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“Great pub”
Review of The Pembury Tavern

The Pembury Tavern
Ranked #7,888 of 22,544 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Pizza, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighbourhood: East End / East London
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great pub”
Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

Great pub in hackney, try to get in once a week, good food cheap delicious ale. Always seem to be really busy on weekends, i like the pared down styleLove the place!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Redorn
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great place for a drink and cheap food”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I often taken my son there for dinner and he loves it: great pizzas and other dishes for under £10.
Great atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Palgb
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london
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5 reviews
“Disappointing Experience”
Reviewed 9 December 2012

We read the reviews on Trip Advisor and looked at the website as we needed a family friendly venue to book a table for 12 after a trip to Hackney Empire. We liked the look of the pub and the menu and called to book a table. We were told that we could not book but that the manager would be happy to prepare a table for 12 at our alloted time of 4.30pm.
We arrived to find the pub was a little more rough and ready than the pictures on the website. Also the bar people had no idea that the table had been prepared for us even though ti was right under their noses. One person was very unhelpful and really didn't seem to care if we stayed or went. However, there was another girl behind the bar who was more pleasant and tried to help us a little more. We placed our order and were then told that we could not run a tab, even with a card behind the bar ! No mention of this on the website or when we were on the phone. The food was mediocre but the wine list and other drinks were pretty good and the place was certainly packed out by the time we left. Won't be going back

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank bluff42
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Oslo, Norway
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good auld community pub”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

This is for me the definition of a pub - public house. Big, spacious room with lots of tables filled with people just in from a day of work having a pint and some food. The food was really good (I had pizza) and the beer even better. They had a wide selection of locally brewed ales and also a variation. The Stout and the IPA was very good.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank olovholm
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of my favourite pubs in Hackney”
Reviewed 25 June 2012

The Pembury Tavern has fast become one of my favourite pubs in Hackney. Set in what feels like a giant, rickety Victorian canteen, this place is fun and friendly and incorporates an interesting mix of creatives and locals without being pretentious.

There's a cracking beer selection, they serve decent grub (I think they changed chef in the past year or so) and the prices are extremely reasonable.

One of the things I most like about the Pembury Tavern is the staff who are friendly and helpful and always seem to know a lot about the beers on offer.

Keep up the good work!

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank tommymook
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