Peg & Patriot

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Bethnal Green
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Fancy a Sumac My Bitch Up? Or maybe you’re in the mood for something softer – a Barley & Me perhaps, or The Brew Testament? The puntastic cocktails at Peg + Patriot are as creative as their names suggest, each made with an eye-catching combination of novel ingredients like pistachio gin, banana butter, fennel pollen and pancake soda. Plus, many of the spirits used to make them are created in the bar itself.

Peg + Patriot, part of the swanky Town Hall Hotel, is a remarkably understated and chic place, with soft grey walls, sleek furniture and enough filament bulbs to light every hipster hangout for miles around. It's classy and cosy all at once, with some of the friendliest bar staff in London. Now where's that Creo’le’ Dirty Bastard I ordered?

By: Alex Plim

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Venue name: Peg & Patriot
Contact:
Address: Town Hall Hotel
Patriot Square
London
E2 9NF
Opening hours: 5pm-midnight Tues-Thurs; noon-1am Fri, Sat; 1-11pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Bethnal Green
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Danette
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A cozy and quirky cocktail bar in East London, Peg and Patriot blends at least one of your ‘five a day’ into your favourite cocktail. You can start the night with the ‘Chrsitian Puglisi -Carrot’, the ‘Merlin Lebron Johnson- Beetroot’ or the ‘Jamie Oliver-Sweet potato’. Moving on to the fruit selection, you’ll find the ‘Paul Leibrandt- Pineapple’ or the ‘Michael O’Hare- Plum.’ And if you really want to take your drink to the next level, you can always try the ‘Jose Avillez- foie gras.’ 


The drinks come with their own story and culinary inspiration. The menu tells us that the sweet potato concoction is ‘inspired by Jamie Oliver’s style of comfort food, to make something feel good.’ It also reveals that the foie gras drink was ‘inspired by the way chef Jose Avillez pushed Portuguese gastronomy forward.' 


If you’re looking for a regular cocktail bar with the standard drinks selection, then Peg and Patriot is not your place. However if you’re ready to dive into new flavours and daring combinations, then look no further.

Bonnie W
Tastemaker

Peg & Patriot doesn’t seem like it quite fits in Bethnal Green but I really enjoyed my experience there recently on a Friday night. Situated in a beautiful room at the Town Hall, the atmosphere is slightly upscale. They conveniently take bookings but funnily only online via talentedmrfox.com. They offer table service and the music was a great mix of oldies on our visit. The cocktail menu has to be the most creative I’ve seen to date - There were some completely unexpected ingredients listed including salmon roe, rice pudding liquor and saline solution. Each cocktail is named after an area in London and costs £10. The cocktails we ended up having were all great and it was fun to try some new flavours. Peg & Patriot is definitely worth checking out for something different than your typical Bethnal Green night out.

Cheeky Bellini
Tastemaker

Cool bar in Bethnal Green where the decor is slightly quirky and vintage but not pretentious. The cocktails are creative with lots of liquor being infused in house. My Pho Money Pho Problems cocktail tasted reminiscent of Thai salad in liquid form. It was very refreshing. The main ingredients was alcohol infused with Vietnamese spices and pak choy to make it similar the Vietnamese beef noodle soup. I would definitely come back to this place.

Natasha D

My new favourite bar. Amazing drinks and service. Really cool atmosphere too so even if you're not into cocktails this is still a great place to drink!