twee8 pub suggestions

I’m starting a new list of potential pubs, so we have a list to call on. Some of this list is from a previous thread, please add to the list if you have some ideas Some ones yet to visit: The Clapton Hart – The moment it opens! Prince Arthur The Haggerston The Albion Princess of Wales (good for summer) Talbot Off Broadway (cocktails and beer) The Nightjar (cocktails) Three Blind Mice on Leonard Street Bardens cafe it’s more of a bar than a cafe really Hackney Downs (yup I’m suggesting a park – summer outdoor drinking) Wenlock Arms Some revisits: Kenton Arms London Fields Spurstow Arms Prince George Britannia (good for summer and it rained when we last tried)”

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    mattyc - 18 March 2012, 11:17 am

    I’d be keen to check out The Hunter S which recently opened in De Beauvoir and is the sister pub of my local The Hemingway. The Stags Head on Orsman Road is also a decent boozer. I was going to suggest the Sebright Arms but I think it’s the corner of Hackney Road which is Tower Hamlets. Shame.”

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    ewebber - 18 March 2012, 11:59 am

    We have been to the Stags Head before, but could do with a revisit.Is the Hunter S formally Perseverance Tavern? We haven’t done a trip to the Hemingway either.I checked out the Seabrights Arms earlier, and it is in Tower Hamlets.

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    mattyc - 18 March 2012, 7:22 pm

    Yup the Hunter S was the Perseverance (here’s a very pompous review and a slightly more positive one). The Hemingway is well worth a visit- good ales on tap and home of the Hackney Yeti. The Sebright is a loss to the borough- they have Lucky Chip in residence which is probably worth the trip alone.”

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    monkchips - 19 March 2012, 9:50 am

    not particularly keen on the Hunter S. stuffed kudu on the wall? not pleasant. i realise its not a pub, but i was going to recommend we do an evening at the new Borough Wines at hackney downs. we can book the long table, have some grand vins, and perhaps some fromages.

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    staystylish - 20 March 2012, 1:33 am

    I have never step foot inside Perseverance, mainly I found the fluorescent lighting ill-fit for a pub… I’m also sad to learn that only half of Hackney Road belongs to Hackney. That’s too bad about Sebright Arms! 🙁

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    ewebber - 22 March 2012, 8:23 pm

    Two more for the list are:Howl at the Moon on Hoxton St – sister pub of The FoxThe Three Compasses – Former sports pub, thats just realised it’s in Dalston

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    euan - 22 March 2012, 8:25 pm

    Biddle Brothers?and + 1 to The Three Compassesand how about the Elderfield?

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    ewebber - 22 March 2012, 8:32 pm

    We have done the Elderfield (you were there!)Biddle’s is good, but the beer selection is not so much.

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    euan - 22 March 2012, 9:54 pm

    Is The Wenlock in Hackney?

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    ewebber - 23 March 2012, 6:42 am

    @euan yup, it’s on the list 🙂

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    ewebber - 16 May 2012, 6:23 am

    The Cock Tavern on Mare street (once it opens)

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    mattyc - 23 May 2012, 9:26 pm

    Can I suggest The Market House new pub opening on Broadway Market by the wonderful people at The Kenton? It opens on the 13th June which might be the next Twee8 date- Though (predictably) I’ll be away :-(“

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    ewebber - 24 May 2012, 5:23 am

    Next twee8 is 20th June – but sounds like a winner for that date.

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    marksmanpub - 24 May 2012, 12:25 pm

    I must suggest The Marksman Pub 254 Hackney Road (@MarksmanPub) and I’d love to join the TweetUp. Naturally we do lunch and dinner every day of the week so any evening generally suits. Let me know and I can sort something out for fellow tweeters. “

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    marksmanpub - 24 May 2012, 1:09 pm

    May I suggest The Marksman Pub 254 Hackney Road (@MarksmanPub). Naturally we do lunch and dinner every day of the week so any time generally suits.Hackney Rd is a border road between two boroughs so the pub is technically are considered Tower Hamlets.”

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    ewebber - 24 May 2012, 1:13 pm

    That’s a shame, I always thought you were in Hackney.

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    ewebber - 21 July 2012, 9:24 am

    Here is the list as it currently stands: Un-twee8edPrince ArthurThe HaggerstonThe AlbionPrincess of WalesTalbotOff BroadwayThe Nightjar (possibly a bit small)Three Blind Mice on Leonard StreetBardens cafe it’s more of a bar than a cafe reallyHackney Downs (yup I’m suggesting a park – summer outdoor drinking)Wenlock ArmsSome revisits:Kenton ArmsLondon FieldsSpurstow ArmsPrince GeorgeBritannia (good for summer and it rained when we last tried) Get your suggestions or votes in”

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    janice - 21 July 2012, 11:29 am

    is cratebrewery out of the question (location) and i’m all for hackney downs park. borough wines has been hopping lately too…

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    quitepeculiar - 17 September 2012, 9:13 pm

    Do add the Jolly Butchers as a revisit. I believe this was discussed with someone at the pub previously. Duke’s Brew & Que, I think, hasn’t been a Twee8 destination yet, has it? Howl at the Moon is currently undergoing a refurb, but it might be nice to go there in October once everything’s done. The Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch is another option. They have a downstairs bit that can provide extra seating area. Has The Duke of Wellington on Balls Pond Road been Twee8ed? It is technically in Hackney. Is The White Horse on Hoxton Street (N1 6PJ) Hackney or Islington?

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    ewebber - 18 September 2012, 4:41 am

    @quitepeculiar we went to Duke’s opening on a twee8 and The Duke of Wellington has been a destination too (although it is a little small) Howl at the Moon would be a good one, once it has chairs as well as Strongrooms.

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    quitepeculiar - 18 September 2012, 9:12 am

    @ewebber Ah! How did I miss Duke’s Brew & Que? Beans. Oh, and The Duke of Wellington has a fairly big back room. With that, I’d say it’s easily as big as The Cock Tavern. Sufficient for Twee8 capacity. I liked Howl at the Moon when I went to it on my Decathlon pub crawl. The staff and the regulars were taking the piss out of another regular in a Hawaiian shirt by playing the theme song to Hawaii 5-0. Genius.

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    quitepeculiar - 7 November 2012, 1:53 pm

    I’ll also suggest The George & Vulture. It’s a nice Fullers pub, not amazing beer (though I’m working on it, mwahaha! ::rubs hands wickedly::), but the staff member I chatted with seemed to be a good craic and they do food as well. It’s quite historic as well. At the very least, there’ll be Fullers ales on. Going to have a chat with the manager today, hopefully. There are two sites for it–this one (which might be outdated) and this one.”

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    quitepeculiar - 11 March 2013, 12:33 pm

    Going off the above, as best of my knowledge (though someone please post a corrected list or correct me and I’ll edit this list): Un-twee8ed The RelianceThe HaggerstonThe AlbionPrincess of WalesTalbotThe Nightjar (possibly a bit small)Happiness Forgets (probably *really small*)Three Blind Mice on Leonard StreetBardens cafe it’s more of a bar than a cafe reallyWenlock ArmsGeorge & Vulture (very tied so beer’s a bit meh but really cosy pub)The Hoxton Pony (I think this is the link to the pub not the strip bar)The Owl & Pussycat (might be a revisit?)The EmpressThe Chesham Arms (is it nice? anyone been?)The Stags Head (possibly another revisit)The Shakespeare (not amazing beer but again cosy pub)The Barley Mow Some revisits:Kenton ArmsLondon FieldsSpurstow ArmsPrince GeorgeBritannia (good for summer and it rained when we last tried)Jolly Butchers I took off Hackney Downs because THERE WILL BE NO SUMMER EVER. Should we say that we can revisit a pub after a year if it’s a popular choice? “

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    ewebber - 11 March 2013, 12:57 pm

    The Chesham arms has closed. ( See http://www.yeahhackney.com/the-chesham-arms-sudden-closure/ ) and the Stags head a revisit (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilywebber/5848082914/in/photostream/) We should add the new Windsor Castle when it’s open.”

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    stephenhignell - 14 March 2013, 8:26 pm

    Hi All, Who’s up for revisiting The Fox on Kingsland Road (yes, again, but it’s been a year and things have changed for the better!) for Twee8 next Wednesday? Wednesday, 20th March from 7pm onwardThe Fox – Craft Beer House372 Kingsland Road (at Middleton Road)London, E8 4DAhttp://www.thefoxe8.com/ They’ve got a fine, fine selection of delicious ales on tap and exotic beers in can and bottle. Great central E8 location and convenient for those commuting/en route from central on foot, bike, bus or overground. In other words, no excuses for missing Twee8 this coming Wed… You fine folks are expected as I’ve not seen many of you for ages… @ewebber @quitepeculiar @janice @kuxi @nickdonnelly @staystylish @mattyc @sarra45 @darthbrush @outsharked @patricksmithjournalist” href=”http://www.yeahhackney.com/members/patricksmithjournalist/” rel=”nofollow”>@patricksmithjournalist @3djamie” href=”http://www.yeahhackney.com/members/3djamie/” rel=”nofollow”>@3djamie @hackneye” href=”http://www.yeahhackney.com/members/hackneye/” rel=”nofollow”>@hackneye @tamlyn” href=”http://www.yeahhackney.com/members/tamlyn/” rel=”nofollow”>@tamlyn dsingleton @euan @babsi  @MissAyesha @Tom-Clark

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    stephenhignell - 14 March 2013, 8:30 pm

    Hi All, Who’s up for revisiting The Fox on Kingsland Road (yes, again, but it’s been a year and things have changed for the better!) for Twee8 next Wednesday? details over here: http://www.yeahhackney.com/march-twee8-on-wed-20th/

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    quitepeculiar - 15 March 2013, 11:08 am

    Right, amended list: Un-twee8ed The Reliance – Old Street/East ShoreditchThe Haggerston – HaggerstonThe Albion – Bethnal Green (I think it’s just barely within the Hackney boundaries)Princess of Wales – ClaptonTalbot – DalstonThe Nightjar – Shoreditch (possibly a bit small)Happiness Forgets – Hoxton Square (probably *really small*)Three Blind Mice – Leonard Street ShoreditchBardens cafe – Dalston it’s more of a bar than a cafe reallyWenlock Arms (currently undergoing a redo with the new owners tweeting here)George & Vulture – Old Street/Shoreditch (very tied so beer’s a bit meh but really cosy pub)The White Horse – Hoxton (due for a refurb soon so one to check with to make sure they’re open)The Owl & Pussycat – Shoreditch (might be a revisit?)The Empress – Victoria ParkWindsor Castle – Lower Clapton (once it’s opened)The Shakespeare – Stoke Newington (not amazing beer but again cosy pub)The Barley Mow – ShoreditchHunter S – Dalston Some revisits:Kenton Arms – HomertonLondon Fields – London Fields natchSpurstow Arms – Dalston (De Beauvoir)Prince George – Dalston (De Beauvoir)Britannia – Victoria Park (good for summer and it rained when we last tried)Jolly Butchers – Stoke NewingtonThe Stags Head – Haggerston”

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    mattyc - 28 March 2013, 1:00 pm

    I walked past The Albion yesterday, and it does look like a good future option. Provided there’s no football on that night (I know how much Twee8 loves the beautiful game) it has some decent craft beer and ale on tap and is a really beautiful pub.”

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    quitepeculiar - 26 September 2013, 2:56 pm

    Amended list! Un-twee8ed as of 26 Sept 2013 The Crooked Billet – Upper ClaptonThe Reliance – Old Street/East ShoreditchThe Craft Beer Social Club – London Fields until December 2013The Haggerston – HaggerstonThe Albion – Bethnal Green (I think it’s just barely within the Hackney boundaries)Princess of Wales – ClaptonTalbot – DalstonThree Blind Mice – Leonard Street ShoreditchGeorge & Vulture – Old Street/Shoreditch (very tied so beer’s a bit meh but really cosy pub)The White Horse – HoxtonThe Owl & Pussycat – Shoreditch (might be a revisit?)The Empress – Victoria ParkThe Shakespeare – Stoke Newington (not amazing beer but again cosy pub)The Barley Mow – ShoreditchHunter S – Dalston Some revisits:Kenton Arms – HomertonSpurstow Arms – Dalston (De Beauvoir)Prince George – Dalston (De Beauvoir)Britannia – Victoria Park (good for summer and it rained when we last tried)Jolly Butchers – Stoke NewingtonThe Stags Head – HaggerstonThe Cock Tavern – Mare StreetThe Prince Arthur – London FieldsAnd many more…. By all means this list isn’t complete or comprehensive so please suggest what I’ve missed and what places we should visit again!”

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    hackneyog - 11 October 2013, 9:40 am

    I have a question. Why is ‘craft’ (ugh) beer so expensive? I’ve been drinking beer for ages in pubs like The Wenlock Arms (The old one) and the beer was often £3. I went to the Windsor Castle or whatever that new one is called and it was over £4. And they didn’t have peanuts or real crisps?Can anyone explain why all the new beers are so expensive? Brodies are a small local brewery an their beer is normal price?

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    craftbeerjusty - 11 October 2013, 10:36 am

    Hi HackneyOG, As someone that buys beers directly from breweries for my business, there are a few reasons for this:- Small volumes so brewer needs to charge trade accordingly to be able to run their operation and make profit- Small operation so the brewer is not able to produce sufficient volumes to price at low rates- Tax – craft beers are often at a higher ABV so this means there are goverment taxes applied to the beer before it is sold to tradeSo that’s all before the beer is sold to pubs etc, then…- The pubs themselves have high costs (biggest is often labour but there are also high rents etc) which mean that once margin is applied, the end result is a retail price of £4- VAT – don’t forget 20% of every beer you buy goes to HMRC But, even with all the above in consideration, and this is a very simplified explanation, the end result is a matter down to the individual. There is a difference between what you can survive on and what you can thrive on. Some businesses charge enough to surivive on, which often means they won’t place high margins on their products. This might also mean the business does not grow (not always though dependent on the business). Most people want to have sucessful businesses and so they place margins in which they can thrive. This is not to say they are greedy, as a good business will often reinvest their profits, it just means they might wish to grow more quickly or have other plans for the business that means more than just surviving. Hope that helps! _____________________________________The Craft Beer Social Club Pub in London FieldsEvery Friday and Saturday until 14th December2 Tudor Grove London E9 7QL

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    janice - 12 October 2013, 7:36 am

    Am going to The Swan tomorrow for their pop up ROAST event. Have we talked about it? Seems vaguely familiar but not being much of a pub person I don’t retain these details. Anyway will report back.”

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    quitepeculiar - 26 January 2014, 4:51 pm

    Right, new-ish year, some new pubs and venues in addition to the ones previously listed. Un-twee8ed as of 26 January 2014The Albion – Bethnal Green (I think it’s just barely within the Hackney boundaries)The Barley Mow – ShoreditchBirthdays – DalstonThe Craft Beer Social Club – apparently back at the end of January in ShoreditchDalston Superstore – DalstonThe Empress – Victoria ParkThe Haggerston – HaggerstonHand of Glory – ShacklewellThe Hemingway – Victoria ParkLook Mum No Hands Mare Street – London Fields/Wells StreetThe Reliance – Old Street/East ShoreditchOslo – Hackney CentralThe Owl & Pussycat – Shoreditch (might be a revisit?)Princess of Wales – ClaptonThe Shakespeare – Stoke Newington (not amazing beer but again cosy pub)Talbot – DalstonThree Blind Mice – Leonard Street ShoreditchThe Londesborough – Stoke NewingtonHunter S – DalstonThe People’s Park Tavern – Victoria ParkThe Star by Hackney Downs – Hackney DownsRailroad Hackney – Homerton-ishThe Russet – Hackney DownsThe Convenience – Chatsworth Road/Brooksby’s Walk Some revisits:Kenton Arms – HomertonSpurstow Arms – Dalston/De BeauvoirPrince George – Dalston/De BeauvoirBritannia – Victoria ParkThe Stags Head – HaggerstonThe Prince Arthur – London FieldsDuke’s Brew & Que – De Beauvoir–more sit down & eat rather than pubPub on the Park – London Fields (or is this a new visit?)Off Broadway – Broadway Market Right that should be plenty of places to cover the new year and then some not counting the inevitable new venues that will be opening up in 2014 like the reopening of The Cat & Mutton.”

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    ewebber - 26 January 2014, 5:04 pm

    Ohh might be worth checking out Craft Beer social club, maybe @CraftBeerJusty can let us know when it’s on in Hackney.

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    craftbeerjusty - 29 January 2014, 10:15 pm

    Thanks @ewebber. We’re back in Shoreditch from 6th Feb on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for five weeks until 8th March. We’re just finalising details so will post again shortly. Address is 87 Leonard St, London, EC2A 4QS.

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