Historic pubs of Hackney

Reading about the fight to keep the Prince Edward pub from being demolished made me think.
How many of you out there have fond memories of Old Hackney pubs? My locals were the Prince Edward and Uncle Toms Cabin both in Wick road, and the Chesham Arms, Mehetable Rd. These haunts give me great memories of the sixties.


  1. I’ve never heard of uncle Tom’s Cabin, but by the looks of it there are flats at this address now.
    More on it over here: http://pubshistory.com/LondonPubs/Hackney/UncleTomsCabin.shtml
    There is some more on the Chesham Arms over here: http://www.yeahhackney.com/the-chesham-arms-sudden-closure/

  2. Thank you for this info Emily, I had no idea the Chesham is under threat as well. These old pubs must have some historic value to the community. If I had my way they would be listed. The club culture, anti smoking laws and the price of booze in the supermarkets have all added to the problem.

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