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5b Urban Bar, Limehouse - pub details

Previously called: Five Bells and Blade Bone

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Address: 27, Three Colt St, London, E14 8HH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3690) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube station Canary Wharf (0.6 miles)

Nearest DLR stations Westferry (0.2 miles), Limehouse (0.5 miles), West India Quay (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations Limehouse (0.5 miles), Bethnal Green (1.7 miles), Canning Town (1.7 miles)

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Star of the East, Limehouse (0.1 miles), Oporto, Canary Wharf (0.1 miles), Grapes, Limehouse (0.2 miles), Bootys, Limehouse (0.2 miles), 1802, Canary Wharf (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

user reviews of 5b Urban Bar, Limehouse

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A good night to be had here!
BeerMe10 - 30 Jul 2013 09:41
Only one ale tap from what I could see but they had bottled ales too. I was in here for New Year's Eve and probably had the best NYE I've ever had. The crowd was glamorous but also friendly, there was free pop corn and snacks and the bar man's party piece of setting his groin alight while the clientele sang along to "Sex on Fire" has to be seen.
I hope to get back in here again soon to see if every night is as good.
a_cheeky_half - 24 Jan 2013 21:01
A very pleasant watering hole in the heart of Limehouse. Pleasant bar staff and beer.
anonymous - 27 Jun 2009 11:14
After a 3 year gap, I return to what was once the "Five bells and whalebone".
A very pleasant time, was much enjoyed. Friendly Australian bar man recently returned from Canada; offering pop corn for free,straight out the micro wave.
Great, 3 or 4 pints of Landlord served. Highly recommended place. But,why or why hasn't a decent brewery such as Fullers,Youngs snapped up this historic pub and returned it to it's original name? The area is crying out for decent watering holes with a wider selection of beers.
Princemonolulu - 19 Jun 2009 07:24
Very, very odd place. This pub is up a narrow laneway off West India Dock Road, where you would next expect to find a pub. More bizarrly, they fly the Confederate and Cuban flags out front.

Last time I was here, the jukebox seemed to be possessed by evil spirits, and would only play songs from the Grease soundtrack. If you put coins in and selected songs it would play them, but as soon as your selection was done, not only would it go back to playing Grease, but from the exact point it stopped. As a result, this place brings back horrible, horrible memories.

Oh......and it smells a bit like a zoo inside. But hey, compared to The Star of the East on West India Dock Road, this place is like the Dorchester. Best (non-Narrow Street) pub in the area by default.
topdog_andy - 11 Sep 2007 16:51

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