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South Hackney

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. 

Venue name: 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: Tube: Homerton Rail or bus 26, 30, 388, 425
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:27
  • 4 star:4
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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

James A
moderatorStaff Writer

Wouldn't really call this place 'tucked away' but its distance from Mare St & Victoria Park keeps things a bit more low-key than some pubs in the area, making it a an ideal spot for a bit of Sunday drinking, the quality roast certainly helps there too

Imogen R

Lovely friendly pub, with fantastic food and great locals. Always expect a great time.

Max V

Loveliest wee pub I know. The people the cosiness, the food and drinks!

Ollie K

Charming local boozer for all. Kids welcome till 7. Quirkey courtyard and covered smoking area at the rear. Usually three cask ales, a cider and three lagers on tap plus Guinness. Great range of spirits, wines, and unusual mixers on offer.
Sunday roasts and midweek food too. They play a good selection of tunes at all times of day.
Ok, it's my local, so do me a favour and don't come here!

Sub C

One of our favourite cosie sussed boozers now soon to make beautiful babies with Sub Cult. Sexy!

Dee H

Beautiful place, brilliantly unique and people are very friendly! I would definitely recommend this wonderful Pub.


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Luke B

I have moved to hackney recently and have found that this is the best pub so far discovered. The staff are lovely. The food is fantastic (on a Sunday evening there is free roast potatoes and gravy!). They play a good range of eclectic music. Some of the draughts are a little boring but they do have hoegarrden and leffe on tap! Smoking area is decent and it has an under cover sofa area. The decor is cosy and traditional with dashes of quirky and Nordic memorabilia (it's run by Norweigans!). Only con is pricy pints but that's expected. I highly recommend.