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Globe on Morning Lane, Hackney

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user reviews of the Globe on Morning Lane, Hackney

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As alluded to earlier this is a proper local, yet as somebody who lives elsewhere in London and was just stopping by, I found this a friendly and traditional boozer which might have been my own. Well worth a visit whether you live in Hackney or find yourself in the area for whatever reason. I liked the Boxing and other memorabilia on the walls giving an east end feel. Good location, and well laid out. The Doom Bar on tap was also very agreeable. I shall return.
Richard_ReadingFC - 23 Nov 2012 09:35
Arrived here on a Sunday afternoon to find a lively atmosphere. The pub was busy and it appeared to be someone's birthday. Loud music was being played. It's a bit of a locals pub between Hackney and Homerton and was too noisy for my liking. Service was friendly and 2 ales - Doom Bar & Lighthouse were on offer.
blue_scrumpy - 9 Jul 2012 20:25
Sunday lunchtime jazz still going strong!
I had apint of Adnams Lighthouse.

jbsjazzer - 9 Dec 2011 14:57
It is a lovely, privately owned local. At little out of place on MOrning Lane just off of Mare street... caught in cluster of modern buildings (like Tesco across the street) but, definitely a neighborhoody crowd. Darts, b-days, football, special occasions, drink specials...

There is live music Mondays, Fridays, Saturday (kinda loud and rockus) and Sunday trad jazz afternoons.
The last Wednesday of every month there is straight ahead, or modern jazz.

All in all, part of that well loved breed, PROPER LOCAL, a rarity these says

Willsing4food - 16 Jul 2010 18:06
Don`t really know why i like this place so much. The beer is fine, no interesting choices however and there never seem to be any dolly bird barmaids.
I guess it just fits my idea of what a proper pub should be like, friendly and unpretentious.
Airwolf - 15 Feb 2010 12:52
My friend reckoned this place was a bit scary, but I thought it was fine, and on a sunny summer's day a seat out front is makes for very pleasant drinking indeed.
Greshon - 25 Nov 2009 14:37
Decent pint of Pride, lively in the evening but not "in your face".
Friendly staff, I like :)
DrBarlow - 18 Aug 2009 01:59
Had two ales on my visit London Pride and Young's Best. Not bad but not in brilliant condition. Reasonably priced beer and food (although didn't see or taste the food). Sport on the TV screens. Agree with Love_Real_Ale that it was a little disappointing for a GBG entry.
Rod_Hariga - 14 Jul 2009 20:55
Traditional pub, but not so sure this should be in the GBG. Our travelling group of twelve did not find this pub in the best of form. Two hand pumps of Fullers London Pride and Young’s Bitter. A couple of pints of London Pride were very cloudy and well passed its best had to be returned. To be fair they were changed immediately although the barrel was not changed. The Young’s Bitter ran out and was changed whilst we were there. I cannot believe that the new barrel was in position to go as the barmaid had all sort of problems pouring it. I would imagine it was rolled along the cellar floor to get it into position. The swan necked pump also did not help and to stop wastage the barmaid started using other pint glasses and topping up pints when the beer calmed down. I know nothing underhand was going on but this is not what I expect to see in a GBG listed pub.

Televisions in the pub advertised the deals on drinks and it showed that Young’s Bitter was only £2.20 a pint. This would be cheap locally but this is a great price for a beer in London. The pub has many boxing photos on the wall opposite the bar. There is a pool table and a dart board closer to the door. Reasonably priced rolls with different fillings were available at £1.20.
Love_good_ale - 13 Apr 2009 11:50
I really like this pub, when I first went there I couldn't believe how good it was. It has loads of drinks on offer which makes some things really cheap. and it's warm and cosy even though it's big. It has a good pool table too. It has tellys that advertise the drinks offers on a loop. It has a friendly welcoming atmosphere, I highly recommend it. It has entertainment on Sat nights which I've not been to but would like to.
isa953 - 1 Jun 2008 22:01
Still one of the best places for jazz on a Sunday lunchtime. I have always been made to feel welcome, and the bands like playing there, because of the responsive crowd.
jbsjazzer - 19 May 2008 14:57
Traditional pub, but now called "The Globe on Morning Lane" (for some reason probably best known to the signwriter who must have been paid on a per-letter basis). I was a bit dazzled on walking by the very big and bright array or lager dispensers, but fortunately the were also a couple of discreet handpumps there as well. Very creditable pint of London Pride. Seemed like a friendly place too.
rpadam - 8 May 2008 21:21
Nice friendly pub in Hackney,just off mare st so has more of a local feel to it
becks007 - 10 Jun 2007 10:09
Since I wrote my last posting, the Wednesday night Blues sessions have been axed, but there is a new Blues & R&B Night on Fridays. I haven't tried it yet myself, but I've heard good reports of it. Worth checking out.
M.O.G. - 13 Nov 2006 17:15
Nice friendly, comfy old-school local. Real ale. Darts taken very seriously.
Live music [and late licence] some evenings: Monday[Loud Blues], Wednesday[Cool Blues], Thursday and Saturday [Old Crooners] and Sunday lunchtime [Vintage Jazz]
The Wednesday Blues session is the best for me: the TJ Johnson Band- very polished but full of soul. Go there, you won't be sorry
M.O.G. - 21 Aug 2006 03:06
Stuck on the end of a nondescript row of shops dating from the early sixties, it doesn't look like much from the outside, but go in and enjoy one of the last of the old school East End boozers: friendly and unpretentious and full of atmosphere. Live music on Mondays- a [very loud] Blues Jam;
Wednesdays- a much more urbane form of Rhythm and Blues by the TJ Johnson band [highly recommended]; Thursdays and Saturdays- Old Crooners [some very very old] and Sunday lunchtime-Jazz. Recommended
M.O.G. - 18 Aug 2006 14:48
Good Sunday lunchtime traditional jazz. Very welcoming atmosphere, a must for jazz fans visiting London.
anonymous - 29 Mar 2006 11:18
Sunday is the best. Beer is well kept. when your in there say hello to my Bro Bob.
Martin_adamski - 3 Sep 2005 00:06
Lovely pub wonderful owners I've played there and loved it !!!
Karl - KarlleeQue@aol.com - 24 Sep 2004 04:06
Famous/infamous east end boxing pub. Full of sawt ov'ee uurff characters and great for a sing song. Live music often on offer. A lively atmosphere is a given at the weekend.
chris - 9 Jun 2004 17:44

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