This is a rough and ready traditional Truman pub, and the fact it still exists in the heart of now absurdly gentrified Spitalfieds is a source of happiness to locals. Yes, the crowd are distinctly... Read More
This is a rough and ready traditional Truman pub, and the fact it still exists in the heart of now absurdly gentrified Spitalfieds is a source of happiness to locals. Yes, the crowd are distinctly arty, but they're the more rattled side of creative than the vintage-clad fashion students populating the rest of Brick Lane. Amidst them are still market traders and old timers. Run by the eccentric and no nonsense landlady Sandra Esqulant for the last thirty, thirsty years, she keeps this place exactly how she wants it. Rambunctious and roaring with jukebox sing-a-longs and an always-open door to anyone willing to be friendly and get involved.
110 Commercial St
- Daily 11am-Midnight
- No cover
- East London's Best Historic Pubs: "It doesn't look like much on first sighting, but check out the artwork by regular Tracy Emin on the walls, and you'll soon see this is no standard pub."
- Best for East London's Best Historic Pubs Because: Unlikely as it seems, this was one of the first spots in the area to be gentrified hosting a Beaujolais Nouveau breakfast.