Ale Houses

Ale is all the rage right now!

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  1. marty21 - 28 September 2010, 7:04 pm

    Jolly Butchers is my fave, by far at the moment, a huge selection of ales, ciders, wines (if that is your pub thing), great friendly staff, food is pretty good too. The regulars are friendly (consider myself a regular now)

  2. yeahhackney - 29 September 2010, 8:32 am

    Of course there is the Pembury Tavern with it’s regular Ale festivals

  3. deedee - 3 October 2010, 11:12 am

    I went to an excellent Yorkshire Ale Festival recently at the Duke of Wellington on Balls Pond Road. They have a good selection of ales and also ciders โ€“ my tipple of choice! I had one called Lunatickle there on Friday which was a great little cloudy number – and a bit lethal! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. quitepeculiar - 12 October 2010, 1:17 am

    Ah, ale. I’m quite the fan.I second the Pembury Tavern as a hotbed of ale in Hackney. The Kenton down Morning Lane also has a couple of real ales on offer as well. And the Duke of Wellington on Balls Pond Road is excellent. They recently were awarded some sort of thing for being Pub of the Season by CAMRA, either for the summer or spring. There’s a lad there who’s one of the bartenders who will blag on about ale if you let him. He caught me reading ‘Man Walks into a Pub’ there and wanted to be my friend. He was cool.Anyone have any favourite ales? I quite like Black Sheep Ale, Fullers Seafarers, Theakston’s Old Peculier, St Austell Brewery’s Tribute Ale and Adnams Bitter.

  5. marty21 - 12 October 2010, 6:51 am

    Pete Brown who wrote ‘Man walks into a Pub’ is a regular at the Jolly Butchers.

  6. quitepeculiar - 12 October 2010, 10:07 am

    He’s also a regular at the White Hart on Stoke Newington High Street. I’ve been wanting to go to the Jolly Butchers, though. It’s on my list of Things to Do When I’m Not Briggidy-Broke.So I reckon it’ll be a while, but eventually, I’ll check it out!

  7. yeahhackney - 12 October 2010, 10:08 am

    @hackneye I reckon that’s on the Hackney/Islington/Haringey border

  8. alexpink - 31 October 2010, 5:29 pm

    I like the Princess of Wales on Lea Bridge Rd. The decor is a little tired but its a young’s pub and the beer is pretty good. In the summer you can sit outside by the canal.

  9. lizzie - 1 November 2010, 9:32 pm

    I lovvvee Jolly Butchers for the ales and ciders, but it is so busy now! Friday or Saturdays you have to get there before about 8 if you want to sit down ๐Ÿ™

  10. ewebber - 21 November 2010, 12:06 pm

    Ale festival on lower clapton road'll be heading down on the weds with @alexpink

  11. alexpink - 21 November 2010, 8:34 pm

    Can’t wait. We can get pissed on ale in the company of bearded men!

  12. dirtypj - 21 November 2010, 11:36 pm

    I’ll be attending the beer festival on the Friday. I’ve attended a number of beer festivals over the years. Finally there’s one just a hundred yards from my front door!

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