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Pembury Tavern
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Address: 90 Amhurst Road, London, E8 1JH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27595) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Hackney Central (0.2 miles), Homerton (0.7 miles), Dalston Kingsland (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations Hackney Downs (0.2 miles), Hackney Central (0.4 miles), London Fields (0.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 212 users)
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After a visit to the Cock Tavern, our final port of call for the day, following a trip to the London Stadium, was the Pembury. Since I was last here, the pub has been taken over by the Five Points Brewery. I don't believe Milton are represented in the capital anymore. Five Points Pale, Brick Field Brown & Railway Porter were on, along with Timothy Taylor Landlord & Siren Yulu. The real cider was Haywood Farm Cornish Cider. The interior has been altered slightly. But, it was just as busy as ever late on a Saturday evening and they still serve pizzas. The Pembury seems none the worse for the takeover. Still a solid 8/10 from me.
blue_scrumpy - 31 Mar 2019 15:06
Our final pub of the day was the ever-reliable Pembury Tavern. It had the usual range of Milton ales - Mammon, Minotaur, Nero, Sparta, Medusa, Irene & Justinian. Guests were Slaters Haka & Vog Dark Matter. Ciders were Twisted Misty & Springfield Old Barn. The pizzas looked very tempting. I must try one next time I'm here. My previous reviews were slightly negative, on reflection. So I'm upgrading my score to a 8/10.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Apr 2017 12:25
I met a few old friends in here on Friday night. Needless to say, the place was heaving with hipster types - graphic designers, IT consultants, public relations people... you know the type. The décor is what you might call 'shabby chic'. The toilets were in a disgusting state, but that might be down to the clientele misusing them. The beers - which are very good - are all named after mythical characters: Sparta, Minotaur etc.. The Sparta was tasty. For some strange reason, pizza is their main food option. Some hipsters were very animated whilst playing bar billiards.Prices are what you would expect for London, nudging £4 a pint. All in all, a good traditional boozer.
HornchurchJohn - 7 Dec 2015 12:02
After a swift half at the Winchmore Hill Cricket Club, we caught the train down to Hackney to visit the Pembury. The pub feels a little more worn than on my last visit. The gents don't seem in the best condition. They had a good range of Milton ales as usual - Medea, Minotaur, Nero, Saturn, Medusa, Justinian, Pegasus & Minerva. In addition, they had 2 guests - Partners Blonde & Sonnet 43 Steam Beer. The real cider - Cock Eyed Cock Bird was almost finished. But they squeezed a half out for me. I thought it was much quieter than on previous visits too. There were plenty of spare tables on this Saturday afternoon visit. I wasn't too enamoured with the quality of the Milton beers either. There were 3 dark beers and none were that good. Having visited the 2 Milton pubs in Cambridge, the Pembury doesn't quite live up to high expectations. Try the Devonshire Arms in Cambridge for a slightly better experience.
blue_scrumpy - 31 Aug 2015 14:03
A better experience this visit. Lots of people in on a Saturday late afternoon.
Good choice of Milton beers and others. large pizza is about £9-10. Good relaxed atmosphere. What is painted on the walls? they would be better in a plain colour.
rpf1955 - 25 Mar 2015 19:36

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