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Green Goose

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Bow
4 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A smart boozer in Bow, serving pub classics alongside crafty cocktails.

This attractive Bow pub is extremely cosy, despite its size. Huge period windows add a bright vibe that’s often missing in ‘trad’ boozers. The green in the name is reflected in a subtle verdant colour scheme, with classic dark green leather-studded bench seating and pale mint walls. Small oil paintings add a touch of country charm. It sells itself as being a classic pub with a twist – the twist being that it serves up a selection of decent and imaginative cocktails, as well as a top selection of craft beers.

My Smoked Maple Old Fashioned was a work of art. A crystal glass was served with a small corked bottle of brown stuff on the side, releasing a cloud of musky apple wood smoke when opened. A hint of maple syrup lifted the whole heady affair. A Pale Dutch, featuring white port, tonic, mint and lemon, was a light, zesty, sophisticated long drink that demanded savouring. These were soaked up with a couple of small plates, including an artfully presented asparagus, soft-boiled egg and new potato dish that was fresh and well seasoned (though the crab cakes did lack crabby flavour.)

One major selling point of this pub has to be its garden, guaranteed evergreen and pleasant thanks to the canny employment of astroturf. Rather than feeling clinical, it’s rather clean and cheery. This is a very chipper local spot – perfect lazy Sunday afternoon territory.


Address: 112 Anglo Rd
E3 5HD
Transport: Tube: Bow Road
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5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

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I am happy to call Green Goose my local! It’s been recently done up, so it’s not an old men’s boozer, but fresh and new, with nice crowd and nice back garden that is perfect for days when you want to catch rays of sun our city is not often blessed with.

Their food is surprisingly good, even offering vegan options because let’s face it- if it’s not you, we all have that friend that only eats all organic vegan gluten free. Me on the other hand, am personally big fan of their mushroom mac and cheese. They also have very nice selection of gins- they have my all-time favourite- Monkey 47.
It will be a sad day when I move and can’t come here that often anymore!

Newly renovated, the Green Goose has a lovely atmosphere, a good selection of drinks and some nice comfy chairs. I'm reliably informed the food is excellent and they've just started a quiz night. 4 stars instead of 5 is based on drinks prices, a little steep for a Bow local!

They also have a beer garden which I'm looking forward to trying out when winter finally ends

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