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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closed in July 2018 due to a fire (WhatPub).

The Cauliflower, Seven Kings, Ilford

553 High Road
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Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken)

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Aqualung . left this review about The Cauliflower

I've not been to this place, in fact I don't even remember seeing it on my infrequent visits to Ilford but it is apparently up for sale. There is a petition for Redbridge Planning Department to insist that a change of use does not happen:-

It's on the CAMRA national inventory of heritage pubs. My impression is that it has been run as a music venue with a dodgy reputation.

If pubs like the Red Lion in Leytonstone, The White Hart in Clapton and the Bell in Walthamstow can be transformed into civilised drinking establishments then surely there's hope for this place. As far as I can see there isn't much opposition in Ilford.

On 3rd July 2013 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Cauliflower

This is a massive edifice of a Victorian gin palace – indeed it is advertised as such on the side of the building. It’s on the CAMRA Heritage list, and still has the mahogany carved bar, cut glass, etc, the production of which the Victorians excelled at. There’s also what looks like a (green painted) Lincrusta ceiling. The rooms are predictably huge, with the room on the right containing a couple of pool tables, and other games machines spread liberally around the place. Nowadays it’s a music venue with a large stage at the back of the room behind the bar counter, and when I was in an old Man City v Arsenal clash (the one where Adebayour covered himself in ignomy) was showing on the large TV screen behind the bar.
There was just Bombardier on, with three other pumps apparently unused, and no sign of any food or menus during my Wednesday lunchtime visit. It’s definitely worth dropping in here to have a butcher’s at the Victoriana if you’re passing, or perhaps a longer visit if you’re into live music, but not worth bothering with just for the ale choice. But the locals who were in here are lucky to have such an architecturally significant pub as their local.

On 16th December 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Seven Kings, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Ilford, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Goodmayes, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cauliflower, Ilford
21st Feb 2019, 20:05
Request to mark pub as closed by Tris C approved
21st Feb 2019, 20:04
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Tris C, with included notes: Other: Closed in July 2018 due to a fire (WhatPub).

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 March 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 March 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 February 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 March 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 March 2015 by ROB Camra
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