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Beer of the Week (w/e 10th November 2019) with Mobyduck on the Pub Forum

The Victoria, Mile End, E3

110 Grove Road
E3
E3 5TH
Phone: 02087125125

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Victoria

A rather enterprising pub with numerous gimmicks, given a full refurb in some sort of trendy style. The island bar is surrounded by tabled areas, with a curious wood and wire netting partitioned coffee area at the front, and a strange small and cosy drinking room downstairs by the toilets. In the patio garden at the rear is a shuffleboard hut, a cocktail caravan and a Tuk-tuk doing something else. sadly the one thing they seem to be neglecting is the beer, with Marston's 61 Deep and Courage Directors on offer, alongside a charity brew, but neither in good form at all.

On 15th March 2019 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Victoria

Recently refurbished, the opened-out 'U'-shaped interior of this Charles Wells corner pub has furniture and decor reminiscent of a Geronimo Inns outlet. Features a small section beside the main door partitioned-off with a slightly odd wire-mesh cage. Also has some café-style patio seating out front and a patio beer garden to the rear. Now has eight hand pumps on the counter, with Young's London Gold (£4.00) and Special, Bombardier, Dogfish DNA, Courage Best and Directors, plus Proper Job as a guest and a cider. Pleasantly relaxed atmosphere early on a Bank Holiday afternoon.

On 10th May 2015 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Victoria

Quite a dark gothic/hammer house style interior serving 1 real ale and food. Whiff-waff table at the back.

On 31st March 2014 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Victoria

This pub doesn't open weekday lunchtimes. The only ale on here was something called DNA, by Charles Wells, and according to the pump clip it is a collaboration with Dogfish Head, the US brewery. Thus it’s a heavily hopped ale, but a decent drop nonetheless. Food was advertised on a chalkboard, available between 5 – 10 PM Tuesday – Friday. Burgers seemed to be the main food on offer, at around £8 - £9.

It’s all a bit Antic-esque inside, with a lifesize model of a grass-skirted South Seas maiden near some of the sofas; a table football game, and odd mismatched furnishings. Thankfully, they had made space on one of the walls to hang a portrait of the Mother of Europe herself. Lighting was at a premium when I dropped in after it was dark outside. You wouldn’t have much chance of reading a book or paper in here, but I suppose it’s not intended to be the sort of place where you come in for a quite pint. I didn’t mind it in here – with some natural light it would be comfortable enough, but it’s not an area that I usually visit in the evenings so I probably won’t have the opportunity for a return visit.

On 1st March 2014 - rating: 5
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