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The Boleyn Tavern, E6

1 Barking Road
E6
E6 1PW
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Boleyn Tavern

An absolute gem,rightly given the highest CAMRA 3* award for heritage and a very fine example of an ornate Victorian pub.Beautifully lit on the outside,the interior is a series of rooms around an island bar each with outstanding features.Take a walk around and linger a while,the former billiards room at the rear with it's magnificent sky light is now an outstanding dining area with sumptious booths and probably the highlight.The vast world wall map in the drinking section of the rear is impressive as is the tiny snug in one corner.From the outside the apex door to the public bar opens into a L shaped room divided by etched glass wood panels with some fine drapes.Quinno's photos give you the idea.It's all very traditional.
I liked the corridor which contains the loos,a shrine to West Ham United with some classic framed photos of their past glories and fine footballers.
On my trip the four ale options were Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger and Late Red along with Five Points Best and Arbor Mosaic (NBSS 3.5). There is also a varied selection of craft keg taps in the public bar which increases drinking options.
The welcome was friendly and such a relief to find decent ale in an area which has become a real ale desert.The soundtrack was not too loud and top quality.
This is one pub you must visit before shuffling off this mortal coil.Full marks from me.

On 11th November 2023 - rating: 10
[User has posted 2748 recommendations about 2748 pubs]


Quinno _ left this review about The Boleyn Tavern

Inaugural visit, as I walked past not long before its closure for restoration thinking “I’ll save this one”. And I’m glad I did – it really is beautiful and a splendid job has been done inside, it is hard to know what is old and what is new – apparently cost a cool £1.5 million but that money has been well spent. I won’t go into a huge amount of textual detail – you can see the uploaded photos and previous reviews for that – suffice to say that it is a multi-roomer with dark wood and glass partitioning and a stunning rear area (was a billiards room) for dining with an ornate skylight, with nods to West Ham players of yore in each individual booth. There was also great quality cask beer, with pints of Sheps Masterbrew and Purity Gold both hitting an NBSS 4 and served-up by an enthusiastic young barman – so the selection and service has improved since Tris’ visit. The keg choices were also pretty good, so you can easily do session in here. The whole group enjoyed their visit and were reluctant to move on. Good Beer Guide listed for 23 and 24, rightly so.

On 27th October 2023 - rating: 9
[User has posted 5185 recommendations about 5168 pubs]


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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Boleyn Tavern

Prior to a visit to West Ham football club's new stadium, I decided to visit this classic old East End boozer that stood near West Ham's old ground.

I waited outside with a group of other people for the doors to open. They were mostly West Ham fans who appeared to be tourists from overseas. Once inside, I had a choice of 4 real ales - Shepherd Neame Master Brew & Bishop's Finger, Thornbridge Lord Marples & Big Hug State of Mind Coffee Breakfast Porter. As it was not long after breakfast, it was an easy choice!

The interior is stunning, with a lovely corner bar with etched glass and wooden partitions creating several different drinking areas. On the other side of the bar are a couple of adjoining rooms with a stained glass skylight amongst several other attractive features. This section of the pub appears to be more focused towards dining.

It's well worth a visit here. A really enjoyable local pub that I'm glad has survived the local football club's move to Stratford.

On 23rd January 2023 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2505 recommendations about 2504 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Forest Gate, 1.68 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Woodgrange Park, 1.73 miles, 33 min walk (show)
West Ham, 1.79 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Boleyn Tavern, E6
11th Nov 2023, 09:16
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
27th Oct 2023, 21:49
Review submitted by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No - pavement tables - last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 August 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 October 2023 by Quinno _
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