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The Roundhouse, Becontree, Dagenham

Lodge Avenue
Dagenham
RM8 2HY
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Susan Rainbird left this review about The Roundhouse

One of the last remaining pubs in Dagenham, still the heart of the local community frequented by dedicated locals for decades. The pub has been recently renovated and now boasts a welcoming and comfortable eating and lounge area. An impressive menu including 'real' Pie,Mash & Liquor is served daily as well as traditional highly popular Sunday Lunch, a delivery service is now being offered which the older regulars have appreciated. The staff are welcoming and friendly and the Landlady has certainly turned this pub back to its former Eastend glory. The Roundhouse is the pub of choice when searching for a venue to host Receptions, Parties, Wakes and Reunions in the local area, the extensive buffets are competitively priced and the food is homecooked, well served and of high quality.
Regular entertainment include Tribute nights, DJ sessions and Live bands.
I would thoroughly recommend a visit to the Roundhouse to sample for yourself some good old Eastend hospitality.
Well done to the Landlady and staff in what they have achieved in this previously forgotten 'gem'

On 6th August 2011 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Roundhouse

Located roughly halfway between Upney and Becontree tube stations, next to Mayesbrook Park, this is a very impressive pub built, as the name implies, in a circular design with a number of bars in approximate wedge shapes tapering towards a huge servery area. I had a stroll through some of the rooms, including the public bar, dining room, games room and music bar. The place is so big that it inevitably feels empty, despite a good few locals trying to fill up the public bar and one or two getting ready to eat in the dining room. Aside from the design, there are a few other nice bits of decor, including the ceilings and friezes. The pub is carpeted pretty much throughout and it seemed like it had been spruced up a bit recently as I didn't find it as tatty as Rex's review below suggested it might be.
The pub has a rich musical heritage and in the late 60's and 70's it attracted some of the heavyweights of British rock including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy, 10cc, Hawkwind and The Stranglers. The site of the old car park is now a small cul de sac called Bragg Close, named after the singer Billy Bragg whose family are from the local area. Sadly, not a great deal is made of this element of the pub's past, unless I missed it as I wandered around.
Nowadays, entertainment is provided by a number of TV screens, most of which were showing either Football Focus (walls were draped with West Ham and England flags) or At The Races to a predominantly male clientele. The locals seemed like a pretty rough and ready bunch and I learnt several new, innovative ways to use the f-word during my short stay!
Beer consisted of Guinness, John Smith's or Courage Best on keg, as well as the usual lager suspects. Food wise, I saw a steak baguette advertised at £4, but I didn't get a chance to check the menu out.
I didn't get much in the way of a warm welcome from either the locals or the bar staff, who looked surprised to see a new face, and can imagine that many visitors would find the place a little intimidating. Having said that, it's so big that you can probably find a whole bar to yourself somewhere. I'm glad I went there to have a look at a fantastic old building, but the chances of me going back are virtually zero.

On 28th March 2011 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Roundhouse

No real ale – just keg John Smith's and Courage Best, plus the usual bog standard fizzy stuff. This must have been impressive once with its several bars making up the overall circular design of the pub. Now it's all a bit tatty. You know it's not going to be good when the mat in the entrance is strewn with cigarette butts and a screwed up empty cigarette packet. The sign for the over 35s karaoke sums it up. Characterless now – not worth bothering with.

On 29th July 2009 - rating: 3
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : Yes - No under-18s after 7pm - last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 29 July 2009 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : Yes - 2 - last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 29 July 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : No last updated 18 November 2018 by Komakino .
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