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You'll find Hand of Glory perched on the crossroads between Amhurst Road and Shacklewell Lane, and within walking distance of the Hackney rail stations. Decked out with giant maypoles, wicker masks, brass icons and even featuring an encounter between a straw bear and a ghostly mare, this intimate pop-up bar is a project sponsored by the Shoreditch-based arts gurus at Jaguar Shoes. The venue holds archaic British folk culture at the very core of its identity, and it teams an assortment of quality teas and espressos with delightful countryside ciders, cask ales and a cocktail card that is altered according to the demands of the season.

Hand of Glory isn't excluslively about booze and art though, as Mark Edwards - founder of street food vendor Fleisch Mob - is on hand to deliver a traditionally British menu to combat guests' hunger. This endearing Hackney based pop-up is a must for art and cider lovers alike, with their rotating array of 'deadly ciders' coming courtesy of a collection of the UK's leading independent brewers. 

Make sure to check out Hand of Glory' sister venues, The Victoria,The Old Shoreditch Station, DreamBags JaguarShoes and recently opened RedYellowBlue


No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££


Day Open Close Notes
16:00 00:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 01:00
13:00 01:30
12:00 00:00


Hand Of Glory
240 Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8

East London

Nearest station:
Hackney Central (Rail)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.50
Pint of Real Ale £4.00
Cocktail £7.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £5.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.50
Bottle of House Wine £19.00


Roast Menu Download
Menu Download

This venue serves British, Pub Food, Burgers, Roast Dinner and Vegan Friendly food.

A word from the chef:
Gourmet burgers, curly fries, really wild hot dogs, neon slaws and watermelon jelly ‘n’ ice cream. A kid’s party, to which grown-ups are invited! The REALLY WILD DOG, our specialty is a Hotdog built from a Frankfurter that’s handmade to our recipe in the wilds of the Yorkshire fells with a cross breed of wild boar and wild pig and is (to our knowledge) the first ever Iron Age pig Frankfurter!! It’s delicious. Eat a classic or try The Beer Dog, a classic Wild Dog frank poached in delicious JaguarShoes Collective Milk Lager. NEON SLAWS – Pink – Orange – Green, will give you a tangy burst of flavour, a vitamin kick and three neon flavours. WILD BURGER Just like a classic burger, but with added Iron Age pig bacon! Served with melted cheese, and our special recipe burger sauce, on a soft, toasted burger bun.

Our Review

Hand of Glory - London Pub Review

Hand of Glory - London Pub Review

Hubble, bubble, toil, burgers and trouble. With a penchant for Buffy and a dress code more affiliated with The Craft than, (okay, offers to buy me a black dungaress dress and chokers are now open) no one else was going to get their mitts on a review...

Read our full Hand of Glory - London Pub Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Private hire Hand of Glory Venue Hire 100 140 10% of min spend to be paid upfront 3000 4000
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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This is hard to reach but everything smells great.
by on April 28th, 2018

Great roast however vegan option was definitely better than meat option! Good vibe, amazing pub Visited Hand Of Glory on 2018-02-18
by on February 20th, 2018

Lovely pub with unusual but charming decor! The staff were friendly and very attentive, we had the Sunday lunch and it was amazing, huge portion and super tasty. They have a good range of beers and other drinks but I was a bit disappointed that there were no non or low alcoholic options for beer as I find the majority of pubs in Hackney have at least one (I don't really drink alcohol and get bored of fizzy soft drinks). I would recommend Brew Dog Nanny State to any pubs thinking about stocking one ;) Visited Hand Of Glory on 2018-01-07

Reply from Hand Of Glory

Thanks for feedback! We'll definitely take the alcohol-free beer suggestion on board! We hope to see you again soon.
by on January 10th, 2018

I love this place. It's chilled out and the staff are friendly. Food menu is not extensive but the food is good. Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018

ive band was great, atmosphere also! will visit again for sure
by on December 29th, 2017

we came across here having arrived in Hackney. It was the live band that pulled us in!
by on December 27th, 2017

Great service and food / drinks offering. No doubt best roast in town. Jazz live band after roast service was perfect way of ending the week. Certainly a good idea booking in advance. Highly recommendable!! Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-12-17
by on December 19th, 2017

Great night out. Reserved a table and my guests loved the venue. Music was fun, DJ playing with some classic blues, rock n roll etc. Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017

One of the best sunday roasts I've had in London and great staff! Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-10-29
by on October 31st, 2017

We had the absolute best time - thanks so much for having us xoxo Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-10-23
by on October 25th, 2017

We had the absolute best time - thanks so much for having us xoxo Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-10-23
by on October 25th, 2017

Food good, services sporadic and facilities felt dirty. Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-09-17
by on September 19th, 2017

The Hand is super hipster, but it does it well. Food is (currently) by Wild Dog and includes the intriguingly named neon slaw. Beers are good, crafty and local; wine list is NICE and they do Sunday Roasts that are so good, I've never made it in time (sold out!)
by on June 28th, 2017

It's cool I liked the interior of the place
by on June 15th, 2017

Great Staff! Very Friendly! Great food and beers! Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017

Such a great night - great food - the sausages & burgers were delicious! We hired out a section for a team night out and were very well looked after. Good atmosphere! Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-04-27
by on May 3rd, 2017

Incredible roast, great service, excellent beer. Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-04-30
by on May 3rd, 2017

Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was delish. Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-04-16
by on April 18th, 2017

Great northern roast in an interesting location. Really enjoyed the trimmings that came with the meal. Visited Hand Of Glory on 2017-02-05
by on February 7th, 2017

<p>If you want to smell like a fish and chip shop this is the place! I went on Saturday and the kitchen was frying all evening which filled the small venue. My clothes all had to be washed. The bar staff can be obnoxious. When I got to the bar and eventually was served get served I asked about one of the seasonal cocktails they were offering. I kinda got the impression they didn't want to make so they said they didn't know what I was talking about then it wasn't available. After paying for my drink I was asked how did I want to pay?! I had to reassure them I had literally just paid. I'm sure on a quieter night it's lovely, but it was a total shambles.&nbsp;</p> Visited Hand Of Glory on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016

The Sunday roast was so good! Visited Hand Of Glory on 2016-12-04
by on December 6th, 2016

I discovered the pub through DMY and with its Wickerman theme I was sold immediately. It just looked like the ideal place to have my birthday do at, unfortunately they failed to mention that their kitchen is closed on Mondays when I booked a table though, nor does this seem to be mentioned anywhere on the website and we only found out when we turned up on the day which was VERY disappointing. Forcing us to go elsewhere in order to be able to have dinner! Visited Hand Of Glory on 2016-04-25
by on April 27th, 2016

Bit out of the way for someone who doesn't live out east, but came here visiting a friend and it's such a cute unique little bar. Love the decor and cool interiors - their roast was absolutely amazing so deffo one for a Sunday (if you're in that neck of the woods)!
by on February 19th, 2016

Form the same people behind the Jaguar Shoes in Shoreditch, The Hand of Glory has a very different vibe, more cosy and laid back. Lovely atmosphere and good music. A bit on the pricey side, but nothing one wouldn't expect from a hipster bar in East London.
by on December 3rd, 2015

The Hand of glory is a really lovely pub, I had a bunch of friends come for my birthday drinks. Good range of beers, cocktails and nice staff. Also not packed with a bunch of idiots out to just get drunk so good atmosphere and ambience. My only criticism would be that we were seated near the door which was open all evening and that got quite chilly. Also, only one of the girls loo's worked which meant there were often queues for the women loo. Also the women's loo could have been maintained a little better by staff, it got quite dirty and ran out of toilet roll. Visited Hand Of Glory on 2015-10-11
by on October 13th, 2015

Really, really lovely pub. Absolutely loved the taxidermy and wiccan theme throughout. Bar staff are an absolute pleasure too and down for a chat so definitely go on a lazy Sunday! Try the cheeseburger, comes highly recommended and sorted a hangover like nothing else.
by on August 18th, 2015

Living locally I've been during the day for a coffee with youngsters and in the eve with friends when there's a real buzz. The variety of beers and cider is immense and the food looks lovely (although I haven't sampled it yet). With it being on the doorstep I'm just disappointed its a pop up and hope it stays!
by on February 2nd, 2014

sounds great! another place on my list to check out this month
by on January 3rd, 2014

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