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The Shakespeare, Bethnal Green, E2

460 Bethnal Green Road
E2 0EA
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Tris C left this review about The Shakespeare

Very lovely tiled Truman's tiling, but with a modern bar window replacing something older and undoubtedly more attractive.
Dartboard to the left as you enter, this is a very basic locals' pub which doesn't really warrant a second visit unless you are a local devotee.

On 16th August 2019 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Shakespeare

This is one of those atractive looking pubs from the outside, with its original Truman's signage, that entices one to enter. I was a little surprised to see two real ales available - London Pride (£1.60 a half), and Greene King Old Spooky Hen, which must be some halloween themed beer based on their other ale with a very similar name. There was no sign of any food on Tuesday lunchtime.

This is small single-room bar; bare-boarded; counter by the left hand wall past the dartboard; and seating is banquettes and some normal tables and chairs. So far, so good. There was an old jukebox by the wall on the right, but am unsure whether it was responsible for the unwelcome music blaring out. There was just me and one other chap in there chatting to the landlady, and I can't see how the loud music would have aided the quality of their conversation. But maybe they prefer it that way.

Obviously it's very hard to form an overall opinion of a pub when it's so quiet (figuratively, that is) in there, but it has the look of a locals' drinking pub to me. It was a lot better than the Misty Moon just down the road, and the London Pride was in reasonable shape as well. It's fine for what it is, but it's certainly not really worth going out of your way to visit.

On 26th October 2017 - rating: 5
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john gray left this review about The Shakespeare

Nice looking pub from outside with the green tiles and a sign saying stout -mild - ale and porter.Sadly only 2 customers with Pride and Speckled hen on hand pump.Nice tidy interior.Last reviewer said they give out free fish food on a Sunday.Thats what I give my guppies.Dont fancy eating it.

On 20th August 2016 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Bethnal Green, 0.16 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Cambridge Heath (London), 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Whitechapel, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Shakespeare, E2
16th Aug 2019, 17:13
Review submitted by Tris C
31st Jul 2019, 23:17
Picture submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 26 October 2017 by Rex Rattus
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 26 June 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 October 2017 by Rex Rattus
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 October 2017 by Rex Rattus
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