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Shakespeare, Stoke Newington

Beeermonster, how was your pickled egg then?

2 Sep 2008 16:22

The Londesborough, Stoke Newington

Sorry to hear about your bike, che, but I do think it's reasonable for the pub to refuse to let you bring your bike in

22 Aug 2008 17:51

The Pembury Tavern, Hackney

Full of knobbers

19 Aug 2008 14:33

Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington

They've got wifi now. Why? If you take a laptop in there you'll get it nicked!

1 Aug 2008 18:38

The Pub on the Park, London Fields

Don't bring flowers into this pub - the barman will nick them.

9 Jun 2008 12:21

The Birdcage, Stoke Newington

The manager "surly"? Surly not (geddit!!).

22 May 2008 16:53

The Star, Highgate

Looking forward to visting this pub - my boss was rating it.

Do anyone else have the gut feeling that Nooneinparticular is the landord of the New Brunswick? Why do people keep doing that - its obvious

14 Apr 2008 17:49

Three Crowns, Stoke Newington

The beer doesn't cost 4 a bottle, badger 13. Anyway, if you rate the Swan and the Flying Scotsman then this place is probably not for you!

3 Apr 2008 13:11

Ryan's Bar, Stoke Newington

Toilets have been done up!!!1!!!eleven!!

They still need a bit of a paint job.

11 Feb 2008 19:16

The Hawley Arms, Camden

"Wouldn't piss on it if it were on fire."

Lowroder, still loving your stuff!

11 Feb 2008 18:49

The Birdcage, Stoke Newington

Agree with the duffman2, though I like it because it's a distance from Church Street.

Shame they've stopped doing food

25 Jan 2008 18:10

The Londesborough, Stoke Newington

Yes to chips!

No to selfish "Stokey" parents who want to get drunk with their mates while neglecting their obviously bored kids.

25 Jan 2008 17:55

The Woodbine, Highbury

Beerguy, how come you haven't reviewed any other pubs?

14 Nov 2007 17:17

The Dovetail, Clerkenwell

Work there do we, randomination?

19 Oct 2007 18:05

Shakespeare, Stoke Newington

It's amazing that in such a busy pub, Richard the manager spent a lot of time speaking to a complete stranger! I suspect beeermonster (note three 'e's) is Robert Thomas, the owner of the Shakespeare. I've seen his writing before and recognise his bad English.

Duty on a pint is about 50p, and the only pubs that serve Litovel is pubs you own. You get a cheap lager that no one's heard off and pass it off as a premium product. I have had no problem in finding beers for 3 or less around Stoke Newington.

What I said about the pizzas is the commonly held view in the pub.

I could go on ...

You should listen to lowroader's comments; lack of maintenance and cleaniness, a pub past its prime. I predicted over 10 years ago that if you didn't spend any money on the Shakespeare and the Londesborough around the corner did itself up then most of your natural customers would go there. That's what happened, Robert. Punters don't want the p*ss taken out of them

26 Jul 2007 16:54

The Salisbury, Harringay

Plaything, that sounds more like an advert than an objective recommendation! You don't seem to have commented on any other pubs

You saying it's the best pub in London going too far. It would be better if you (we know you're the manager or owner) were to improve the not very appealing food, maintain the "wonderful interior", buy some decent lager and train the below-average staff, rather than pretend that your pub isn't anything other than second rate.

26 Jul 2007 16:13

Defoe, Stoke Newington

Was there last week. They have a new menu and I have to say the food was v. nice.

19 Jun 2007 17:20

The Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington

You presume correctly, Glasbowboy.

It's good - for a Wetherspooons.

13 Jun 2007 16:05

Booth's Cafe Bar, Stoke Newington

It's strange that the posters raving about Booths have only posted on one pub (ie Booths). We weren't born yesterday!

18 May 2007 18:20

Shakespeare, Stoke Newington

The Shakespeare staff used to get free pizza from next door for allowing it to be eaten in the pub. However, they got greedy so the pizza place said no more freebies.

18 May 2007 18:18

Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington

The door staff have got better, judging by my last (infrequent) trip there

17 Apr 2007 19:00

The Chandos, Trafalgar Square

Underwhelmed with this pub. Went there a weekday lunchtime. Your average microwave food with mediocre beer. While it looks nice inside it was v dark.

The graffiti in the toilets and the anti-coke-taking angled panels over the cisterns doesn't make me want to check out the place at nighttime.

17 Apr 2007 18:55

Booth's Cafe Bar, Stoke Newington

How it won the best Italian restaurant in Hackney is beyond me, even considering the Hackney Gazette was doing the judging (and, babyoatcake1, how come you have only commented on one pub - are you the owner?)

Bought a pizza there a few weeks back. Ingredients were cheap. Toilet cistern was broken. Lid was held together with that wide silver gaffer tape and had to lift the lid off to flush the toilet.

I place definately not worth revisiting!!

17 Apr 2007 18:29

Defoe, Stoke Newington

Had some food there yesterday and it was delicious (although the roasted veg did taste greasy). Beer was nice, and the staff and new landlord were friendly (landlord tells me that it'll be closing for a few weeks soon for a tidy-up).

Had a Sunday roast a few weeks back - wouldn't call it horrific but it wasn't anything special.

5 Mar 2007 15:11

The Dutch House, Tottenham

Used to live around the corner from the Dutch. Unfair comments about the 'slightly dodgy Rangers period'. The Rangers supporting ex-landord is married to a Catholic and the vast majority of the clientele (if that's not too much of a posh word for the punters) are either Irish Catholic or black; and they didn't mind the one Union Jack flag with Rangers written on it.

That said, it's friendly enough. But it is quite a local's pub.

27 Feb 2007 17:20

The Bank of Friendship, Highbury

Superb friendly local Irish pub.

26 Feb 2007 17:01

Shakespeare, Stoke Newington

Gone downhill since I started going there. Owner taking the piss. Beer too expensive (especially the cheap lager sold at a premium price), and the owner, who has made millions out of the Shakespeare, hardly spends a penny on the place.

10 years ago this pub was packed most nights - not now.

Also, it's pointless to have a free jukebox if the barstaff turn off tracks they don't like.

19 Feb 2007 16:55

Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington

"Better than Bar Lorca" is the only good thing you can say about this pub!

1 Oct 2004 23:50

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