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Reviewed 12 August 2023

Sadly this lovely original old pub refuses to accept cash as form of payment... Having visited for birthday drinks with a group of friends, it was a disappointment to discover that the company refuses to accept cash (legal tender) as payment for items sold in...the pub. So we were unable to stay here due to lack of accepted ways to pay. So disappointing that a pub would behave like this. Especially when the locals - myself included - campaigned and fought to keep the pub open - against the ideas gentrification developers.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

Lovely building. Shame about the awful attitude of the staff, the worst bar service I have ever experienced. First round of drinks fine, no issues. Went to order a second round. One of the beers was flat. Went back to the bar and was told...“it’s supposed to taste that way”. After insisting was given a different drink. Went back to my seat and 5 minutes later the bar staff turned up at the table with the card machine insisting I pay for replacement beer, as I should have “tried the beer first”. Incredibly rude way to treat customers. So many great pubs to choose from nearby why bother when the staff give you attitude like thisMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2021

I love this pub and have been using it for many years. Until today. I realise that times are difficult for pubs at the moment and I'm happy to comply with any restrictions they may have to adhere to. Today, I arrived with no reservation,...just to see if I could get in. I was cordially greeted and told that I could have a table, as long as I vacated that table at a certain time because it was booked. I agreed and was led to the table. Half an hour later I was told by the same person that I no longer needed to vacate the table and I could stay as long as I wanted. Very nice guy. I ordered another drink and about 30 minutes later, a different member of staff came up to my table and just stood and looked at me. He then tapped on the table with his pen. Odd, I thought. So, I said, "What?" He said, "You know you should only have this table till a certain time." I explained to him that I'd been told differently. He demanded to know by whom. And then left. He didn't return to tell me it was ok, or not. Now, I don't want to be here. On my way out, I asked the staff member why he was so aggressive with me. He told me, "It's my job." Won't be going back for a long time. Or taking my 60 strong birthday party there as originally planned. Just be civil to people. It's not hard. But don't forget, It's their job to be rude and aggressive so be prepared.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 27 September 2020

Good ambience, everything was spot on, relaxed atmosphere, nice food, staff very friendly. Will definitely return

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

Reopened in 2015 after a lengthy battle fought by the local community against property developers, this place is now a thriving pub which always seems to have a good crowd in whenever I've visited. It's a simple, traditional pub with a couple of decent sized...seating areas and a nice big garden out the back. They have four cask ales available as well as at least one real cider and a solid selection of craft keg beers, with the cask beer usually in top condition in my experience. They don't do food in-house but do have an agreement with a local pizza company which allows you to order to the pub. There was a fire on the go on my recent visit, which helped make it feel nice and cosy on a cold winter evening. Children are allowed in the pub until 20:00 and dogs are also permitted. An excellent pub that should appeal if you like friendly local's pubs and good quality cask ale.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

Lovely little local pub with lots of character. Staff were incredibly friendly and made a real fuss of our dog. They don’t serve food but you can order pizza from a nearby takeaway, which was pretty nice, but took 50 mins to deliver at lunchtime...on a Saturday...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Love this little pub, great open fires and good beers, a really lovely atmosphere, what a gem and how lucky for the locals. They don’t have a kitchen but there is a pizza menu which is delivered.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Love love love this pub! Especially in wintertime when the fireplaces have been lit! Very dog friendly and decent beer selection. Would stay away from the wine though. No food but they allow you to order in pizza from Yard Sale in Clapton. Massive back...garden which is great in summer time..More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We live very close by and can't believe we haven't been here before. The Chesham Arms is lovely pub full of character. Very close to Hackney Central station on a cosy Victorian terrace but away from the noise and traffic of Mare Street. It has...a traditional inside area with a fire and a very large and cosy outside beer garden with space heaters. We had just had lunch so we weren't able to fit in the Yard Pizza which can be delivered but sampled a delicious sausage roll from the bar. Many people around us ordered the pizza which looked extremely tempting. Lots of craft beers and wine available. Very chill for enjoying a drink on a Sunday. We will definitely be back again! This place is definitely deserving of many more positive reviews from others.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Refugees from the A102, we came upon a Sunday clear of traffic jams - in search of Beer.. No sign of Dianne Abbot, but still the friendliest welcome to a bar stocked with great craft beers and a respectable wine list - £4.50 for a...medium glass, as at Sept 2017. Opening as a "community" pub a couple of years back, this is the place where the locals bring their Families, friends and Tinder dates. Outside there is a beer garden and veranda with a sunny outlook and great view of the railway arches. Bare floorboards, two fireplaces, board games on the (in tune) piano. What's not to like? Dive in here.. you'll be safe and welcomed - we were. They don't do food.. but the local pizza place delivers to your table.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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