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Reviews of The Perseverance (Average Rating: 6 of 10) see review guidelines
Rex Rattus left this review about The Perseverance
This is one of those pubs where some Pubs Galore contributors wouldn't enter, as there are no handpumps on the counter. However - when I visited anyway - that would have been a mistake as there were three polypins tucked in between the shiny fonts, all from the East London Brewery. Of course there was no way of telling what was in them from the customer's side of the bar counter, but the helpful barmaid told me that one was a wheat beer, one was an IPA, and the third was a bitter called Cowcatcher (£2 a half). The Cowcathcher was a hoppy bitter - more like an IPA I would say - but a decent drop anyway. When I was in on Wednesday afternoon there ware little chalkboards on the tables advertising the burgers on offer at £5 a pop.
This is a pretty basic pub, with no gastro pretentions, I'm glad to say. There are black plastic upholstered banquettes around the sides, with some standard tables and chairs. The area to the right of the servery has a dartboard, pool table, and a small stage. There are TVs of course, and rugby related flags and bunting were all over the place.
I enjoyed my short visit here. I don't know whether the real ale polypins is a permanent feature, or whether it's a novel way of the pub dipping its toe into the real ale waters to judge whether there's a market for it. If the latter, I hope it works for them.
On 19th March 2014
- rating: 6
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- Darts : Yes last updated 19 March 2014 by Rex Rattus
- Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 March 2014 by Rex Rattus
- Pool Table : Yes last updated 19 March 2014 by Rex Rattus
- Real Ale : Yes - Polypins on counter - last updated 19 March 2014 by Rex Rattus