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 happening 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 16th September 2016
Following a swanky refurbishment and new management, Shoreditch favourite The George and Dragon has reopened. The pub has a charming old-school vibe with furniture sourced mainly from Parisian markets and retro pictures on the wall; it is also a great spot for private hire, fitting up to 80 people.
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.
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. A must try if you’re looking for a night out in the Curtain Road area.
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.
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.
Found just the other side of Spitalfields Market, The George 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.
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.
An East London boozer with gastro dining and vintage styled interiors on its side, The Owl and Pussycat is one of the most laid back pubs in Shoreditch. Not only boasting a petite beer garden, made for their selection of London draught beers, The Owl and Pussycat promises affordable meals in a charming enviroment.