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The Barking Dog, Barking - pub details

Barking Dog

Address: 61 Station Parade, Barking, Essex, IG11 8TU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4359) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Barking (0 miles), Upney (1 mile)

Nearest train stations Barking (0 miles), Ilford (1.5 miles), Manor Park (1.8 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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Busy Wetherspoons next to Barking station. The usual `spoons format applies here - cheap beer, cheep food and a bland, open-plan interior. Ales on were Summerskills Bravo Zulu, Old Bear Great Bear, Jennings Crag Rat, Harviestoun Schiehallion, Sixpoint Bengali Tiger, Hawkshead Cumbrian 5 Hop, Greene King Abbot & Ruddles Best. Ciders were Westons Wyld Wood & Old Rosie.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Sep 2013 18:48
This pub doesn't generally reflect the world going on outside, especially after dark. It is very well managed and most hand-pumps are usually working. The beer is also well-kept and you don't often have to return one to the bar. Sometimes you may not always get a full-pint, but this happens everywhere (either deliberately or through carelessness.) For a short period Wetherspoon had lined glasses-ahh those were the days. It's full of characters and it's bark is worse than it's bite (sorry) - most times
handpaul - 10 Sep 2013 23:57
One of the few pubs in Barking not closed down and barricaded, it appeared.

An interesting area to walk round on market day: bush meat and bongo music on offer it seemed to me.

I'm not sure whether the West African culture sits well with English pubs, which might have explained some of the closures.

I think my curiosity's satisfied as to drinking in Barking though.
eddybeer - 5 Feb 2013 14:39
Situated next to Barking tube station, the inventive pub name is one of the better aspects of this run of the mill Wetherspoons. A throng of intimidating smokers will more than likely greet you at the doorway and should you have the desire to pass them you will hardly be inspired by the rather mundane interior. A sectioned central area contains a few snugs and a couple of TV screens but generally it is all formulaic ‘Spoons.. The only thing that really catches the eye is the sculpture of a dog chasing its tale that wraps itself around a central pillar. Despite the generally uncomfortable feel of the place, it was incredibly busy for an early evening which must say something about the lack of any local competition (and it wasn’t as if West Ham were at home either). Surprisingly the beer selection had an above average choice of 4 guest ales (Grafton Lady Mary, Elgoods Mad Dog, Evan Evan Warrior and Nethergate Essex Beast) which did at least offer me some compensation for my efforts in travelling through East London when the tubes are all buggered up. Certainly not an essential stop even for the most devoted ‘Spoons fan but there is little else in the immediate vicinity.

RogerB - 19 Sep 2009 09:37
Beer was drinkable, clientelle what you'd expect from a rough house area Wetherspoons but it was okay to pop in to for a swift pint after finidng your train had been replaced by a bus.
Snarling_Mallard - 8 Sep 2009 17:49

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