This buzzing boozer close to London Fields station really draws the crowds in summer. Most of that's down to a spacious outdoor terrace snaking around two sides of the roomy pub, with the green of London Fields itself within pint-tossing distance. DJs keep it busy when night falls.
The kitchen here is now headed up by Andy Evans - previously of The Colonel Fawcett in Camden, the Highgate Brasserie and The Only Running Footman, in Mayfair. Expect a menu big on British produce, with dishes including Cornish mackerel with a gooseberry compôte, and marsh-fed lamb cutlets with smoked cauliflower, confit garlic jus and rainbow chard. Charcuterie boards feature, too.
There's a solid selection of ales on pull pump, with regularly changing drops from brewers such as Darkstar, Caledonian, Sambrook's, Redemption and Five Points Brewing Co., just down the road. A short wine list also features, alongside seasonal stuff - jugs of Pimm's do brisk business in the summer.
Projector screens outside and decent-size TVs inside show the big sports events, with numerous games shown when the need arises. And if watching gives you the urge to partake? There's a floodlit boules court right next door. Honestly.