Water Poet

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Buried away off Bishopsgate in a cobbled corner close to Spitalfields Market where city suits and Shoreditch collide, the Water Poet is a multi-tasking gem with a bar, restaurant, pool parlour, a downstairs theatre and a sun-trap of a beer garden. The food offering includes small plates, large plates and sharing platters. 

Venue name: Water Poet
Address: 9-11 Folgate Street
E1 6BX
Opening hours: Open Mon-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm; Sun noon-10.30pm
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail
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Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:9
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
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Staff Writer

Good little pub, great selection but was put out a bit when we were all kicked out at closing time...11pm...on a Saturday!

Babs - Working Girl London

Hidden away down a side street, this pub is pretty understated. It's actually really nice and has tons of space, including a brilliant beer garden which is perfect for the summer months. The food is average and prices overall are pretty reasonable. It's good for if you're meeting up as a big group which can be tough in London.

Bonnie W

From the outside, this pub looks like any other but I was so surprised at how big it is inside. There are so many different rooms to find a spot to sit in, and there's a fantastic patio in the back. I came here after dinner, but will definitely need to go back and try the food - it all looked great!

Alicia T

Lovely staff and a great atmosphere every day of the week. I reserved their barn for a birthday party one summers evening and my friends loved the place - our own sound system and a large private area which opens up onto the beautifully lit (always teeming) pub garden. Food's good too.

Greg B

It's really picked up its game in recent times. Goes to the top of my list.

Gareth H

Lovely quirky pub on the edge of the City. Busy throughout the weekend with Hipsters and City types and then lovely and chilled at the weekends with tourists and locals relaxing for a bite to eat and a few drinks

Stevie G

Really great pub that's a complete surprise when you walk through the door. Apart from the big main bar there's a HUGE garden and restaurant, and even a cinema downstairs.... Lovely place.


We love The Water Poet. It's the best Sunday lunch we've found in London. We're working our way through the desserts. The beer garden is great and the atmosphere makes it one of the coolest pubs I know.