The Kenton

Bars and pubs South Hackney
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The Kenton

One of Hackney’s hidden gems, this eclectic boozer draws a crowd of loyal locals to an interior that mixes candlelit antiques and modern curiosities.

Food during the week comes courtesy of Sub Cult, alongside tasty, traditional roasts on a Sunday. Beers look like they could be a draw, with Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Truman Roller IPA and Brooklyn Lager just some of those on draught.

Keep an eye out for film nights on Mondays, plus DJs playing at the weekend. 

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The Kenton says
Traditional pub with a Norwegian twist. Voted 'Most Loved Pub in London' and 'Best Pub in Hackney' at the Time Out Love London Awards 2015.
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Venue name: The Kenton
Address: 38 Kenton Rd
E9 7AB
Opening hours: 4-11pm Mon-Thur, 4pm-midnight Fri, noon-midnight Sat, noon-11pm Sun Food served: 4-10pm Mon-Thur, 4-8pm Fri, 1-8pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Homerton Overground or bus 26, 30, 388, 425
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

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Joe Jerome N

Everyone's constantly up for it. The music always eleavates me to a higher plane of consciousness and I come out wishing I never left. I hate my life.

sam l

Inside the Kenton you feel the essence of everything that is awesome about the capital. It's like getting a massive hug from an old friend that loves you, a really cool friend who knows how to party hard.

Amjad O

Great local atmosphere. Fantastic friendly staff always make you wanna come back for a pint or two!

Byron K

Hey, its the bomb of place full of cool people. What more do you need form a pub.

Eleanor I

Really friendly staff team create a great atmosphere here add the great drinks and snacks and its the best local in town

Sarah J

Best pub ever! FACT! love this place, great atmosphere, great staff, you are always guaranteed a great time whatever day of the week. x x

Marina A

Always my favorite! Great beer & the happiest most welcoming staff ever, who always play great music too xxx

Anna C

The Kenton has an amazing atmosphere, appealing to all age groups. The staff are the most relaxed and the friendliest in the area!!!

Matt B

Great beers, relaxed vibe, quirky styles. And some seriously calorific grub. Yum.

LIndsey R

Fantastic staff who stay for a long time creating a great atmosphere. Cosy and well designed but yet relaxed interior, interesting weekly activities and fantastic beer choice. Oh and great garden. Top notch

Danny V

It was my local, lovely and bestest pub for three years while I was doing my degree.
It helped me through plenty of times, good and bad, with both friendly and completely unobtrusive staff.
And as a double bonus, they frequently do absolutely top-shelf events as well!

The best, ever.

Deanna H

The perfect place to drink, eat and hang out. Extremely friendly, lots of fun and just wonderful!

Christina H

Friendly staff, excellent selection of beers and a great vibe; so much so we refer to it as our living room!

Fiona M

They went above and beyond to make our celebration special. Fantastic humans!

Jen P

The Kenton really is a genuine Neighborhood venue - you can hear the person you're with, and the staff are nice.

Cyril F

I have drank in the Kenton for decades, man & boy and have seen many transition throughout. The pub has a eclectic mix of locals, which highlights the richness of culture in Hackney today. The staff are without a doubt the most welcoming in Hackney. Giving customers diverse and personal warmest that screams community LOVE and Maddie is is a icon in so many areas that if I continue writing my drink will get warm ❤️

Russell K

Simply great. Proper neighbourhood local but with all you can expect from the east end in terms of style, clientele, beer selection (IPA & gluten free provided for!) and pop up food. Beware of the "guvnar". Oh and the Guinness game!

Eirik S

We went on a business tripp with the our company arranged by Kenton's owner Egil Johansen. 30 employes having a great time with a good and fun program. The pub had a comforting theme and good food.
We recommend this pub for both social with your work colleges and privat parties.
Best wishes
Seimen AS

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