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The Pembury Tavern

$$ - $$$
East End / East London
Bar, Pub, Pizza, International
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90 Amhurst Road, London E8 1JH, England
+44 20 8986 8597
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We were in a group of four and just called in on spec at about 9pm but still found a table for four . Nice casual atmosphere with an average young set of well healed locals . The staff were very easy going . so was the ordering and delivery of the food , Tasty Pitza Chicken salad with bacon... More 

Thank Ali B
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

London's first non-smoking pub. It has a good range of ales on rotation as well as ciders, wines and extensive range of spirits if the hard stuff is your poison. The kitchen does great pizzas and delicious fish and chips. There are a selection of board games, pool table and once a week the pub hosts a chess evening.

Thank Sarah H
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Had a truly terrible Sunday roast here today. Everything badly cooked, tasteless, yorkshire puddings were raw on the bottom and inedible, roast potatoes barely cooked, tasteless 'gravy'. The staff are friendly and beer is good but do yourself a favour and avoid the roasts at all costs.

Thank Jo S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

This is a lovely, spacious tavern, with good pub food, and a good selection of beer. The staff are friendly and helpful - very happy to recommend their food and drink. The interior is light and airy, with good space between the seating areas. Although it is quite big it does tend to fill up through the evening. Hackney can... More 

Thank ausome_a
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

A real ale pub in the heart of hackney with really friendly staff. The food is consistently good, we like the pizzas and Sunday roast. Kids are welcome until 8pm. It's our local and is a firm favourite for a quick drink or reliably good food.

Thank LizzieB_08
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

This friendly pub has an interesting range of beers (mostly from Milton). It is also unusual in still having a bar billiards table, which makes it worth a detour in of itself. This once-popular game has now disappeared from all but a handful of London pubs. Didn’t try the food but looked pretty decent.

Thank Jon W
Brecon, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is one heck of an eclectic pub. You almost expect sawdust on the floor. A great selection of ales and ciders and a gorgeous menu. Polite staff and a convivial atmosphere. Loved it and will return. They even sell a Hackney Ginger Beer.

Thank NicCJ
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a really interesting place, not an ordinary pub with one of the barmaids that gives you the feeling of the old time gone. Drinks as well are uncommon with ales, pumped ciders and drafted beers definitely not from high street brands but still more than enjoyable and tasty. They also do an excellent pizza and the kitchen is... More 

Thank Ema3KA
London, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Easy location, large inside and plenty of choice. Pizzas are affordable and delicious, especially any that include goats cheese. Shame there is no beer garden though.

Thank VivaMiVida
Rotorua, New Zealand
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016 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.

Thank 5658mnc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Pizza, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: +44 20 8986 8597

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?