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.
|Pint of Lager||£4.50|
|Pint of Real Ale||£4.00|
|Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer)||£5.50|
|Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large )||£6.50|
|Bottle of House Wine||£19.00|
|Wild Dog Menu||Download|
|Monday Pie & Pint||Download|
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...
|Private hire Hand of Glory||Venue Hire||100||140||10% of min spend to be paid upfront||3000||4000|
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.visited Hand Of Glory on 10 Dec 2016
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