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The Peasant

240 St. John Street
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hondo . left this review about The Peasant

Quirky interior with original tiled pictures juxtaposed with album posters. 4 real ales and food served.

On 20th March 2014 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Peasant

This pub doesn't seem to have changed much since previous reviewers' visits. Originally the George & Dragon, much of the trademark classic Victorian decor still exists, including a mosaic floor with a centrepiece depicting Saint George slaying the hapless dragon, plus a lovely tiled mural also depicting the eponymous Saint skewering his adversary. With all the George & Dragon stuff around, it's a bit of a shame that it hasn't retained its original name. The design of the mosaic floor also allows us to determine the original multi-room layout of the place. It's furnished with what looks like re-cycled dining room furniture, which goes quite nicely in here it has to be said. Other than the magnificent mural there's not much in the way of wall decor, although there is a rather nice large wood-framed mirror on the back wall. Some music was being played (Bob Dylan among others) at background volume level. It is a bit cavernous, as others have commented, but the Victorians liked to have their corner-site "gin palaces" that way.

On the ale front they had on Bombardier, Crouch Vale Brewer's Gold (their regular ale), and Hackney Brewery New Zealand Pale Ale. I had a half of the latter (£1.95), which was rather a nice ale, and not quite so hoppy as I had expected. I'm sure they must do food, but I didn't see a menu when I was on Wednesday afternoon.

I reckon that this pub's worth a visit. The barman was friendly as well as being knowledgable regarding the victorian features, as well as bit of history regarding the pub's name. The surviving Victorian decor's definitely worth a butcher's, and the ale's pretty good as well.

On 16th January 2014 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Peasant

Rather nice pub.good selection of beers from Hackney,crouchvale and Wells.Busy for a mid week but not cheap for the beer.will return.

On 25th April 2013 - rating: 7
[User has posted 541 recommendations about 535 pubs]

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20th Mar 2014, 07:29
Review submitted by hondo .
16th Jan 2014, 22:12
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes - September - last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 March 2014 by hondo .
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Last inspected: March 26th 2015
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