Best Pubs in East London

East London is one of the best places to grab a drink in an old traditional pub thanks to its olde heritage and British cluck. That being said, it's also is known for being killer in the quirky department, so we've also managed to find a few pubs with a slight twist to them. Revellers from all over London and beyond always head East for drinks so why not check out our hand-picked group of pubs in East London and start planning your perfect night out.

Last updated on 24th May 2022

Beer Hawk Charterhouse

7 user reviews 4

The Beer House bar in Charterhouse really is a unique spot, offering home-brew sessions, tastings and an incredible selection of brews. With over 150 bottles in the fridge, 12 lines on draught, 2 cask ales and a pour your own beer wall, it's a beer-lovers paradise. 

The Three Compasses

196 user reviews 5

Three Compasses is a charming pub in Dalston with some of the best burgers in London. Head to this charming East London hideaway for a wide choice of tasty ales, a plethora of board games, the occasional live music performance and a chilled-out feel. 

The Coborn

539 user reviews 5

Hidden amidst the Victorian terraces of Coborn Road, this prized East London pub is a charming haunt for any occasion. Swing by to explore the classic pub food on the menu and a drinks line-up showcasing award-winning cask ales, craft beers and wines from around the world.

Pub On The Park

282 user reviews 4

Perched on a corner of London Fields, this warm and welcoming pub offers a stunning spot to settle in after a walk around Hackney. Serving up fresh pints, a delicious weekday menu and some of the best roasts in East London it's one you won't want to miss.

The Leyton Star

307 user reviews 5

Settle down in this East London boozer for plenty of pub grub, pints and live sport screenings. With beautiful interiors and a private karaoke room to boot, there's something for everyone at The Leyton Star, whether you fancy living it large with a mic in hand or kicking back in a comfy seat.

Brewhouse & Kitchen Hoxton is a cool East London pub nestled in three railway arches near the train station. As well as their own beer, the bar features over 70 brews, an enviable gin range, large spirit list and vast wine selection with the perfect menu of international bites to pair. 

The Adam & Eve

58 user reviews 4

If you're looking for a top notch boozer in Homerton, The Adam & Eve have you covered. Not only do they boast a quirky interior with random artworks all over the walls, but also a pretty garden and a delicious menu of Thai street food.

The Owl and Pussycat

451 user reviews 4

A cutesy plot just shy of Shoreditch High Street, The Owl and Pussycat is prime East London pubbing. Not only known for their affordable grub and vintage-inspired interiors, this half-rickety joint boasts a menagerie of London draught beer alongside a petite beer garden. 

The Leman Street Tavern

357 user reviews 4

A hidden gem in Whitechapel, Leman Street Tavern is one of the most surprisingly sophisticated pubs in East London. Primed for gastro meals and whisky lovers, this place is ideal for laid back after work drinks, group hangouts and private hire parties aplenty. 

The Shacklewell Arms

6 user reviews 5

Over in Dalston, The Shacklewell Arms is a top spot for a couple of pints. Whether you fancy a cosy night catching up with friends over a few beers, want a game of pool or looking for a bit of live music, this lovely pub has got it all.

Howl At The Moon

118 user reviews 4

Howl at the Moon is all sorts of cute, from the pews that make up the seating area through to the eclectic decor and foliage dotted around the venue. The food is top notch too, with affordable burgers and salads, all washed down by a pint of locally-brewed beer.

The Birds

147 user reviews 4

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, The Birds is a charming East London hideaway that combines pub and restaurant vibes. With a beer garden, large indoor eating area and plenty of craft beer behind the bar, this Leytonstone spot has everything you need for a trip to your local boozer.

The Spark House

1 user review 5

While East London certainly isn't short of seriously cool pubs, The Spark House is honestly one of the best. From the sun-soaked rooftop terrace and mega menu of mouthwatering munch to the unique digital light artworks and excellent roster of electronic DJs, you can see why.

Head to Larkshall in East London to enjoy the friendly atmosphere and classic offering of a traditional pub. Found just a stone's throw from Chingford overground station, this relaxed spot is whipping up speciality steaks and Sunday roasts to go with your pints. 

The Kenton

156 user reviews 5

If you're looking for a new local, head to this east London pub where you'll be greeted with cosy leather sofas, a warming atmosphere and an inviting menu. Serving up Middle Eastern-inspired from Slow Fire London, Sunday roasts and thirst-quenching drinks, you'll be well fed and watered.

The Vic's longstanding reputation for live music speaks for itself. Welcoming music fans of all genres through their doors down the years, the pub today fronts an exciting gastropub vibe with classic cocktails, locally brewed beers, rotating menus in the kitchen and chilled-out ambiance.

William the Fourth

25 user reviews 5

Armed with a fantastic selection of beers and ales, as well as a kitchen residency that serves up mouthwatering Greek street food, William the Fourth is one of Leyton's top boozers. It also features a gorgeous beer garden and screens for those on the hunt for live sports.

The Lauriston

57 user reviews 4

One of the best pubs near Victoria Park, The Lauriston promises a stunning selection of drinks and eats every day of the week. Tuck into tasty pizzas and Italian sharing boards, washed down with local craft beers and affordable cocktails from their collection of classics.