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The Coppermill, Walthamstow, E17

205 Coppermill Lane
E17 7HF

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Pub SignMan left this review about Coppermill

This is a street corner pub that feels a bit on the way to nowhere in a particularly under-pubbed part of London. A couple of attractive stained-glass porches lead into the single room interior which has seemingly been opened out from a former two-bar layout. The room has been carpeted throughout and has frosted windows in striking dark wood frames along the front wall with some smart and comfy striped upholstery banquettes running beneath and around much of the perimeter, some of which sees it formed into short booths with proper pub chairs in support. The servery is along the rear wall and has a nice dark wood counter, decorative matching gantry lined with Blues Brothers and Laurel & Hardy figurines, model bulldogs, some diving themed odds and ends and an unused TV screen. The walls have been decorated with some display cabinets full of pub games and fishing themed items. The bare brick rear section of wall sports the old pub sign, a ‘Public Bar’ sign and a decent selection of framed cigarette cards. High shelves run around much of the room and have been used to display old books, brassware items, bottles, ceramics and other miscellaneous bits of bric-a-brac. A bloke to the rear of the room was playing the guitar and I spotted a few others around the pub brandishing instruments, so it may have been an open-mic night.
There are four handpulls on the bar, but two of these were unclipped, leaving a choice between Fullers London Pride and Dark Star Hophead. The latter clocked in at £4.00 a pint and was in good condition, although this beer never seems to have the impact I remember it having when I first started drinking it.
I’m not sure there’s anything particularly special about this pub to the outsider, but it clearly serves an important purpose in the local community and has a nice, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere as a result. I definitely enjoyed my visit here, especially after having spent several hours sat in cold industrial estate brewery taprooms, and whilst this isn’t by any means a destination pub, I would be pretty happy if it was my local.

On 2nd April 2020 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about Coppermill

The Coppermill is a really nice looking backstreet pub.
Once inside there is a smallish single oblong shaped room the bar is on the right side,the room is carpeted and has very comfy bench seating to the front and left,there was a TV on showing Rugby.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Shepherd Neame Early Bird which was quite a nice drink,the other beers i noted were London Pride and Bobardier.
The pub was very busy on my Saturday afternoon visit with a good mix of drinkers.
I really liked this pub it was very comfortable,one i could settle in for a good session.

Pub visited 21/3/2015

On 21st March 2015 - rating: 8
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john mcgraw left this review about Coppermill

Basic single bar street corner boozer selling the full range of Fullers beers. although the Pride was not in very good condition i would assume this is not the norm. other than that it was a very nice comfortable pub.

On 24th August 2007 - rating: 8
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