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 Post subject: Re: Hackney Pubs
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:40 pm 
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Probably only a matter of time before The Jackdaw and Stump changes too. And after that? Not sure there's anywhere left.


The Glyn Arms! Unless it has shut again......

A number of unchanged pubs on Wick Road the last time I looked. Not sure what is left down Well Street. I think the Kenton has turned into a hipster joint now. Still that will be an improvement when it was all pink....

I will give the Adam & Eve a once over next time I visit my family down the road. You are right. There isn't a lot of diversity in the ways of pubs now - do we ever stop moaning :D

Oh and I will be giving this a miss.

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 Post subject: Re: Hackney Pubs
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:35 pm 
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Ah there's always The Globe on Morning Lane too! Do love that place although spending all day in there will mean you come out smelling of chip fat... Always one decent well kept pint in there. Adnam's Ghost Ship usually.

The Kenton's a decent enough pub actually. Was in there last week in fact! Not really that hipster-y - seems like a standard pub to me with a mix of new and old clientele. Although £4.10 for a pint of Landlord! Bit of a scandal.

Haha! I'll make sure I'm out of town for that Bola. I don't really moan about Hackney changing (as a middle class lad from out of town I'd be in the ultimate glass house on that score) but I do take umbrage with the claim there are 'twice as many pubs' in Clapton now than last year! That's a bit offensive! I don't blame anyone for wanting to avoid drinking in The Windsor Castle before it got ponced up (although nor do I understand why anyone would want to drink in it after!) for instance but to say that is pretty stupid...

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 Post subject: Re: Hackney Pubs
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Bola! The Jackdaw and Stump's gone!

http://www.jackdawandstar.co.uk/

Taken over by those responsible for The Star of Bethnal Green (formerly The Pleasure Unit) and The Star of Hackney Downs (formerly The Three Sisters).

While I miss The Pleasure Unit's charm, they have done a pretty good job with it it has to be said. The Hackney Downs one is fucking awful though...

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 Post subject: Re: Hackney Pubs
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:13 pm 
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I saw that mate. Gonna pay the Adam & Eve a visit next week and may pop over the road for a jar........

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Let us know what the Adam and Eve's like. Looks like they've gone to town with it with an excessively poncey menu and everything. Got a fair idea of what the Jackdaw will look like given The Star's past ventured but I'm not sure when it's opening...

Anyway Bola we've moved out of Hackney now! Now in Trev's neck of the woods in Leyton...

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Anyway Bola we've moved out of Hackney now! Now in Trev's neck of the woods in Leyton...


Been in the William IV yet? Home of the Brodies Brewery.

There is an Antic pub there the name of which escapes me. Trev will know. Not sure if The Birkbeck Tavern is still open....

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Anyway Bola we've moved out of Hackney now! Now in Trev's neck of the woods in Leyton...


Been in the William IV yet? Home of the Brodies Brewery.

There is an Antic pub there the name of which escapes me. Trev will know. Not sure if The Birkbeck Tavern is still open....


Leyton Technical is the Antic pub. It's good. Former site of Leyton Hall. :-)


And yep The Birkbeck is still open.

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Anyway Bola we've moved out of Hackney now! Now in Trev's neck of the woods in Leyton...


Been in the William IV yet? Home of the Brodies Brewery.

There is an Antic pub there the name of which escapes me. Trev will know. Not sure if The Birkbeck Tavern is still open....


Not yet! Live over the other side near the tube but will be popping in very soon.

Went to The Birkbeck last night. Absolutely loved it. At the end of my road too.

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Finally got down to Homerton last night joined by Student.

The Plough. This place has gone right downhill. Music blaring (it's vinyl so it has to be cool yeah) despite only a handful of people being in there and the beer quality (in this case Hackney Brewery American Pale Ale) was poor. We didn't stay long.

The Jackdaw and Star. This used be the main pub of the local West Indian community (Cricket and Guinness 24/7) and was the only pub I have seen a fight break out over dominoes. Barman treated us like we were his mates (not many come in people then?) and despite having three hand pumps all three were off due having them serviced. They did have three local micros on Keg and the Five Point Pale Ale was delicious slightly edging Students Beavertown Neck Oil. Not much change from a tenner for the two. I will go back when the cask beer is back on to give it another go. The menu had grass fed lamb on offer. Not sure what they normally eat! Sadly I am not sure where the West Indian community has now gone to drink given the lack of any non white faces.

The Adam & Eve - my main drinking hole in my late teens and early twenties. The pubs beer and food has strong links with Cornwall with four Cornish and two local Hackney brews on offer. I have to say it has been renovated pretty well and the wall between the public and lounge bars being taken down is genius. Beer quality was okay and the pub was hipster free in the main. Worth another visit.

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Went to The Birkbeck last night. Absolutely loved it. At the end of my road too.


Are you in Leyton now Westie?

The Antic is The Technical (situauted in the old town hall).

EDIT - I seem to have said all this before.....

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EDIT - I seem to have said all this before.....


You are in a pub and I claim my five pounds...........

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[ ] The Jackdaw and Star. This used be the main pub of the local West Indian community (Cricket and Guinness 24/7) and was the only pub I have seen a fight break out over dominoes. Barman treated us like we were his mates (not many come in people then?) and despite having three hand pumps all three were off due having them serviced. They did have three local micros on Keg and the Five Point Pale Ale was delicious slightly edging Students Beavertown Neck Oil. Not much change from a tenner for the two. I will go back when the cask beer is back on to give it another go. The menu had grass fed lamb on offer. Not sure what they normally eat! Sadly I am not sure where the West Indian community has now gone to drink given the lack of any non white faces.

The Adam & Eve - my main drinking hole in my late teens and early twenties. The pubs beer and food has strong links with Cornwall with four Cornish and two local Hackney brews on offer. I have to say it has been renovated pretty well and the wall between the public and lounge bars being taken down is genius. Beer quality was okay and the pub was hipster free in the main. Worth another visit. [ ]


Looks like the Jackdaw's gone the way of the 3 Sisters in Hackney Downs then. Taken over by the same people and it's not looking great. Do love all Beavertown beers though. Neck Oil's really nice.

Will have to nip to the Adam and Eve then! Will avoid the Plough as I have already been doing...

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Went to The Birkbeck last night. Absolutely loved it. At the end of my road too.


Are you in Leyton now Westie?

The Antic is The Technical (situauted in the old town hall).

EDIT - I seem to have said all this before.....


Yep! Just round the corner from the Tube.

The Technical's alright. Went in there a couple of times last week. Bit more elegant than your normal Antic pub, which can be a very mixed bunch, but don't think it'll become my local.

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