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 13th March 2023

The Birds

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.

Mammoth Tap

Located in the heart of Leyton, Mammoth Tap is more than just a plain ol' boozer. This hop-tastic joint is flaunting some of the city's tastiest pours from its small batched selection. If you're getting peckish, there are also regular food trucks that stop closeby.


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 Dog and Duck

Nestled in the heart of Walthamstow, The Dog and Duck has got everything from sourdough pizza and local beers through to a cinema area and quirky cabana huts. From summer outdoor sessions through to cosying up in winter, there's something for everyone at this East London pub.

The Owl and Pussycat

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. 

Brewhouse & Kitchen Hoxton

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 George, Poplar

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Headed far enough to enjoy the spoils of a drink in the Isle of Dogs? Then we've just the hardy, British name for you. Join The George for those all important casual pints as they come at their guests with a community friendly space, informal pub plates and more.

Wapping Tavern

Wapping Tavern is a top East London pub where sports are central - think 17 TV screens, alongside a basement full of games. Whether you fancy pool, the retro arcade, pinball, ping pong, smart darts or foosball, this place is sure to keep you entertained.

The Coborn

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.

The Victoria

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.

The Spark House

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.

The Kenton

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.

Hackney Tap

If you're after top-notch boozer whipping up pints and gyozas, then be sure to visit Hackney Tap on Mare Street. Not only is this gorgeous venue fronting 19th-century interiors with parquet floors, but it also has a crackin' beer garden for those summertime sips. 

The Three Compasses

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 Lauriston

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.