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Crooked Billet, Clapton

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This was our 6th pub of the day following a visit to the Clapton Hart, just the other side of a busy roundabout. Ironically, the Clapton Hart was the best pub of the 6 and is not listed on here. I'll request it to be added. The Crooked Billet no longer looks recognisable from the photo above. It has a modern, stylish interior. The only thing it lacked was customers and atmosphere on a Saturday lunchtime. The 4 real ales were all from local breweries - Redemption Trinity, Moncada Notting Hill Amber, Trumans Swift & Signature Brew Bitter Session. We opted for bottles of the Orbit Seven, which was very expensive. Not as good or as popular as the Clapton Hart. But more convenient for the station.
blue_scrumpy - 18 May 2015 18:45
A really slick operation. Bar really well staffed, friendly quick service, excellent choice of ales and a quality massive beer garden. The building looks a bit moody as you approach but once inside you'll be pleasantly surprised. Nothing to fault here and if I was in the area I would return.
AlistairVonLion - 12 Apr 2015 14:54
RECENTLY REFURBISHED AS A specialist real-ale and craft-ale pub.
Refurbished. New all round.

Some original locals remain as it has managed to achieve a balance in the refurbishment.
suggestion_tryAnewBEER - 16 Aug 2013 13:03
Good Boozer
Was in here yesterday Evening.
Guinness good ,Bar staff excellent, locals friendly
Nice pub
tottenhamsean - 10 May 2010 17:21
Part of the Jack Beards group, this pub has had a running succession of managers who don't stick around that long. Popped in there this week and there is a new manager who's been in the trade for years and seems to know his stuff, already stopping the freeloader's on match days by charging on the door with redeemable bar tokens, this has stoped all the crap from getting in.
I understand from talking to him the kitchen will be up and running soon with food available.
I know he has plans to launch regular entertainment, quiz's, Karaoke, caberet acts etc.
A good eastend boozer with great beer and real ale comming soon!, friendly, if not loud on Arsenal match days, well worth a visit and definatley one to watch.


Shoey - 13 May 2009 13:34
proper local. Jolly fish seller calls in (be wary of roll-mops). Avoid if Tottenham fan
redrocket - 18 Sep 2008 17:26
Dependable pub close to the station on the main drag.
Greshon - 18 May 2007 13:26
Good pub, has heaps of potential, needs a good coat of paint and interior redone, including the toilets - they are terrible! Barstaff are excellent and has a good local feel about it. Beer is nice too. Theres not really any other pub around so after a good polish and a good chef, the place would be a gold mine!!

anonymous - 3 Jan 2006 13:28
New management in the last week or so. Beers now drinkable after a good line clean and the place is starting to look less dirty. A good mixed crowd with a real locals feel.
Violinist - 16 Mar 2005 18:47
An okayish boozer, probably best avoided on a friday or saturday night when it's either karoake, or they have an act on, usually a male/femal combo playing the latest hits..

good football pub though, very much an arsenal pub...reasonably priced food, fair selection af ales and good proces. A real local pub, serves the people of clapton, which in that part of it, is woefully lacking in pubs.
marty21 - 30 Nov 2004 19:58

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