The Haggerston

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Venue name: The Haggerston
Address: 438 Kingsland Rd
E8 4AA
Transport: Rail: Haggerston

Average User Rating

2.3 / 5

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good range of beers that seems to be constantly improving, busy at the weekends - sometimes too busy - so if you want a quiet friday best try somewhere else, that said early week has a cosy atmosphere more often than not. the pizza's are cheap, ususally tasty and interesting. I had one problem with a barmaid who was rude when I asked about a certain beer, but mostly they've been friendly considering how busy it gets. not a fan of jazz but am reliably informed the sunday nights are worth it if it's your scene


The jazz on a Sunday night in this place is utterly wonderful. Inspite of the venue's shortcomings, it's worth it. Please go. That said, The Haggerston stands out as the absolute worst of the worst of Hackney's pint 'n' a line boozers. The food (Pizza every day, specials at the weekend, inspite of the fact that they leave the specials board out all week) is undercooked, inconsistent and takes an absolute age to come out. Nobody working in The Haggerston seems to be good at anything. The lack of worth extends from bottom; the slow, charmless, drunk bartenders, to top; the bug-eyed, swollen landlord, who spends his days holding court on the tables out front and his nights upstairs, swilling pint after pint after pint, the very epitomy of the sort of hedonistic stasis that earns you the moniker 'local legend' in Hackney. If they got their house in order they could make twice the money they do and have everyone leave happy. As is, The Haggerston scrapes on as the lowest common denominator in a very crowded field. Vain and depressing.

Dalston Dan

came back to this pub after having two bad experiences in the past. I thought i would give it another chance. It was a Sunday afternoon and it looked cosy inside. Had a great time, until after spending a couple of hours in there and a decent amount of money at the bar me and three friends were asked to leave for 'talking too loudly' as someone at the bar had complained!! Couldn't believe it. We were being overly loud or loutish, literally just having a laugh and a good time. Obviously, a bit too good to be acceptable. A nice evening spoilt (once again) by pretentious snobbery. Real shame.