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Boleyn Tavern
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Address: 1, Barking Rd, London, E6 1PW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 16942) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Upton Park (0.4 miles), East Ham (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Woodgrange Park (1.3 miles), Forest Gate (1.5 miles), West Ham (1.6 miles)

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I used to live on the Barking road many moons ago and wanted to see the pub again. Not much has changed, a big pub with old Victorian features which is worth the visit in itself. One of the staff was pleasant whilst the other seemed peed off to be there. It was a Monday night and only 4 people in there. The beer was OK and service OK. However I went in for 3 or 4 pints buck got Chu med out at 10pm as there were so few people. So not great if you are planning a mini session at the end of a hard day. Worth a visit for the style and grandeur of days gone by.
Sernicki - 23 Nov 2016 21:08
Was in here on Friday just gone for the first time. It's a stunning place and well worth a visit. Was quiet for a Friday, which is a shame, as I'd hate to see this place close down, especially when it takes the hit on match-day takings next season when West Ham move to Stratford.

Had a great time, locals were friendly. Check out the ceiling on the billiards room at the back- there is nothing else like it in London.
irishdrinker79 - 1 Mar 2015 15:20
Architecturally gorgeous pub, with cut glass and wood features, it would be very fashionable were it in a trendy corner of north or west London. Sadly it's very faded and presumably relies on match days to keep going. Has one real ale (although it had finished on my most recent visit). Plenty of staff on match days, so queues not too bad.
mozzzzzz - 22 Jan 2014 11:27
The Boleyn ( the "Tavern" part of the name seems to have been dropped ) is an imposing street corner local in the shadow of West Ham's football ground.

It's a well preserved multi-roomed Victorian pub which features in CAMRA's book of London Heritage Pubs where it is described as "one of the more spectacular late Victorian pubs in London".

A central island bar serves a number of different interconnecting rooms. A longish narrow room with an entrance on Green Street appears to be the preserve of locals and contains a dartboard and some West Ham pictures behind the bar. At this entrance, we see old etched door glass being the names "private bar" and "saloon and billiards".

The billiards room is the architectural highlight of the pub with a splendid large stained glass skylight and an unusual decorated moulded frieze. The main adjoining saloon bar also has a fine stained glass skylight and some wooden partitions. There's also an original bar counter and some fine cast iron columns.

On my recent Sunday early afternoon visit, with the exception of half a dozen or so customers in the public bar, the pub was virtually deserted. I'm afraid that I formed the view that management is making little real effort - for instance a prominently positioned sandwich board on the pavement outside was advertising the "World Cup Final, Holland v Spain 11 July" even though this game had taken place a fortnight earlier. Similarly, a notice in the billiards room invited me to "join us for the World Cup".

There's no real ale, so I went for the draught Guinness - � 3 - served by a barmaid who, whilst being reasonably welcoming, seemed genuinely surprised to see someone she didn't recognise.

This pub won't appeal to everybody, but if you're in to ornate Victorian pub interiors, you should seek it out.

Finally, when you're here, don't forget to cross the road to admire the splendid statue of Bobby Moore with his team mates holding aloft the 1966 World Cup.
JohnBonser - 30 Jul 2010 17:53
Great pub on gameday. Ok, it takes a few minutes to get a drink, but thats normal cause the pub is filled to the roof with Hammers! I've already been there not on a game day and the service is much quicker then. For ever blowing bubbles!!!! Belgian Irons rulezzzzzzzz. Much L&R.
Belgianiron1971 - 12 May 2010 22:16

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