The Valentine, Ilford - pub details
Previously called: Ye Olde Valentine
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8659) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
Gants Hill (0.1 miles)
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|I was thrown out of this pub for discreetly giving another customer with whom I was chatting, a Green Party newsletter. I explained that I was not leafleting as such - this was a private conversation. I was not disturbing anyone. Not only did the manager ask me to leave, he sent two bouncers over!|
Anyone would think I was drunk & disorderly! Since when has it been a crime to pass someone a leaflet? Would the manager have objected had it been about cancer or a Pilates class? Maybe not. I suspect that he wouldn't have objected had it been a BNP leaflet - I have heard that this pub used to be known as the BNP pub. It seems that he objected to the Green Party. One of the bouncers was bewildered.
Againstcensorship - 30 May 2015 15:49
|Don't use this bar to go and watch England during the World Cup! I was there for the game against the USA, and it took over 30 minutes to get served. They only had 3 bar staff on and it was ridiculous - as it took so long, people were buying the pitchers, but they ran out of those after 5 minutes. To top it off, one of the gents toilets was out of order too.|
They had months to prepare for it, and failed miserably.
leytonlad - 13 Jun 2010 19:59
|Nice and spacious. Went in on a quiet afternoon but looks like it's a decent place.|
telephones_and_toliets - 4 Apr 2010 00:54
|This place seems to be a sports pub by day and a trendy bar by night. There is a multitude of plasma screens that were showing the videos that accompany the loud music that was playing during my visit, but there are ads up for football on Sky Sports. There is a dance area that is easily accommodated by this large pub and the lights had been dimmed in the usual club fashion.|
I didnít spot any real ale, which is not really surprising, but there is a standard draught selection alongside Peroni and my Guinness was nice enough. The barman was a little full of himself in an uneducated kind of way, but this is no more than I would expect in a place like this.
If I lived locally I would use this pub to watch the football and I would utilise the three pool tables in the back room, but I would leave the weekend nights to the younger crowd.
Strongers - 9 Jul 2009 09:29
|Great pub with spacious, safe and airy atmosphere - legendary Landlord is always around to ensure the party runs smoothly.All drinks and cocktails you could want with decent pub food by day and hot dogs and pizza by night.|
Probably the best pub in N London to watch sport with surround sound and several state of the art big screens and plasmas -awesome.
Saturday `s Band Night is always massive and there`s a really decent games room with immaculate pool tables, plasmas and a good craic to be had.A winner !
mark.nield - 15 Oct 2008 19:35
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