For over two decades the Well & Bucket was one of East London's many derelict pubs, occasionally occupied by uninspiring small businesses. That is, until 2012, when it was restored to its former... Read More
For over two decades the Well & Bucket was one of East London's many derelict pubs, occasionally occupied by uninspiring small businesses. That is, until 2012, when it was restored to its former glory and more, and is now one of Bethnal Green's most popular night spots. They've kept the stunning original Victorian tiling and air of dilapidated splendour, and true to old Cockney form, they now specialise in oysters, which arrive on glorious tiered platters. The sliders are arguably less Cockney, as is the fantastic selection of craft ales, but both add to its appeal. Downstairs, around the corner from the loos, is a relatively secret speakeasy-style cocktail bar, 5cc, where they serve vintage-inspired real drinks in fine glassware. Booking recommended.
- East London's Best Speakeasy-Style Bars: "As well as fantastic oysters, they boast one of the best craft beer selections in the area for true aficionados. Bourbon drinkers will be happy here too."
- Best for East London's Best Speakeasy-Style Bars Because: Hidden in the cellar, 5cc cocktail bar is dark and seductive with strong vintage-inspired drinks. Oysters and an Old Fashioned is the way to go.