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The Spotted Dog, Barking - pub details

Spotted Dog

Address: 15 Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8TN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1696) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Barking (0.1 miles), Upney (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Barking (0.1 miles), Ilford (1.5 miles), Manor Park (1.8 miles)

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This pub's main virtue is that it is still open, whereas nearly every other local pub has closed. I have to say that since Wetherspoons next door closed, they have cleaned up their act a bit. There's more new outside seating both out front and at the back. The atmosphere there isn't too friendly either, particularly at weekends.
mikeloomey - 13 Jul 2022 21:03
Second visit to a pub called the Spotted Dog within a week, following the one in Digbeth, Birmingham last weekend. I think I prefer the Digbeth one. The Spotted Dog in Barking was an unscheduled stop for us. There were 2 real ales on - Davy's Old Wallop & Shepherd Neame Kent's Best. The Old Wallop was in a poor condition. However, the Davy's Port was nice, albeit pricey. No sign of this pub closing, as mentioned in the previous review. But it certainly seems to suffer tough competition from the much busier adjacent Wetherspoons.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Sep 2013 18:44
Just heard that this pub is closing. Not at all surprised because it has always been overpriced, had a restricted real ale selection and what there is, often badly kept. The same familiar story, a lovely local that rather than try and compete with a wider selection at competitive prices, chose the greedy route of constant price rises and relying on diminishing loyal customers. What could have been a wonderful community pub (as it once was) AND co-existed with Wetherspoons next door (it's by a busy station for God's sake!) I hope I'm being too pessimistic and it will re-open as a free-house with 10 real ales, real cider, cheese rolls + pies on the counter and live jazz! - don't mind paying more for quality -bring back the sawdust!
handpaul - 21 Apr 2012 01:05
Didn't risk the bitter after my last visit but a pint of Kronenbourg set me back 3.87 - don't even pay that for it in Cnetral London let alone a tired boozer in Barking.
anonymous - 25 Mar 2012 11:50
Currently visiting a pub for every station on London Overground. Did this one for Barking. Was pleasantly surprised. A nice traditional pub, run by local brewery Davy and Co. A clink and doghouse bar at the rear and a nice courtyard at the back to get away from the hustle and bustle of Barking High Street. I like this pub.
hillzy - 7 Oct 2011 18:56

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