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Address: 31, Orford Rd, London, E17 9NL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3283) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube station Walthamstow Central (0.4 miles)

Nearest train stations Walthamstow Central (0.4 miles), Wood Street (0.5 miles), Walthamstow Queens Road (0.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.6/10 (rated by 48 users)
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Queens Arms, Walthamstow (0.1 miles), Nags Head, Walthamstow (0.1 miles), Castle, Walthamstow (0.1 miles), Wild Card Brewery, Walthamstow (0.2 miles), Grove Tavern, Walthamstow (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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Went in on Sunday and had an awful experience. The bar staff were really off and didn't quite comprehend the concept of customer service. They were also ignorant of the drinks that they served. Had a Sunday Roast which was really poor (and cold) and the general feeling was of a place that wasn't doing well where staff morale was low. The only redeeming feature is the Beer Garden which is a little sun trap but I wouldn't rush back just for that.
AlistairVonLion - 3 Mar 2015 09:55
Okay here is a write up coming from someone who drinks here between once and five times a week.
It is a good pub in general, good selection of ales and lager. It lost some of its appeal when it was refurbished but the shiny, polished look has been knocked in a bit and so it has become a comfy boozer again. Always worth a visit- no football rabble ( I watch the games in Queens then move up here) and more places to sit and chat and slightly cheaper than Nags.
Food- the food here is woeful. It is as bog standard as it gets. Dishes arrive steaming hot, a temperature than can only be achieved with Sub Atomic Nuclear Power Station or a microwave- I received about 8 chips in a portion and witness the manager walking through the pub with a huge bag of frozen roast pots- the roast is a terrible attempt, with all usual thrown in without the slightest bit of finesse, just boiling hot gravy poured over tasteless Aunt Bessie frozen/steamed veg- and it weighs in at around a tenner- try the Village Kitchen for a lovely roast then head here for a nice drink afterwards.
The bar staff are really vey friendly with the distinct exception of the Manager- he is just plain grumpy. His missus also looked at me like the mug I am when I questioned why she poured a Guinness for me, all in one go- I asked her why she did it and she said " well you only have to ask if you don't want it like that" .....err, its a Guinness love.......
Anyways- it is a very good pub to have a long relaxing drink, just don't eat there and try to avoid the manager when ordering.

richandstrange - 22 May 2012 16:08
I went here with my parents last week and they enjoyed it. The food was average and the service (a woman bartender) was friendly. So we went back in the weekend because my parents wanted to take the whole family out for lunch. This time I had my 3 year old with me and the experience was quite different. We were directed to the 'snug'. I think it's fine to have a separate area for people with children but it was freezing - a nasty chill crept up behind us the whole time we were there. We were also asked to put the buggy outside for 'health and safety'. It wasn't blocking the fire exit and could have been put elsewhere inside. Amazingly, other pubs and restaurants all over the UK and even Walthamstow manage to comply with H & S regulations and keep buggies in corners or folded up but The Village policy is outside so don't go with a very new baby, or one that's asleep, or if it's raining... I think it's fine for pubs or restaurants to choose to be child free if they're up front about it but I do resent being made to feel unwelcome and uncomfortable in order for the pub to make the point that they don't want children in it. I won't bother going back with or without children.
jcole - 17 Dec 2011 16:21
I used to live locally a few years ago and this was a great local. My goodness it has really gone downhill. I won't be back.
skippybn21 - 19 Nov 2010 12:40
When travelling to Walthamstow village for an ale the Nags will always win over this place and the Queen's. Why? Nags has better outside space, better guest beers and this year the bar staff (mainly women) have been nothing but smiles and decent manners when I've visited.
danrkelly - 3 Nov 2010 13:29

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