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Address: 40 Leman Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 8EU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 39195) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Aldgate East (0.2 miles), Aldgate (0.3 miles), Tower Hill (0.4 miles)

Nearest DLR stations Tower Gateway (0.3 miles), Shadwell (0.7 miles), Bank (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Fenchurch Street (0.4 miles), London Liverpool Street (0.7 miles), Cannon Street (0.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 11 users)
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user reviews of the Zeppelin Shelter, Whitechapel

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Further to my recent review, this pub has now started doing food. This mainly consists of huge home-made pizzas, plus the usual pizza-parlour accompaniments, such as garlic bread and ice cream.

The pizzas may seem costly - about £7 for a Margherita - but are a good size and of good quality, and are ideal for sharing.

I can't fault Jules (the manager) for effort, and although this is not my choice of pub for a quiet conversation, I have often found myself here towards the end of a Friday night when the music volume goes up and an outbreak of toe-tapping among the clientele has been observed.

When the plethora of residential towers sprouting up along Leman Street open for business, expect this place to be heaving.
Fiendishgames - 2 Oct 2013 11:06
Now called the Black Horse. the presence of the sun terrace is still the main selling point of this boozer.

The new landlord, who I think is French, has been making a big effort to revive the fortunes of the place, but I am not sure if his efforts have been well directed.

The upstairs bar, which is all sofas, coffee tables and the aforementioned sun terrace, is lovely and relaxing, and very female friendly. It should be downstairs, if you see what I mean.

The downstairs bit is full of shaven bullet-headed geezers. The TV shows a succession of pop music videos while the sound system plays an unrelated succession of songs - just loud enough to make conversation difficult, not loud enough to attract the clubbers who can't afford to go clubbing.

The presence of a dart board and the high-stools and tables are not especially female friendly, and the result is that this has become a bit of a middle-aged blokes' hang-out.

Luckily, I am a middle-aged bloke ...

Usually has a couple of Greene King ales on the go and a guest, and the landlord takes good care of them. The range is augmented by five bottled ales - a legacy of the days when the new landlord could not find any brewer prepared to offer him barrels on a trial basis.

Lager offerings include Estrella and Stella, so no chance there of any confusion in a noisy pub. Every time the landlord gets the order wrong, he drinks the unwanted beer himself.

On a sunny day this pub is a 7, otherwise a 5 but heading higher. Bar staff are very friendly.
Fiendishgames - 6 Aug 2013 12:14
lovely pub,had very nice private party upstairs ,balcony was big plus!:)
elizalj - 30 May 2011 22:01
Yeah. Weird place.. Not sure about the theme in here? 1940s bomb shelter? It turned Brazilian during the World Cup. Service is chirpy and efficient. Beer is okay but something was up with the drains last time I was in which, sadly, I cannot tolerate. Will stick my head round the door again to try again though.
randompubgoer - 26 Sep 2010 20:26
nice if not strange bar.
Darts is good, but somehow feel im in a time warp when drinking there...on the whole one of my fav pubs.
rmadefc - 16 Sep 2010 15:44

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