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The Owl & Pussycat, Shoreditch, E2

34 Redchurch Street
E2
E2 7DP
Phone: 02034870088

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custodian 42 left this review about The Owl & Pussycat

Basic place with the bar to the middle. Four hand pumps - two off, others weak. Rest keg rubbish.

On 19th September 2018 - rating: 4
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moby duck left this review about The Owl & Pussycat

Very busy on a Sunday afternoon, so much so I didn't notice any tattiness as mentioned below, it could however been tidied up in the ensuing three years since Rex's review.The seating arrangements seem to still be the same as does the rather dull(to my taste) beer selection, Brakespear's Bitter and Oxford Gold and Young's Bitter were noted. It seemed popular here, but its not really for me.

On 19th November 2017 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Owl & Pussycat

This didn’t strike me as a gentrified gastropub (as the previous reviewer found it) when I dropped in for a swift one on Wednesday afternoon. Anyway, this Owl and Pussycat is not at sea, but to be found in a Shoreditch backstreet. Rather appropriately, the bar counter, panelling, and walls are all painted pea green, which is peeling in places but to be fair the barman was re-painting the front of the bar counter. It’s unusual for a pub to remain open while a paint job is being undertaken, plus there was a bit of tattiness around the place, but these sorts of things don’t put me off visiting a pub that’s open. Furnishings are mainly normal tables and chairs, but with a clutch of armchairs at the back. A door at the back (past said armchairs) leads out to a garden.

There were three ales on when I visited – Brakspear’s Bitter (£2 a half); Brakspear’s Gold; and something else with a handwritten pump clip that I had difficulty reading (looked a bit like “Red Etrkin”). There was no sign of any menus at 2.45 PM, but all the tables had standard condiments on them so they must have food available some of the time. This is anything but a destination pub, but is OK and handily placed near Shoreditch High St Overground station.

On 17th August 2014 - rating: 5
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Chris 87 left this review about The Owl & Pussycat

This is a gentrified Gastropub type place owned and operated by the Brakespear Brewery in a side street off Bethnal Green Road. On my friday afternoon visit it was moderately busy with local Shoreditch types. Beers available were Brakespear only - Special, Original and Oxford Gold. Special (£3.60) was average. To be honest, although I didn't find anything offensive about this pub, I only came here because Mason & Taylor was shut because of some sort of private function. As such it was okay but I wouldn't rush back.

On 4th April 2011 - rating: 5
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