Great Pubs in Shoreditch

Let's just cast aside this trendy, alternative reputation and take a moment to recognise the damn fine pubs of Shoreditch instead. Featuring everything from relaxed gastropubs to lively late-night hubs and historic watering holes that sit on the edge of Spitalfields Market, this bustling section of East London has most bases covered, no matter what vibe you're after. Our shortlist of the best Shoreditch pubs includes the following...

Last updated on 26th September 2019

Dirty Dicks

220 user reviews 4

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Ten minutes down the road from Shoreditch High Street is Dirty Dicks, one of east London's most infamous traditional English pubs. Fresh from a major refurbishment, Dicks is back and looking better than ever ready to host everything from after work drinks to lunchtime meetings and lively get-togethers at the weekend opposite Liverpool Street station.

Queen of Hoxton

61 user reviews 4

£10 Multi-Venue Entry Wristband on Fridays for Colours Hoxton, Queen of Hoxton & The Book Club! and 1 other offer

All-in-one venues aren't hard to come by, but few do it as well as Queen of Hoxton. As if operating as a pub, nightclub, performance venue and art gallery wasn't already enough, this hive of activity also boasts one of the best rooftop terraces in east London, which hosts regularly rotating, seasonal pop-up experiences. For summer, head over for your taste of Neverland. 

Found just the other side of Spitalfields Market, Lady Abercorn is quintessentially British down to every last detail. It's a traditional boozer with plenty of charm, with interiors featuring original architecture and plenty of grand Victorian features. A classic, reliable Shoreditch pub, make your way to The George for great tipples and hearty comfort grub.

The Jugged Hare

34 user reviews 4

Hungry, and in the Barbican area? Luckily enough, one of London's finest gastropubs is right around the corner. Specialising in seasonal British game as well as spit-roasted meats, wild fish and shellfish, there's a good, spirited atmosphere in which to enjoy some sumptuous dinner. Wash it down with something from their quality wine range, and stick around for a cocktail afterwards - you'll quickly want to make this your local.

Draft House Old Street

126 user reviews 4

2-4-1 Cocktails and 2 other offers

The Draft House has quickly become one of the best places to drink craft beer in Shoreditch. It's an interesting, head-turning place with a diverse range of beer that any aficionado can appreciate, with great music overhead and a food menu spanning beer food, sharing plates, classic mains, hot dogs and burgers.

The Ten Bells

185 user reviews 5

Steeped in history, with great beers on tap and a vibrant party spirit that spreads throughout its three floors, it's basically impossible not to like The Ten Bells. Sitting pretty next to Spitalfields Market since the middle of the 17th century, don't miss out on the chance to go for drinks at this iconic east London gem.