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The Goose, Walthamstow, E17

264 Hoe Street
E17 3AX
Phone: 02085204751

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Goose

Six ales on handpump on our visit, all of which were nationals. I went for the London Pride which was a good pint, whilst Mrs A went for Black Sheep. I found the pub to be well kept and comfortable. Quite funky in places with the purple and lime green colours as the main theme. An original feature here was the boot scrapes dotted along the bar plinths, something I haven't come across before.

On 17th February 2016 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Goose

Once the Tower Hotel, this has been the Goose since 1997. The three of us only came here as there's little choice locally and I can't add much to that below. Efficient and friendly enough staff, a decent pint of Adnam's Ghost Ship; the pub is Cask Marque accredited. Premium lagers a plenty. Very full on a Saturday night with a very mixed crowd, many of whom seemed to come from Eastern Europe. Football played on many screens including a giant projector, disco lights flashed and the music was only marginally quieter than a nightclub, making conversation hard.

Perhaps this place is quieter during the week, but it's a bit 'spoons for me and this is not the kind of place I'd set foot in out of choice. Serves a purpose to catch up with friends but I can't see myself coming here again.

On 3rd May 2015 - rating: 3
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Goose

Decent exterior to this street corner pub with some smart tiling ,and the entrance lobby also had some original green glazed tiles.The interior is open plan with two raised sections giving views through the large plate glass windows.Wooden floors throughout .With menus on every table it does have the feel of a chain pub ,but the small central bar had a reasonable selection of national real ale brands with Doom Bar,GK Abbott and IPA,St Austell Tribute,London Pride and an ok Hogs Back TEA.Ale pricing wasn't cheap however.There were two large drop down screens ,and when BT Sport or Sky Sports is being broadcast,the atmosphere may be less calm than when I walked in at 10.30am.Sadly even at this early hour the muzak was still annoyingly loud.
Functional without being memorable,it serves a purpose but as Rex says like a 'spoons but without their pricing.

On 23rd March 2015 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Goose

The Goose is right outside Walthamstow Central station,so very handy if you want a drink before or after a long journey.
Once inside this pub seemed quite smart in my opinion,the room is oblongish shaped with the bar facing,there is a raised area to the front right,the seating is a mix of tall tables and chairs and normal ones.
There was a decent enough choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Hogs Back TEA which went down well,the other beers i noted were Doom Bar and GK Abbot.
I quite liked this pub but it was fairly quiet and laid back on my visit before 11 am,it may well get busier later in the day and not seem so nice.

Pub visited 21/3/2015

On 21st March 2015 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Goose

This pub could be much better than it is. When entering you could be forgiven for thinking that you'd wandered into a 'spoons, as it's exactly like one but without the cheap prices. There were several ales on - Pride (£3.15 a pint), Oxfordshire Ales' Marshmellow (£3.10) and Pride of Oxford (£2.95), and Clark's Classic Blond (£2.95). There were a couple of other clips labelled "out of stock" or something similar, thus also emulating the familiar 'spoons' "available soon". The usual pubco style glossy menu was on all the tables, with the "2 meals for £7.95" advertisd on a board. To be honest the prices here aren't bad even though they're not as cheap as 'spoons, although my Marshmellow wasn't in particularly good nick.

This pub is handily placed next to Walthamstow Central Station, and it's facilities mean that it is a must visit location if you happen to be about to embark on a lengthy journey on the Victoria Line. This is a busy but conveniently placed high street chain pub, and certainly not worth going out of your way to visit.

On 2nd December 2013 - rating: 4
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Steve C left this review about The Goose

I was initially very surprised with this place as I have also been to the Goose in Wood Green so I wasn't really expecting much. I thought that the pub was clean and the barmaid that served me was efficient, if maybe a little cocky. There are a couple of plasma screens at either side of the pub and these were both showing a muted Sky News feed.

There is a standard lager selection alongside Pedigree and Pride, although there are another four unused hand pumps that could be utilised. After my previous experiences I decided to have a Coke as I didn't want to be sitting on the bog all afternoon, but the syrup mix had run out so I was served a glass of brown water. Yes, they screwed up a half of Coke and when I went to change it no staff could be found. This was more what I was expecting and I don't plan on going back here again.

On 7th July 2009 - rating: 4
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