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The Marksman, Haggerston, E2

254 Hackney Road
E2
E2 7SJ
Phone: 02077397393
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Tris C left this review about The Marksman

Our third Tower Hamlets’ pub of the night, this 1865 hostelry on the corner of Hackney Road. This would no longer appear to be the locals’ pub of yore, appealing to the more professional types who’ve recently moved to this area.
You enter via the corner, pushing aside a curtain in the process. The interior is a mix of what is probably Victorian with some additions that may stem from the 1950s. The pub is dark full-height wood panelled, with some mirror panelling to the rear where there’s a raised area, rough bare boards, a moderately ornate wood and mirror bar back with some more recent touches and green leatherette banquettes with conventional furniture. There are some period glass fluted sconce lights to the walls, dated but at least authentic. Above, there’s a patterned ceiling as well as an interesting octagonal lantern over the main bar area. Muted music played over the gramophone and there are no TVs which is good but what’s not so good is the rather unattractive aircon unit which is probably unnecessary. Overall there’s a slightly clubby feel to the place – you get the impression that 60-odd years ago this was probably considered quite an upmarket pub for the area.
This is 2017’s Michelin Pub of the Year with main courses that can exceed £20 in cost, and although this is probably the most gastro of gastropubs in the borough, you can eat informally at table or opt for the dining room upstairs – pie and mash this place isn’t.
Ales: Five Points Railway Porter and Thornbridge’s Lord Marples at a very steep £2.50 a half and nice.
This is an interesting pub and it’s good to see a successful food venture. I’d return if in the area but the ale price is really a bit steep though the seven-day late licence is a good selling point.

On 8th February 2018 - rating: 6
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moby duck left this review about The Marksman

A corner pub on the Hackney road. Inside is one long room with a raised area to the rear, the decor is rather plain modern wood paneling. It is very food orientated and all the tables were full of diners, there did however in juxtaposition seem to be a hardcore of drinkers sat all around the long bar. Service was strained but they were working hard.Three handpumps with Thornbridge Lord Marples, Five Points Railway Porter and an Olivers Cider. The Porter was sublime but at £5.00 for a 4.8% cask beer is a step too far even for London.

On 17th December 2017 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1284 recommendations about 1272 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Blue
Hoxton, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Cambridge Heath (London), 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Shoreditch High Street, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Marksman, E2
8th Feb 2018, 22:17
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
8th Feb 2018, 22:03
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 December 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 December 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 December 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 December 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 January 2019 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 07 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 December 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 07 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Michelin Pub of the Year, 2017. - last updated 31 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 December 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 December 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 07 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 December 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 07 February 2018 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 January 2019 by Komakino .
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