There are so many great pubs in East London now – it’s hard to keep up with them all. If you’re not already living in East London, it’s easier to get there than you think with the east London line. Here are my best pubs in east London at the moment:
Earl of Essex (Islington)
It had an amazing range of beers last time we visited and the food looked good.
North Pole (Essex Road)
Decent American style food, friendly staff and interesting beers on tap.
Duke’s Brew & Que (Haggerston)
More of a restaurant, but atmospheric with some interesting beers.
London Fields Brewery (London Fields)
One of my favourite breweries which run tours every Saturday. Their events are also great.
Pembury Tavern, (Hackney Central)
16 hand pumps, most from the Milton Brewery and a few micro breweries thrown in.
The Dove (Broadway Market)
Brilliant Belgian beer pub with good food right on Broadway Market.
Prince George (Dalston)
An old Fuller’s pub with a some decent beers and food.
Brew Dog (Shoreditch)
The usual brew dog range of beers as well as a few spirit strength ones.
Queen of Hoxton (Shoreditch)
Great on a summer’s evening and also a venue for the Rooftop Film Club.
Water Poet (Spitalfields)
Bustling, good music, pool and beer.
Prospect of Whitby (Wapping)
Apparently the oldest riverside tavern dating from the sixteenth century. Lots of character.
The Grapes (Limehouse)
A pretty old pub owned by Gandalf at a lovely spot on the river.