Types of venues , Bars and pubs , Music and nightlife
Time Out rating:
Time Out says
Fri Jul 29 2011
There’s no faulting the beer at this grand old corner pub, which had lain derelict for a spell before being revived by the Individual Pubs group in 2006.
The 16 handpumps on the long bar are rarely all in operation, but there’s usually a wide selection of ales: regular guest ales join the core collection from Cambridge’s Milton Brewery, from the gentle Minotaur mild to the lively, pungent Marcus Aurelius stout, and three beer festivals a year (March, July and November) bring further variety.
Despite the best efforts of the staff and the presence of a bar billiards table (there’s also pool and board games), the beer is certainly the main attraction: the vast, brightly lit bar room feels like a youth hostel canteen, and an absence of soft furnishings has created acoustics that don’t aid conversation.
Pembury Tavern London
020 8986 8597
- Opening hours:
Open noon-11.30pm Mon-Thur; noon-1am Fri, Sat; noon-11pm Sun. Food served noon-10pm daily
Tube: Hackney Central or Hackney Downs rail
- 020 8986 8597
- Pembury Tavern
Internet access. Wireless (free). Accessible facilities
Drinks. Speciality beers