Votes for the next Twee8 locations

So we have had a tour, been to the Scolt head in Haggerston, had a trip out to the Elderfield in Clapton. Where should we go on our next twee8 and beyond?I’ll start with the Jolly Butchers in Stoke Newington


  1. The George, Dalston. In the summer we should go to The Palm Tree – just outside the borough shhh.

  2. The Prince George that is.

  3. @alexpink out of the borough, are you crazy? We should go to the white horse in the summer

  4. @ewebber The Palm Tree is in a borough of its own.

  5. Jolly butcher’s yes. Although I go there a lot. I’m concerned you loutish ways will be embarrassing! Like the palm tree suggestion for the summer, we should be considering conquering other boroughs. A good summer venue, the white Hart in stokie, huge garden, or the, princess of Wales by the Lea.

  6. other boroughs? – this is a Hackney site – Hackney has everything we could possibly ever want.

  7. Remember this map of twee8 visitors I was doing a while ago? I’ve marked the venues we’ve been too now. Could do with adding some more people on there.”

  8. +1 for Jolly Butchers. My suggestion is The Albion on Goldsmiths Row.

  9. As Im moving to Hackney Wick this weekend – how about the hackney pearl (though not sure if they actually have much on tap there)or Britannia on victoria park rd?

  10. We’re on for The Jolly Butchers this month but Britannia would be good when the weather improves. Is the Pearl a good spot for a tweetup? Haven’t been there but it looks more cafe/restaurant than pub.

  11. The Pearl is full of awesome (they also have some beers on tap) but I think we’d have to book, so might be less casual. I’d love to do a twee8 dining special there though.Britannia is also a great summer pub

  12. The Jolly Butchers sounds good to me. Some of us might need to get there early to get a table.

  13. Whats the food like in there?

  14. I hear the burgers look better than they taste. But I’ve yet to pass judgement myself.

  15. Jollys is a good bet. I don’t think we’ve done Stokie much. What date are we looking at?

  16. @patricksmithjournalist the next one is here: Weds 16th Feb. This thread is still open for ideas for future twee8 on tour

  17. I vote big time for Hackney Pearl (bet they would do us a deal too).Plus Britannia summer drinks.Kenton also fabulous.

  18. I could ask James (the pearl owner) about that, we would prob need to book in a table and know numbers before handKenton is cool

  19. the big list of places in hackney below:ShoreditchOld StreetHoxtonHaggerstonDe Beauvoir TownDalstonStoke NewingtonStamford HillSouth HackneyVictoria ParkHackney CentralLondon FieldsHomertonHackney WickHackney MarshesLower ClaptonUpper Clapton isn’t dalston up next?

  20. …And these are the suggestions so far:KentonBritanniaPearlPrincess of WalesPrince GeorgePemburyHave we got any other suggestions? Or shall we vote on these for now?I vote Kenton :)”

  21. I ‘heart’ the Hackney Pearl. Not so much of a pub feel, but lovely lovely. I reckon vote on the list so far…

  22. Kenton is win in my book.

  23. I vote:KentonHackney Pearl

  24. Hi Guys, I’m very new to this website (which, by the way, seems fantastic so far) and have a question: When do you usually meet? Can anyone join?

  25. @acidofix welcome to the site! #twee8 is very informal – just a bunch of people who live locally getting together for a pint and a chat. You’d be most welcome!”

  26. I’m curious about Hackney Pearl having never been there, so fine for me.Maybe for a next one, someone mentioned we hadn’t done Shoreditch. What about Reliance on Old St? I find that’s the only genuine pub around there – surely #twee8 can’t happen in a “bar” ?”

  27. The Hackney Pearl doesn’t do draught beers, so its a no from me. My votes with the Kenton.

  28. The Kenton would be rockin.

  29. Duke of Wellington…

  30. So we have totted up the votes for the March twee8 and the Kenton it is. The forum is over here. Pearl is a second place, so looks like April’s venue.This thread remains open for future twee8s.

  31. Ok, let’s pick this up for Weds 20th April twee8, I know we said Pearl, BUT there are some big new developments going on there (see this post) so I suggest we hold off until that’s ready…. thoughts?Back to the list on the tableBritanniaPearlPrincess of WalesPrince GeorgePemburyDuke of WellingtonWhite Hart”

  32. 6 t*ts? I’d definitely go to that!!

  33. @ewebber; how sad I missed it… but still, you guys said we’d go together anyway, so I don’t mind if it’s not an official outing!

  34. @saladefolle it hasn’t happened … yet

  35. I’m always up for a trip to the George!

  36. I’m keen to come along to my first Twee8 (after the Well Street Traders & Residents Assoc meeting), and would opt for Prince George or the Pembury. Not sure if we’re allowed to stray from the list, but what’s The Haggerston like? I haven’t been yet but hear they have Truman on tap which is always a sign of a quality establishment!”

  37. @mattyc haggerston is good for a night out but not that suited to a tweetup. pembury or george, happy with either of those…

  38. @kuxi – I dunno, I think it could be on the list, maybe when it’s warmer, it does have a beer garden

  39. @ewebber true but its not the biggest of spaces. its over the road from me and i’m in there a fair bit so i’m not totally against it.@3djamie you around for this one?

  40. I’m getting a bit lost, is it the 20th April one? – where though?

  41. @3djamie 20th is the next one, venue tbd

  42. I haven’t been to The Fox or The Duke of Wellington (Stonebridge Gardens) before – any good? I would like to put forward The Talbot and the Scolt Head.

  43. @alexpink that duke of wellington is a great place to meet the locals. proper footy pub. good crowd.For this one it looks like the george has it. I’ll post a new thread but feel free to keep thoughts about venues rolling in this one.I think we should pop back to the Pembury for one before we get into the summer and start visiting the ones with good outdoor spots (Dalston roof garden anyone?).

  44. @kuxi The Duke certainly looks like a locals pub. It amazes me that the hipsters haven’t taken over, given its location. I still fancy trying the Wetherspoons in Stokey and Hackney Central. Raw boozing at its best. Dalston roof garden could be fun.

  45. Has anyone got any more thoughts for the next few? I see the Haggerston and the Albion are places on the list, or we could revisit the Pembury!

  46. I’m not familiar with the Albion–where is it? The place that popped up on Google was in Islington. The Rose and Crown Pub on Stokey Church Street has pretty good seating for a group. There’s also the Shakespeare (N16) that has some space. No food, though there’s a pizza place right next door that apparently does good pizza. There’s also the Kenton. I remember it being quite nice when I went there a few times last year. I’m a big fan of the Pembury especially their pizzas. The only time I’ve been to the Haggerston was on a Sunday Jazz Night so I have this image of the place being completely packed. Any input from anyone who holds it as a local? Give me a shout about a week or so ahead of time when the next twee8 meet-up is as I work nights now and need to request off. :)”

  47. Hey @quitepeculiar it’s always the third weds of the month, so the next one is 19th Oct. We’ve done the Kenton before, maybe it is time for a stokie pub? @kuxi what do you think?

  48. what about pubs on park (london fields or victoria park)?

  49. @nickdonnelly we did Pub on the Park and the Britannia recently – any others that you want to throw in the mix?

  50. oh i missed those! how about this CRAZY idea for pure comedy value: The Dolphin even if the @The_Dolphin_Pub was a spoof….

  51. The Haggerston should be ok on a Wednesday, at least for early doors. I’d give +1s to the Shakespeare, Haggerston and Pembury Tavern.Some more leftfield suggestions:- Off Broadway on Broadway Market (not huge in terms of seating but maybe ok on a Wednesday)- the Prince George on Parkhole Road (have never been in though so not really a recommendation)- the Nightjar (not actually a pub, it’s a speakeasy prohibition era dive bar kinda place, with awesome (but pricey) cocktails – and just about inside Hackney I think)- three blind mice on Leonard Street (another dive bar, a bit trashy, they play reggae and dub down there sometimes)- the new Bardens cafe, it’s more of a bar than a cafe really- the Spurstowe Arms (formerly the pub with no name!) on Wilton Way- any of the one million dive bars all along Kingsland Road or Stoke Newington Church Street (might mean starting a bit later?)

  52. We’ve done the George in the not to distant past ( @goodlegs you should go in if you haven’t, it’s a good pub) , Off Broadway is a good one (especially if @felixcohen is behind the bar!), but always packed and a table might be difficult. I’d love to do the nightjar at some point, maybe a cocktail special? For the next one I’m going to vote Haggerston on Pembury.

  53. I wouldn’t mind going to the Haggerston. Do they do food? If not, I may need to grab a bite before or after.

  54. See this thread for the next twee8 The dates have changed and we are celebrating a year of yeah! Hackney 🙂

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