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Address: 212 Upton Lane, London, E7 9NP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2026) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras


Nearest tube stations Upton Park (0.7 miles), Plaistow (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations Forest Gate (0.6 miles), Wanstead Park (0.8 miles), Maryland (0.9 miles)

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havnt been to the dog since i got married in 1966 but paid a fleeting visit a few years back and was appalled to note that all the features downstairs had been pulled out and a form of indian take away kitchen installed. used it as undeage teenager it was my local for years. it used to be owned by watneys and was leased to a wine company who had premises nearby. tradition had it that dick turpin visited it and it was one of henry v111 hunting lodges. my point is how was this allowed by the local council planning department . never went to the new bit upstairs but the landlord in my earlier times was fred who left to take over a family pub in barking.
squeezeezy - 7 Dec 2010 06:53
I remember the fun we all had in 1985/6 working in this pub some good times. The locals was great Butch,Greg,Lorry,Sandy and Mickey of course. Brian from Norfolk was a lovely boss all the staff was great and the meals fantastic.I would love to here from everyone again Irish Mary,Margo,Kev,and all who worked there in 1985/86
Welsh Kath
welshkath - 11 Aug 2007 10:57
I also would like to know what is happening to this pub used to go in there in my youth and loved it in there lovely food, a typical east london pub loads of character. I drive past there every week on the way to work and the lights are always on upstairs and at one point workman were in there, they have put a metal fench round the place under lock and key but not much other than that happening do you know anything?
Sharraban2006 - 10 Nov 2006 21:42
Walked past the Old Spotted Dog last night, Friday 23 June 2006, and noticed that it was shut and all of the windows boarded up. Does anyone know if the pub is being refurbished or joining the long list of East End pubs coverted to "luxury flats".
harryflowers - 24 Jun 2006 14:29
My parents lived in West Ham around 1947-1950. There was still rationing at the time as it was just after the war. The regulars at the Spotted Dog chipped in their ration cards to buy my parents a bottle of champagne to celebrate their wedding day. A real sense of a 'local' for the local community, great people. My Dad was a schoolteacher in Forest Gate and my mum taught in Woodford so I guess they were well known in the area.
anonymous - 16 Mar 2006 11:40

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