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Decent pint of real ale in here a good few to choose from.
Full of cliched new Hoxton/Shoreditch types
Would be better if a few more tradional Hoxton types got in here(like the fella i was with)
Not a bad pub though.Barstaff were good and the female ones rather pleasing on the eye.
tottenhamsean - 28 Apr 2014 15:54
Was here last Friday evening and had a great time. The staff were really friendly, New beer; Frontier was absolutly perfect for the taste buds, and I had a superbly cooked home made pizza. Dj at the back of the pub was playing great tunes from the 70s funk scene but not at too loud a level. Perfect atmoshere for a friday after a busy week in the office. I'LL DEFINATELY BE BACK!!
ohagandas - 9 Oct 2013 21:14
Here goes. First 3 ales on. Beer was OK.

Smelt lovely. Then I see the pizza oven in the corner creating the smell

OK if you want pizza with lots of Rocket on this is the place for you. If daddy bought you a flat in Hoxton and you want to play at being a Londoner even though you were born in Surrey. This is the place for you. If your name is Hugo, Milo or Austin again please go here.

Then the people in the decent traditional pubs like the Prince Arthur round the corner wpnt have to listen to you. Enough said.

TheHorsesMouth - 13 Feb 2013 14:42
Came here last thursday (11th Aug) after work to meet some mates. Once I had located the place I found a really chilled out venue. A good mix of locals and post-ironic trendy types (It is Hoxton after all...). The music was outstanding. They had a DJ who was playing jazz, funk, blues and then loads of random stuff. He even threw in some Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones to keep the old locals happy. And it was kept at a decent volume!!!! The place felt like an actual pub. This would make a great local - shame i dont live anywhere near it. I had the guiness and it went down a treat! As did the pizza. A really good night - restored my faith in pubmanity.
AtomHeartMother - 15 Aug 2011 16:58
Dropped by here last night, for the first time in a few years. Both the Pride and the Spring Sprinter were excellent, as you'd expect from a Fuller's pub. I also had a pizza, which was just ok. Nice big windows and outside drinking space.
shand83 - 20 Apr 2011 11:50
Was there back in April - wasn't a huge fan of the decor but excellently kept real ales and friendly barstaff more than made up for it.
gazbert - 24 Sep 2010 00:30
Tucked away in the trendy Hoxton back streets, this Fullers pub has a bit of an up-market foody feel to it and whilst it does have the typically modern trendy approach that so many pubs have now taken on board, I did actually feel that it has been tastefully refurbished and has a decent bit of character.

The dimly lit single room interior has all the stripped back furniture, bare floors and table candles that are generally associated with trendy makeovers but the G&V goes one step further by having a grand piano as a centerpiece. Modern artwork is mixed in with old black and white photos and be sure not to miss the gents cubicle which is papered with old comic strips. (I canít speak for the ladies of course!). Another little rarity is the old fashioned table top arcade game, part and parcel of any decent pub in the days of Space Invaders.

Not a very extensive range of Ales with just ESB, Pride and Discovery on my visit but well kept and reasonably priced. On the food front, they do excellent and inexpensive pizza and pasta.

The ambient dance music is not loud but does get annoyingly repetitive after an hour of it but you can always hope someone will jump on the old Joanna and knock out a few East End choruses to drown it out. This kind of pub isnít generally my cup of tea but I did quite enjoy my pizza and beer session here and would certainly return if the need arose.

RogerB - 23 Dec 2009 14:09
Recommended by CAMRA for their excellent beer, the food lives up to it reputation as well. I found this an excellent pub in the self-consciously cool area of Shoreditch/Hoxton. A stallwart to how pubs should be now - still maintaining their traditional roots but with a modern edge. Wood panelling and Chesterfield sofa's complimented by a huge cast iron streetlamp. Live music of the guitar and DJ variety, catering for the eclectic mix of young and old. I met George - an 85 yr old who's been drinking there since he was 15!!!! and your usual young professionals. Apparently Jarvis Cocker lives next door and Kate Moss has been seen there.

Overall - thoroughly recommended whoever you are.
SpecificBeer - 1 Oct 2009 13:07
Far enough away from Hoxton's main drag to have seating free before 6pm on a Friday, this is a reasonable mid range addition to the scene. Very good food including creative pizza combinations is a welcome change from the usual gastropub standards and the Easter Island style statuette atop the old joanna is a nice touch, but it's a little bit too light pine for me.
BoehmBawerk - 9 May 2009 15:22
I was looking forward to a night here to listen to the music and enjoy a few pints ......

... the beer was fine and the food certainly looked and smelt good ...

BUT the music was somewhat spoiled by some customers that were more interested in talking loudly than listening to the music.

If the management want this to be taken seriously as a music venue they might want to consider levying a small entrance fee so people know that the music is important.
dGriz - 20 Mar 2009 00:02
Solid Fullers pub with the usual beers. I was told by a customer that the food was very good - not the usual standard menu - Italian food and specials on offer at reasonable prices.
chick - 6 Mar 2009 16:51
I happened to swing past here and caught some of the acoustic night which was very good. The staff were polite and the Discovery was on good form. Pride and ESB were also available alongside some standard and premium lagers.

Thereís a projector screen on the back wall and there were a few advertisements for the six nations dotted about on the walls, but I saw no mention of any other sports being shown.

I would go beck here again if passing as I found it enjoyable and it made a change to have a bit of free entertainment.
Strongers - 18 Feb 2009 12:56
An excellent pub with fantastic beer. I went on a recommendation from Camera and wasn't dissapointed. Great atmosphere, great music and great food. Not often enough you get such a a good combination in Hackney!
peterdias - 21 Dec 2008 14:36
Improvements all the time.The management as now erected a stage to improve our entertainment,and they will have longer licencing hours in the New Year ,Plus two Italian chef with a great new menu. and great friendly staff,
BUTCH0207 - 13 Dec 2008 14:10
A great pub, friendly staff, well kept Fullers beer, spotless loos nice atmosphere. All it needs is more customers.
knottyathome - 25 Sep 2008 08:48
They now have an acoustic night every thursday,with lots of great talent,also they have changed thier menu,as for the removal of the pool table, well i approve of that,this pub is all about meeting peoplem and having a chat over a good pint of ale or whatevers your tipple,The staff are always socialable,and the mixture of customers is good,
BUTCH0207 - 3 Sep 2008 16:25
This pub as changed a more pool table or tv,no fruit machines,or juke box, its sells really good fullers ales,discovery,london pride, esb,as a very good selection of lagers and wines,on tuesday evening they have a quiz night,and on everyother thursday evening thet have a excellent acoustic night,there is a mini grand piano for those who want ti tickle the ivories,the staff are outstanding,all in all a great atmosphere,well worth visiting,they have also recently created a new menu,
BUTCH0207 - 1 Sep 2008 16:06
This pub was totally refurbished in feb,no more pool table or big fruit machines,or jukebox, thats enough of what it doesnt have.It does hace a freat atmosphere,great management and staff.still serves great fullers beers,ESB,LONDON PRIDE,DISCOVERY,and a good selction of lagers and wines,on tuesday there is a quiz night,and every second thursday acoustic night with some great sounds, they have also a good food menu at very fair prices,there is outside seating,all in all a great hoxton pub, and almost forgot a piano,
BUTCH0207 - 28 Aug 2008 17:42
I love this pub and have recently made it my new-found local since it was taken over by new owners and given a well deserved revamp. I'm not one for trendy bars but prefer a friendly, slightly quirky whilst traditional pub and this hits the mark spot on! Good nights to bear in mind are Tuesday for the quiz and every other Thursday for the acoustic night-fab music! Look out for the half pint old school sweets...can't go wrong!
DFK - 15 Aug 2008 12:58
Saw some great live music there last night and had an excellent pint of Pride. Would thoroughly recommend. Not sure about comments about being a trendy bar - it's still a proper pub, just brought into the 21st century!
peterdias - 27 Jun 2008 10:56
I live local and this pub never appealed to me in the past, however I popped in and was pleasantly surprised. Friendly bar staff, very good fullers beer (choice of 3 ales), good food at reasonable prices and all round good atmosphere.

Will defiantly visit again.

peterdias - 25 Jun 2008 11:54
This formerly great pub was basically turned into another trendy Hoxton bar over night. It used to be an awesome traditionally looking local pub with a nice and friendly atmosphere, now it's just another trendy soulless place. Which is even more of a pity as there was nothing wrong with the place, it was just not trendy.

The 3/4 bar is gone now (along with all the other old features and sadly, the pool table) and it's one big room with leather sofas, wooden floorboards and clean walls with the obligatory strip of decorative wallpaper around the chimney (- sounds familiar?). Noisy music, less ales, more lagers and "platters, pizzas and paninis". If this is your kind of thing, the new George and Vulture probably won't do you any harm.

If you're looking for a good proper pub, it's not worth a visit anymore.
anonymous - 12 Apr 2008 16:15

What an excellent pub - refurbished in February 2008, and now reflecting a comfortable, traditional Victorian feel, with a cosy fire, huge leather sofas, oak tables, and an excellent bar. The Fuller's London Pride and ESB are excellent, and they also offer a nice range of lagers and a good wine list. Can't wait for when they start serving food, which is coming soon.
martinbaker - 12 Mar 2008 13:09
Echoing other comments - this is a decent normal pub in an area where such things are hard to come by.
tuppence - 20 Feb 2008 14:34
Unexpectedly good pub, part way between the twin hells of Hoxton scarf-wearing venues to the south and the utter toilet that is De Beauvoir Estate and environs. Well kept 3/4 bar. Good, clean furnishings. Several guest beers. Friendly, competent staff who, startlingly, don't need to be told to top up a pint. Seems to be particularly popular with hounds and their masters. Don't be put off by the location. Yes, you are in south Hackney, but you could take in this, the Wenlock Arms and the Prince Arthur before escaping. An exceptional pub in the traditional mold. God knows how it is still in existence.
BitterShurn - 14 Jan 2008 21:58
Without a doubt the cleanest traditional looking pub I've ever been in. Spotless!There's something to be said about pubs run by women, they know how to look after a place. The staff are very friendly and the locals are too. Excellently kept London Pride. A little off the beaten track but a great place for a quite pint.
mrfalafel - 20 Jul 2007 15:57
I wouldn't say this is the kind of pub I would make my local, but I still feel I will pop in from time to time for a quick pint of well kept Fullers, and for that all important friendly atmosphere that this pub has.
marlet - 30 Mar 2006 09:49
An authentic, unique, beautifully kept local pub with a warm friendly atmosphere, offering plenty of entertainment while still allowing quiet folk to relax with a well-kept pint of ESB or Pride. So much thought and care - just check out the shelves of music behind the bar. This is a pub in a million.
foxski - 20 Feb 2005 19:43
Went here a while back on a Saturday night, I now know why Camra have rated it so highly over time.. best pint of Pride I'd had in along time...staff excellent, friendly 'local' atmosphere. Me and the mates will be back soon...
chippysupper - 24 Dec 2004 11:45

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