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The Approach Tavern, Bethnal Green - pub details

Approach Tavern
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Address: 47, Approach Rd, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9LY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1310) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Bethnal Green (0.3 miles), Stepney Green (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Cambridge Heath (0.2 miles), Bethnal Green (0.6 miles), London Fields (0.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.9/10 (rated by 45 users)
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Habana, Bethnal Green (0.2 miles), Camel, Bethnal Green (0.2 miles), Florist, Bethnal Green (0.2 miles), Old Friends, Bethnal Green (0.2 miles), Dundee Arms, Bethnal Green (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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Having walked through a council eastate to get here I was expecting a bit of a rough welcome but as I got near I could hear the posh voices of the Tarquins and Henrittas who frequent the place.Very expensive and has a very upmarket clientell but why not.I would rather see a pub thriving and an area fast improving than a closed or run down dive in a dump.A very pleasant couple of pints and another pub on my list when I do my Cockney pub crawls.
wurzel - 28 Jun 2021 14:21
With the nearby Camel and Florist not really having moved on, a superb beer selection including Dark Star hophead and lovely big ceilings and roomy relaxedness keeps The Approach at the top of the pile of any list of superior Bethnal Green pubs. Full of kids on a weekday, close as it is to the Museum of Childhood.
BoehmBawerk - 3 Apr 2018 09:13
Decent backstreet pub with a gastro focus. Staff weren't the most cheery I've ever encountered but pleasant enough. A generous front terrace with lots of seating means it will get busy on the summer.
AlistairVonLion - 8 Apr 2015 09:55
Nearly £18 for 2 pints of Pride, a non-alcoholic beer and a gin and tonic. Wouldn't have minded so much as pretty lively atmosphere but sullen, unhelpful bar staff informed me that I should have specified bottled tonic when ordering the round when I objected to being given tonic from the gun and wouldn't give me the alternative - er, not at that price, love! Plenty of competition locally now so won't be going back anytime soon.
Londonophile - 13 Apr 2014 12:30
A pleasingly surprising find prior to a folk gig in The Gallery Cafe closeby. Lively & friendly crowd throughout, the pubs past is properly preserved inside with a heated canopied outside seating area up front.

Gales/Fullers HSB & Seafarer were in fine fettle, and York Guzzler, London Pride & Doombar also on offer. Wide selection of continental beers bottled & on draft, and good wine list. Food is not high gastro but well above standard pub fare. Theres an art gallery/centre above the pub

Curmudgeons will no doubt bemoan the pricing and safe selection of ales, and the predominance of 'Hoxton' types, but the custom of said curmudgeons would not keep this backstreet pub afloat. As said below "reinventions of pubs like this keep them going rather than being lost for good"
Wiccaman777 - 7 Apr 2013 14:40

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