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The Pembury Tavern

East End / East London
Pizza, Pub, International
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90 Amhurst Road, London E8 1JH, England
020 8986 8597
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Seating

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
03/02/16 - Great local in Hackney

Staying at an Air BnB in Hackney and this pub recommended by locals. Told of really good pizza and great range of draught beers. All true. It is a great local pub. Good food. Good service. Very good range of beers if you're serious. I am. Great atmosphere the night we were there and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
5658mnc
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at an Air BnB in Hackney and this pub recommended by locals. Told of really good pizza and great range of draught beers. All true. It is a great local pub. Good food. Good service. Very good range of beers if you're serious. I am. Great atmosphere the night we were there and very friendly.

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Turku, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We lived close by when visiting Hackney and went here one night. Good service, nice selection of drinks and good athmosphere.

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Thank Leena S
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Rudest bar manager/owner I have come across in London. We were quite a big group, celebrating a birthday party. The guy was so angry because we were supposedly blocking the way (when actually barely any other customers were trying to access the bar). He started getting really agitated we couldn't even have a calm conversation with him, he eventually just... More 

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Thank YoumnaBrihi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The manager is completely unreasonable and decided to remove us from the tavern after slightly blocking a 'thoroughfare' with a chair. Considering there were approximately 10 other people in the establishment, I consider this unreasonable, as there wasn't exactly a heavy traffic flow through the bar.

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Thank Matt A
hornchurch,essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The place may be a hangout for the local hipsters and the decor could best be described as 'shabby chic', but the Milton ales of offer - named after mythical characters - are exceptional. I enjoyed the Sparta ale, a full bodied bitter. As regards food, it seems that pizza is their forte. I did not try one, but the... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

we went here again , last week, this place can only be described as good , it,s a proper pub , with the added attraction of great food , the staff are all very helpful , as for the food , apart from plentiful , its seriously good and amazing value , would go here anytime

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1 Thank govanboy47
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Always great food foo. Lovely staff. A good local pub that seems a bit grungy on the surface but would alway recommend the beer and food.

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Thank Kwakkers2014
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

after a year or two's absence I'm starting to use the Pembury a bit more again and regretting not using it more. A fair selection from the Milton Brewery is always on, some times an extensive range. it doesn't look like much from the outside but is really nice inside, can seem a bit trendy at first but isn't really.... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Visited Hackney for a concert the other week and headed to the Pembury for pre gig drinks and food. Unfortunately the kitchen was closed on the evening of our visit so I didn't have chance to try the pizzas but as the pub was full and had a good atmosphere, and there was a great selection of beers and ciders... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Run by an Italian family, this traditional feel scrubbed table pub offers a great range of beers, ciders and food. The Italian food - pastas and pizzas were amazing and very good value. They also serve more traditionally english Sunday roasts. Well worth a visit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Amhurst Road, London E8 1JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighborhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: 020 8986 8597

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pub, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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