User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Wetherspoon's news of the day with Tris39 on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Coborn
Image posted by Komakino .
Submitted on Wednesday, 4th October 2017
With picture contributions to 621 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (17 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Coborn, E3

8 Coborn Road
E3
E3 2DA
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of The Coborn (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Tris C left this review about The Coborn

A late Georgian pub, this in an attractive unusually terraced building in an increasingly gentrified part of Bow. It seems from earlier reviews that this was once a bit of a rundown locals' booza, but it would seem that it has changed dramatically in the last few years from its original construction as a rare Lacon's house, later Whitbread and Young's since 1984.
Essentially it's a large one-room pub, staple shaped interior with the bar to the left, though the first thing you notice is the complete lack of Track and Trace, apart from a barmaid taking down phone numbers, which could be bogus. The interior is certainly not what you'd expect from a renovated pub, with a modern herringbone floor, a little bare brick but mainly various hues of grey paint with some wallpaper contrived from Victorian newspaper adverts and some bare wood modern wainscoting. It's the wall mounted décor that's the most defining element of the interior, comprising hung box frames containing cutlery, hung metal jelly and cake moulds, hung garden sieves and framed prints - it seems that if the walls are structurally sound enough, the Coborn will hang anything from them. Furniture is eclectic to say the least, with chairs of almost every conceivable style and seemingly no two alike; unsurprisingly, tables are eclectic. Lighting comes in the form of brass framed glass box lanterns and what seemed like mediæval sconce lights to the walls, both with hipster filament bulbs; further hanging lamps are made from floral patterned granny saucers or strange little wire metal buckets. Lavs were decent with two cubicles.
The pub was packed apart from my six-person table - the last one available - with customers overwhelmingly drawn from young professional incomers and just one solitary cackling old local geezer - no stares from smokers here anymore, that’s for sure. The atmosphere was very good, with just 48 hours to go before Lockdown II - certainly more animated than at the Morgan Arms, 75 yards from here with chatter drowning out the piped music, thank God.
Just two real ales on: Young's London Original and Special at £5.05 and very decent it was too, brought to me by a very lovely barmaid.
This pub isn't bad and has a slightly continental feel to it, but I would take the Morgan over this and certainly the Lord Tredegar, but I'd still include this place as part of a crawl.

On 4th November 2020 - rating: 5
[User has posted 997 recommendations about 982 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Graham Coombs left this review about The Coborn

A surprisingly plush pub for a side street off the Mile End Road, although the whole area seems to be getting a bit gentrified. In typical Young's Pub Co fashion, it has been thoroughly modernised in a posh drawing room style, with lots of leather settees and armchairs. The rear part is tabled with one side being a restaurant. To the side is a 'snug' room with a screen for major sports events and there are some roadside tables outside at the front. Draught beers were Young's Special and Ordinary, with Redemption Pale as a very drinkable guest. A shade upmarket but pleasant enough.

On 14th March 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2266 recommendations about 2214 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Moby Duck left this review about The Coborn Arms

Large Young's pub where food seems to dominate, it did on a Sunday afternoon anyway. However there were four ales on along with a mix of ordinary and corporate craft keg, the real ales were Youngs ordinary and Special(of course) and guests of Sambrooks Wandle and Purity Mad Goose,the Wandle being in decent nick.
Far from first on the visit list but fine for a pint.

On 27th November 2017 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1354 recommendations about 1340 pubs]


View more reviews of The Coborn (8)
External web links for The Coborn

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Bethnal Green, 1.38 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Limehouse, 1.38 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Hackney Wick, 1.58 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Coborn, E3
4th Nov 2020, 18:34
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
4th Nov 2020, 18:26
Review submitted by Tris C

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : No - Front patio seating. - last updated 04 November 2020 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 14 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - major events - last updated 14 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sundays 7.30. - last updated 04 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 04 November 2020 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed