Pubs In Bethnal Green
The traditional East End boozer is a part of London's heritage, famed for pints, pies, pork scratchings ... oh and a small wine for the little lady. But gone are the days of the Krays and dodgy landlords, Bethnal Green's pub scene has undergone a revolution bringing the best from a bygone day into the 21st century. Steak and kidney pies have become gastro pastries, the cask ales are brewed locally with meticulous craft and the décor has had a face lift that Joan Rivers would be proud of. Expect culture and quirkiness as we take you through some of the best recommended pubs in Bethnal Green.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
In its original form the George and Dragon was like any other pub in Bethnal Green, but since its reinvention it has developed a reputation as one of the more quirky drinking holes in the East End. The party atmosphere is provided not just by the punters and the bar staff but also the live DJs who you are likely to find at the George and Dragon throughout the week. Plus there's even an art gallery in the ladies toilets, you really do have to experience it for yourself.
The bright and airy Star of Bethnal Green is a friendly East London pub with everything you'd expect from the old wooden floorboards to the Union Jack flag behind the bar, but there are exciting little extras too! Attracting an eclectic and creative crowd The Star host regular live DJs and live music acts while there is a different food or drinks deal for every day of the week. A great Bethnal Green pub for bringing a friend along to catch up in cool surroundings!
The history behind The Carpenter's Arms is laced in crime and mystery, actually it isn't but it was owned by the mother of the Kray twins, so it's a pretty interesting place. Beyond all of that it is a delightfully charming pub in Bethnal Green with a rich regency interior and a globe trotting beer selection. Head in for a quick drink, or sit down and enjoy some food with friends, either way you'll have a great time at this Bethnal Green pub.
The Birdcage is a fun time East End boozer located just a short stroll from Bethnal Green tube station. Its location just on the cusp of the trendy Shoreditch scene means it attracts a mixed crowd of friendly regulars and burgeoning hipsters. You may have already heard of The Birdcage for its unmissable karaoke nights that are perfect complimented by its drinkonomical prices.
It may be edging perilously close to the trendy Shoreditch scene but fear not, all pretence and bravado is left outside of BrewDog Shoreditch. The business of BrewDog is beer and they brew enough of their own to sink a battle ship, you've just got to find out which is your favourite. Don't worry though, BrewDog Shoreditch offer beer tasting classes to make it that much easier for you. BrewDog also have a secret in store for you, an underground cocktail bar which deals exclusively in beer cocktails, a real treat!
You could argue that The Sun Inn is worthy of its gravitational pull on East End socialites, so popular a Bethnal Green it is. For whisky drinkers The Sun Inn has a great selection of blends, bourbons and single malts to warm your cockles while you relax in this unpretentious and friendly pub. For after work drinks or a sophisticated evening with friends look no further than The Sun Inn.
If the idea was to recreate the magic of the vintage East End boozer then The Marksman is aptly named, cause they've hit the bullseye. Its historic reputation serves it well in attracting a mixed bag of regulars, new visitors and celebrities alike. Local ales and gin are usually the order of the day but you'll also find some of the world's most popular wines in abundance at this cool Bethnal Green pub.
You'd be hard pressed to ignore one of the oldest pubs in Bethnal Green when looking for a great East London pub. The Sebright Arms has a historic place in East London and it shows as not much appears to have changed since it opened in the 1800s, rich in top to bottom regency style furniture. There's also no need to dress yourself up as everybody's here for the same reason, uninhabited good times at a great Bethal Green pub.
Probably better known for spitting and unruly behaviour in the past The Camel has been tamed into one of the finest pie and pint establishments in London. This Bethnal Green pub quaintly sits on the corner of Sugar Loaf Walk which sounds like something out of a fairytale, the true magic however lies within and more precisely on your plate, right before you tuck into one of The Camel's gourmet pies.
The Well and Bucket is a legendary drinking establishment in the East End. This Bethnal Green pub has bags of character at every turn and is a shining example of the London pub revolution. You'll love The Well and Bucket for its fun vibe. There's a secret speakeasy serving cocktails too, you didn't hear it from us though. For an evening with friends in a delightful Bethnal Green pub, look no further than The Well and Bucket.