The Pembury Tavern, Hackney - pub details
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- Bar billiards
- Food served, Real ale
- Smoking area (entire pub)
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|I met a few old friends in here on Friday night. Needless to say, the place was heaving with hipster types - graphic designers, IT consultants, public relations people... you know the type. The décor is what you might call 'shabby chic'. The toilets were in a disgusting state, but that might be down to the clientele misusing them. The beers - which are very good - are all named after mythical characters: Sparta, Minotaur etc.. The Sparta was tasty. For some strange reason, pizza is their main food option. Some hipsters were very animated whilst playing bar billiards.Prices are what you would expect for London, nudging £4 a pint. All in all, a good traditional boozer.|
HornchurchJohn - 7 Dec 2015 12:02
|After a swift half at the Winchmore Hill Cricket Club, we caught the train down to Hackney to visit the Pembury. The pub feels a little more worn than on my last visit. The gents don't seem in the best condition. They had a good range of Milton ales as usual - Medea, Minotaur, Nero, Saturn, Medusa, Justinian, Pegasus & Minerva. In addition, they had 2 guests - Partners Blonde & Sonnet 43 Steam Beer. The real cider - Cock Eyed Cock Bird was almost finished. But they squeezed a half out for me. I thought it was much quieter than on previous visits too. There were plenty of spare tables on this Saturday afternoon visit. I wasn't too enamoured with the quality of the Milton beers either. There were 3 dark beers and none were that good. Having visited the 2 Milton pubs in Cambridge, the Pembury doesn't quite live up to high expectations. Try the Devonshire Arms in Cambridge for a slightly better experience. |
blue_scrumpy - 31 Aug 2015 14:03
|A better experience this visit. Lots of people in on a Saturday late afternoon.|
Good choice of Milton beers and others. large pizza is about £9-10. Good relaxed atmosphere. What is painted on the walls? they would be better in a plain colour.
rpf1955 - 25 Mar 2015 19:36
|Even though this pub looks like it was put together by a committee, you should try one here if you are in the area. The beer is ok, the bar staff really friendly, and it's close to the Cock Tavern so you can easily escape when the silly decor and punters start to get on your nerves. |
Green_0nions - 2 Feb 2014 15:30
|Catering for a young, bearded studenty crowd, this pub accepts Bitcoin and serves mostly overly hopped "craft beer" type ales though there is an impressive selection. I did long for a simple best bitter but it's not really that type of establishment so opted for some sort of expensive unpasteurised lager which in fairness went down pretty well. Overall I feel this pub could do with improving the atmosphere as it's a bit clinical but full credit to them for getting a range our beer out to the hipsters. Also very crowded on weekends so would go mid-week. |
Richard_ReadingFC - 6 Jan 2014 12:16
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