The Royal Inn on the Park, Victoria Park - pub details
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- Food served, Real ale
- Outside seating, Function room for hire
other pubs nearby:
Empress of India, Hackney (0.0 miles), Village Tap, Victoria Park (0.1 miles), Lauriston, South Hackney (0.1 miles), Victoria Park, London (0.2 miles), Albion, South Hackney (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|There was a time when Tuesday night was pub quiz night at the Royal Inn for me and my friends. However, it was only my local and all my friends starting getting fed up with a) losing to the regular team of teachers, b) long travel home.|
I still go in from time to time and it's still a friendly pub with a nice selection of beers.
I will agree with the comments on service. Though always friendly, it always seemed to be changing and could often take an age.
Alan_McT - 19 Apr 2011 16:02
|Well, this is a tricky one. It is not an all singing all dancing pub by any means. But I think it plays a couple of decent tunes very well. It is a very sociable place, the beers are decent including the non-real ales - the czech lager is nice enough. Staff are pleasant. It's a great place to meet your mates. On a sunny day get there early and forget about that walk in the park. I wouldn't trust the food, especially when it gets busy but if you're hungry go to the Lauriston for an excellent pizza. 8/10|
dry_riser_inlet - 12 Apr 2011 19:35
|We were recommended this pub by a friend for the Sunday lunch which is great... if you're a meat eater. For vegetarians the choice was very thin, only one main option (what kind of person prefers polenta to a Sunday roast anyway?) and the staff seemed to lack much understanding of what vegetarian catering involves. The waitress explained that they did do a "veggie version" of the roast but that it was without gravy as that was meat based and no potatoes as these were cooked in duck fat. So that'll be a plate of vegetables then. |
My boyfriend had this option as he isn't fully vegetarian but doesn't like meat much and he was charged the same price as the full version (£13!!) and didn't even get any extra helpings of potatoes etc!
Really poor in my view and just plain lazy in this day and age when it is so easy to provide a vegetarian alternative to meat. I was really surprised to find that there are still some pubs of this type that haven't caught up to this issue yet.
specialkate - 5 Apr 2010 11:32
|"mcnulty" on 27 April 2009 is clearly a ringer by an interested party.|
Come on, no one writes like that.
Hidden profile, joined on the day of the one post...all the clues are there.
How come these cheats never learn to do it properly?
What kind of person/company does that anyway?
The kind that doesn't deserve any custom?
Dimple_mug - 11 Nov 2009 23:15
|This is a large pub right on the edge of Victoria Park – so the pub’s name is wholly accurate. Inside it’s bare-boarded, high-ceilinged with heavy scrubbed wood furniture. The music was unbearably loud, though one of the bar staff turned it down while I was at the bar getting a drink. Outside there is a large patio looking out over the park, which must be an absolute winner on a warm summer weekend. It was pretty empty on the Wednesday afternoon I was in there but I bet it must be heaving on a warm evening.|
The had Fuller’s ales, plus Gales HSB and Adnam’s bitter. As you would expect in a pub like this, it’s not cheap. The menu consisted of “designer food”. I went for the smoked chicken and avocado sandwich, which came with a few chips. There were enough chips, not a great deal of chicken, but the crusty bread was delicious. Not cheap at £7.50. I don’t think that this is the sort of pub you go to for a family meal (the menu wouldn’t suit children) or a quiet pint, but for meeting chums and especially when the weather is nice and you can sit outside.
RexRattus - 11 Jul 2009 17:10
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