This Hackney pub might look like a traditional East End boozer but the range of its food output suggests the kitchen isn't playing second fiddle to the bar. Starters include a soup of Jerusalem artichoke and roast garlic, or smoked duck breast with pickled plums and baby watercress. Mains range from lamb rogan josh to pan roasted guinea fowl on sourdough with girolles, sauteed rainbow chard and masala sauce. Traditional roasts are available on Sundays, too.
There are four ales on tap, complemented by continental lagers, guest beers and cocktails such as an elderflower cooler made with Boxer gin, St Germain, strawberries and mint. They also open a new wine 'find' each day, served by the glass. Bar snacks are also available.