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The Pembury Tavern

$$ - $$$
East End / East London
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90 Amhurst Road, London E8 1JH, England
020 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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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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186 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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10 reviews
9 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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182 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 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
Turku, Finland
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313 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Leena S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank YoumnaBrihi
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Matt A
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199 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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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
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: 020 8986 8597

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?