281 Kingsland Road. (A2/90). Free House. Fullers London Pride, Greene King Abbot. Enthusiastic new owner who wants to expand. Happy hour 5. 30pm - 7pm: 20p off a pint. Lunchtime food. Pool. Opens at 8pm on Saturday.

E2 VICTORY: 27 Vyner Street. (A1/91). Free House. Bass. Quiet comfortable back street pub. Bass is unusual for the area. Darts and pool. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks.

E2 Warners: 68 Warner Place. (A2/92). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers! Formerly Warners and (originally) Old Horns.

E2 Weavers: 100 Roman Road. (B1/93). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E2 Well & Bucket: 143 Bethnal Green Road. (B2/94). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E2 Weymouth Arms: 80 Weymouth Terrace. (A2/95). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Quiet two bar boozer with basic comforts. Darts and pool.

E2 White Hart: 359 Bethnal Green Road. (B2/96). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E2 WHITE HORSE: 236 Cambridge Heath Road. (A1/97). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds. Small one bar pub opposite Cambridge Heath Road BR Station. Darts. Hot and cold snacks lunchtime andevening. Opens at 6pm on Saturday.

E2 Woolpack: 89 Sceptre Road. (B1/98). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

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E3 Bow

E3 Albert: 74 St Stephens Road. (A1/1). Watney Combe Reid. Combes Bitter, Websters. Cheap beer in this one bar pub with odd shaped roof. You could play darts if you moved the pool table, also has shove h'p. Has loud music conducted by a DJ. Opens at 5pm Saturday evenings. Formerly called the Prince Albert, and (1979-83)Christys.

E3 Albion: 25 St. Pauls Way. (A1/2). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E3 Ancient Briton: 44 Glaucus Street. (B2/3). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E3 BEEHIVE: 104 Empson Street. (B2/4). Free House. Charrington IPA. Wide rang of keg beers. Behind St Andrews Hospital where a former CAMRA East London Branch Chairman was born. Darts, pool, DJ. Snacks at all times. Public bar.

E3 Bird in Hand: 126 Bow Road. (B2/5). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E3 BLUE ANCHOR: 67 Bromley High Street. (B2/6). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Still resembles a traditional East End local (unlike its neighbours). Live piano Saturday evenings. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. Darts. Originally owned by the Kings Arms Brewery, part of the London & Burton. Brewery Co, who were taken over by Watney Combe Reid Reid in 1929. The freehold was sold to the LCC in 1950

E3 Bombay Grab: 246 Bow Road. (B2/7). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers - closed.

E3 Bow Bells: 116 Bow Road. (B2/8). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!.

E3 Bridge House: 14 Bow Common Lane. (B2/9). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E3 Britannia: 185 Bow Common Lane. (A2/10). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E3 BROMLEY ARMS: 51 Fairfield Road. (B1/11). Watney Combe Reid. Websters.

Now Shepherd Neame owned and selling Master Brew. t 5pm on Saturday evenings. Garden.

E3 CALEDONIAN ARMS: 62 Fairfield Road. (B1/12). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E3 COBORN ARMS: 8 Coborn Road. (A1/13). Young & Co. Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special, Youngs Winter Warmer. Until 1984 was a Whitbread pub. Dartboard in constant use - electronic scoreboard for the thickos. Also former Lacon Brewery pub. Outside drinking area.

E3 Cotton Arms: 92 St Pauls Way. (A2/14). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E3 CROWN HOTEL: 223 Grove Road. (A1/15). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Best. Like some propertiess on the edge of Victoria Park the pub is Crown property. Etched glass on the internal windows in the public bar. Seafood stall outside. Has room for functions, darts and pool. Outside drinking area.

E3 Crystal Tavern: 25 Burdett Road. (A2/16). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E3 Duke of Wellington: Newmill House - Devas Street. (B2/17). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E3 Duke of York: 129 Antill Road. (A1/18). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E3 EARL OF ELLESMERE: 19 Chisenhale Road. (A1/19). Ind Coope. Burton. Large one bar pub opposite the Godson Brewery. Not open until 7pm any evening.

E3 Eleanor Arms: 460 Old Ford Road. (A1/20). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E3 HAND & FLOWER: 72 Parnell Road. (B1/21). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds. At the end of Roman Road Market. Snacks at lunchtime, has piped and live jazz. Darts & pool.

E3 HORN OF PLENTY: 588 Mile End Road. (A2/22). Ind Coope. Burton, Taylor Walker, Friary Meux , Benskins Bitter, Ind Coope Bitter. Burton. very popular, seafood stall and seats outside. Just east of Mile End Tube.

E3 ICELAND: 421 Wick Lane. (B1/23). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E3 Imperial Crown: 50 St Leonard's Street. (B2/24). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E3 INN AT THE PARK: 2 Midlothian Road. (A2/25). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Formerly the Aunt Sally. Recently refurbished, coctail sytle pub with imitation marble decorationn, popular with young people. Restaurant. Garden.

E3 John Bull: 490 Roman Road. (A1/26). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E3 Kings Arms: 167 Bow Road. (B1/27). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E3 KITSON'S: 171 Devons Road. (B2/28). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Real ale may not alwasy be available. Live musc. Hot and cold lunches noon - 2pm Midnight licence Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon.

E3 LITTLE DRIVER: 125 Bow Road. (B1/29). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Enormous, 50 year old Hoare & Co Celebrated Stout mirror on the wall near the dartboard. A Finch's pub. Snacks lunchtime and evenings. Garden.

E3 Lord Cardigan: 12 Anglo Road. (B1/30). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!.

E3 Lord Morpeth: 402 Old Ford Road. (A1/31). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E3 Lord Palmerston: 45 Hewlett Road. (A1/32). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E3 LORD TREDEGAR: 50 Lichfield Road. (A1/33). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Friary Meux, Burton, Benskins Bitter. Friendly and comfortable one bar pub on the fringe of a conservation area. Darts and pool. A Grade II Listed Building. Garden.

E3 Milton Arms: 28 Wright's Road. (B1/34). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E3 MORGAN ARMS: 43 Morgan Street. (A1/35). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Built in 1894. DaRTS AND POOL. When asked if they had live music the barman looked at the organist and replied "Just about". He then complimented us on the organisation of the local beer festival. Fine fellow. Charles Morgan Robinson Morgan (1792-1875) was the first Baron Tredegar and the pub is built on what was his land.

E3 MOULDERS ARMS: 50 Bromley High Street. (B2/36). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Watneys Stag, Websters, Ruddles County. Very expensive pub surrounded by high rise flats. Pictures of film stars and a history of the pub decorate the lounge bar walls. Meals at all times and barbeque in the summer (if we ever have a summer). Darts and pool. Opens at 5pm Saturday evenings.

E3 Needle Gun: 527 Roman Road. (A1/37). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E3 New Globe: 359 Mile End Road. (A1/38). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E3 Old Duke of Cambridge: 158 Devons Road. (B2/39). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E3 Old Ford Tavern: 393 Old Ford Road. (B1/40). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E3 Ordell Arms: 22 Ordell Road. (B1/41). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E3 PALM TREE: 24 Palm Street. (A1/42). Trumans. Trumans Bitter. Canalside pub that has been isolated by what is known as Mile End Park. Darts and shove h'p. Landlord drinks the Trumans Bitter so it must be in good nick. Garden.

E3 PEARLY KING: 94 Bromley High Street. (B2/43). Free House. Seven Bells Bitter, Rayments BBA, Bow Bitter, Youngs Special, Youngs Bitter. . Formerly the Seven Stars owned by Ind Coope. A pub has reputedly been on the site for 650 years. Meals at all times, darts, gas lights and upstairs function room. Live music, musak and disco.

E3 Prince of Wales: 2 Grove Road. (A1/45). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E3 PRIORY TAVERN: 37 St Leonard Street. (B2/44). Trumans. Websters. Smart locals' pub, popular with young drinkers. Darts, pool, snacks and meals at all times with livemusic on Sundays. Built on the site of a priory dissolved in 1533. Garden.

E3 QUEEN VICTORIA: 1 Gillender Street. (B2/46). Free House. Courage Best Bitter.

E3 Railway Tavern: 30 Grove Road. (A1/47). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E3 Ranelagh Arms: 599 Roman Road. (B1/48). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E3 Rising Sun: 14 Gillender Street. (B2/49). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E3 Rose & Crown: 8 Stroudley Walk - Devons Road. (B2/50). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E3 ROSE OF DENMARK: 612 Roman Road. (B1/51). Watney Combe Reid. Nwebsters.

E3 TENTERDEN ARMS: 224 Devons Road. (B2/52). Trumans. Websters, Trumans Best. Large one bar pub with darts, musak, live music and TV. Mural tiles inside.

E3 YE OLDE THREE TUNS: 185 Bow Road. (B1/53). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds. Friendly, mock Tudor style, two bar pub. Three Tuns appear on the arms of the Company of Vintners and the Brewers Company. The pub was enlarged in 1985. Darts and shove h'p. Meals at lucnhtimes.

E3 UNICORN: 27 Vivian Road. (A1/54). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Flowers IPA, Samuel Whitbread Strong Ale. Plushly refurbished one-bar pub with darts and a garden. Meals at lunchtime and early evening. TV. A welcome change from the keg pubs that abound in Bow. Opens at 6pm on Saturday.

E3 Victoria: 110 Grove Road. (A1/55). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E3 WENTWORTH ARMS: 127 Eric Street. (A2/56). Bass. Charrington IPA. Expensive. Behind Mile End Station. Snacks at all times. Opens at 7pm on Saturdays. Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Cleveland, Lord of the manor of Stepney held most of Stepney manor until 1720.

E3 White Horse: 473 Roman Road. (A1/57). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E3 Whitethorn: 30 Whitethorn Street. (B1/58). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E3 WIDOW'S SON: 75 Devons Road. (B2/59). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker. Shove h'p and darts in this single bar pub. Live music at weekends. A Grade II Listed Building because: "Interior retains almost completely its circa 1870s fittings, including engraved mirrors, decorated panels to pilasters, gilt capitals and glassfronted cabinets containing assorted china. Ornamental lettered panels states: "Importer and bonder of choice Foreign cigars: The Widow's Son. Family Wine Spirit and Malt Liquor Establishment".

E3 Young Prince: 448 Roman Road. (A1/60). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E4 Chingford

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E4 BULL & CROWN: The Green. (A1/1). Ind Coope. Ind Coope Bitter. Near Chingford BR station. Large three bar town centre pub popular with young people. The late Pevsner in his Buildings of England-Essex calls this 'Edwardian pomposity with plenty of yellow Terracotta in the wildest Loive style'. It is a pity the interior has been so hacked about. Incidentally this was the first pub on the way to the Forest when the railway ended at the present railway bridge over Whitehall Road hence its size. (JH).

E4 COUNTY ARMS: 420 Hale End Road. (B2/2). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson, Websters. Big and busy corner pub with fake beam style treatment. Food lunchtimes and evenings. Built in 1908 by the Herts & Essex Public House Trust Co (later the Trust House Hotels) by Douglas Scott. One of the new pubs built with 'no towdry advertisements, no cheap brass or stained glass to offend the eye' which also served coffee and food to 'raise the tone' of the public house which had fallen into disrepute with the residents of Highams Park. (JH).

E4 CROOKED BILLET: Chingford Road. (A2/3). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker Best Bitter. On a roundabout near Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium. Has bar splitting the building into two. Watch for the closed circuit TV surveying the pool room. Darts. Cooked meals lunchtime.

E4 FOUNTAIN: 51 Sewardstone Road. (A1/4). Ind Coope. Burton, Taylor Walker. Large one bar roadside pub with welcoming atmosphere. Darts, disco on Wed and Sun. Lunchtime meals and snacks. Situated opposite Kings Head Hill. Photos show the pub in 1898. Garden.

E4 FOX & HOUNDS: Sewardstone Road (A1/5). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Real ale may not always be available. etc with conker tree). Opens at 6pm on Saturday and stays open till 11pm weekdays due to the pub coming under Waltham Abbey Licensing District. The pub is also in Essex!

E4 Green Man: Old Church Road. (A2/6). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E4 GREYHOUND: 12 Silver Birch Avenue. (A2/7). Bass. Charrington IPA. Blockhouse style pub on the Chingford Hall Estate surrounded by tower blocks. The interior is a notable contrast to the outside. Darts and pool.

E4 KINGS HEAD: Kings Head Hill. (A1/8). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Ind Coope Bitter, Burton, Benskins Bitter, Friary Meux. Expect that Adnams and Tetley will be added to the range shortly. Pleasant and comfortable ale house type pub. Only one bar but has a function room and children's room. Food at all times. Photos show the pub in the 1880's when it was the "Old Kings Head"

E4 LARKSHALL: Larkshall Road. (B2/9). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Opens 5. 30 Sat night. One side of the pub has beenconverted from an old cottage and the middle section from an old barn. The other side is newly built. Part 15th century Listed Building. Darts. Coooked meals lunchtimes Mons-Sats. Garden.

E4 OLD HALL TAVERN: Hall Lane. (A2/10). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Rather up-market one bar pub/restaurant that opens at 5. 30pm Saturday eveings. Garden.

E4 PLOUGH: Mott Street. (A1/11). McMullens. McMullens County. Modern, smart roadside pub. The pub building is around the corner. Whilst the pub has a London postal district address it is also in Essex. Darts , Shove h'p and bowls! Restaurant. Live music one Thursday a month. Food at all times. Opens at 6pm Sats and till 11pm weekdays. Also has Christmas Ale (during that period). Garden.

E4 PRINCE ALBERT: 1 Old Church Road. (A2/12). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original. Modern pub below ground level incorporating a Pizza Hut. Opens at 6pm on Saturday. The original pub dated back to c1890

E4 PRINCE OF WALES: 71 Hatch Lane. (B2/13). Bass. Charrington IPA. Pre war local with two wood panelled bars and large snooker area (full size tables). Probably the cheapest pint in the district. Lunchtime food. Garden

E4 QUEEN ELIZABETH: 95 Forest Side. (B1/14). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson, Trumans Bitter. Large half timbered single bar pub with Barnaby's Carvery. Close to Epping Forest. Recentley refurbished in rustic style with woodern beams. Decorated with pictures of horse riding and hunting. Dates from 1870's or earlier. Barclaycard may be used to order drinks.

E4 ROYAL FOREST: Rangers Road. (B1/15). Free House. Scotch Youngers. A Berni Inn. Large Elizabethan style roadhouse on the edge of Epping Forest. Smallish bar reached through left hand entrance. Darts. Bar meals Mon-Fri lunchtime. Berni restaurant operates all sessions. The windows have coats of arms in stained glass.

E4 ROYAL OAK: 219 Kings Head Hill. (A1/16). McMullens. McMullens County. Smart and well decorated suburban style pub on the main road. Two bars plus a childrens room, darts, shove h'p and bar billiards. Food at all times. Opens at 6pm on Saturdays.

E4 ROYAL OAK (VENNERS): Sewardstone Road. (A1/17). Free House. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Owned by Terry Venables, manager of FC Barcelona. Only player to get the range of England caps from under-15 to full. Function room. Lunchtime snacks. Opens at 6pm on Sat. Garden.

E4 ROYSTON ARMS: 101 Chingford Mount Road. (A2/18). Bass. Charrington IPA. Large two bar local that has snacks at lunchtime, darts and pool and opens at 5. 30 Saturday evenings.

E4 SIRLOIN: Friday Hill. (B1/19). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Large white pub, recently decorated and a conservatory restaurant added. The wood panelled bar can be split into two by a partition. Now quite upmarket. Children's playground, darts.

E4 WHEELWRIGHTS: 94 Hatch Lane. (B2/20). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original. Formerly the Horseless Carriage. Single bar pub with several levels seemingly built to resemble a stable - Chingford meets the Wild West? Good if you like waggon wheels. Beefeater Restaurant. Originally was 'The Old Dun Cow' changed to 'Manor Hotel' in the late 1800s when rebuilt. Demolished mid 1960s. Garden.

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E5 Clapton

E5 ANCHOR & HOPE: 15 High Hill Ferry. (B1/1). Fullers. Fullers London Pride, Fullers ESB. No food just good beer. So says the landlord, and dead right he is too. One bar pub with darts , opens at 6pm on Saturday evenings

E5 British Oak: 130 Lea Bridge Road. (B2/2). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E5 Clapton Park Tavern: 9 Chatsworth Road. (B2/3). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E5 CROOKED BILLET: 84 Upper Clapton Road. (A1/4). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Stag, Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Large one bar pub with sectioned-off darts and restaurant which is licensed till 12 midnight.

E5 DOWNS HOTEL: 75 Downs Road. (A2/5). Ind Coope. Burton, Taylor Walker. One bar pub with function room, darts, and lunchtime snacks. Opens at 6pm on Saturday.

E5 Duke of Clarence: 78 Clarence Road. (A2/6). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E5 Duke of York: 2 Charnwood Street. (A1/7). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E5 ELEPHANTS HEAD: 43 Lower Clapton Road. (A2/8). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. One bar pub with darts and TV. Cheap pint of Directors. Opens at 5pm on Sats.

E5 FOUNTAIN: 211 Lower Clapton Road. (A2/9). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter, Watneys Stag. Large pub with back music room with Country music on Fri, Sat and Sun and Irish Rock on Wed. Family-run, pleasant ceiling, darts, food at all times. Opens at 5pm on Sats.

E5 George: 171 Glyn Road. (B2/10). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E5 Glyn Arms: 1 Mandeville Street. (B2/11). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E5 GOLDEN SHOE: 43 Meeson Street. (B2/12). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Basic Conforts in public. Touch of the Bierkeller in loungest lounge. Darts. Hot and cold food usually available.

E5 Hope & Anchor: 30 Rossington Street. (A1/13). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E5 JUBILEE: 278 Millfields Road. (B2/14). Trumans. Trumans Best. Real ale may not always be available.

E5 KINGS HEAD: 44 Middlesex Wharf. (B1/15). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter, Ruddles County. Large one bar pub on canal. Name of pub in large capitals on roof. (250 homes being built on old woodyard). Large collection of old local prints. Stuffed birds in cages. Darts, pool, shove h'p. Lunchtime meals and snacks also available early evening. TV. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. Garden.

E5 LONDON TAVERN: 92 Rendlesham Road. (A2/16). Bass. Charrington IPA. Locals say it's a great pub. 4000 raised for charity in 2 years. Two bar pub with darts, shove h'p add TV. Snacks. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E5 LORD CECIL: 42 Lower Clapton Road. (A2/17). Courage. Courage Best Bitter. Live music every night. Dark one bar pub promoting Miller Lite when surveyed. Pool and TV. Garden.

E5 OLD KINGS HEAD: 28 Upper Clapton Road. (A2/18). Trumans. Trumans Best. One bar pub with darts, pool and lunchtime food. Opens at 5. 30pm Saturdays.

E5 PRINCE OF WALES: 146 Lea Bridge Road. (B2/19). Young & Co. Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special, Youngs Winter Warmer. Near the Lea Valley Ice Rink. Canalside pub popular with dog owners. A collection of (empty) soda syphons behind the bar in the public. Darts, cooked meals at lunchtime and snacks early evening. Opens at 5pm on Sats. Outside drinking area.

E5 PRIORY TAVERN: 57 Elderfield Road. (B2/20). Bass. Bass. Large basic one room pub. Darts and pool. Lunchtime snacks. Opens at 5pm. Outside drinking area.

E5 ROBIN HOOD: High Hill Ferry. (B1/21). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. One bar pub with rowing paraphernalia on the ceiling. Darts. Opens at 6pm Saturday evenings. Garden.

E5 ROYAL SOVEREIGN: 64 Northwold Road. (A1/22). Bass. Charrington IPA. Very nice one bar pub in rustic style (open brickwork). 2 dartboards, snacks at all times and meals at lunchtime. The landlord has the head of an addax. This is not a personal description, look on the wall. Good pint. Opens at 6pm on Saturday evening.

E5 Shamps: 181 Clarence Road. (A2/23). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E5 SHIP AGROUND: 144 Lea Bridge Road. (B2/24). Bass. Charrington IPA. Large oen bar pub with loud musak. Cooked meals at lunchtimes and snacks in the evenings.

E5 SWAN: 73 Clapton Common. (A1/25). Bass. Charrington IPA. Very large, plush one bar pub with a side entrance in N16! Loudish musak. Darts and TV. Meals and snacks at all times. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday evenings.

E5 Three Sisters: 35 Queensdown Road. (A2/26). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E5 White Hart: 231 Lower Clapton Road. (A2/27). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E5 WINDSOR CASTLE: 135 Lower Clapton Road. (A2/28). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. One bar pub with darts, pool, shove h'p. Food at all times. Garden.

E5 WOODMAN: 199 Mount Pleasant Lane. (B1/29). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Popular with Watney's Special drinkers.

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E6 East Ham

E6 Biancos: 419/429 Barking Road. (A2/1). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E6 BOLEYN TAVERN: 1 Barking Road. (B2/2). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Enormous and comfortable three bar Victorian pub near to West Ham FC. Live music Thurs-Fri-Sun when 2p is levied on the (cheap) pint. Lunchtime food. Darts and pool.

E6 Central Hotel: 150 Barking Road. (B2/3). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E6 Cock: 56 High Street North. (B2/4). Bass. Charrington IPA. Large three bar pub. Darts and large TV screen in public. Pool tables in the lounge. Lunchs Mon-Fri. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday.

E6 DENMARK ARMS: 381 Barking Road. (A2/5). Ind Coope. Burton, Taylor Walker. Large two bar Victorian street-corner pub. Three pool tables and darts in the public bar. Upstairs function room which may shortly be turned into a restaurant. Lunchtime meals Mon-Sat. Opens at 6. 30pmon Sats.

E6 Duke's Head: 539 Barking Road. (A2/6). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E6 Earl of Wakefield: 72 Katherine Road. (B2/7). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E6 Ferndale Hotel: 40 Cyprus Place. (A1/8). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E6 GREEN MAN: 190 Plashet Grove. (B2/9). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Large two bar pub with two function rooms. wide variety of social events and live music (Sat and Sun). Lunchtime meals. Opens at 6pm Saturday.

E6 HAMMERS: 80 High Street South. (A1/10). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. In 1959 was called the Red Lion. Small busy two bar pub, popular with locals. Allegiance to West Ham Utd very strong. Darts. Lunchtime meals. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday.

E6 PERSEVERANCE: 33 Vicarage Lane. (A1/11). Bass. Charrington IPA. Small basic but friendly one bar neighbourhood pub. Fives dart board. Garden. Opens at 5. 30pm on Sat.

E6 RODING: Southend Road. (A2/12). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Large and comfortable corner pub renovated to a high standard with one large rambling bar. Stuffed animals and assorted nick-nacks on the walls. Dartsand pool. Food at all times. Live music usually on Wednesday evenings. Real fire. Opens at 7pm on Saturday evenings. Function room.

E6 TOLLGATE TAVERN: Tollgate Road. (B1/13). Whitbread. Greene King Abbot, Whitbread Wethered. Large comfortable one bar pub opened in December 1984. Part of the Asda Supermarket complex and near a new housing estate. Darts (keen), live music Sat and Sun. Cooked meals lunchtime Mon - Sun. Opensat 5. 30pm on Saturday. Garden.

E6 White Horse: 125 High Street South. (A1/14). Bass. Charrington IPA. . Modern two bar pub with outdoor drinking area. Cooked meals Mon-Sat lunchtime. Cheapest pint in E6.

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E7 Forest Gate

E7 Albion Hotel: 141 Boleyn Road. (A2/1). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beer - closed.

E7 CAMDEN ARMS: 70 Field Road. (A1/2). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Public bar contains darts and pool table. Snacks at all times. Opens 6pm on Saturday evenings.

E7 Duke of Fife: 350 Katherine Road. (B2/3). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E7 EAGLE & CHILD: 112 Woodgrange Road. (A1/4). Ind Coope. Burton. Large pub with all ranges of noise from videos, disco, musak, jukebox and live music. The darters and pool players are also catered for and snacks areavailable. Garden.

E7 Earl of Derby: 16 Station Road. (A1/5). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E7 FOREST GATE HOTEL: 105 Godwin Road. (B1/6). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. One bar pub with cooked meals at lunchtime and snacks at all times. Attractions include darts, pool, shove h'p, live music and function room. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday evenings. Garden.

E7 FOREST GLEN: 39 Dames Road. (A1/7). Bass. Charrington IPA. Two bar pub with darts and pool. Cooked meals at lunchtime and snacks in the evenings. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday evenings. Garden.

E7 FOX & HOUNDS: 178 Forest Lane. (A2/8). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Watneys Stag, Websters , Ruddles County. Former Manns Brewery house, interior in chintz country style. Darts. Lunchtime food. Real fire.

E7 HOLLY TREE: 129 Dames Road. (A1/9). Bass. Charrington IPA. Basic public bar with TV, comfortable lounge bar. Very cheap pint when surveyed. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Opens at 6pm on Saturday.

E7 LIVE & LET LIVE: 264 Romford Road. (A2/10). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Recently refurbished and now has a very comfortable public bar with interesting prints on walls. Lounge is at the back and has the dartboard. Lunchtime meals and snacks in the evenings. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday. Garden.

E7 Odessa Arms: 53 Odessa Road. (A1/11). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E7 OLD SPOTTED DOG: 212 Upton Lane. (A2/12). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Large split level old rambling house dating from 1602 - oldest pub in the area. Named after Henry VIII's hunting dogs which were kennelled nearby. Charles II gave it a 24 hour licence - subsequently lost. Restaurant (not Mondays). Function room. Occasional live music. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday. Garden.

E7 PRINCESS ALICE: 329 Romford Road. (A2/13). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Friary Meux, Benskins Bitter, Burton. Burton always on plus two from the other three. Smartly decorated public bar with three pool tables, and comfortable lounge bar with velvet seats and royal memorabilia. Two upstairs bars available for functions. Princess Alice was one of Queen Victoria's daughters who died in 1878, three months after the paddle steamer named after her sank in the Thames killing 640 people. Darts, shove h'p and bar skittles. Food at all times. Real fire.

E7 RAILWAY TAVERN: 173 Forest Lane. (A2/14). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Friary Meux, Burton. Cocktail style pub, but popular with all ages. Darts. Lunchtime food. Function room.

E7 RISING SUN: 528 Romford Road. (B2/15). Bass. Charrington IPA. Comfortable public bar, lounge given over to games (darts and pool etc). Food at all times till 9pm. Occasional live music. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday.

E7 Simpsons: 342 Romford Road. (A2/16). Trumans. Websters. Originally called the Freemasons' Taverm The pub now has wood panelling and is decorated overal in red.Still a local's pub. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Garden

E7 Towers: 83 Tower Hamlets Road. (B2/17). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E7 Travellers Rest: 12 Cemetery Road. (A1/18). Free House. Charrington IPA, Youngs Bitter. Youngs Bitter hadn't arrived when surveyed. Smart, comfortable former Former Charrington pub styled in wood and brick. Collection of plates decorate the rafters. Isolated site opposite two graveyards. Darts, pool and shove h'p. Lunchtime snacks. Shortly tohave a garden.

E7 WAGON & HORSES: 392 Romford Road. (B2/19). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Ruddles County. May also sell Combes in the future. Notable for the green tiled facade and original 'London & Burton. Brewery Sparkling Ales' sign outside. Inside thepub is plush and popular with all ages. Darts andpool. Food at all times.

E7 WHITE HART: 249/251 Green Street. (B2/20). Bass. Charrington IPA. Large pub with comfortable lounge and basic publicbar. Darts and pool. Occasional live music. Snacks at all times.

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E8 Hackney

E8 ACTON ARMS: 296 Kingsland Road. (A2/1). Free House. Youngs Special, Burton, REAL CIDER. Also called Nolans Bar. Pictures of Hurling teams. Darts and pool. Lunchtime snacks.

E8 ALBION TAVERN: 33 Albion Drive. (A2/2). Shepherd Neame. Shepherd Neame Master Brew. Expensive, one cocktail style bar with subtly sensual pictures on the wall. Food both sessions. Opens at 8pm on Saturday. Albion is a Celtic name used for the island of Great Britain.

E8 AMHURST ARMS: 240 Amhurst Road. (A1/3). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Small cosy locals' pub. Darts and pool. Food at all times. Live music Saturday. Upstairs snooker room can be used as a function room. Opens at 5pm onSaturday. Garden. The Amhurst family were Lords of the Manor of Hackney.

E8 BELGRAVE ARMS: 217 Queensbridge Road. (A2/4). Bass. Charrington IPA. Real ale may not always be available. Saloon bar has formica bar front with novel design. All plainly furnished but homely. Darts. Live music, possibly on the baby grand piano they have. TV.

E8 Black Bull: 217 Haggerston Road. (A2/5). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E8 Brewery Tap: 525 Kingsland Road. (A1/6). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E8 BROWNLOW ARMS: 10 Scriven Street. (A2/7). Bass. Charrington IPA. Lovely two bar local with pianist/singer on Saturday evenings when the pub opns at 8pm. Darts and pool.

E8 Bull: 37 Kingsland Road. (A1/8). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E8 Castle: 148 Kingsland High Street. (A1/9). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E8 CAT & MUTTON: 76 Broadway Market. (B2/10). Bass. Charrington IPA. Loud extablishment overlooking London Fields, at the northern end of Broadway Market. Real ale may not always be available but the handpumps are handsome. Darts and pool. Snacks.

E8 Cock Tavern: 315 Mare Street (B1/11). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E8 Crown: 418 Mare Street. (B1/12). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E8 CROWN & CASTLE: 600 Kingsland Road. (A1/13). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Spacious two bar unpretentious friendly boozer with Irish atmosphere. Live music a speciality Fridays and Sunday. Note sweeping staircase. Pool. Function room. Opens at 6pm on Saturday.

E8 Dolphin: 165 Mare Street. (B2/14). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E8 DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH: 212 Richmond Road. (B2/15). Watney Combe Reid Reid. Websters. Sparsely furnished, catering largely for darts, pool and disco addicts. A crumbly mural of the Duke is on the outside wall. Almost opposite the birthplace of a genius (namely the bloke who completed this survey - didn't see any blue plaque though Tone - Ed. ).

E8 DUKE OF RICHMOND: 316 Queensbridge Road. (A2/16). Whitbread. Flowers Original. Range of real ale varies. Glitter hall and disco stage. Old -style interior. Darts and pool Snacks Not open till 8pm on Saturday but open till midnight otherwise.

E8 Duke of Sussex: 151 Haggerston Road. (A2/17). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E8 DUKE OF WELLINGTON: 260 Haggerston Road. (A2/18). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. The pub took its present name to celebrate the adoption of the Duke as Prime Minister. Haggerston appears in the Doomsday Book as Hergodstone after Hergod a local Saxon leader who erected a stone memorial in the area. Darts and pool. Function room.

E8 EARL AMHURST: 19 Amhurst Road. (B1/19). Bass. Charrington IPA. One bar pub with darts and pool. Lunchtime food.

E8 Earl of Zetland: 50 Lee Street. (A2/20). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E8 FLORFIELD ARMS: 40 Florfield Road. (B2/21). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Websters. Brightly lit canteen-style bar with a collection of mirrors. Darts. Lunchtime food..

E8 FOX: 372 Kingsland Road. (A2/22). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. The present pub dates from 1818. It was here in apubpreviously on the site that King HenryVIII courted Anne Boleyn. King Henry's Walk and Boleyn Road are reminders of this time. Edmund Halley was born nearby. This is a live music pub Thurs, Fri, Sat and both Sunday sessions. Lunchtime meals and snacks of an evening. Opens at 5pm on Saturday evenings.

E8 Goring Arms: 24 Broadway Market. (B2/23). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E8 GRANGE TAVERN: 6 Richmond Road. (A2/24). Bass. Charrington IPA. High-backed armless seats along walls, locals clustered round bar on stools, other ageing furniture. Darts. Fri, Sat & Sun DJ. Garden.

E8 Green Man: 71 Shacklewell Lane. (A1/25). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beer -closed.

E8 Havelock Arms: 113 Albion Drive. (B2/26). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E8 HORSE & GROOM: 255 Mare Street. (B2/27). Bass. Charrington IPA. Real ale may not always be available. Basic locals pub, with collection of brass ornaments.Outside route necessary in order to reach the gents. Dartsand shove h'p. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Opens at 6pm on Saturday. Garden.

E8 The Hustlers: 451 Queensbridge Road. (A1/28). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E8 King's Arms: 18 Kingsland High Street. (A1/29). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E8 L. A. : 64 Clarissa Street. (A2/30). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E8 LADY DIANA: 95 Forest Road. (B2/31). Free House. Fullers London Pride, Adnams Bitter, Greene King Abbott , Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special . Also sells a guest beer. Formerly the Prince Arthur. Comfortable, relaxed pub in fashionable part of Hackney. Photographs of the area c1900. Attractive lettering above the bar. Darts.

E8 LAMB (ROSES): 512 Kingsland Road. (A2/32). Free House. Godsons Black Horse, Chudley Local Line. Two bar pub with live Trad Jazz on Wednesdays. Darts and pool . Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E8 LEE ARMS: 27 Marlborough Avenue. (B2/33). Watney Combe Reid. Combes Bitter, Websters. Both beers not on at time of visit but they may try again. Darts and pool. Garden.

E8 Lord Stanley: 136 Sandringham Road. (B1/34). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E8 Lord Truro: 180 Dalston Lane. (B1/35). Trumans. No hamdpumped beer - closed.

E8 MARION ARMS: 46 Lansdowne Drive. (B2/36). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Oldish decor around an island bar features Wenlockmirrors, animal heads and brass bits. Darts and Shove h'p. Snacks at luchtime. Opens at around 5pm on Saturday. Garden.

E8 Market House: 30 Broadway Market. (B2/37). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E8 Middleton Arms: 303 Queensbridge Road. (A2/38). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E8 MITFORD TAVERN: 133 Amhurst Road. (B1/39). Ind Coope. Burton. Two bar pub with a Smith & Garrett facade. Darts and pool. Disco Fri & Sat. Lunchtime snacks.

E8 MR PEPYS: 289 Mare Street. (B1/40). Ind Coope. Burton. Formerly called the Britannia.

One bar pub with pool and function room. TV. Lunchtime food.

E8 NORFOLK ARMS: 49 Cecilia Road. (A1/41). Young & Co Youngs Bitter and Special. Modernised two bar pub with large saloon. Popular with varied clientele. Handy for the Ridley Road market. Darts. Lunchtime food and in the evenings on request. Opens at 6pm on Saturday. Outside drinking area.

E8 OLD SHIP: 2 Sylvester Path. (B1/42). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. One bar pub with darts and pool. Piano. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. Also has an entrance in Mare St.

E8 PAGET ARMS: 197 Middleton Road. (B2/43). Courage. Directors.

One bar pub with darts, lunctime snacks and piano.

E8 PEMBURY TAVERN: 90 Amhurst Road. (B1/44). Trumans. Now Banks and Taylors run and selling their beers.

E8 PRINCE GEORGE: 40 Parkholme Road. (A1/45). Whitbread. Whitbread Flowers Original, Brakspears PA, Greene King Abbott , Winter Royal. Large two bar pub. Sparsly furnished with interesting prints of Brighton and pub sign of Prince Regent in flagrente. Decorated with bust of Brunel and stuffed birds in glass cages. Darts and pool. Food at all times till 9pm. Live jazz band Saturdays when the pub opens at 6pm. Outside drinking area. Real fire.

E8 Prince of Wales: 447 Kingsland Road. (A2/46). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E8 Queen Eleanor: 19 Martello Street. (B2/47). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E8 Queen Elizabeth: 9 Graham Road. (A1/48). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E8 RAILWAY TAVERN: 59 Kingsland High Street. (A1/50). Bass. Charrington IPA. Landlord too busy to answer questions but the following was observed: two bar pub with lunchtime snacks. Handy pie and mash shop nearby which stays open till 10pm.

E8 RAILWAY TAVERN: 339 Mare Street. (B1/49). Bass. Charrington IPA. One bar pub with darts and lunchtime food.

E8 Ridley Arms: 17 Ridley Road. (A1/51). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E8 ROSE & CROWN: 13/15 Mare Street. (B2/52). Young & Co. Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special. Busy basic two bar pub with function room and dartboard. Food.

E8 ROYAL OAK: 83 Wilton Way. (B1/53). Watney Combe Reid. Combes Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Friendly disco pub popular with gays. Pool. Functoin room. Food at all times. Opens at 7pm every evening. Garden.

E8 Sir Walter Scott: 2 Broadway Market. (B2/54). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E8 SPURSTOWE ARMS: 68 Greenwood Road. (B2/55). Bass. Charrington IPA. Two long narrow bars with simple blue decor. Big Bass and Wenlock mirrors. Restaurant due to open towards the end of 1986. Darts and shove h'p. Live music at weekends.

E8 Swan: 438 Kingsland Road (A2/56). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E8 TAYLORS (ROBIN HOOD): 42 Shacklewell Lane. (A1/57). Free House. Fullers London Pride, Fullers ESB, Boddingtons Bitter, Brakspears SB, Sam Smiths OBB, Thwaites Bitter. Formerly called Taylors. One bar pub formerly owned by Ind Coope and called Robin Hood, now named after the owner Graham. Food lunchtime and evenings and at weekends, a vegetarian dish is always on. Garden.

E8 THREE COMPASSES: 99 Dalston Lane. (A1/58). Bass. Charrington IPA. Quiet and friendly locals pub with plants and TV in the lounge, basic public bar and spartan privatebar. Lunchtime food.

E8 Warburton Arms: 137 Mare Street. (B2/59). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E8 WHITE HORSE: 76 Wilton Way. (B1/60). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Both beers the same price! Comfortable modern onebar pub with darts.

E8 Young Prince: 216 Haggerston Road. (A2/61). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

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E9 Homerton

E9 Adam & Eve: 155 Homerton High Street. (A1/1). Ind Coope. Burton. This building, which has a superb fontage, dates from 1915 and has a preservation order on the ceiling (not literally). Darts and pool. Lunchtime snacks. Opens at 6. 30pm on Saturday.

E9 ALBION: 36 Lauriston Road. (B2/2). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E9 Alexandra: 162 Victoria Park Road. (B2/3). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E9 Alma: 41 Barnabas Road. (A1/4). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E9 BEDFORD HOTEL: 220 Victoria Park Road. (B2/5). Bass. Charrington IPA. Two roomed pub full of hanging nick-nacks and curios. Darts, pool and function room, food at all times which accounts for the unusual hours which are5pm-midnight Mon-Sats (7pm opening) and till 11. 30pm on Sunday. No admittance after 10. 30pm.

E9 Brunswick Arms: 237 Well Street. (B2/6). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E9 Butlers: 69 Cadogan Terrace. (B1/7). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E9 CHESHAM ARMS: 15 Mehetabel Road. (A2/8). Free House. Whitbread Wethereds, Greene King Abbot, Boddingtons Bitter, Adnams Bitter. The last two were guest beers when surveyed. Lively and convivial boozer with basic comforts. A onebar oasis of good company and good beer. Lunchtime snacks. Opens at 6pm on Saturday.

E9 CLARENDON: 86 Balcorne Street. (B2/9). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E9 Duke of Cambridge: 28 Loddiges Road. (B2/10). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E9 DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE: 72 Darnley Road. (B2/11). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Websters. Unusual triangular building with Tudor style interior. Darts and pool. Disco Thurs-Sun Meals at lunchtime. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E9 Duke of Wellington: 90 Morning Lane. (A2/12). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E9 Eagle: 103 Wick Lane. (A1/13). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E9 FALCON & FIRKIN: 274 Victoria Park Road. (B1/14). Free House. Bruces Dogbolter, Hackney and Falcon Bitter. Formerly the Queens Hotel. Childrens room, function room and garden. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. Snacks at all times. Bewarethat Bruces' beers are nomally under a blanket pressure, any guest beers will be real in the true sense of the word. Decorated in 1930's style. Busy.

E9 Follies: 130 Lauriston Road. (B2/15). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E9 Frampton Arms: 47 Well Street. (B2/16). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E9 Globe: 20 Morning Lane. (A1/17). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E9 Gun: 235 Well Street. (B2/18). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E9 KENTON ARMS: 38 Kenton Road. (B2/19). Bass. Charrington IPA. Large island bar surrounded by comfortable seating and ye olde worlde beams. DJ at weekends. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. Garden.

E9 LEA TAVERN: 90 White Post Lane. (B1/20). Free House. Pedigree, Boddingtons Bitter. Smartly furnished former Trumans pub with collections of plates, pictures and ornaments for decoration. Popular with locals. Food at all times. Dartsand pool. Live piano Saturday when the pub opens at 8pm.

E9 Lord Napier: 25 White Post Lane. (B1/21). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E9 Lord Nelson: 143 Morning Lane. (A1/22). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E9 Northumberland Arms: 78 Well Street. (B2/23). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E9 PENSHURST ARMS: 25 Penshurst Road. (B2/24). Ind Coope. Burton. One bar pub with darts and pool. Food. Built in 1864 and named after a village in Kent. Where standsthe historic statley home, Penshurst Place, wherethe Sydneys have resided since it was given to them by King Edward VI in 1552. Most of the roads ine area of this pub are named after villages in Kent.

E9 Plough: 32 Homerton High Street. (A2/25). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E9 Prince Edward: 97 Wick Lane. (A1/26). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E9 Rising Sun: 226 Morning Lane. (A2/27). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E9 ROYAL HOTEL: Lauriston Road. (B2/28). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Bitter. Another large pub on an entrance to Victoria Park. The Buffaloes met here! Garden.

E9 ROYAL STANDARD: 84 Victoria Park Road. (B2/29). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Two bar pub on the edge of Victoria Park. Lunches and snacks. Garden.

E9 Spread Eagle: 224 Homerton High Street. (A1/30). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E9 Stag: 37 Brooksby's Walk. (A1/31). Trumans. No handpumped Beers!

E9 TIGER: 245 Wick Lane. (A1/32). Young & Co. Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special, Youngs Winter Warmer. Basic locals' pub with a red decor. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Darts, pool and shove h'p. Opens on Saturday at 6pm in winter and 5pm in summer.

E9 TOP O' THE MORNING: 129 Cadogan Terrace. (B1/33). Free House. Websters. Large and comfortable one bar pub which was formerly the Mitford Castle. Country and Western or Irish music over the weekend. Separate pool room. Foodat all times. Opens 5pm to midnight every day except Sunday.

E9 Two Black Boys: 171 Well Street. (B2/34). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E9 VICTORIA: 359 Wick Road. (B1/35). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds. Comfortable U shaped one bar pub with games room attached. Decorated with interesting old local photographs. On the edge of the Trowbridge Estate which had a tower block half blown up in 1985. The building was of French design - probably why it was blown up! Darts and pool. Lunchtime snacks.

E9 WELSH HARP: 32 Homerton Row. (A2/36). Shepherd Neame. Shepherd Neame Master Brew, Shephard Neame Mild and 4X. It would be difficult to find a more honest landlord than Pat Clark. A good pub selling good beer -one of not too many in E9. Darts and shove h'p. Lunchtime food.

E9 WHITE LION: 331 Wick Road. (B1/37). Trumans. Websters, Trumans Best. A very interesting multi-bar pub with superb woodpanelling in the lounge. Additional peculiarity is that it is under a flyover. Darts. Lunchtime food. Live piano at weeekends, (so is the pianist).

E9 Zanzibar: 47 Danesdale Road. (B1/38). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

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E10 Leyton

E10 ALMA: 50 Church Road. (B2/1). Bass. Charrington IPA. One bar pleasant pub with comfortable 'local atmosphere'. The pub name refers to the river crossed by the British in their first victory in the Crimean Campaign. Snacks and darts. Garden.

E10 Antelope: 201 Church Road. (A2/2). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E10 AUCTIONEERS: 596 Lea Bridge Road. (A1/3). Free House. Webster, Ruddles County. One bar pub also serving something called Auctioneers Evil. Disco Sat and Sun Lunches and snacks.

E10 BAKERS ARMS: 575 Lea Bridge Road. (A1/4). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. One room with large oval shaped bar in the centre. An old Cannon Brewery pub. Contains an excellent example of pictorial tiles by Doulton & Co. showingin detail an Edwardian(?) baker at work (situatedclose to entrance form Lea Bridge Road). Also rows of decorative 'pineapples' along parapet! (JH).

E10 Beaumont Arms: 31 Beaumont Road. (A1/5). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E10 COACH & HORSES: 391 High Road. (B2/6). Bass. Charrington IPA. Bass may also be on if the advertisement of it in the window is anything to go by. Large two bar pub with extensive games room. Lounge is comfortable but the public is pretty bleak. Snacks, darts, pool.

E10 GREYHOUND: 91 Lea Bridge Road. (A2/7). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker Best Bitter, Burton. Large two bar pub, relying on local trade which seems to be diminishing, three pool tables and two dart boards. Live music at times. Opens at 5. 30pm Sat eves.

E10 HARE & HOUNDS: 282 Lea Bridge Road. (A2/8). Bass. Charrington IPA. Extensive 'L' shaped pub just in front of Leyton Wingate Football Ground. Large pool and darts following. Garden.

E10 HOLLY BUSH: 32 Grange Road. (A2/9). Free House. Greene King Abbot, Youngs Special, Rayments BBA. Until 1985 was an Ind Coope pub. Recently refurbished pub now with two lounges and Games Room. Excellent decor and beer. By far the best pub in the area. Darts, pool, TV. Handy for the Orient FC. Garden.

E10 Lion & Key: 475 High Road. (B2/10). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E10 LORD CLYDE: 175 Capworth Street. (A1/11). Ind Coope. Burton. Average two bar pub catering for local demands. Piano band on Saturday nights. Darts and pool.

E10 DRUM: 559 Lea Bridge Road. (A2/12). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E10 OLIVER TWIST: 90 Church Road. (B2/13). Whitbread. Wethered. Beer not always available from the corner pub opposite the fire station. Some say the name is derived from the twist in Oliver Road and not the Dickensian theme the pub has based itself on. Garden andoutside drinking area.

E10 Prince of Wales: 777 High Street. (A1/14). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E10 THREE BLACKBIRDS: 640 High Road. (A1/15). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson, Trumans Bitter. Two bar pub. Public bar with a pool table and dartboard. Lounge vastly extensive with two more pooltables. Another room with one small bar leading off this which includes live band/disco area with dance floor. Snooker Hall with one full size table upstairs. Appeals to the younger generation. Existed in 1896, rebuilt in 1878. Name of the pub indicated by 'three blackbirds' etched into original Victorian windows. (JH).

E10 Wakefield Arms: 14 Park Road. (A2/16). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E10 William IV: 816 High Road. (A1/17). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

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E11 Leytonstone

E11 BELL: 468 Leytonstone High Road. (B2/1). Bass. Charrington IPA. Handy for the fire and police stations. Snacks. Opens at 6. 30pm on Saturday. In 1806 was an Ind Coope pub. Present front added after that date.

E11 BIRKBECK TAVERN: 45 Langthorne Road. (A2/2). Bass. Charrington IPA. Recent renovation has uncovered Victorian facade in this two bar pub. Darts and pool. Function room.

E11 BRITANNIA: 493 Leytonstone High Road. (B2/3). Whitbread. Whitbread Flowers Original. Good pub for the area.

E11 BRITISH QUEEN: 63 New Wanstead. (A1/4). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Stag, Websters, Ruddles County, Watneys Combe Bitter. One bar pub with lunchtime food. Live music on Sunday. Garden.

E11 COLEGRAVE ARMS: 145 Cann Hall Road. (B2/5). Bass. Charrington IPA. Big friendly three bar pub. Snacks at lunchtime. Darts and pool.

E11 COWLEY ARMS: 483 Leytonstone High Road. (B2/6). Bass. Charrington IPA. Noisy two bar pub with lunchtime food. Darts and pool.

E11 CROWN: 692 Leytonstone High Road. (B1/7). Bass. Charrington IPA. Sometimes has Bass. Darts and pool. Lunchtime food. Opens at 6. 30pm on Saturday. In 1890 was a Barclay Perkins pub, Proprietor H. R. Nice and known as the Crown Inn. Outstanding ceiling of 'Lincrusta' imprinted with entwined strange mythological creatures once picked out with gold leaf, also good robust original bar back etc. Built 1888. (JH).

E11 CUCKFIELD HOTEL: 31 Wanstead High Street. (A1/8). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Shove halfpenny. Busy renovated one bar pub with interconnecting doors. Opens at 5. 30 Saturday evenings. Has ESB in the winter.

E11 DUKE OF EDINBURGH: 79 Nightingale Lane. (B1/9). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton, Friary Meux. Two bar pub with darts, pool and shove h'p. Snacks at all times and meals a la carte lunchtimes. Every six weeks there is a traditional singalong in this small cosy pub with a warm and cheerful atmosphere. Garden.

E11 EAGLE HOTEL: 76 Holly Bush Hill. (A1/10). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Large three bar pub with a Mr Toby Carvery. Darts and pool. Has a preservation order. Opens at 6. 30on Saturday evenings. Garden has been replaced by a car park.

E11 George Hotel: High Street Wanstead. (B1/11). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E11 Halfway House: 345 Leytonstone High Road. (B2/12). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E11 Heathcote Arms: 344 Grove Green Road. (A2/13). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E11 LINCOLNS: 566 Leytonstone High Road. (B2/14). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. One bar, loud young peoples' pub. Pool. Lunchtime food. Formerly called the Elms.

E11 Lord Rookwood: 314 Cann Hall Road. (B2/15). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E11 Luthers: 640 Leytonstone High Road. (B2/16). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E11 NIGHTINGALE: 51 Nightingale Lane. (B1/17). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Two bars, neither of which is a public. No music but has darts and upstairs room with a pool table which can be moved aside to become a function room. Became one of the first pubs in 1984 to sell beer at a pound a pint. Opens at 5. 30 Saturday evenings.

E11 NORTHCOTE: 110 Grove Green Road. (A2/18). Bass. Charrington IPA. Good basic two bar working mans pub. Darts and pool. Look up to the gable ends and with luck you will see mermaids cavorting about! (JH).

E11 NORTH STAR: 24 Browning Road. (B1/19). Bass. Charrington IPA. Nice two bar local just off Leytonstone High Road.

E11 Plough & Harrow: 419 Leytonstone High Road. (B2/20). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E11 SIR ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOTEL: 145 Whipps Cross Road. (A1/21). Free House. Courage Directors, Courage Best Bitter, Whitbread Flowers Original, Godsons Black Horse, Everards Old Original, REAL CIDER. On of the few pubs in the East London area with accommodation. Converted from a block of Victorian flats in the early 80's the hotel bar has become very popular with young people in the evenings. The bar is done in rustic style (ie exposed brickwork and cast iron ranges etc) and is best visited in the dinner hour or early evening for a quiet drink. The 'Master', Alfred Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone.

E11 Thatched House: 245 High Road. (B2/22). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E11 WOODBINE: 34 High Street. (B1/23). Free House. Youngs Bitter, Tollys Bitter. A wine bar/restaurant that sells beer in halves. Smart dress preferred.

E11 WOODHOUSE TAVERN: 119 Harrow Road. (B2/24). Bass. Charrington IPA. Very much a locals' pub. Darts and pool. Snacks. Garden.

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E12 Manor Park

E12 AVENUE HOTEL: 90 Church Road. (B2/1). Bass. Charrington IPA. Imposing three-bar Victorian corner pub with largepool and snooker room of the lounge. Pleasant restoration, not over the top. The lounge is very busy and rather loud. Darts in 'private bar'.

E12 BLAKESLEY ARMS: 53 Station Road. (A1/2). Bass. Charrington IPA. Corner pub with large and competent darts following in small public bar. Occasional cabaret/disco. Comfortable friendly atmosphere with all ages represented. Next to Manor Park BR Station.

E12 Burnell Arms: 241 High Street North. (A2/3). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E12 Earl of Essex: 616 Romford Road. (A2/4). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E12 GOLDEN FLEECE: 166 Capel Road. (A1/5). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Stag, Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Victorian pub overlooking Wanstead Flats, very busy in the Summer, when it is especially popular with families. The wood panelled and beamed interconnecting bars have a comfortable atmosphere suitablefor conversation but Saturday evenings are crowded. Snacks and meals at all times and every day ofthe week. Real Fire. Garden.

E12 Ruskin Arms: 386 High Street North. (A2/6). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E12 STAR: 30 Snowshill Road. (A2/7). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Ruddles County. Comfortably restored Edwardian pub full of lively East End characters. Pool, snacks at lunchtime. Garden.

E12 Three Rabbits: 833 Romford Road. (B1/8). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E12 Victoria Cross: Jack Cornwell Street. (B1/9). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers! Pub has a wide and well deserved reputation for excellent draught Guinness.

E12 WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR: 628/630 Romford Road. (A1/10). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Real ale may not always be available. Loud young people's pub. Darts and pool.

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E13 Plaistow

E13 Abbey Arms: 484 Barking Road. (A2/1). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E13 Army & Navy: 12 New Barn Street. (A2/2). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E13 BLACK LION: 59 Plaistow High Street. (A1/3). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors, Courage Russian Stout. Quiet, attractive two bar pub. Meals and snacks atall times. Opens at 7. 30pm on Saturday evenings. Garden.

E13 Castle: 546 Barking Road. (B1/4). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E13 COACH & HORSES: 100 High Street. (A1/5). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Very loud background music. Young persons pub with mock country style interior. Darts and pool.

E13 Duke of Cumberland: 101 Cumberland Road. (B2/6). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E13 Duke of Edinburgh: 9 Jutland Road. (A2/8). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E13 DUKE OF EDINBURGH: 299 Green Street. (B1/7). Bass. Charrington IPA. Large two bar pub with two pool tables and a dartboard.

E13 EARL DERBY: 113 London Road. (A1/9). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker. Two bar pub with live music Saturday evenings. Darts and pool.

E13 Earl of Beaconsfield: 211 Grange Road. (A1/10). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E13 FORESTERS ARMS: 9 Whitwell Road. (A2/11). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Friary Meux. Two bar pub with East London fives dartboard, pool, shove h'p and bar skittles. Snacks and cooked meals lunchtimes and early evenings. Disco on Saturdays.

E13 Golden Lion: 343 Barking Road. (A2/12). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E13 Grange: 112 Grange Road. (A1/13). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E13 GREEN GATE: 523 Barking Road. (B1/14). Bass. Charrington IPA. Large, bustling, busy, two bar house set back of the road. Mixed clientele. Seafood stall outside. Disco Thurs and Sat. Food at all times.

E13 LAMB: 85 Pelly Road. (A1/15). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton, Ind Coope Bitter, Friary Meux, Benskins Bitter. Occasional disco and live music (Country & Western and Folk). Always at least one of the range of beers on. Meals at lunchtime and snacks in the evenings.

E13 Libra Arms: 53 Stratford Road. (A1/16). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E13 Lord Raglan: 9 High Street. (A1/17). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E13 LORD STANLEY: 15 St Mary's Road. (B1/18). Watney Combe Reid. Ruddles County. Darts, pool, hot food lunchtime, live music. This modern extate pub opens at 5.30pm Saturday evenings.

E13 Pinkies: 749 Barking Road. (B1/19). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E13 PRINCE ALBERT: 135 Broadway. (A1/20). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Stag, Websters. Two bar comfortable locals pub. A former Manns house. Snacks and meals, musak, darts and pool. Opensat 5. 30pm Saturday evenings.

E13 PRINCE OF WALES: 35 Princes Terrace. (B1/21). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Bitter, Websters. Stuffed heads in public bar. Darts, pool and garden. Meals lunchtime. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday evening.

E13 Queens: 410 Green Street. (B1/22). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E13 Raffles: 244 Barking Road. (A2/23). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E13 RED HOUSE: 299 Barking Road. (A2/24). Trumans. Trumans Best, Trumans Bitter, Trumans Sampson. Three bar pub with darts, pool and snacks and meals at all times, which accounts for the opening times. Apart from normal hours the pub is open from 12-3pm and 7-11. 30pm on Sundays, and to midnight on Thursdays and Fridays and 7-11. 30 on Saturdays. Formerly the Northumberland Arms, but took its namebecause the upstairs room was the meeting place of the Dock Workers Union. Live music.

E13 Red Lion: 140 Balaam Street. (A1/25). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E13 SPORTSMAN (GREYHOUND & HARE): 174 Balaam Street. (A1/26). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Friendly local with helpful bar staff. Snacks lunchtime, darts and pool. Garden.

E13 SWAN: 1 Balaam Street. (A2/27). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. One bar Tudor-style pub with musak and jukebox, snacks at lunchttime.

E13 Upton Manor Tavern: 48 Plashet Road. (B1/28). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E13 VICTORIA TAVERN: 28 High Street. (A1/29). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Modern estate pub with smart interior and clientele. Cooked meals at lunctimes and snacks at all times. Darts, pool and shove h'p.

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E14 Poplar

E14 ABERFELDY TAVERN: 26 Aberfeldy Road. (B1/1). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds. Pleasant plush establishment with wooden screening, trailing vines and bric-a-brac. Lunchtime food. Built in 1958/9 - previous building was bombed in1941 but licensees struggled on until 1946 when the pub moved to a nearby prefab until the presentbuilding was ready.

E14 African Tavern: 48 Grundy Street. (B2/2). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E14 Anchor & Hope: 41 West Ferry Road. (C2/3). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E14 Beehive: 12 Robin Hood Lane. (B1/4). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E14 BLACKSMITHS ARMS: 25 West Ferry Road. (C2/5). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Websters. Real ale not always available in the small single bar locals' pub which has won awards for floral decoration. Darts.

E14 BRITISH OAK: 28 Robin Hood Lane. (B1/6). Free House. Tollys Original, Barking Alsation, Batemans XB, Adnams Bitter. Situated just above the northern portal of the Blackwall Tunnel. A former Ind Coope pub, its fairly austere outside belies a pleasant woodbeam interior. The range may vary but 3 beers should be available. Darts. Food at all times on request. Live music most Fridays. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E14 BRUNSWICK ARMS: 78 Blackwell Way. (B1/7). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Pleasant easy going pub frequented by those of a theatrical or musical persuasion. A good place fora game of darts or conversation. Pool. Restaurant. Occasional live music. Garden.

E14 Buccaneer: 73 West India Dock Road. (B2/8). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E14 Builders Arms: 162 Brownfield Street. (B1/9). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E14 CALLAGHANNS: 55 Chrisp Street. (B1/10). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Large one bar pub in the market. Previously known as the Festive Briton prior to extensive renovation. Darts.

E14 CARTYS: 72 Poplar High Street. (B2/11). Ind Coope. Youngs Special. Formerly the Green Man. Darts. Meals at lunchtime and in the evenings on request. Maps establish that this pub existed in 1802. It was rebuilt in 1904and again in 1940. This latter rebuild moved the pub from the west corner of Dolphin Lane across the road to the present day east side.

E14 Charlie Browns: 116 West India Dock Road. (B2/12). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E14 Chimes: 212 Hind Grove. (B2/13). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 CITY ARMS: 1 West Ferry Road. (B2/14). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Due to be refurbished at the time of survey which will involve 'turning the pub round' so as to front onto the 'red brick road' with a view across the dock, with West Ferry Road becoming the rear end. Plans include a cocktail bar, restaurant as well as retaining the real ale. Pool. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E14 Connant Arms: 41 Stainsby Road. (A2/15). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E14 CROWN: 667 Commercial Road. (B2/16). Free House. Websters, Fullers London Pride. Former Ind Coope pub, now a free house. Strong local trade. Darts and pool. Opens at 6. 30pm on Saturday.

E14 CUBITT ARMS: 262 Manchester Road. (C1/17). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Websters. U shaped bar with prints of local beauties surmounted with plaques for long gone local ales. Darts, pool and shove h'p. Function room. Snacks always.

E14 Dorset Arms: 379 Manchester Road. (C1/18). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beer - closed.

E14 Earl of Ellesmere: 36 Ellesmere Street. (A1/19). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E14 ENTERPRISE: 145 Three Colt Street. (B2/20). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Lively and friendly locals' pub. Darts and pool. Sandwiches a speciality. Garden.

E14 Falcon: 202 East India Dock Road. (B1/21). Trumans. No handpumped beer -closed.

E14 Ferry House: 26 Ferry Street. (D1/22). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E14 FESTIVAL INN: 71 Grundy Street. (B1/23). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Websters. Two-bar pub in the market named after the Festivalof Britain in 1951 when it was part of the 'live' architectural exhibition. Darts.

E14 FIVE BELLS & BLADEBONE: 27 Three Colt Street. (B2/24). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Near the site of the Taylor Walker Brewery. Bar Billiards, musak, meals lunchtimes and snacks. Opposite St Annes church, built by Nicholas Hawksmore in 1727, burnt down in 1850. Opens at 5pm on Saturdays evening.

E14 Foresters Arms: 253 St Leonards Road. (A1/25). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E14 Freemasons Arms: 96/8 Salmon Lane. (B2/26). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E14 Galloway Arms: 43 Thomas Road. (A2/27). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E14 GEORGE: 114 Glengall Grove. (C1/28). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter. At lunchtime it mainly caters to the office trade but in the evening reverts to a locals pub. Notice the collection of coins above the bar and fine collection of ship's prints. Darts and shove h'p. Lunchtime food. Real fire. Garden.

E14 GEORGE IV: 7 Ida Street. (B1/29). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Ruddles County, Watneys Combe Bitter. One large L shaped bar. This is a gays pub where membership of the set is nearly obligatory to obtain entry. Live music at weekends. Lunchtime snacks. Open 12 - 2. 30pm and seven days a week from 8pm.

E14 GRAPES: 76 Narrow Street. (B2/30). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton, Friary Meux. Cooked meals and snacks at all times except Sundays. Fish restaurant upstairs in this pub that backs onto the Thames. A Grade II Listed Building.

E14 GREENWICH PENSIONER: 2 Bazeley Street. (B1/31). Ind Coope. Burton. A Grade II Listed Building which only sells Burton. in the winter. Built in 1827, when the original tavern in Greenwich was closed. The sign dates from1850.

E14 GUILDFORD ARMS: 93 Goldalming Road. (A1/32). Bass. Charrington IPA. Small triangular pub. Pleasantly shabby, that is until the brewery re-modernises. Live music every night bar Mon and Wed.

E14 GUN: 27 Coldharbour Lane. (C1/33). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. A Grade II Listed Building because 'Interior has spiral staircase with plank panelling. Coved roof and moulding in upper room, originally more panelling. Said to be associated with Lord Nelson'. Pleasant and comfortable three bar Thameside pub with impressive frontage and view of the river. Note the Mile End Distillery Company's cream gin mirror inthe lounge. Darts. Food at all time. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. Outside drinking area.

E14 Hope & Anchor: 14 Newby Place. (B1/34). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 HOUSE THEY LEFT BEHIND: 27 Ropemaker's Fields. (B2/35). Watney Combe Reid. Ruddles County, Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Opened on 2nd January 1986 having been previously been the Black Horse. Stands alone hence its name. Built in 1857 the pub has original oil paintings on the walls. Cooked meals at all sessions 7 daysa week. Opens at 5pm Saturday evenings.

E14 KINGSBRIDGE ARMS: 154/6 West Ferry Road. (D2/36). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds. Two bar pub displaying enormous 'Traditional Beer' sign on its northern frontage. The Tudor lounge has appropriate decoration; the public bar is rather more basic. Lunchtime food.

E14 Lord Nelson: 1 Manchester Road. (D1/37). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E14 LORD STANLEY: 55 Carmen Street. (A1/38). Watney Combe Reid. Websters.

Pleasant semi divided two room local's local with an East London fives dartboard.

E14 Lovat Arms: 301 Burdett Road. (A2/39). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E14 Manor Arms: 150 East India Dock Road. (B2/40). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 North Pole: 74 Manilla Street. (C2/41). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 OLD SHIP: 17 Barnes Street. (B2/42). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter, Watneys Stag. Nice one bar pub in an excellent pub crawl area (12 different beers within 3 min walk). Darts. Food at all times including weekends.

E14 OPORTO TAVERN: 43 West India Dock Road. (B2/43). Bass. Charrington IPA. Smart one bar pub with (hopefully) a games room with darts. Landlord drinks the IPA so it must be good. Meals lunchtimes and snacks at all times. Opens at 7. 30pm on Saturday evenings.

E14 PHOENIX: 104 East India Dock Road. (B2/44). Ind Coope. Burton, Taylor Walker. Small L shaped bar with notable stuffed turtle. Busy at weekends with young people. Snacks at all times and cooked meals at lunchtime. Opens at 5pm on Saturday evenings.

E14 Pier Tavern: 293 Manchester Road. (D1/45). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E14 PRINCE ALFRED: 86 Locksley Street. (A2/46). Trumans. Trumans Best, Websters. Comfortable locals' pub decorated with a large fish tank and assorted selection of paintings. Darts, pool and shove h'p. Function room. Live music Fri, Sat and Sun.

E14 Prince Regent: 81 Salmon Lane. (A2/47). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E14 Princess of Wales: 130 Brownfield Street. (B1/48). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 Queens: 571 Manchester Road. (C1/49). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E14 QUEENS HEAD: 491 The Highway. (B2/51). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Vibrant local, recently refurbished with the welcome addition of real ale. Live music.

E14 QUEENS HEAD: 8 Flamborough Street. (B2/50). Young & Co. Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special, Youngs Winter Warmer. A Grade II Listed Building. One of only two Youngs pubs in Tower Hamlets. Situated in a conservationarea, popular with the conserved locals. Darts. Lunchtime meals with snacks in the evening till 7pm.

E14 RAILWAY TAVERN: 576 Commercial Road. (B2/52). Bass. Charrington IPA. One bar pub next to Stepney East BR Station. Darts. Snacks. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

E14 Resolute Tavern: 210 Poplar High Street. (B1/53). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E14 Richard Cobden: 34 Repton Street. (A2/54). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 Robert Burns: 248 West Ferry Road. (D2/55). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E14 ROSE & CROWN: 17 Pennyfields. (B2/56). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Has East London fives dartboard. Meals at lunchtimes, live music. Opens at 7pm every evening. Made famous by former licensee, the late Mary 'Queenie' Watts who was a noted jazz singer and sometime actress.

E14 Royal Charlie: 116 Chrisp Street. (A1/57). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 Royal Navy: 53 Salmon Lane. (A2/58). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beer -closed.

E14 Sabbarton Arms: 99 Upper North Street. (A2/59). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 St Leonards Arms: 162 St Leonards Road. (A1/60). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E14 SHIP: 290 West Ferry Road. (D2/61). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Typical island local. Darts. Food at all times. Garden.

E14 Sir Charles Napier: 697 Commercial Road. (B2/62). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 SIR JOHN FRANKLIN: 269 East India Dock Road. (B1/63). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Real ale not always available. Two pool tables and lunchtime food. Large two bar place with a dark, but comfortable lounge. Built in 1963 to replace the previous building, and another pub, both demolished to make way for the Blackwall Tunnel approach roads.

E14 Star of the East: 805 Commercial Road. (B2/64). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E14 Steamship: 24 Naval Row. (B1/65). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 TELEGRAPH: 194 West Ferry Road. (D2/66). Watney Combe Reid. Watney Combe Reid Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Formerly the Magnet and Dewdrop and now named after the newspaper which will move nearby. Opens 11. 30 - 2. 30pm weekdays and 5. 30pm Saturday evening.

E14 TOOKE ARMS: 165 West Ferry Road. (C2/67). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Replaced a pub of the same name which stood under the footbridge leading to the park (1970). Real ale not always available.

E14 VOLUNTEER: 238 East India Dock Road. (B1/68). Bass. Charrington IPA. Reasonable local with lunchtime food.

E14 VULCAN: 240 West Ferry Road. (D2/69). Fullers. Fullers London Pride, Fullers ESB. Two bar pub with darts and pool. Live music on Fri and Sat. Food till 8pm. Vulcan - the Roman god of fire, son of Jupiter and Juno. Represented as lame, and as a skilled worker in metals. This is apt as the pub was once next to a bridgemakers. Garden.

E14 WATERMANS ARMS: 1 Glenaffric Avenue. (D1/70). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. A Grade II Listed Building decorated in nautical style, specialises in fish meals with wide range of live music. Darts, pool and shove h'p. Real fire. Was in Newcastle Street until 1937 when the original building, the Newcastle Arms, was demolished.

E14 Wellington Arms: 145 St. Leonard's Road. (A1/71). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 White Horse: 9 Poplar High Street. (B2/72). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E14 WHITE SWAN: 556 Commercial Road. (B2/74). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. One bar pub, part of which at time of survey (July86) had been turned into a private club and this may be extended to take over the whole pub. Cooked meals weekday lunchtimes. Mon-Sat opens noon to 2. 30 and 8 to midnight. No entry after 10. 30pm and a strict door policy after 9pm. On the local list of listed buildings. Called the Jubilee 1977-80.

E14 White Swan: 130 Blackwall Way. (B1/73). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E14 Young Prince: 60 Cordelia Street. (A1/75). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

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E15 Stratford

E15 Adam & Eve: 126 Abbey Road. (B2/1). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 Albert House: 39 Forest Lane. (B1/2). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 Angel: 21 Church Street. (B2/3). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 BACCHUS'S BIN: 7/9 Leytonstone Road. (A1/4). Free House. Burton, Godsons Black Horse, Godsons BB, Rayments BBA, Greene King Abbot. Attached to its own off licence selling the same beers plus real cider. Pub cum wine bar with licensed restaurant downstairs and eating area in main bar and two small conference rooms. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday. Dartboard downstairs. Garden.

E15 Bakers Arms: 70 Pitchford Street. (A2/5). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 Bay Tree: 59 Vicarage Lane. (B2/6). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 Britannia: 2 Plaistow Grove. (B2/7). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E15 BRITISH LION: 46 West Ham Lane. (B2/8). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker. Two bar pub with several dart teams, also has pool. Large TV in the back bar, plush lounge. Snacks and meals at lunchtimes.

E15 BUILDERS ARMS: 302 High Street. (A2/9). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Stag, Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Shove halfpenny, pool and darts. Two bar pub, friendly and quiet. Snacks at all times. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday evenings.

E15 Canteen: 195 Vicarage Lane (B2/10). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E15 Carpenters Arms: 17 Carpenters Road. (A2/11). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E15 Cart & Horses: 1 Maryland Point. (A1/12). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 Charleston: 16 Leytonstone Road. (B1/13). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 Chatsworth Arms: 27 Chatsworth Road. (B1/14). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E15 CHEVY CHASE: 11 Leytonstone Road. (A1/15). Ind Coope. Burton. Real ale may not always be available. Formerly, till 1979, called the Hope.

E15 CHOBHAM ARMS: 62 Chobham Road. (A1/16). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Websters. One bar, comfortable locals pub with upstairs function room. Snacks at all times, darts pool and shove h'p. Garden.

E15 DEW DROP INN: 22 Brydges Road. (A1/17). Bass. Charrington IPA. Small and cosy family house with discos at weekends. Darts, cooked meals lunchtimes.

E15 Eagle: 157 Chobham Road. (A1/18). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E15 ESSEX ARMS: 82 Leytonstone Road. (B1/19). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Busy popular two bar pub, crowded at weekends. Bar billiards, darts and snacks at all times and meals at lunchtimes.

E15 Falmouth Arms: 53 Maryland Road. (A1/20). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E15 Flappers: Temple Mill Lane. (A1/21). Bass. No handpumped beers! More a club than a pub.

E15 Foresters Arms (Windmill): 49 Waddington Road. (A1/22). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E15 GREEN GATE: 225/227 High Street. (A2/23). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker. Basic two bar pub. No frills. Real ale may not always be available. Snacks at all times, darts, pool, shove h'p. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday evenings.

E15 Green Man: 196 High Street. (A2/24). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E15 GREYHOUND: 136 West Ham Lane. (B2/25). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Clean, good beer, a place to take friends for a drink and a chat. TV in the public bar for sport. Darts and pool. Snacks, with meals at lunchtime.

E15 KING EDWARD VII: 47 The Broadway. (A2/26). Bass. Charrington IPA. The pub used to be called the King of Prussia , until, with the advent of the First World War, it became necessary to find a more suitable name. Popular with office workers at lunchtimes, and with young people at weekends. Three bars , darts, pool, video, musak, jukebox, cooked meals lunchtimes andsnacks at all times. On Saturday evenings in the winter it opens at 7pm but 5. 30pm in the summer.

E15 King Harold: 116 High Road, Leyton. (A1/27). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 KINGS HEAD: 15 Church Street. (B2/28). Bass. Charrington IPA. Opposite the Norman built West Ham Church. A large pub with one circular bar. Darts, pool, musak and live music. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday evenings.

E15 LE PUB (QUEENS HEAD): 5 West Ham Lane. (A2/29). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Reverted to its former name of the Queens Head in time for Her Majestys visit in 1986. One large U-shaped bar with model railway running above. Some good wooden panelling. Landlord used to be at the Town of Ramsgate, which has always been known for its good beer. Comfortable tastefully refurnished pub. Darts and pool. Lunchtime meals and snacks.

E15 LORD HENNIKER: 119 The Grove. (A1/30). Bass. Charrington IPA. One bar pub with snacks at all times and meals at lunchtime. Darts.

E15 Magnums: 11 Burford Street. (A2/31). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 MANBY ARMS: 19 Water Lane. (B1/32). Bass. Charrington IPA. One bar pub that came close to being demolished a few years back. Friendly local with snacks and meals at lunchtime. Darts and pool. Garden.

E15 Moonlights: 13 Broadway. (A2/33). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E15 PIGEONS HOTEL: 120/122 Romford Road. (B1/34). Bass. Charrington IPA. Large Victorian two bar cosmopolitan popular pub with function room, video, darts, pool, live music, jukebox and disco to 2am on Thurs-Sats. Snacks at lunchtime.

E15 PRINCESS AMELIA: 80 Henniker Road. (A1/35). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. One bar pub with musak and live music on Mondays. Snacks at all times and meals lunchtimes. Opens at 5. 30pm Saturday evening.

E15 PRINCESS OF WALES: 25 West Ham Lane. (A2/36). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Plush velvet seated lounge bar, basic comfortable public bar, usually crowded in the evenings. Darts, pool, musak, snacks at all times meals at lunchtime.

E15 Railway Tavern: 196 Plaistow Road. (B2/38). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 RAILWAY TAVERN: 131 Angel Lane. (A1/37). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. A very pleasant one bar, large Victorian corner pub with games room to the rear for darts, pool andshove h'p. Opens at 6am until 8am Monday to Saturday (as well as normal licensing hours).

E15 Royal Oak: 83 Leytonstone Road. (A1/39). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E15 Sparrows: North Mall - Stratford Shopping Centre. (A1/40). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 Spread Eagle: Leywick Street. (B2/41). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E15 Steamcoach Buffet: Platforms 6/8 Stratford BR Station. (A2/42). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E15 Steamship: 14 Bramall Close (B1/43). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E15 SWAN: 31 The Broadway. (A2/44). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Stag, Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Smart two bar pub, popular with the young and the locals. Function room, disco Thur, Fri, Sat. Snacks and lunchtime meals. Bar billiards. Opens at 5. 30pm on Sats.

E15 TELEGRAPH: 51 Church Street. (B2/45). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Darts, pool, disco, meals at lunchtime. Loud youngpersons pub with flashing lights. Real ale may not always be available.

E15 THEATRE ROYAL BAR: Gerry Raffles Square. (A1/46). Free House. Charles Wells Bitter, Charles Wells Eagle. The theatre is deservedly popular for its shows, and the bar is open to the public as well as theatregoers. Brightly furnished with outside drinking area. Snacks at all times. Opens at 6pm on Saturday evenings.

E15 TOBY TAVERN: 81 Portway. (B2/47). Bass. Charrington IPA. Smart one bar pub, furnished with settees and fish tank behind the bar. Darts, function room and meals at lunchtimes.

E15 TWO BREWERS: 197 High Street. (A2/48). Bass. Charrington IPA. One bar pleasant locals' pub with darts, pool and shove h'p. Snacks. Opens at 7. 30pm on Saturday evenings. Garden.

E15 TWO PUDDINGS: 27 The Broadway. (A2/49). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Stag, Watneys Combe Bitter. Modernised, one bar, young persons pub, whose name derives from stories about the catering generosity or meaness of some bygone licensee. Has the whole range of musical nasties. Opens at 6pm on Saturday evenings. Garden.

E15 VILLAGE WINE BAR: 4 Romford Road (Stratford Office Village). (B1/50). Free House. Charrington IPA. New smart, well furnished wine bar, popular with office workers. Brightly lit. Lunchtime food. Not open weekends. Small function room.

E15 WHEELER'S: 156 Leyton Road (A1/51). Free House. Trumans Best. Trendy pub, very lively at weekends. Real ale may not always be available. Darts, meals at lunchtimes, snacks in the evenings. Opens at 6. 30pm Saturday evenings. Formerly a Trumans house called the Castle.

E15 Woodman: 119/121 High Street. (A2/52). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E15 YORKSHIRE GREY: 335/337 High Street. (A2/53). Bass. Charrington IPA. One bar pub with restaurant for lunchtimes. Disco and musak.

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E16 Silvertown

E16 Anchor: 20 Star Lane. (A2/1). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E16 Artful Dodger: 273 Victoria Dock Road (B2/2). Free House. No handpumped beers - closed

E16 Beckton Arms: 8 Beckton Road. (A2/3). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E16 BRITISH FLAG: 190 Victoria Dock Road. (B2/4). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Two roomed local on the edge of housing estate. Friendly atmosphere and good seafood on Sundays. Darts, pool, shove h'p, snacks at lunchtime. Live music on Fridays and disco on Saturday and Sundays. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturdays. This pub closed shortly after it was surveyed.

E16 CALIFORNIA: 12 Albert Road. (B1/5). Free House. Youngs Special, Youngs Bitter, Tollys Original. Large one bar split level pub with mock Tudor beams inside and friendly landlord. Darts, pool, shoveh'p, function room, meals at lunchtime and snacks, occasional disco. Opens at 5. 30pm Saturday eves. Building designed in 1914 by the architect RobertBanks-Martin who was Mayor of East Ham 1914-1918and who also designed the War Memorial in CentralPark, East Ham.

E16 Chandelier: 61 Victoria Dock Road. (A2/6). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E16 Churchill's: Albert Road. (B1/7). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E16 Connaught Tavern: 11 Connaught Road. (B1/8). Trumans. No handpumped beer -closed.

E16 Dartmouth Arms: 162 Bidder Street. (A2/9). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E16 Durham Arms: 24 Stephenson Street. (A2/10). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E16 ESSEX ARMS: 92 Victoria Dock Road. (B2/11). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Very friendly but rather isolated docklands pub. Busy lunchtime trade when the hot meals are good value. Darts, pool, live music on Fridays and disco at weekends. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday evenings. Garden.

E16 Flying Scud: 76 Rathbone Street. (A2/12). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E16 Graving Dock Tavern: 353 North Woolwich Road. (B2/13). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E16 Ground Rent Tavern: 62 Rogers Road. (A2/14). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E16 Hallsville Tavern: 57 Hallsville Road. (A2/15). Free House. No handpumped beers!

E16 HENLEY ARMS: 268 Albert Road. (B1/16). Bass. Charrington IPA. Modern and friendly two bar roadside dockland pub in a rather run down area. Darts, pool, snacks atlunchtime.

E16 Huntingdon Arms: 66 Burke Street. (A2/17). Free House. Closed. Sold by Charrington in 1986.

E16 Jubilee Tavern: 9 Barnwood Court. (B2/18). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E16 KILLKENNY CASTLE: 271 Victoria Dock Road. (B2/19). Free House. Websters. Large, corner pub (formerly the Freemason's Tavern) with cavernous lounge bar. Popular with the Irish community. Darts, pool and live music Friday andSaturday nights. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday eves. Garden.

E16 Marquis of Salisbury: 110 Hermit Road. (A2/20). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E16 New Gog: Freemasons Road. (A2/21). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E16 Nottingham Arms: 371 Prince Regent Lane. (A2/22). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E16 Ordnance Arms: 110 Barking Road. (A2/23). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E16 Pauls Head: 1 Watford Road. (A2/24). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E16 Peacock: 113 Freemasons Road. (A2/25). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E16 Pitt's Head: 2 Fords Park Road. (A2/26). Bass. No handpumped beers!

E16 Prince of Wales: 388 Prince Regent Lane. (A2/27). Whitbread. No handpumped beers!

E16 Princess Alexandra: 219 Barking Road. (A2/28). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E16 Railway Hotel: 2 Connaught Road. (B1/29). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E16 RAM TAVERN: 26 North Woolwich Road. (B2/30). Trumans. Trumans Best, Websters. Large, wood-panelled pub with real fire. Very isolated and ironically built on to the Charrington distribution centre. Darts, meals and snacks at alltimes. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday evenings.

E16 Rivers: 31 Tidal Basin Road. (B2/31). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E16 ROSE OF DENMARK: 78 Shirley Street. (A2/32). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Small, cosy one bar locals pub almost opposite theEssex Arms. Gets passing trade from nearby motel. Live music Mon, Wed (occ. Thurs). Darts, pool, snacks at lunchtime. Opens at 8pm Saturday evenings.

E16 Roundhouse: 19 Woolwich Manor Way. (B1/33). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E16 Royal Albert: 74 Albert Road. (B1/34). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E16 Royal Oak: 83 Woodman Street. (B1/35). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E16 Royal Oak: 67 Barking Road. (A2/36). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E16 Royal Pavilion Hotel: 2 Pier Road. (B1/37). Courage. No handpumped beers!

E16 Royal Standard: 116 Albert Road. (B1/38). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E16 SHAKESPEARE'S HEAD: 29 Ruscoe Road. (A2/39). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. One bar locals' pub set amongst housing estates. Darts, pool, snack at lunchtime and live music on Saturdays

E16 Spanish Steps: 277 Victoria Dock Road. (B2/40). Free House. No handpumped beer - Closed.

E16 Streeties: 15 Shirley Street. (A2/41). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E16 THREE CROWNS: 1 Pier Road. (B1/42). Bass. Charrington IPA. Basic, locals' pub near Woolwich Ferry. Darts, pool, function room, snacks. Opens at 6pm Saturday evenings.

E16 Windsor Castle: Silvertown Way. (A2/43). Free House. Closed.

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E17 Walthamstow

E17 ARTFUL: 80 Brunner Road. (A2/1). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Beer quite good when available. Extremely well hidden pub, hence very small but very regular clientele. Darts. Snacks. Formerly called 'Prince of Wales' but locally called 'The Artful' as it was possible to pop out from home or work to have an 'artful' pint. (JH). Garden.

E17 BELL: 617 Forest Road. (B1/2). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Watneys Stag , Ruddles County. Three bars increasing in standard of decor and clientele accordingly. Old coaching house now part ofthe E. J. Rose chain of East London pubs. Darts and pool. Original built in 1857. Rebuilt 1900.

E17 CASTLE: 15 Grosvenor Rise East. (B2/3). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Nice pub when free of disco maniacs, less so otherwise. Darts. Lunchtime snacks. Actual date of opening 25/3/1858. Worth looking at the doors as they contain delightful romantic cut and etched glass pictures of a 'Castle' obviously designed specifically for the pub. (JH).

E17 Chequers: 145 High Street. (A2/4). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E17 CHESTNUT TREE: 757 Lea Bridge Road. (C2/5). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Taylor Walker not always on. Very large locals pubwith active folk club. Darts and pool. Function room. Lunchtime snacks. In 1846 was called 'The Little Wonder'. Rebuilt in 1854. Original address was Chestnut Walk. When Lea Bridge Road was widened in 1863 name of the pub was changed to commemorate it. There was a pub 'next door' called 'The Volunteer' 1863-1897.

E17 COACH & HORSES: 63 St James' Street. (A2/6). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson, Websters. Comfortable quasi-Victorian lounge. Plain unadorned public. Darts. Live music at weekends. Lunchtime meals. In 1695 it was called the 'Cock & Oak'. In1865 it was owned by Smith Garrett & Co. Rebuilt1890.

E17 COCK: 67 High Street. (A2/7). Ind Coope. Burton. Darts and pool. Whatever the beer etc. this is a pub designed by Thomas Wayland Fletcher in 1866 anarchitect who blamed his early death on the 'curseof drinking' resulting from working for brewers! It is a good example of adapting the simple basicdesigns of the rows of Victorian houses in the area into the facade of a larger building. The artifical stone sign built into the corner of the building is at least worth a passing glance. (JH).

E17 DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE: 178 Boundary Road. (A2/8). Ind Coope. Taylor WalkerBeer not always on. Darts and pool. Original building of the now modern pub was in 1861. Stood alongside 'The Gardeners Arms'.

E17 DUKES HEAD: 112 Wood Street. (C2/9). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Watneys Stag. Single bar pub with car park, garden and darts. Aimed at the youth market rather than the beerdrinker. Pub of this name on site since, at least, 1742.

E17 ESSEX ARMS: 82 Forest Road. (A1/10). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Stag, Websters, Ruddles County. Quiet two bar local with small beer garden. Dartsand pool. Lunchtime snacks. Live music occasionally.

E17 ESSEX BREWERY TAP: St James Street. (A2/11). Bass. Charrington IPA. Custom redecorated hangout for 25 year old groovers with island bar. Good of its kind but too noisyto drink in for conversation despite comparativelycheap goodish pint. Darts. Disco in the upstairsroom till midnight Fri and Sat. Once the 'tap' ofthe Tollemache Brewery opposite. (JH).

E17 FLOWERPOT: 128 Wood Street. (C2/12). Bass. BassSingle bar pub that has boxing prints on the wallsand a Wenlock drinking hall-type mirror. Snacks at all times. Built in 1863 as an Essex Brewery pub. Highly recommemded for both beerand the cheapness of their rolls. Opens at 5. 30pmon Saturday.

E17 GROVE TAVERN: 74 Grove Road. (B2/13). Bass. Charrington IPA. Popular pub unobtrusively refurbished. Darts. Patio drinking area. Built in 1868 as 'The Britannia'it is worth trying to spot the mistake in the mirror adverts behind the bar which are in any case good examples of this type of advertising. (JH). Outside drinking area.

E17 LORD BROOKE: 47 Shernhall Street. (C2/14). Bass. Charrington IPA. Large, well appointed Victorian local with three bars and function room. Garden. Plays host to varied clientele including numerous sports teams (rugby, darts, pool, crib etc) The pub name commemoratesthe marriage in 1881 of Francis Greville (then holder of the title) later the 5th Earl of Warwick to 20 year-old Frances Maynard, heiress to the 560acres of the manor or Walthamstow. He was to become Lord Lieutenant of Essex.

E17 Lord Kitchener (COPPERMILL): 205 Coppermill Lane. (A2/15). Free House. Fullers London Pride, Fullers ESB, Charrington IPA, Pedigree. Now reopend as a free house after a long and varied career as an off license and the keg only 'Lord Kitchener'. A small one-bar oasis in an otherwise publess desert region, which means it is frequently standing room only on busy nights. Cooked lunches available. The old copper mill nearby is a listed building used by the Water Board as a stores depot. Darts.

E17 LORD PALMESTON: 254 Forest Road. (A1/16). Bass. Charrington IPA. Huge Victorian pub with four table pool room opening off lounge with resultant large following. Large crowded lounge, small quiet public. Darts. Function room. Snacks. Note the very fine 'Art Nouveau'etched/cut glass windows and similar glass in thebar back, indicative of the high standards (and awareness of current trends) of those who supplied fittings to pubs. The glass is worthy of inclusionin the William Morris Gallery in Forest Road. (JH)

E17 LORD RAGLAN: 199 Shernhall Street. (C2/17). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Watneys Stag. Quiet pleasant pub, not one for a rowdy night. Lunchtime food and snacks in the evening. Garden. First licensed 1855. Name commemorates the Crimean War Commander. Rebuilt 1880's. Cellar always used toflood in heavy storms. Lord Raglan was Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Army to the East in 1854. He died of Crimean fever in 1855.

E17 LORNE ARMS: 64 Queen's Road. (B2/18). Bass. Charrington IPA. Friday and Saturday nights PAID admission to saloon disco. Darts and pool. Lunchtime snacks. Occ live music. Tucked away in the seldom used main entrance is a superb example of paintings backed by mirrors - a wonderful accurate series of pictures ofstags fighting, hawks attacking herons and calm serious shy bitterns looking on. The whole work seemingly the masterpiece of some travelling 'handseer'. (JH).

E17 NAGS HEAD: 9 Orford Road. (B2/19). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Listed Building. Isolated backstreet local in the oldest part of Walthamstow, very pleasant, but nothing like a typical East London local. Reminds oneof a typical village pub in Yorkshire with oak beams and brass decorations. A pub definataly worthvisiting though a bit pricey. Morning coffees.

E17 PLOUGH: 173 Wood Street. (C2/20). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Plain unadorned pub. Popular with locals. Darts and bar billiards. Occasional live music. The present building dates from 1875. The original, called 'The Harrow' was demolished in 1873 during construction of the railway and stood where Wood Street Station is now.

E17 PRINCE OF WALES: 58 St Andrews Road. (A1/21). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter. Lively two bar local serving nearby council estate. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks.

E17 QUEENS ARMS: 42 Orford Road. (B2/22). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Very comfortable main bar with games annexe. Keenpool following. Lunchtime meals. Built in 1859.

E17 RACERS: 222 Chingford Road. (A2/23). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. One large L shaped bar. As the name suggest it is attracting a younger clientele. Décor = glitzed up glamour palace infested with mirrors, comfortable if you like that sort of thing. Pool. Snacks. Disco for Fri and Sat night extensions. Over 21 age limit.. Formerly the Dog & Duck and before that The Victory.

E17 Ringwood Castle: 49 Gosport Road. (A2/24). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

E17 RISING SUN: Woodford New Road. (D2/25). Bass. Charrington IPA. Thirties roadhouse on main road, also accessible by path from Walthamstow Road/Forest Rise. Excellent food. Darts and bar billiards. The IPA is the only bitter available so it is always in condition. Real fire. Original building dated from c1890 and was Taylor Walker.

E17 ROSE & CROWN: 55 Hoe Street. (B2/26). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson. Real ale in public only. Massive games room (2 dartboards, 4 pool tables, 2 snooker tables and bar billiards). Pleasantly decorated but not really aimed at the beerdrinker. Restaurant. Dates from 1865rebuilt 1892.

E17 ROYAL STANDARD: 1 Blackhorse Lane. (A1/27). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Live music every night (entrance fee). Extensions till midnight at weekends. Mainly young clientele, basically a rock venue rather than an alehouse.

E17 SPORTSMAN: Markhouse Road. (A2/28). Bass. Charrington IPA. Beer reasonably kept but not always available. Ex-Common Gate reopened after 8 years. Popular but not much atmosphere. Function room. Occasional livemusic. Still retains old Burton. and Porter tilingon the outside south wall. Cost 1900 to build in1887/8!

E17 Tavern on the Hill: 381 Higham Hill Road. (A1/29). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

E17 TOWER HOTEL: 264 Hoe Street. (B2/30). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Lively pub opposite Walthamstow Central tube. One bar is open lunchtimes only and is used as a private function bar at night. Cooked lunches. Darts and pool.

E17 VICTORIA: 186 Hoe Street. (B2/31). Free House. Trumans Best. One long T-shaped room. Pleasant landlord. Darts and pool. The once busy restaurant/tea room of the Theodore Komisarjesky's Granada cinema has now become a pub. Some of the original decoration can still be seen but drinkers should try to visit the cinema foyer at least to sample the remaining delights of this early exercise in fantasy architecture. In the main cinema the original decoration with its grand Spanish features is largely intact. (JH).

E17 White Swan: 84 Wood Street. (C2/32). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

E17 WINDMILL: 20 Grosvenor Park Road. (B2/33). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original, Castle Eden. Plus guest beer. Cosy one bar pub with serving hatch in billiard room. Popular with Polytechnic students. Beer expensive but good. Built in 1895 as aTavern and Brewery.

E17 WOODMAN: 150 Higham Place. (A1/34). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Peculiar oval shaped bar. Very comfortable. Plush decor. A typical example of a better class of Courage pub. Built 1868.

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E18 Woodford

E18 FIR TREES: 142 Hermon Hill. (B2/1). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Ruddles County. Host Group one bar pub with video jukebox and disco nights. Young clientle Now named Firs but give it a while and it will revert. Garden.

E18 GEORGE: 70/74 High Road. (A1/2). Bass. Charrington IPA. c/o George Lane. One popular 'Long Bar' with a young clientele. Darts, pool, cooked meals lunchtime. Opens at 5. 30pm on Sats.

E18 NAPIER ARMS: Woodford New Road (A1/3). Bass. Charrington IPA. Large one bar pub. Live music (key board and drums) Friday to Saturday with singers from the floor. Darts, cooked meals at lunchtimes, including Sats.

E18 RAILWAY BELL: 87 George Lane. (B1/4). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Large friendly one bar pub with occasional live music (piano). Darts, pool, cooked meals at lunchtime and early evenings. Opens at 6. 30pm Saturday. Garden.

E18 WHITE HART: 159 High Road. (A1/5). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Large split-level one bar pub with young clientele. Pool tables in upstairs lounge. Former Hoare's pub. Darts, cooked lunchtime meals.

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EC1 City -Clerkenwell

EC1 ANGEL: 73 City Road. (D1/1). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. The Angel stands of the site of the City's Huntsmans. Ask to see John Thirkell's comphrehensive write-up.Darts and pool. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Function room. Opens at 5. 30pm Saturdays but closed on Sunday.

EC1 ARTILLERY ARMS: 102 Bunhill Row. (D1/2). Fullers. Fullers London Pride, Fullers ESB. Friendly small busy one bar ex-Truman and ex-freehouse. The pub is opposite Bunhill Cemetery and the Artillery Ground, headquarters of the oldest regiment in the British Army - the Honorable Artillery Company - which celebrates its 450th aniversary in 1987. Quite a lot of HAC memorabilia is on loan to the pub, and the sign shows the HAC's arms. Function room, hot and cold snacks.

EC1 BARLEY MOW: 50 Long Lane. (C2/3). Whitbread. Charrington IPA, Whitbread Wethereds, Greene King Abb. Was in the last guide as a Charrington pub but now appears to belong to Whitbread but selling Charries IPA - you work it out! Long narrow cosy up-market pub opposite Smithfield Market. Lunches. Closes at 9pm and all the weekend.

EC1 BETSEY: 56 Farringdon Road. (A2/4). Shepherd Neame. Shepherd Neame Master Brew, Shepherd Neame Invicta. The wine bar of this recently renovated Dickens character named pub (formerly the Butchers Arms) also sells the real ales. The function room also has a bar which is available for small parties etc. It is a pleasure to see this pub open again with a beer not common in London. Cooked food at lunchtimeand snacks in the evenings. Opens at 8pm on Sat.

EC1 BISHOPS FINGER: 8 West Smithfield (B2/5). Shepherd Neame. Shepherd Neame Master Brew, Shepherd Neame Invicta. Also known as the Rutland. Large one bar pub with upstairs restaurant/function room. Name recalls that which used to be given in Kent to signposts shaped like an index finger. Darts, lunches, evening snacks. Closed weekends.

EC1 Blue Angel: 415 City Road. (A1/6). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Formerly the Blue Coat Boy. Recently renovated, now two bar, modern wool panelled, two garden pub. Darts and pool, function rooom, hot and cold snacks at all times. Opens at 5.30pm on Saturdays.

EC1 BLUE POSTS: 86/89 Cowcross Street. (B2/7). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Very comfortable pub, friendly landlord. The pub is sometimes known as Eugene's. The name is said to be derived from days gone by. When cattle were brought to Smithfield they were to be booked offically into market. For various reasons this was not always done, and areas outside of the market were designated by colour for the marketing of animals. Hence the blue posts refer to one of these areas. Darts, snacks, closed weekends.

EC1 BRITANNIA: 94 Ironmonger Row. (C1/8). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original. One oval bar with darts and live music. Snacks. Opens at 7. 30pm on Saturdays.

EC1 BRITISH LION: 155 Central Street. (C1/9). Whitbread. Whitbread Flowers Original. Very smart one bar pub with music and dancing every night except Wed. Open till 1am on Fri and Sats. Lunchtime food. Opens at 6pm on Sats.

EC1 BRITISH QUEEN: 167 Whitecross Street. (C1/10). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds.. One bar pub with darts, pool and function room. Snacks at all times.

EC1 BULLS HEAD: 125 Central Street. (C1/11). Bass. Charrington IPA. One L shaped bar. Darts. Snacks. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday.

EC1 BURGUNDY BENS: 102/108 Clerkenwell Road. (B2/12). Free House. Daveys Old Wallop. Cellar bar with food. Closes at 7. 30pm weekdays and all weekend.

EC1 CASTLE: 43 Cowcross Street. (B2/13). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Large busy semi-circular bar: a pawnbroker's sign and a large painting commemorate a former licensee of this pub lending George IV money for a bet, witha watch as security, upon the successful outcome of which he accepted as reward the right to practice as a pawnbroker. Darts. Hot lunchtime meals. Not open till 8pm on Saturday.

EC1 CHEQUERS: 44 Old Street. (C1/14). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original, Fremlins. The sheild of the Warrenne family is, in heraldry, "chequy or azure" (squares of gold or blue). Chequers is also an ancient sign denoting a drinking house. Meals at lunchtime, snacks at all times.

EC1 CITY PRIDE: 28 Farringdon Lane. (A2/15). Fullers. Fullers London Pride, Fullers ESB, Fullers Chiswick. Formerly the White Swan (Charrington). Note modernstained-glass windows. Darts. Restaurant doubles as a function room. Live music Fri and Sat. Jazz Sunday lunchtime. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

EC1 CLOCK HOUSE: 82 Leather Lane. (A2/16). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Just about the cheapest pint around. Recent tasteful renovation revealed a totally mirrored ceiling (must be seen) in this one bar pub. The clock after which this pub is named is working and accurateas it should be as the pub is in the Clock & Jewellery centre of London. Look for the Lion and Unicorn above the main entrance. Darts, pool, function room, hot and cold snacks at all times. Opens at 7. 30pm on Saturday evenings.

EC1 COACH & HORSES: 26/28 Ray Street. (A2/17). Ind Coope. Burton, Taylor Walker. Two roomed backstreet local that must be one of the nicest looking pubs from the outside in the area. Circular foyer, pillars outside decorated in relief. Snacks at lunchtime, closed Saturday evenings.

EC1 COACH & HORSES: 4 St John's Square. (B2/18). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Samuel Whitbread Strong Ale, Whitbread Flowers Original , Castle Eden, Brakspears PA. Reputed to be on the site of a 'Dirty Dicks' pub. This fifteen -year-old pub serves Winter Royal in season and was recently refurbished in what is to be the style of all Baldwin Inns. Restaurant doubles as a function room. Closed Saturdays and Sunday evening. A coaching inn has stood on, or near this site since early in 16th century. In mid-1800s was the HQ of the Knights of St James of Jerusalem, a philanthropic society.

EC1 COCK TAVERN: 23 Central Markets. (B2/19). Free House. Courage Best Bitter, Youngs Special, Charles Wells Bombardier. One bar market pub with 6. 30-9am licence. Closed weekends. Restaurant.

EC1 COLONEL JASPERS: 190/196 City Road. (D1/20). Free House. Sells Colonels Jaspers Old Jallop which is not disimilar to Davys Old Wallop or Courages Directors. Meals at all times. Hours: 11. 30 - 3pm and 5. 30 -8pm. Closed at weekends. Buy your Bual Maderia by the pint jug. Function room. Keep an eye out for the nearby Moorfields Hospital.

EC1 CROSBY HEAD: 243 Old Street. (D1/21). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Websters. Very large comfortable heavily decorated modern bar with pictures of bygone royalty and rural spots. Plenty of seating. Darts. Restaurant.

EC1 CROWN & WOOLPACK: 394 St John Street. (A1/22). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Did you know that the Lord Chancellor's seat is still called a woolsack? You do now. Modern renovation complements the pub windows. Function room, darts pool, hot and cold sncacks at lunchtime. Not open until 8pm on Saturday evenings. Lenin and his associates are reputed to have met regulary in the upper room in 1905.

EC1 CROWN TAVERN: 43 Clerkenwell Green. (B2/23). Ind Coope. Burton, Taylor Walker, Benskins Bitter. Hospitable three roomed pub with the only snob screen in East London.Worth a visit. Hot and cold snacks at all times, opens at 8pm on Sats.

EC1 DUKE OF WELLINGTON: 21/25 Lever Street. (B1/24). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Modern one bar pub with disco every night. Lunches, evening snacks, garden, darts, pool.

EC1 DUKE OF YORK: 156 Clerkenwell Road. (A2/25). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Gin palace, failed. Hot and cold snacks at all times, Saturday family entertainment, darts, function room. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturdays.

EC1 EAGLE: 159 Farringdon Road. (A2/26). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Ruddles County. One bar family pub with expensive pint of Websters. Hot and cold snacks, darts, function room. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday. The Eagle is the sign of the Earls of Cambridge. Closed shortly after this survey.

EC1 EMPRESS OF RUSSIA: 362 St John Street. (A1/27). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Greene King Abb. End Empress of Russia was the lady that resisted the mad monk Rasputin. Has an upstairs function room. Snacks at both sessions and will open at 5. 30pmon Saturdays that the Sadler's Wells have a programme.

EC1 EXMOUTH ARMS: 23 Exmouth Market. (A1/28). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Two bar family pub with darts shove h'p. Occasional live music. Hot and cold snacks. Opens at 5. 30pmon Saturday.

EC1 FOUNTAIN: 68 Amwell Street. (A1/29). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Real public and saloon bars as well as a real fire. Darts, hot and cold snacks at all times.

EC1 FOX & ANCHOR: 115 Charterhouse Street. (B2/30). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. One bar pub with a restaurant. Opens from 6am to 3pm Mondays to Fridays only.

EC1 GEORGE & DRAGON: 240 St John Street. (B1/31). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best. Very large with one circular bar. Tilework depicting St George & the Dragon. Live music six nights aweek with a drag act on Sundays. Darts, pool, function room, Meals and snacks at all times, opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday evenings.

EC1 GEORGE IV: 39 Goswell Road. (B1/32). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Collection of hats commermorate George IV's many mistressses. Reckoned to be haunted. Happy hour 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Darts. Hot and cold snacks both sessions, closed weekends.losed

EC1 GLUEPOT: 1 Vince Street. (D1/33). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter, Ruddles County. Large and modern one bar local neaxt to the Fire Station. Darts and pool. Snacks and lunchtime meals. Live music weekends.

EC1 GREEN MAN & STILL: 161 Whitecross Street. (C1/34). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Cheapest pint in this one bar pub with darts, pool and hot and cold snacks at all times. Opens at 6pm on Saturday evenings.

EC1 GRIFFIN: 125 Clerkenwell Road. (A2/35). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Two bar pub with family entertainment at weekends. Stands on the site of Reid's Griffin Brewery. Display of Reid's bottle labels on walls. Lunchtime snacks, darts and pool. Opens at 6pm on Sats.

EC1 GUNMAKERS ARMS: 13 Eyre Street Hill. (A2/36). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Don't try to swing a cat. Hot and cold lunchtime snacks, darts. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturdays.

EC1 HAND & SHEARS: 1 Middle Street. (C2/37). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Crowded and friendly. A pub has been on this site since 1123; in Tudor times it was a centre for tailors and cloth merchants and was used as a court for offenders in that profession. The inn sign is that of the Merchant Tailors. More recently served condemned Newgate prisoners their last driinks. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks, darts, function room.

EC1 HARLEQUIN: 27 Arlington Way. (A1/38). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Stag, Ruddles County, Websters. Hot and cold snacks till 7pm in this one bar pub that opens at 5. 30pm on Saturdays.

EC1 HARROW: 64 Compton Street. (B1/39). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter. Take a look at the frontage. Friendly one bar local with darts, shove h'p and snacks. Opens at 8pm Saturday and Sunday.

EC1 HAT & FEATHERS: 2 Clerkenwell Road. (B1/40). Ind Coope. Burton.

Victorian character pub with lovely glass everywhere, two bars, a restaurant and function room. Original frontage, worth a visit. Cooked meals both sessions. Closed on Sundays and Saturday evenings.

EC1 HAT & TUN: 3 Hatton Wall. (A2/41). Bass. Charrington IPA. Reasonably priced one bar pub with a function room, darts, TV and snacks at all times and meals at lunchtime. Closed at weekends. At one time the sign of this pub was a beaver hat with a miniature barrel beneath it. This showed it to be the inn of Sir Christopher Hatton. Hat-tun. Get it?

EC1 HOPE: 94 Cowcross Street. (B2/42). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Ruddles County. Circa 1855, bowed and curved, etched windows, silver inlaid mirrors mark move of live animal market to Caledonian Market. It was built as an inn during the days between the medieval and modern market, (1870) in an area which was then parkland. It is alleged that the pub was erected over the Path of Hope leading to a sanctuary church, which condemmed prisoners from Newgate Prison were led, if theyhad received a last minute reprieve. 6am-9am. Not WE

EC1 HORSESHOE: 24 Clerkenwell Close. (A2/43). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Deceptively large pub, make note of attractive glass frontage. Pete Campbell the govenor gave his name to the well known North London watering hole formerly called Campbell's'. Darts, pool and a function room. Hot & cold snacks lunchtime and evenings. Opens at 6pm on Saturday. Was an alehouse in 1747.

EC1 Horseshoe & Magpie: 5 Topham Street. (A2/44). Watney Combe Reid. No handpumped beers!

EC1 JOINT & GEM: Cowcross Street. (B2/45). Trumans. Trumans Bitter. Darts, pool, lunchtime food, pin table Name indicats that is is between the meat market and Hatton Garden. Closed Sunday evening and opens at 6. 30pm Sats.

EC1 KING OF DIAMONDS: Greville Street. (A2/46). Ind Coope. Ind Coope Bitter, Burton. Nothing to do with Paul Daniels or packs of cards but more to do with Britain's diamond centre at Hatton Garden. Snacks at all times. Closed weekends.

EC1 KINGS ARMS: 18 Moreland Street. (B1/47). Bass. Charrington IPA. Superb two bar pub. All original glass and tiles in entrance to saloon bar. Lunchtime food, darts, pool.

EC1 KINGS HEAD: 49 Chiswell Street. (D2/48). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original, Samuel Whitbread Strong Ale, Winter Royal. Near the site of Whitbread's former brewery. Darts, restaurant and snacks at all times. Opens at 6. 30pm on Saturday evenings

EC1 Lady Owen Arms: 285 Goswell Road. (A1/49). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

EC1 LANGTON ARMS: 1 Norman Street. (C1/50). Bass. Charrington IPA. Reputed to be 150 years old. Near site of Langton Gates, hence the name. Very much a locals' pub and friendly with it. Lunchtime meals, snacks. Darts. Function room.

EC1 LEOPARD: 33 Seward Street. (C1/51). Free House. Brakspears PA, Brakspears SB, Courage Best Bitter , Greene King Abbot, Whitbread Wethereds, Thwaites Bitter, Arkells Kingsdown. Add Newquay Steam Bitter on draught. Rather a shame that beer is not served in the gents, a visit will explain that remark. Guitarist on Friday. Darts. Garden. Real Fire.

EC1 LONDON APPRENTICE: 333 Old Street. (D1/52). Free House. Whitbread Wethereds. Used by gays. Meals lunchtime. Hours; Mon - Sat 12-3pm, 8-2. 30am. Sunday; 1-3pm, 8-11. 30pm. Function room. Disco nightly.

EC1 LONDON SPA: 70 Exmouth Market. (A1/53). Free House. Courage Directors, Courage Best Bitter, Charrington IPA, Bass . Reasonably priced Finch's pub that locates the site of the entrance to a once popular open air resort. Snacks at all times, darts, pool. Opens At 5. 30pm on Saturdays. Function room.

EC1 LORD NELSON: 262/4 Old Street. (D1/55). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter, Watneys Stag, Ruddles County. Large and friendly two bar corner pub. Food a speciality. Darts and pool. Function room. Closed on Saturday.

EC1 LORD NELSON: 17 Mora Street. (C1/54). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter, Watneys Stag. After losing his right eye in action off Corsica in 1794 and his right arm at Santa Cruz three years later, Nelson went the whole hog and died at Trafalgar in 1805 when some 18 of 33 enemy ships had been destroyed but Nelson's fleet remained intact. Topless dancers 6 nights and 7 lunchtimes a week which probably explains the high price of the beer. Pool. Function room. Meals and snacks at all times. Closes at midnight Fri & Sat. Opens at 7. 30 Sat.

EC1 LORD RAGLAN: 61 St Martin's-le-Grand. (C2/56). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Called the Bush and then the Mourning Bush until its reconstruction in 1855. Multibar pub with eating and drinking on about four levels. This pub was once entitled to open 24 hours a day by royal edict after the landlord opened to King Charles II in the early hours of the morning. The present name is in memory of a hero of the Crimean War.

EC1 METROPOLITAN TAVERN: 95 Farringdon Road. (A2/57). Free House. Adnams Bitter, Greene King Abbot, Ruddles County , Sam Smiths OBB, Pedigree, OWD ROGER. Former Ind Coope house which also has a large downstairs bar. Pool, darts, live music, function room. Closed Saturday evening but has a 2am extension Mon-Fri. Snacks and meals at all times.

EC1 YE OLDE MITRE TAVERN: Ely Court. (B2/58). Ind Coope. Friary Meux, Burton. Ely Place was the residence of the Bishops of Ely, and this building was erected in 1546 by Bishop Godric for the Palace servants. The licence of the pub used to be issued from Cambridge. Difficult pub to find, look for the alleyway on the left with an iron bar down the middle. See the preserved cherry tree that Sir Christopher Hatton and Queen Elizabeth I are supposed to have danced around. Snacks. Closed weekends.

EC1 NEW RED LION: 292 St John Street. (B1/59). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Hot and cold snacks until 7pm. Keen darts pub which opens at 5. 30pm Saturdays nights.

EC1 NEWMARKET HOTEL: 25 Smithfield Street. (B2/60). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Two plain bars on different floors with horsey theme. Upstairs is a large reproduction of a picture of bygone Smithfield Market. Bass is on electric dispense. Bookable for evening functions. Darts, lunchtime snacks. Closed weekends but opens between 6. 30 and 9. 30am during the week.

EC1 Oakley Arms: 32 Hall Street. (B1/61). Trumans. No handpumped beers!

EC1 OLD FOUNTAIN: 3 Baldwin Street. (D1/62). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original, Castle Eden , Fremlins, Strong Country Bitter. This 200 year-old pub may well get its name from a local well or fountain in an area that was noted for underground rivers. The old style of the pub has been well kept up and there is a preservation order on the building. Snacks. Opens at 7. 30pm on Saturday evening. Originally called 'The Old Fountain Knights' according to a newspaper clipping from mid-1700's.

EC1 OLD RED LION: 418 St John Street. (A1/63). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. There are six red lions on the Cecil coat of arms. Hot and cold snacks at all times, darts upstairs theatre.

EC1 ONE TUN: 125 Saffron Hill. (B2/64). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Hot and cold snacks. Closed weekends.

EC1 PENNY BLACK: 106 Farringdon Road. (A1/65). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Ruddles County. Two bars, welcoming atmosphere, just across from Mount Pleasant Sorting Office. A welcome addition to the real ale pubs in EC1. Darts, function room, hot and cold snacks at all times. Opens at 6pm on Saturdays. Used to be called 'The Clerkenwell Tavern'.

EC1 PHEASANT & FIRKIN: 166 Goswell Road. (B1/66). Free House. Greene King Abbott. Formerly called the Old Ivy House. The Bruce's beers are sold under a blanket pressure. Live musicevery night. Lunches and evening snacks. Opens at6pm on Sats.

EC1 YE OLDE RED COW: 72 Long Lane. (C2/67). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Small one bar market workers' pub with 6. 30 - 9. 30am licence. Lunchtime snacks. Closes at 9pm.

EC1 RED LION: 39 Rosoman Street. (A1/68). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original. There are over 930 Red Lions in the country; they refer to the Red Lion of Scotland. Two bar pub with games room for darts and pool. Hot and cold snacks. Open till 2am at weekends and opens at 8pm on Saturday.

EC1 ROYAL MAIL: 3 Myddleton Street. (A1/69). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Darts, shove h'p, hot and cold snacks at all times, forecourt drinking area. Opens at 8pm Sats.

EC1 ROYAL STAR: 220 City Road. (C1/70). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. Small lively two bar locals' pub with plenty of seating. Darts, pool and shove h'p. Disco on Fri and Sat. Evening snacks and lunchtime meals.

EC1 ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM: 160 St. John Street. (B1/71). Ind Coope. Ind Coope Bitter, Burton, Taylor Walker. Modern one bar pub on the site of the former Cannon Brewery. Hot and cold snacks. Closed on Saturday evenings.

EC1 ST. PAUL'S TAVERN: 56 Chiswell Street. (D2/72). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original, Winter Royal. Has an upstairs wine bar and restaurant. Take the tourist or your family here. Closed at weekends.

EC1 SEKFORDE ARMS: 34 Sekforde Street. (B1/73). Young & Co. Youngs Special, Youngs Bitter, Youngs Winter Warmer. Former Charrington pub and free house, now Youngs with two bars and a function room, hot and cold snacks. The pub is build on land belonging to Thomas Sekforde who died in 1588. The Sekforde's came orginally from Suffolk.

EC1 SHAKESPEARE: 2 Goswell Road. (C2/74). Ind Coope. Benskins Bitter, Burton. Two bar pub on the edge of the Barbican. Darts, lunches, snacks. Closed Sunday nights.

EC1 SHAKESPEARE'S HEAD: 46 Percival Street. (B1/75). Bass. Charrington IPA. One of London's few pubs with public and saloon bars with different prices. Nice oak panelling in public bar, live music weekends darts, pool.

EC1 SHAKESPEARE'S HEAD: 1 Arlington Way. (A1/76). Courage. Courage Best Bitter. Hot and cold snacks at all times. Opens at 6pm on Sats if Sadler's Wells has a programme.

EC1 SIDNEY ARMS: 9 Wakeley Street. (B1/77). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Small local with one U-shaped bar. Darts, weekend pianist, hot and cold snacks and cooked lunches. Opens at 8pm on Saturday.

EC1 SIR CHRISTOPHER HATTON: 4 Leather Lane. (A2/78). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Named after a favourite of Elizabeth I who took a fancy to the area. He and the Queen are supposed to have danced around a cherry tree by the nearby Mitre. Hot & cold snacks at lunchtime. Closed Saturday evenings and all Sunday.

EC1 SMITHFIELD TAVERN: 105 Charterhouse Street. (B2/79). Bass. Charrington IPA. One bar pub with a function room and pool. 6. 30am-9am licence for the serving of a full English breakfast. Also open from 11am-3pm but closed evenings and weekends.

EC1 SPORTSMAN: 315 City Road. (B1/80). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original. Pub that has had an on/off relationship with real ale but now seems firmly committed. Lunchtime food, darts and pool. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturdays.

EC1 SPREAD EAGLE: 142 Whitecross Street. (C1/81). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter, Ruddles County. Two bar pub with friendly landlord committe to real ale. Darts, functin room, pool. Disco on Fri and Sat. Lunches and snacks. A real fire to be installed - the Solid Fuel Advisory Service strikes again!

EC1 STICK & WEASEL: 273 City Road. (B1/82). Free House. Youngs Special, Youngs Bitter, Ruddles County , Sam Smiths OBB, Godsons BH, King & B SB. Formerly the City Arms (Charrington). One bar up-market pub reflected in the prices. Jazz on Saturdays, disco on Tues & Thurs. Lunches and evening snacks. Stays open till midnight. Real fire.

EC1 SUPRISE: 2 Northampton Road. (A2/83). Free House. Burton, Websters. Expensive former Ind Coope pub in 30's cocktail-style bar. In earlier days well known jazz muscians played here. Darts and pool. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. On Saturday night it is openfrom 8-2am.

EC1 SUTTON ARMS: 6 Carthusian Street. (C2/84). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Named after Sir Thomas Sutton. Panelled walls relieved by mirrors above which is a collection of plates. Worth a visit. Darts, function room, meals atall times.

EC1 SUTTON ARMS: 15 Great Sutton Street. (B1/85). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original. Old style pub in side street, popular with office workers. Darts, pool, function room, cooked meals lunchtime, hot and cold snacks in the evening. Closed on Sunday also Saturday evening. Sir Thomas Sutton established a school nearby in 1611.

EC1 THREE COMPASSES: 66 Cowcross Street. (B2/86). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson. A pub has been on the site since 1723. A place to take a loved one, or even the wife, for good food, beer and jazz piano (Tues and Sun). Godsons GBH has been promised. Opens at 5. 30pm on Sats.

EC1 THREE CROWNS: 8 Tysoe Street. (A1/87). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds. One bar pub with a garden, darts, function room, hot and cold snacks. Singing machine Fri and Sat. Opens at 7. 30pm on Saturday.

EC1 THREE KINGS: 7 Clerkenwell Close. (B2/88). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Greene King IPA. Small comfortable, L-shaped bar, plenty of bric-a-brac. Food.

EC1 TWO BREWERS: 121 Whitecross Street. (C1/89). Whitbread. Whitbread Flowers Original. Add Wethered.

EC1 VERTICAL REFRESHMENT CO-GOLDEN HIND: 58 Old Street. (C1/90). Free House. Greene King Abbot, Whitbread Wethereds, Brakspears PA , Youngers IPA. Formerly the Golden Hinde, in this one bar pub you can play game whilst standing or sitting. Darts, bar skittles, draughts, chess etc. Hot and cold snacks at all times, meals at lunchtime. Roof garden. Opens at 5. 30pm Saturday evenings.

EC1 VIADUCT TAVERN: 126 Newgate Street. (C2/91). Free House. Boddingtons Bitter, Burton, Wadworths 6X. Open seven days a week with meals at all times on six of them. Handy for the Old Bailey (opposite) and for the Post Office workers from the nearby sorting office. Reputedly the first pub in the world to be lit by electricity. Ex gin parlour, hence such a high degree of decoration. Ask to see the shut lady. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Function room. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. A Nicholson's Tavern.

EC1 VICTORIA: 25 Charterhouse Street. (B2/92). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Early morning licence for Smithfield workers. Hot and cold food in the Albert Bar upstairs. Darts. Closes at 8pm weekdays and all weekend.

EC1 WHITE BEAR: 57 St John Street. (B2/93). Bass. Charrington IPA. One bar pub with function rom. Snacks. Opens at 6. 30pm on Saturday.

EC1 WHITE HART: 7 Giltspur Street. (C2/94). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Near Barts Hospital. Cooked meals lunchtime. Restaurant, function room, darts. Closed Sunday but opens at 7. 30pm on Saturday.

EC1 WHITE LION: 37 Central Street. (C1/95). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original. Dates from 1700's. Clay pipes found when new toilets were installed. Tasteful piano music is a feature of this spotless Whitbread house which has apianist Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon. Lunchtime meals and snacks till the early evening. Opens at 8pm Sat.

EC1 WILMINGTON ARMS: 69 Rosebery Avenue. (A1/96). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Three bar pub that has darts, pool and hot and cold snacks. Roof Garden. Opens at 5. 30pm on Sats.

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EC2 City - Bishopsgate

EC2 APPLES & PEARS: Opp platforms 15-18 Liverpool Street Stn. (B2/1). Free House. Arkells BBB, Courage Best Bitter, Tollys Original, Taylor Walker, Bass, Burton. Refurbished Travellers Fare establishment, handy for East London and Essex commuters, one of the few pubs open Sunday evenings in EC2 and it also opens at 5pm on Saturday. Lunchtime and evening snacks

EC2 BANGERS: 2 Wilson Street. (B2/49). Free House. Daveys Old Wallop. Typical Davy house, subterranean, sawdust on floor, candelit tables. Food at all times. Closes at 8pm on weekdays. Not open at weekends.

EC2 Barbican Tavern: London Wall, near Museum of London. (A2/2). Free House. Pub demolished. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors, Greene King IPA , Fullers London Pride, Adnams Bitter. A Brady's pub. Basic ground floor bar with lots of tables and chairs, downstairs restaurant and snackbar, outside terrace bar (summer only). Main bar folds open onto terrace in summer. Closes at 7. 30pmweekdays and closed all weekends.

EC2 BARLEY MOW: 127 Curtain Road. (B1/3). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Stag, Websters, Ruddles County. Small cosy pub, with assorted bric-a-brac, with upstairs restaurant (open Mon-Fri lunchtimes). Closes at approx 10. 30pm weekdays, closed Sundays and Saturday night.

EC2 BISHOP OF NORWICH: 91 Moorgate. (A2/4). Free House. Daveys Old Wallop. Subterranean drinking house, sawdust on floor, commissionaire on door. Beer served in pewter tankards, or in 1/2 gallon copper jugs for heavy drinkers or those with bottomless pockets. Gentlemen must be respectably dressed. Presumably the ladies can dress as they like.

EC2 BRICKLAYERS' ARMS: 63 Charlotte Road. (B1/5). Free House. Shepherd Neame Master Brew, King & B SB, Greene King Abbott, Greene King IPA, Elderidge P DB, Elderidge P Royal Oak, Pitfield Bitter, Pitfield Dark Star. Expensive one bar pub with darts, pin table, bar billiards and live music on Saturday evenings. Closed Sundays.

EC2 BUTLERS HEAD: 11 Telegraph Street. (A2/6). Free House. Burton, Boddingtons Bitter, Tetley Bitter. The poet Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823) lived here. Became another Nicholson's Tavern in 1986. Horseshoe shaped bar, usually crowded. Has separate 'doubles' bar. Lunchtime food. Darts. Closes at weekends and about 7. 30pm on weekdays.

EC2 CITY GATES: Great Eastern Hotel - Liverpool Street. (B2/7). Free House. Charrington IPA. Plush hotel bar with restaurant. Closes at approx10pm weekdays and Sundays. Opens from 6-9pm (approx) on Saturday.

EC2 CITY GRILL: 29 Lawrence Lane. (A2/8). Free House. Brakspears PA, Boddingtons Bitter, Whitbread Wethereds. Heneky Tavern. Pleasant one bar pub with two dartboards. Wood panelling. Gets crowded lunchtimes. Closes at 9pm weekdays. Not open weekends.

EC2 CITY PIPE: Foster Lane (A2/9). Free House. Daveys Old Wallop. Imitation 'tatty' atmosphere, subterranean, sawdust under foot, beer served in pewter tankards. Foodlunchtime and snacks in the evening. Closes at 8pm. Closed weekends. Small function room.

EC2 COLLINS: 4 Devonshire Row. (B2/10). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. Trendy one bar pub formerly called the Bull. Lunchtime food. Closes at 9pm (approx) weekdays and notopen at weekends.

EC2 CROWDERS WELL: Andrewes House - c/o Fore Str & Wood Str. (A2/11). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Modern pub in Barbican Estate, with good selection of prints about the place. Downstairs restaurant(lunchtimes). 9pm closing weekdays, except Fridays when it's 9. 30pm. Closed weekends.

EC2 DIRTY DICKS: 202/204 Bishopsgate. (B1/12). Free House. Greene King IPA, Charrington IPA, Bass, Courage Best Bitter. Ground-floor open-plan type bar with numerous alcoves. Bags of timber, brick and glass used to create olde-worlde effect. Downstairs disco-type bar with handpumps. Upstairs restaurant. TV. Named after Nathaniel Bentley whose bride-to-be died on the day of their wedding. He thereafter lived his life in a couple of rooms in filthy conditions. A Finch's pub. Closed weekends and Bank Holidays.

EC2 DR BUTLERS HEAD: Mason's Avenue. (A2/13). Free House. Tollys Bitter, Bass. One bar old fashioned drinking house with upstairs restaurant. Gas-lit, sawdust on floor, often crowded. Stays open till approx 8pm weekdays and is closed at weekends.

EC2 FLEETWOOD: Wilson Street. (B2/14). Fullers. Fullers London Pride, Fullers Chiswick, Fullers ESB. Entrance in Whitecross Place. New two level pub near Broadgate development. Unusually for the area, serves cooked meals Sat. lunchtime. Closes at 8pm weekdays and is only open on Sat lunchtime at the weekend.

EC2 FLYING HORSE: 52 Wilson Street. (B1/15). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. L-shaped pub with a dartboard at either end of the "L". Large mirror above a real fireplace, and, a real fire!! Cooked meals lunchtime and snacks in the evening. Closes at 10. 30pm and all weekend.

EC2 FOX: 28 Paul Street. (A1/16). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Watneys Stag, Ruddles County. Circular bar, wooden floor, prints on walls, with upstairs lounge (bookable for private functions). Cooked meals lunchtime, snacks in the eveining. Closes at 8. 30pm (approx) and all weekend.

EC2 GLOBE: 83 Moorgate. (A2/17). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Usually known as "The 199". Dates from at least 1734, the pub that is , not the building. Non-descript one bar pub downstairs with plush seats; upstairs wine bar. Good collection of Rugby Union ties in glass cases behind the bar. Lunchtime food. Closed weekends.

EC2 GRIFFIN: 93 Leonard Street. (B1/18). Free House. Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special, Bass. One narrow long bar. Ex Ind Coope pub, usually crowded. Pool. Lunchtime food. Closes at approx 10. 30pm and closed weekends, though may open Saturday mornings in future.

EC2 THE HAND PUMP: 185/7 Bishopsgate. (B1/19). Whitbread. Pub demolished. Fremlins, Whitbread Flowers Original. Renamed the Pump in 1975 after being the Black Raven. Training pub for prospective Whitbread tenants with frequent turnover of staff after 'traning'. Comfortable but crowded with city workers. Upstairs wine bar also doubling as food bar. Closes at 9pm or earlier, not open at weekends.

EC2 HOLE IN THE WALL: 1 Mitre Court. (B2/20). Scott & New. Youngers IPA. Small one bar pub with prints around the walls. Snacks, darts. Stays open till 9pm weekdays but is closed at weekends

EC2 Horse & Groom: 28 Curtain Road. (B1/21). Bass. No handpump beer - closed. Due to re-open in October 1986.

EC2 JAZZ BAR: Opp platforms 2-7 Liverpool Street Station. (B1/22). Free House. Arkells BBB, Courage Best Bitter, Bass , Scotch Youngers. Part of the Travellers Fare buffet on Liverpool Street Station, handy for the NE London rail travellers. Memorabilia of Jazz Train service on the walls (Jazz trains were the worlds most intensive steam-worked suburban services). Future uncertain when station is rebuilt. Closed Sundays but opens at 5pm on Saturdays.

EC2 KINGS ARMS: 27 Wormwood Street. (B2/23). Trumans. Websters, Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson. Busy two level modern pub. Lunches and snacks. Outside drinking area in clement weather (when do we get any?). Closes at approx 9. 30pm weekdays and closed all weekend.

EC2 LONDON GENERAL: 127 Finsbury Pavement. (A2/24). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Formerly the Ship. Small downstairs bar with omnibus paraphrenalia. Upstairs lounge. Lunchtime food. Closes 9. 30pm approx and closed at weekends.

EC2 LORD ABERCONWAY: 73 Old Broad Street. (B2/25). Ind Coope. Burton, Taylor Walker, Friary Meux. City pub with upstairs drinking area. Handy for the underground (Liverpool St). Snacks. Closed weekends and closes at approx 9pm weekdays. Formerly called the Station Buffet.

EC2 MAGOGS: 8 Russia Row. (A2/26). Free House. Everards Old Original, Everards Tiger, Adnams Bitter , Greene King IPA, Benskins Bitter. Expensive one bar pub with darts and food at all times. Closes at 8. 30 Mon-Wed, 9pm Thurs and 9. 30pm Fridays. Closed weekends. Gog and Magog were giants of Albion chained in London by King Brute (creator of the well known aftershave?) and compelled to act as porters. A single giant Gogmagog appearsearlier in British legend.

EC2 MAGPIE: 12 New Street. (B2/27). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. A once great pub now ruined. Small, with one bar, usually crowded. Few seats. Lunchtime food. Closes at 9. 30pm weekdays and closed all weekend.

EC2 MOORGATE: 85 Moorgate. (A2/28). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Family modern one bar city pub. Quite popular with City gents. Lunchtime food and evening snacks. Closes at 9pm and closed weekends.

EC2 OLD BLUE LAST: 38 Great Eastern Street. (B1/29). Trumans. Websters, Trumans Best. Large one bar pub recently decorated outside. States it was the first pub to sell Porter. Built 1700 rebuilt 1876. Lunchtime snacks, live music 4 nights a week. Opens at 7. 30pm on Saturday.

EC2 OLD KINGS HEAD: 28 Holywell Lane. (B1/30). Trumans. Trumans Best, Websters. Friendly one bar backstreet local. Darts, pin tables. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Unusual contraceptive machine in the gents. Closed weekend evenings.

EC2 Olde Gresham: 54 Gresham Street. (A2/31). Trumans. No handpumped beer - closed. For sale April 86.

EC2 PENNY BLACK: Tenter House - Moorfields. (A2/32). Free House. Charrington IPA, Trumans Best. Modern pub with philatelic prints on the walls. Some are of postage stamps as well. Outside drinking area. Eliptical shaped bar, with comfortable seating almost all round. Closes at 8. 30pm and weekends.

EC2 PLOUGH: St. Alphage Highwalk - 2 Fore Street. (A2/33). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Octagonal shaped pub rather like a sputnik. "Upstairs" large bar and separate food room and bar with"downstairs restaurant with full meals. Closed weekends and closes at 9pm weekdays.

EC2 PODIUM: St Alphage Highwalk - 2 Fore Street. (A2/34). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds. Large one bar pub on high level walkway in Barbican redevelopement. Darts, snacks. Closed weekends and closes 9pm weekdays.

EC2 PRIMROSE: 229 Bishopsgate. (B1/35). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best. Basic upholstered and varnished bar with a certain nautical theme about the place. Reference to HMS Primrose near the dart board. Lunchtime meals. Closed all Sunday and Saturday evening.

EC2 PRINCESS ROYAL: 76 Paul Street. (A1/36). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original, Winter Royal. Recently disfurbished, expensive, (but free newspapers), unusual line in ashtrays. Party atmosphere (balloons, paper chains etc etc). Definitely a highly unusual establishment. Darts and pool. Lunchtime food.

EC2 RAILWAY TAVERN: 15 Liverpool Street. (B2/37). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original, Brakspears PA , Boddingtons Bitter. Busy pub usually crowded. Large lounge full of railway memorabilia on ground floor, downstairs winebar and upstairs lounge/games room with keg only beer. Darts, function room, lunchtime meals, evening snacks. Closes at 9pm on weekdays. Closed weekends.

EC2 RED LION: 1 Eldon Street. (B2/38). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters. Small pub with upstairs lounge (not always open). Unremarkable. Food lunchtime. Closed weekends andearly on weekdays (8. 30pm approx).

EC2 SIR PAUL PINDAR: 213 Bishopsgate. (B1/39). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Formerly the Kings Arms. One bar reasonably-sized pub with plush fittingsand occasional upstairs room open. Keen and friendly, very pro-CAMRA gaffer behind the bar, the one with glasses on his nose not in his hand, (they all have them). Recomennded. Closed all weekend but keeps open till 11pm weekdays.

EC2 TALBOT: 64 London Wall. (B2/40). Free House. Trumans Best, Websters. Crowded, noisy, city pub with few seats. Lunchtimefood. Closed weekends. Closes at 8pm weekdays.

 

EC2 THREE BUCKS: 66 Gresham Street. (A2/41). Free House. Trumans Best, Websters, Adnams Bitter. One bar wood-panelled pub. Darts, luches and snacks. Closed at weekends and closes at approx 10pm weekdays.

EC2 THREE CROWNS: 5 Old Jewry. (A2/42). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Modern, one bar, subterranean, comfortable watering hole with plants and prints on wall. Food at alltimes. Closes at 7. 30-8pm weekdays. Closed weekends.

EC2 THROGMORTON RESTAURANT: 27 Throgmorton Street. (B2/43). Ind Coope. Ind Coope Bitter, Burton, Taylor Walker , Bass. Opposite the Stock Exchange. Small upstairs bar named Bar Sinister. 'Oak Bar' downstairs with separate games room (darts). Separate restaurant(s) (OakRoom and Long Room). Usually closes at 8pm and closed weekends.

EC2 UDDER PLACE: Russia Court - Russia Row - 1/6 Milk Street. (A2/44). Free House. Daveys Old Wallop. Typical Davy's house, subterranean, sawdust on floor, upstairs wine bar and restaurant. Closes at 7. 30pm weekdays. Not open at weekends.

EC2 WHITE HART: 121 Bishopsgate. (B2/46). Bass. Bass, Charrington IPA. A pub has been on the site since at least 1246. Typical city pub with downstairs wine bar. Hot food lunchtimes plus snacks. Closes at 10. 30pm weekdays. Closed Sat night and Sundays.

EC2 WHITE HART: 24 Clifton Street. (B1/45). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Small basic, bare boarded pub with upstairs winebar. Lack of seats. Darts occasionally. Lunchtime food. Closes approx 9. 30pm weekdays and closed the weekend.

EC2 WINDMILL: 27 Tabernacle Street. (A1/47). Free House. Shepherd Neame Master Brew, King & B SB, Charrington IPA , Youngs Special, Arkells BBB, Fullers London Pride. First four beers are the regulars so the range may vary. Downstairs bar with upstairs bar-restaurant. Darts. Function room. Closed weekends. Tabernacle Street was once Windmill Street because of the three windmills it contained.

EC2 WOODINS SHADES: 212 Bishopsgate. (B1/48). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Typical medium-sized city pub, popular with office-workera and bags of Petticoat Lane Grockles on Sunday lunchtime. Upstairs games room also availablefor hire by parties. Darts and pool. Cooked meals at lunchtime, including Sunday. Not open Sat or Sun evenings nor Bank Holidays.

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EC3 City - Fenchurch Street.

EC3 ANGEL: 14 Crosswall. (A1/1). Bass. Charrington IPA. Smart lounge bar with interesting knick-knacks. Friendly staff offer home made cooked meals during lunchtime. Darts. Two function rooms for hire. Opens 11. 30 to 3pm and 5pm to 11pm Mondays to Fridays only. Was called Mr Micawber until reverting to its former name.

EC3 Bulls Head: 80 Leadenhall Street. (A1/2). Free House. No handpumped beer!

EC3 BUNCH OF GRAPES: 14 Lime Street. (A2/3). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Add Youngs Bitter. One bar pub with a restaurant. Bow frontage has a preservation order. Closed weekends.

EC3 CANTERBURY ARMS: 20 Fish Street Hill. (B2/4). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Brakspears PA. One bar pub that has escaped the fate of the two pubs that were demolished opposite (Mitre and Britannia). Closed weekends and closes at approx 9pm weekdays. lunches and snacks in the evenings.

EC3 CHAPMANS WINE LODGE: 145 Fenchurch Street. (B2/5). Young & Co. Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special, Youngs Winter Warmer. Two bars in what was formerly called the Wine Lodge. Darts. Snacks and cooked meals at lunchtime. Closed at weekends. Opens 11. 30 to 3pm and 5 to 9pmweekdays.

EC3 CHESHIRE CHEESE: 48/50 Crutched Friars. (B1/6). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Two bar pub with lots of photos etc. Lunches, snacks until 8pm, darts. Closed at weekends and closesat 9pm weekdays.

EC3 CITY ALE & WINE HOUSE: Seething Lane. (B1/7). Free House. Boddingtons Bitter, Brakspears PA. Enormous basement bar formerly the Trinity Vaults. Very quiet background music. Plush velvet seating. Wood panelling. Restaurant.

EC3 CITY F. O. B. : Lower Thames Street - under London Bridge. (B2/8). Free House. Daveys Old Wallop. Beer drunk out of tankards. Usual Davy's decor (sawdust). Food at all times. Closes at 8pm. Closed weekends.

EC3 CITY OF LONDON YEOMAN: 2 New Street. (B1/9). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Lunches and snacks, darts. Closes at 9pm and all weekend.

EC3 CLANGER: 104 Hounsditch. (A2/10). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. A Finch's pub. All three bars named after fire brigade interest. Meals at lunchtime. Closes at 9pm weekdays and closed all weekend.

EC3 COCK & WOOLPACK: 6 Finch Lane. (A2/11). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. The name is probably an amalgamation of the separate names of two pubs which used to be nearby. Long narrow bar with various brasses and jugs adorning the place. Lunchtime food. Closes at approx 9pm. Closed weekends.

EC3 CRUTCHED FRIARS: 15 Crosswall. (B1/12). Watney Combe Reid. Pub demolished. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter. One bar pub with a pricy pint of Combes. Darts, function room. Lunchtime opening at weekends only and city hours during the week. Meals lunchtimes andsnacks at all times.

EC3 EAST INDIA ARMS: 67 Fenchurch Street. (A2/13). Young & Co. Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special, Youngs Winter Warmer. Formerly a Charrington pub. Cooked snacks. Closes at 9. 30pm and all the weekend. Tends to be crowded.

EC3 ELEPHANT: 119 Fenchurch Street. (B2/14). Free House. Bass. A Finch's pub. Tweet tweet? Bars on two levels. Snacks at lunchtime. Darts. Closes when it gets quiet and all the weekend.

EC3 HOOP & GRAPES: 47 Aldgate High Street. (A1/15). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Beers served from electric pumps. Building is a listed building and dates from the 11th century although it has been a pub for only the last 100 years. Missed the Fire of London by a few yards and isone of only a handful of timbered buildings. Cooked meals and snacks at all times. Closed Saturdays but open on Sunday lunchtime for the Petticoat Market trade. Keeps city hours.

EC3 LAMB TAVERN: 10/12 Leadenhall Market. (A2/16). Young & Co. Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special, Youngs Winter Warmer. Was a free house until 1985. Basic ground floor bars, upstairs bar open lunchtime, dive bar. Snacksat all times and cooked meals at lunchtime. Opens 11. 30 to 3pm and 5 to 9pm weekdays and is only open for the Saturday lunchtime session at the weekend. Darts.

EC3 MAILCOACH: 1 Camomile Street. (A2/17). Scott & New. Youngers IPA, Scotch Youngers. Crowded basement bar which is closed weekends but stays open till 11pm weekdays. Lunchtime meals.

EC3 NEW MOON: 88 Gracechurch Street. (A2/18). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Winter Royal, Samuel Whitbread Strong ALe, Castle Eden . Situated in Leadenhall Market which was built in 1880. Dartboard must be booked. Meals and snacks atlunchtime. Open on Saturday lunchtime but closed the rest of the weekend.

EC3 PEACOCK: 41 Minories. (A1/19). Trumans. Trumans Best, Websters. Games room (darts and pool) available for functions. Lunches and snacks. 11pm closing. Closed at weekends. A Chef & Brewer pub. A pub called the Three Kings will open in Minories at the end of 1986. It will tied to Young & Co.

EC3 PUMPHOUSE: 82 Fenchurch Street. (A1/20). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Lunches and snacks, darts. Closes when quiet. Closed weekends. Basement bar opposite what was Aldgate Pump.

EC3 RAVEN: Fenchchurch Street Station Concourse. (B1/21). Free House. Arkells BBB, Bass. Temporary bar whilst station being rebuilt. New bar due to open late 1986. Food at all times. Closesat 8. 30pm and at weekends.

EC3 RED LION: 31 Hounsditch. (A2/22). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Lunches, snacks (also Sunday lunch). Food in the evenings by arrangement (dart matches etc). Closes early in the evening if there is no trade. Closed Saturday, closed Sunday night.

EC3 RED LION: 8 Lombard Court. (B2/23). Free House. Boddingtons Bitter, Tetley Bitter, Wadworths 6X. A Nicholson's Tavern. Ground and basement bars. Very popular. Does not sell bottled Guinness. Lunchtime food. Closes at 7. 30pm Mon-Wed, 8pm Thurs and9. 30pm Fri. Closed weekends.

EC3 SAVAGE GRILL: Crutched Friars. (B1/24). Free House. Greene King Abbot, Elderidge Pope Dorchester Bitter. The Dorchester Bitter masquerades as Monastery. Lunchtime meals and snacks. Darts. Closes at 11pm and all the weekend

EC3 SHIP: 3 Hart Street. (B2/25). Scott & New. Youngers No3, Youngers IPA. One bar pub with lunches and snacks. Closes when quiet and all the weekend. Darts.

EC3 SHIP & COMPASS: 18 London Street. (B2/26). Free House. Boddingtons Bitter, Burton, Wadworths 6X. Now a Nicholson's Tavern. Two bar pub with lunchtime food and darts. Closes at 9. 30pm and all the weekend.

EC3 SHIP & TURTLE: 122 Leadenhall Street - P&O Building. (A2/27). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. One bar pub with darts. Closes at 8 or 9pm weekdays. Closed at weekends.

EC3 SHIP TAVERN: 27 Lime Street. (B2/29). Trumans. Websters, Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson. Basement bar re-opened in November 1985. Clock andbar fittings from original pub. Plenty of prints of old ships. Lunchtime food. Stays open till around 8. 30pm. Closed weekends.

EC3 SHIP TAVERN: 11 Talbot Court (B2/28). Ind Coope. Taylor Walker, Burton. Lunches, snacks in the evening, darts and functionroom. Closes at 9pm weekdays (later on Fridays). Opens 12-3pm on Saturdays only. Closed Sundays

EC3 Simpsons Tavern: 38 Cornhill. (B2/30). Free House. No handpumped beers!

EC3 SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: 17 Eastcheap. (B2/31). Free House. Youngs Special, Greene King Abbot, Greene K IPA , King & B SB, Brakspears SB. One bar pub with snacks at all times. Closed weekends and closes at 9pm weekdays.

EC3 SWAN: Ship Tavern Passage. (B2/32). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original. Small ground floor bar with a larger bar upstairs. Darts, function room, lunchtime meals. Closing times depend on custom. Closed weekends.

EC3 TANNERS HALL: Philpot Lane. (B2/33). Free House. Whitbread Flowers Original, Whitbread Wethereds, Brakspears PA, Greene King Abbot, Greene King IPA. One bar pub with a Pizza Hut. Closes at 9pm and all the weekend.

EC3 THREE TUNS: 36 Jewry Street. (A1/34). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Two bars, one of which is upstairs. Lunchtime snacks. Closed weekends.

EC3 TIGER TAVERN: Bowring Building - Tower Place. (B1/35). Bass. Charrington IPA. Basement bar with a Mr Toby Carvery. Pool and darts. Open at the Saturday lunchtime session only.

EC3 UNDERWRITER: 15 St. Mary Axe. (A2/36). Scott & New. Youngers No3, Youngers IPA. Basement bar under Commercial Union Building. Snacks and lunchtime meals. Darts. Closes at 9pm weekdays and closed at weekends.

EC3 WALRUS & CARPENTER: 45 Monument Street. (B2/37). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Formerly called the Cock. Two lounges, a wine bar and function room as well as an a-la-carte restaurant. Closed weekends and closes at 8. 30pm weekdays.

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EC4 City - Fleet Street.

EC4 ALBION: 2 New Bridge Street. (B2/1). Ind Coope. Burton, Taylor Walker. Until the mid 1950's the pub had a licence for the sale of cider only. Large and comfortable one bar pub on Ludgate Circus. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks.

EC4 BAYNARD CASTLE: 148 Queen Victoria Street. (B2/2). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Has a medieval look with beams etc; the name commemorates a nearby castle, some of the remains can still be seen, built by Baynard, a mate of William the Conqueror. The pub has numerous levels and anupstairs games room (pool). A friendly place. Hot and cold snacks. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

EC4 BELL: 6 Addle Hill. (B2/3). Bass. Charrington IPA. A locals pub about 150 years old, well hidden away in this rather quaint area. Darts. Snacks. Closed Sundays.

EC4 BELL: 29 Bush Lane. (B1/4). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Best Bitter. A pub is said to have been on this site for 400 years and its name reputedly comes from the fact that a bell on or near this site gave an alarm of the Great Fire of London. Note pub sign done in relief at the top of the building. Preservation Order. Only granary bread used in sandwiches. Stays open to 10pm but closed weekends.

EC4 BLACK FRIAR: 174 Queen Victoria Street. (B2/5). Free House. Adnams Bitter, Tetley Bitter, Boddingtons Bitter , Bass. A Nicholson's Tavern. Built in 1875, this house was remodelled by H. Fuller Clark in 1905. Rich and elaborate marble alabaster and mosiac wall and ceiling designs , in art nouveau. Was restored by Larkin, May & Co. in 1983. Look for nursery rhymes in the Grotto bar. Closes at 9. 30pm weekdays. Closed weekends except for Saturday lunchtimes during the summer. Lunchtime meals, evening snacks.

EC4 BOUNCING BANKER: Cousin Lane. (B1/6). Fullers. Closed. Fullers London Pride, Fullers Chiswick, Fullers ESB. Closed in August 1986 for renovation. When it reopens expect Bouncing to be dropped from the name. Former free house. Lunchtime food. Closes 9. 30pm weekdays. Open Saturday lunchtime only at weekends.

EC4 CANNON: 95 Cannon Street. (A1/7). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Long one bar pub. No dirty clothing please! Snacks at lunchtime. Darts. Stays open till 10. 30pm butclosed weekends.

EC4 CANNON STREET BUFFET BAR: Cannon Street Station. (B1/8). Free House. Bass. Modern single bar with electronic games., formica table and plastic seats. Lunchtime snacks. Opens lunchtime and 5 - 6. 30pm weekdays only.

EC4 CARTOONIST: 76 Shoe Lane. (A2/9). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter, Ruddles County. Plush modern place with two bars on different levels. Cartoon prints adorn the walls. Strongly journalistic in atmosphere; is part of the International Press Centre building. Patio. Function room. Snacks.

EC4 CASTLE: 26 Furnival Street. (A2/10). Ind Coope. Friary Meux. One bar corner pub in side street near Bishop's Court; has original Meux Brewery (ie before merger with Friary) window. Upstairs bar (Sonnys). Darts. Food. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturday.

EC4 YE OLDE CHESHIRE CHEESE: 145 Fleet Street. (A2/11). Marstons. Historic pub built in 1667 replaces one destroyed by the Great Fire the previous year. Hard to spot pub sign in form of a lamp with the pub name on it.

EC4 CLACHAN: Old Mitre Court. (B2/12). Scott & New. Youngers IPA, Scotch Youngers. Scottish and Newcastle are showing themselves to be hot on the heels of Nicholson's as pub refurbishers. The pub reminds one of holidays in Scotland. The carvery downstairs serves real ale as does the upstairs bar. Absense of games and music enhances the mood. Closed weekends and early (9pm) weekdays.

EC4 COACH & HORSES: 35 Whitefriars Street. (B2/13). Bass. Charrington IPA. A single bar with TV and sawdust on the floor. Grade II listed building. Nicknamed Old Scotch Doors, reputedly from olden days when print workers knocked on the door for a bottle of scotch. Pool. Snacks. Opens at 7pm on Saturday.

EC4 COCKPIT: 7 St Andrew's Hill. (B2/14). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Interesting galleried pub, snacks at all times. Closed Sundays.

EC4 YE OLDE COCK TAVERN: 22 Fleet Street. (B2/15). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Websters , Trumans Sampson. Formerly the Cock & Bottle, known by the famous from Pepys to Tennyson and, until the 1880's situatied across the road in Apollo Court where it was built in 1549 and survived the Great Fire which came close to St Dunstan's. The cellars run beneath the vaults of Temple Church. The pub sign was worked by Grinling Gibbons, carver to Charles II. Food at all times. Function room and restaurant. Closed at weekends and closes at 9pm weekdays.

EC4 DANDY ROLL: Gateway House - Bread Street. (A1/16). Whitbread. Brakspears PA, Greene King Abbott. Pub under office block. Theatrical posters and cartoons. Wood used in decor to good effect. Two hot dishes per day (and possibly some food). Musak and jukebox. Opens 11. 30am to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm butmay close earlier if there is no custom (not likely). Closed weekends.

EC4 DEACONS: 6 Walbrook. (A1/17). Bass. Charrington IPA. All too frequent in the City, a bottom of an office block type establishment. Have tried and failed, to create the atmosphere of a French chateau (?). One bar with restaurant downstairs and function room. Opens weekdays only, 11. 30am to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm.

EC4 Dizzy's: 74 Shoe Lane. (A2/18). Bass. No handpumped beers!

EC4 GEORGE: 25 Old Bailey. (A2/19). Elderidge Pope. Elderidge P Roy, Elderidge P DB, EP IPA , Palmers IPA . Freehold was held by the Blacksmiths Company in the nineteenth century. One of two Eldridge Pope tied houses in the City and is very expensive. Snacksat all times and cooked meals at lunchtime. Darts, function room. 11. 30 to 3pm and 5. 30 to 11pm closed at weekends.

EC4 GLOBE: 66/67 Shoe Lane. (A2/20). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Combe Bitter, Ruddles County. Plush establishment in modern building. Has upstairs and downstairs bars. Cooked meals lunchtime, snacks in the evening. Darts. Function room. Closed weekends.

EC4 GOLDEN FLEECE: 9 Queen Street. (A1/21). Greene King. Formerly Sam Smiths, now sells the Greene King range of beers. Large busy two bar split level Edwardian pub with plenty of seating plus table space and quick service food. Restaurant and bar downstairs. Darts. Closes at 9pm weekdays. Closed weekends. Pub name is after the fleece of a ram hung in Colchis in Asia, and which was guarded by a dragon. Jason brought the ' Golden Fleece' from Colchis, with the help of Medea, whom he married.

EC4 GREEN MAN: 7 Bucklersbury. (A1/22). Free House. Youngers No3, Shepherd Neame Master Brew, Youngers IPA. In the Mansion House redevelopment area and will eventually be demolished. Crowded corner pub with three interesting bars. Pleasant, ornate Victorian woodwork throughout, including in laid rosewood portraits and scenes. Cold food in bar am and hot food in Dive Bar. Darts by permission only. Stays open till 9pm but closed at weekends. A Finch's pub.

EC4 HARROW: 22 Whitefriars Street. (B2/23). Bass. Charrington IPA. This multi-layered, three bar pub allows entrance from Primrose Hill to the Micawber room middle bar, and downstairs bar, which also has access from Whitefriars Street. Function room and restaurant. Opens at 5pm on Saturday evening but closed on Sunday. Expensive.

EC4 HATCHET: 28 Garlick Hill (B1/24). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Name is connected with the timberyard which used to be nearby. Small side street pub little altered, darts and snacks, meals at lunchtime. Small backroom off the main bar. Toby jugs and rare Guinnesstoucan china advertising figure complete with glass. Open weekdays only 11. 30-3pm and 5-9. 30pm but closes earlier if no custom.

EC4 HOOP & GRAPES: 80 Farringdon Street. (A2/25). Courage. Courage Best Bitter. Small older style one bar pub with an unusual Duckhams map of the City. Function room. Opens at 5. 30pm on Saturdays evenings.

EC4 Horn Tavern: 29 Knightrider Street. (B1/26). Elderidge Pope. No handpumped beers!

EC4 KING & KEYS: 142 Fleet Street. (A2/27). Ind Coope. Friary Meux, Taylor Walker, Burton. Snacks. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. Next to the Daily Express building.

EC4 YE OLDE LONDON: 42 Ludgate Hill (A2/28). Scott & New. Scotch Youngers, Youngers No3, Youngers IPA. City breakfast served from Monday to Friday from 7. 45am - 9am. Open from 11. 30am to 3pm and 5pm to 10. 30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday lunchtime only. Take the prospective in-laws here. The upstairsbar is used mainly by regulars. Downstairs is reputedly the site of an old debtors' prison; it nowhas a carvery grill, and even a library for a quiet read in the evening.

EC4 LONDON STONE: 105 Cannon Street. (A1/29). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Sampson, Websters. One bar pub named after a large stone wich stood, until 1742, where Cannon Street Station now stands. A fragment can be seen nearby in the wall of theOverseas Chinese Banking Corporation offices. Snacks and meals at lunchtime, darts, video and musak. Opens from 11. 30am to 3pm and 5. 30 to 8. 30ish depending on the custom. Closed weekends.

EC4 LUDGATE CELLARA: 1 Apothecary Street. (B2/30). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original, REAL CIDER , Greene King Abbot, Boddingtons Bitter, Winter Royal. Large cellar type establishment under railway arches with several different area to choose from. Mixture of pub, wine bar, and restaurant. Immediateatmosphere with candles. Has 6 dartboards (booking only). Weekdays only 11. 30-3pm and 5-9pm but sometimes later.

EC4 MAGPIE & STUMP: 18 Old Bailey. (A2/31). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Two bar wood-panelled pub rebuit in the 1930's. Used to be a vantage point for executions. Newgate Gaol as opposite, see Viaduct Tavern EC1.

EC4 MASTER GUNNER: 37 Cathedral Place. (A2/32). Free House. Charrington IPA, Bass, Watneys Combe Bitter. A Finch's pub. All real ales available upstairs and in downstairs restaurant. Modern pub part of St. Pauls precinct. Darts. Closes at 9pm weekdays and closed at the weekend.

EC4 MONUMENT TAVERN: 60 King William Street. (B1/33). Fullers. Fullers London Pride, Fullers Chiswick, Fullers ESB. Became a Fullers pub in 1985 having been accquired from Ind Coope. Victorian style with a long bar. No overalls allowed. Opens from 11. 30 - 3 and 5pm -9. 30pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday evenings. Just around the corner from Wren's 345-step Monument to the Great Fire of 1666.

EC4 OLD BELL: 95 Fleet Street. (B2/34). Free House. Boddingtons Bitter, Tetley Bitter, Belhaven 80/- , Harveys Bitter. A Nicholson's Tavern. Also sells Old Bell Bitter. Basic, friendly, uncrowded one bar pub in a pleasant leafly location opposite St Bride's Church, in a quiet backwater off Fleet Street. Interesting relief tiling on back facade. This pub dates from the 1670's, when it was a base forthe workers rebuilding the church, destroyed in the Fire of London. Darts. Snacks. Function room. Closed Saturday night and all Sunday.

EC4 OLD KING LUD: Ludgate Circus (A2/35). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Whitbread Flowers Original, Greene King Abb. Fine Victorian exterior spoilt by modern sunblinds. The split level interior, much renovated, belies the the pub's age. Part of the bar is under Holborn Viaduct-Blackfriars Railway. Music and dancing license applied for, possible disco's on Wed and Thurs. Has a "Pizza Hut"! Usual City weekday hours and open only at weekends during the lunchtime session.

EC4 PAVILION END: 23 Watling Street. (A1/36). Free House. Youngs Special, Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Rambling slightly pricey place that has a strong old style cricketing theme. Constant cricket videos on display. Darts. Function room. Lunchtime food. Closed weekends. Closes at 8. 30pm on weekdays. John Smith's cask bitter expected.

EC4 POPPINJAY: 118 Fleet Street. (A2/37). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. One bar pub with snacks and darts. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. A poppinjay was the crest of Cirencester Abbey which owned a town house nearby in the 14th century.

EC4 PORTERS LODGE: Arthur Street. (B1/38). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Basement pub which possably replaces one called the Ticket Porter demolished long ago. Exterior resembles a World War II gun emplacement and the inside a large regency gentlemens library (the library, not the gentlemen). 11. 30 - 3pm, 5 - 9. 30pm.

EC4 PRINTERS' DEVIL: 98 Fetter Lane. (A2/39). Whitbread. Whitbread Wethereds, Samuel Whitbread Strong Ale. Formerly the Vintner's Arms. The 'devil' is the urchin-like errand boy of tradition. Showplace pub with history of printing on the walls and other paraphernalia. Restaurant. Darts. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

EC4 PUNCH TAVERN: 99 Fleet Street. (B2/40). Free House. Charrington IPA, Bass, Tetley Bitter, Boddingtons Bitter. Typical Nicholson's tavern in that a tasteful renovation has been made which enhances character of this establishment. The tapestries were subject to renovation, now everyone can see what was below the layer of smoke and grime. Worth a visit. Darts. Live music Wed/Sat/Sun lunchtime. Food lunchtime and evening. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

EC4 QUEENS ARMS: 30 Queen Street. (B1/41). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Straight forward honest pub with wood panelling, furniture, and tables divided by 1/2 partitions. Darts, snacks in the evenings, meals at lunchtime. Weekday opening 11. 30-3pm and 5-11pm (10pm on Fridays). Open Saturday lunchtime. Reputed to be one ofthe original five 'Dirty Dick' pubs. Building owned by LRT as the tube runs below it. The tiles are said to date back to the time when this building was part of a poorhouse.

EC4 QUEENS HEAD: 31 Blackfriars Lane. (B2/42). Ind Coope. Adnams Bitter, Tetley Bitter, Boddingtons Bitter, Burton. An ex Nicholsons Tav. Rare basic City PH with semi-circular bar, unique in the City. This one time backstreet pub is a totally detached building (the rest being dealt with by the Adolf Hitler Demolition Co Ltd). Modern developers have not yet finished the job. Also, survival of the pub in the last large bomb site in the City, must be a matter of time. Darts, meals at lunchtime, snacks in the evening. Closed Saturday evenings and all Sunday.

EC4 RED LION: 17 Watling Street. (A1/43). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Modern pub with function room and downstairs restaurant. Cooked meals at lunchtime and evening snacks. Closed weekends.

EC4 RISING SUN: 61 Carter Lane. (B2/44). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Trumans Sampson. The 'Green' masquerades as Cathedral Bitter. Recently refurbished in the spartan style of Firkin establishments. This 160 year old listed building hasalways been a pub. Known by some as the "Vicars" which is not surprising as it is in the shadow of St. Pauls. Function room and restaurant. Opens at5pm on Saturday. Real Fire.

EC4 Riverside Inn: Queen Street Place. (B1/45). Free House. No handpumped beer -closed.

EC4 Rumboe: 27 Old Bailey. (A2/46). Ind Coope. No handpumped beers!

EC4 ST. BRIDE'S TAVERN: 5 Bridewell Place. (B2/47). Watney Combe Reid. Websters. Two bar pub, both of which offer cooked meals lunchtimes, snacks evenings. Function room. Closed weekends.

EC4 SAMUEL PEPYS: Brooks Wharf - 48 Upper Thames Street. (B1/48). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Multi-level riverside pub with good views upstairs. Only pub in London with its own ticker tape. Food at all times. Opens at 6pm on Saturday.

EC4 SEA HORSE: 92 Queen Victoria Street. (B1/49). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors, John Smiths. Modern one bar pub. Built on the site of the Old Mermaid Tavern, destroyed by the Great Fire. Bric-a-brac, books etc inside. Secondhand dealers must be making a fortune out of this sort of thing. 11. 30 - 3pm, 5 - 11pm. Food served till 10pm.

EC4 SHADES: 5/6 Bucklersbury. (A1/50). Sam Smiths. Sam Smiths OBB, Museum Ale. Large single bar. Relatively quiet and uncrowded compared with the GreenMan next door. Shades was established in 1795 and rebuilt in 1874. In danger of being demolished as part of the Mansion House Plan. Food. Darts and bar billiards. Closes at 9pm weekdays and is only open for the Saturday lunchtime session at weekends.

EC4 SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN: 17/19 Paternoster Square. (A2/51). Watney Combe Reid. Websters, Watneys Stag. Three bars, one of which is a cocktail bar, real ale available in the other two. Opens Sundays for functions (room for 250) and Saturdays in the summer for tourists. Darts. Food lunchtime and evenings

EC4 SMITHFIELDS PAST & PRESENT: 334-338 Central Markets. (A2/52). Free House. Whitbread Flowers Original, Samuel Whitbread Strong Ale, Greene King Abbot. Plain pricey ground floor bar with bare floorboards and smart clientele. Cellar restaurant and bar. Function room. Darts. Opens at 5pm Saturday but closed Sunday.

EC4 SPATZ: Hill House - Shoe Lane. (A2/53). Courage. Courage Best Bitter, Courage Directors. Formerly the Crown & Anchor. Ultra modern pub with Wimpy atmosphere, catering for a wide range of tastes. Has its own restaurant and function room. Outside seating.

EC4 SQUARE RIGGER: 2 Arthur Street. (B1/54). Bass. Charrington IPA. . A 1960's built reconstruction of an eighteenth century ship of the line, completewith rigging, stuffed seagulls and variety of nautically named bars. Lunchtime meals and evening snacks. Closes at 9. 30pm on weekdays and all the weekend.

EC4 SUGAR LOAF: 65 Cannon Street. (A1/55). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Comfortable one bar pub with dark wood panelled, attractive glasswork and preservation order. Snacks. Stays open till 9pm but is only open for the Saturday lunchtime session at weekends.

EC4 SWEETINGS: 39 Queen Victoria Street. (A1/56). Free House. Arkells BB. One of the very last old style oyster bars and restaurants in the City and the only one with real ale; the whole place is a surprising survival from the turn of the century and well worth a visit, even casual drinkers are served with beer in pewter tankards. Pay on the way out at the cash desk! Open from 11. 30am to 3pm weekdays only.

EC4 TIPPERARY: 66 Fleet Street. (B2/57). Greene King. Greene K IPA, Greene King Abbot, Rayments BBA. Closed. Long narrow pub with lots of genuinely old wood panelling and counter etc. Cosy upstairs bar with a real fire. Interesting Guinness adverts on wall. Closed on Sundays and Saturday evenings. Meals at all times.

EC4 YE OLDE WATLING: 29 Bow Lane. (A1/59). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Reputedly built by Sir Christopher Wren, the pub has been restored but is unspoilt, with wooden panelling and interesting prints of Wren's churches. No dirty clothes. Hot & cold snacks am. Upstairs restaurant. Darts.

EC4 WHITE HART: 3 New Fetter Lane. (A2/60). Courage. Courage Best Bitter. Photos of celebrities on the walls. Known locally as the 'Stab in the Back'. Cooked meals. Opens at 5pm

EC4 WHITE HORSE: 90 Fetter Lane. (A2/61). Ind Coope. Friary Meux, Taylor Walker, Burton. Informal two bar corner pub, well worn comfortable modern interior. The Jorrocks Room comemorates the hero in a novel by Robert Smith Surtees, a nineteenth century novelist who visited the pub which, built in the seventeenth century, used to be on the site. Has a plate collection and real gas lights renovated by the guv'nor Mike. Restaurant and function room. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

Saturday evenings.

EC4 WHITE SWAN: 28/30 Tudor Street. (B2/62). Trumans. Trumans Bitter, Trumans Best, Websters , Trumans Sampson. Also called the Mucky Duck. Free disco with the function room! Darts and pool. Food. Opens at 5pm on Saturday. Closed Sunday lunchtime.

EC4 WHITE SWAN: 108 Fetter Lane. (A2/63). Bass. Charrington IPA, Bass. Flower bedecked exterior, smart flock papered one bar interior with black seats, matching suspended ceiling beams; plates and old prints are on the wall. The upstairs 'Annie's Bar' also serves real ale. Grills Mon-Fri lunchtime and snacks in the evening. Opens at 5pm on Saturday.

EC4 WILLIAMSONS TAVERN: 1 Groveland Court. (A1/64). Free House. Wadworths 6X, Tetley Bitter, Adnams Bitter, Boddingtons Bitter, Bass. A Nicholson's Tavern. Situated in a quiet alleyway the pub has been in the Williamson family for over 200 years. Bar and restaurant on ground floor. Wine Bar downstairs. Stays open till 8pm. Closed weekends.

EC4 WITNESS BOX: 36 Tudor Street. (B2/65). Watney Combe Reid. Watneys Combe Bitter, Websters, Ruddles County. One bar pub with food at both sessions. Closed weekends.

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