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Beer of the Week (w/e 7th August 2022) with Bucking Fastard on the Pub Forum

The Lord Tredegar, E3

50 Lichfield Road
E3
E3 5AL

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Lord Tredegar

A very thorough review by Tris doesn't need much addition from me.I too liked the wealth of features inside,the left side rear seating area has a very impressive world map by way of wallpaper.The rear extension of the original building has a conservatory style dining area opposite the open kitchen,while french windows lead to a square paved beer garden below the main line into Liverpool Street with frequent passing trains.
Just two ale options the ubiquitous London Pride and a decent Five Points XPA (NBSS 3,£4.80).There are kegs selections from the likes of Beavertown,Five Points ,Veltins and sparkling ciders.
The pub now opens at 3pm,noon at the weekends and food is served all sessions.The menu has British tapas dishes,burgers £13,and some pub staples (£10-14) but with a proper kitchen at work this offering could be decent and value for the gentrifying area.
If there was a larger ale choice with some higher abv's this would be a destination pub and have scored much higher.However it's most certainly worth a visit.

On 22nd August 2021 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Lord Tredegar

Another first into this attractive terraced backstreet pub; an unusual combination. Dating from the 1860s and there's still a Taylor Walker hanging sign frame on display, but the pub is now under the aegis of the consistently good Remarkable Pubs group, which seems to specialise in acquiring attractive pubs and restoring/maintaining them in a more traditional state than most other pubcos.
The interior is indeed attractive, with the entrance shrouded with a semi-circular full height curtain. The pub is bare boarded and wood is dark and lacquered, with full height velvet swag curtains. The front and back rooms both have beautiful marble fireplaces, the latter sporting a real coal fire, both surmounted by antique mirrors. It also features dark red Anaglypta walls with black field panelled wood below the dado rail, which gave an almost regimental feel. The ceiling is white Anaglypta with a couple of spherical opaque white lanterns punctuated by an ugly office ceiling fan, but an attractive cornice. This room also featured some prints to the walls illuminated with picture lamps. One photo was of a blue plaque commemorating the detonation of the first V1 on nearby Grove Road, 13th June 1944; above, a little V1 model dangled from a strand of wire. A kilim was laid in front of the fire and furniture comprises t 'n' g settles to the periphery, then a couple of Britannia tables and a pair of battered red leather wingback armchairs. In all, it had a slight gentlemen's club feel to it. There's a fair amount of etched and cut glass and mirrors, with a stuffed fish and stuffed pheasants mounted in cases above the bar, just like in the Approach Tavern. The bar itself is field panelled with scrolls and features a brass footrail. Due to the seating and movement restrictions I couldn't really explore, but there's another little snug with the very busy rear, heavily geared towards dining; beyond, is a good sized partially covered garden. Lavs are decent though down steep stairs, but boast two cubicles, no less. Music played over the jukebox at an agreeable level.
Staff were friendly and efficient with just the two ales on: Pride and Ilkley's Lotus IPA at a hefty £4.80 but at least this is a 5.9% ale and cost 20p less than the 3.8% beer served up at the nearby Palm Tree. It was though a bit strong for a session ale but was in great shape.
In all, I thought this was a very nice pub indeed and would make a point of returning, as this is one of E3's best.

On 21st October 2020 - rating: 8
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Moby Duck left this review about The Lord Tredegar

A very good backstreet pub that although has one eye firmly fixed on food, it very much is still a pub and an interesting one well described yet again by Rex. Extremely busy on a Sunday, the ambiance was good, as was the beer, London Pride, for the easily satisfied, along with Marble Pint, One Mile End Great Tom and a very good Thornbridge Jaipur IPA.
A must visit pub if and when in the area.

On 27th November 2017 - rating: 8
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Komakino . left this review about The Lord Tredegar

A backstreet boozer (it's inbetween a row of terraced houses) that makes a great triumvirate with The Coborn and Morgan Arms. More than eloquently described below, this was busy on an early Wednesday evening with locals, necessitating two bar staff, and the appearance of Thornbridge's veritable Jaipur on tap meant it shaded the Morgan by a nose, complemented as it was by Fuller's London Pride, Hawkshead Bitter and One Mile End Tinker's Cuss. Walkable from Mile End Tube, it's worth a drop-in.

On 4th October 2017 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Lord Tredegar

There were four real ales on in here - the ubiquitous London Pride of course, plus Sambrook's Pumphouse Pale Ale; Fuller's Oliver's Island, and Dragonfly Brewery's 2 O'Clock Ordinary (£4 a pint). The latter ale has an unusual name, but I didn't reckon it an ordinary beer, being a rich and full bodied best bitter style ale. There were single sheet menus, not on the tables but picked up from a container on the bar counter, with the meals on offer being nothing like pub grub - with the exception of the burger perhaps. Bar snacks are offered (e.g. chips at £3, or whitebait at £3.50); starters are from £6.50 for some veggie stuff up to £8.50 for the "tempura fried chilli and corainder squid with lime alioli". Main courses aren't cheap either - the Lord beefburger, with cheese, bacon, chips and the usual salad stuff is £12, and obviously comes served on a block of wood with the chips in a metal bucket.

The pub itself is quite interesting. The room as you enter has the bar counter facing you and is furnished with a couple of settles and armchairs; and two attractively wood framed archways to the left and right lead to further drinking and dining areas. The one on the right is a small club style room with solid leather armchairs; the one on the left is another small room with a couple of settles and and small stools with a few metal framed round tables. There's a large map of the world covering one of the walls in here. This room leads back to where the pub has been extended with the building of a new room well lit by the addition of a couple of skylights, and again mainly furnished with normal tables and chairs. There's a garden at the back. This pub is certainly larger than it looks from the outside.

Even though this place has gone gastro, I didn't see anywhere with tables reserved for diners, and thus there is plenty of seating for everyone. The furnishings - especially the attractive old bar back - mostly look to be the real deal. It's obviously not the traditional boozer of yesteryear, but it has retained enough of its traditional pub charcteristics to keep me happy. A reasonable ale selection is a plus as well.

On 5th September 2015 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Lord Tredegar

Attractive terrace pub, just a little higher than its neighbouring houses so it stands out slightly. Tastefully refurbished layout, with the bar counter located directly opposite the entrance and further seating areas beyond on both sides. Separate dining area housed in an extension at the back, with a patio beer garden beyond. Three of four hand pumps in operation, with Spring Sprinter, Pride and the 2 O'clock Ordinary from Dragonfly Brewery (£4.00) available. Also has Dragonfly's Early Doors on keg. Good atmosphere early on a bank holiday afternoon.

On 10th May 2015 - rating: 8
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hondo . left this review about The Lord Tredegar

Nice old style interior that extends to rear and an outdoor area. 4 real ales and food served.

On 18th March 2014 - no rating submitted
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Lord Tredegar

The Lord Tredegar is a decent sized pub that can be easily spotted from mile end road.
The pub looked closed from the outside,dont be put off by this,try the door like i did.
Once inside the bar faced in a very narrow area which had very comfortable bench seating and small wood stools,there was a small area to the rear left which had a few tables and wood stools,but to my surprise there was a large wall map of the world on the right wall to proper scale,once through this small area there was a conservatory which had a stone floor and lots of normal tables and chairs,this area was quite busy with younger people dining,thre was an open kitchen to the right of this room.

There were four real ales on the bar i had a drink of Sharps Own which went down very well,the other beers were Doom Bar,Fullers Bengal Lancer and London Pride.
There was some pretty decent background music playing.
This was in my opinion a very nice pub to have a drink in,the front area seemed pretty much unaltered,with a modern rear area,there was also an outisde paved area with picnic tables for the warmer months.
All in all a very nice pub,my pub of the day.
Ime very surprised that no Londeners have visited this pub yet.

Pub visited 19/2/2014

On 19th February 2014 - rating: 8
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