The Palm Tree, Mile End - pub details
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|I had a most enjoyable couple of lunchtime hours in this pub and the landlord was most welcoming and projected a sincere warmth throughout my stay there. Not being from the area or indeed the East End it would be nieve of me to begin to understand the complexities of a pub such as this but i would suggest an open minded approach should you choose to visit.|
Public Houses such as the Palm Tree are in my opinion very special places especially to local people and this should be borne in mind when visiting from outside the area. This would not be a pub for everybody but that should not be taken as a criticism of any kind. It is primarily a pub for local people and that ought to understood and respected albeit i have no doubt that visitors will appreciated and welcomed as i was.
saintsforever - 13 Dec 2012 09:24
|Absolute gem. A timewarp in the best way from the characterful curved bar to the old gold wallpaper! Good beer, friendly welcome from regulars and landlord alike.|
Re the previous poster's comments; was this the right pub? I didn't note any lights at eye level, and the clientele tends towards the more mature; it just doesn't fit with my experience of this cracking boozer. One of the best in the Capital (no need for CAPITALS)
curioushistory - 8 Apr 2012 13:44
|SATURDAY NIGHT 26-02-2012, POST DINNER-AT-HOME-DRINK WITH A MATE & HIS WIFE & A FRIEND - ALL TO THE PALM TREE. |
JAM PACKED WITH SOME BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, COOL GUYS, LIVELY, VERY NOISY CONTEMPORARY ATMOSPHERE. GET TO THE BAR.
BRIGHT BAR LAMP AT MY EYE HEIGHT, I TOUCH IT ADMIRING IT.
SHORT BARMAID WITH BLACK HAIR SNARLS & HYSTERICALLY SCREAMS SOMETHING UNINTELLIGIBLE AT ME FOR DOING SO, TURNS TO OLD WHITE-HAIRED GEEZER BEHIND HER & RANTS AT HIM.
I APOLOGISE, TAKE MY DRINK OFFERED BY MY MATE & BACK OFF/AWAY -NOT CONFRONTATIONAL, ME- ALSO TO LET SOMEONE ELSE SQUEEZE PAST INTO THE ALMOST NON-EXISTANT SPACE I LEAVE.
FIND MYSELF NEAR DOOR HAVING DONE SO.
NEXT THING AM ON THE GROUND IN THE CAR PARK BEING KICKED & PUNCHED BY THE OLD WHITE HAIRED GEEZER & 2 OR 3 OF HIS MATES -HAVING COVERED MY FACE I'M NOT SURE IF IT WAS 4 BUT IT WAS DEFINITELY ATLEAST 3..
AFTER ABOUT A MINUTE, THEY BACK OFF & DISAPPEAR.
40 PEOPLE -MORE OR LESS- WATCHED & DID NOTHING EXCEPT A BEAUTIFUL BLONDE(?)GIRL IN A GREY FUR COAT WHO, AFTER I GET BACK ON MY FEET SHOCKED, BEWILDERED, BEGINNING TO BECOME ANGRY & SHOUT 'WHY ?' AMONGST OTHER THINGS -INCLUDING MY FRIENDS' NAMES FROM THE CAR PARK ON THE OFF-CHANCE THAT THEY MIGHT HEAR ME OVER THE DIN INSIDE- ASKS ME IF SHE CAN GO & GET MY FRIENDS WHO I START TO DESCRIBE BUT, WHILST DOING SO, MY MATE CAME OUT LOOKING FOR ME BEFORE SHE NEEDED TO GO IN.
I THANK HER FOR HER CONCERN & RELATE WHAT HAPPENED TO MY MATE TELLING HIM I'M LEAVING BUT MY PHONE IS AT THEIR HOME. I SUGGEST HE GOES TO GET HIS WIFE & WE LEAVE UNDER A TIRADE OF ABUSE FROM HIS MISSUS WHO MIFFED AT HAVING HER BINGE INTERRUPTED.
IF THIS ANTIQUATED VIOLENTLY DODGY OUTFIT -RUN IN THAT MANNER BY PEOPLE WHO WOULD PERHAPS BE BETTER OFF RUNNING AROUND IN CAGES WITH COLLARS ON AT A VICTORIAN SIDE SHOW INSTEAD OF WORKING & MAKING LOTS OF RELATIVELY EASY MONEY IN 2012- IS SHUT DOWN SOON, DO NOT BE SURPRISED.
IF THIS PLACE -WHICH HAS ITS OWN PERSONAL '666' IN RAISED LETTERS ON THE PLAQUE ABOVE THE DOOR IS ERADICATED FROM GOD'S EARTH SOON, AGAIN DO NOT BE SURPRISED.
I HAVE INFORMED THE POLICE.
VINOVERITAS - 27 Feb 2012 12:05
|Popped in around teatime earlier in the week, a friendly welcome from behind the bar, and excellent beer to boot. Landlord quite happy to chat about his beers and to elicit opinion on what we thought of them.|
Nice atmosphere, excellent beer. Always worth a visit. Apparently opens at 12:30 on weekdays.
chippysupper - 20 Aug 2011 15:06
|Biked up from Wapping on the canal last night (very slowly and considerately of course as I'm old sensible now) and revisited the Palm Tree for the first time in at least 6 years. A was joined by a friend who rode down the canal from Bdy Mkt (he does not have a fashion tache). The view across the water has changed but the pub had not and it shame they aren't doing anything with the little yard area to the rear which added to a feeling of neglect at the Palm Tree.|
Enjoyed trying the guest ales which were Brewsters A Roll in the Hay (Grantham) and the more well known Mighty Oak's Maldon Gold. I do not have a beer gut or a matted beard but I did prefer the former. The price, £3.60 a pint really doesn't sit well with me but I can't see that the place makes much of profit so I'm happy to support it on this occasion. The bar man was very pleasant asked me what I thought of the beer after I'd finished up.
We drank out on the grass though were the only ones ones at 5pm on a warm Wednesday in August which was a little surprising. I then picked up the Hertford Union to head home, all in all a great place to stop of on the bike.
danrkelly - 11 Aug 2011 12:02
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