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Abbey, Plaistow, E13

384 Barking Road
E13 8HL

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Punch Taverns

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Rex Rattus left this review about Abbey

There's no real ale here, and there was no sign of food when I dropped in here on Wednesday afternoon. Guinness was £1.75 a half.

This is a lovely old Victorian pub - lovely that is until you actually enter it. It dates from 1882 and was once a Taylor Walker pub according to the external signage. The various entrances suggest that this pub once had at least five rooms. The vestibule entrance on the right has a mosaic floor showing the original name of the pub - the Abbey Arms. This entranceway also has original Victorian tiling on the right hand wall, and etched and cut glass in the windows. There's another vestibule entrance on the left of the building but this is a much simpler affair although it does have some decent glazing in it. The bar counter looks original, but the elaborate bar back is a modern piece of work.

The furnishings are mainly tall tables/tall stools, but with a few normal tables and chairs around to the right, where one of the two dartboards is sited. There's a raised area by the windows at the front, occupied by a DJ plying his trade at 4.00 in the afternoon! nobody seemed to be very interested in what he was up to, and it was clear that those trying to hold a conversation were stuggling to do so.

I was happy to cut short my visit, necking my half of Guinness to leave as soon as possible.

On 21st December 2017 - rating: 3
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hondo . left this review about The Abbey Arms

Standard draught selection. 3 dartboards

On 22nd March 2014 - no rating submitted
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