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The Widow's Son, Bow, E3

75 Devons Road
E3 3PJ
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Widows Son

Basic boozer, with an irregular-shaped interior. Small raised seating area, otherwise limited furniture. Main feature is the pool table holding pride of place in the centre of the bar floor. Music channel on TV. Naval-themed decor, with details of the interesting 'Bun House' story on a small display. No real ale on tap, so opted for a quick pint of Tetley Smooth (£3.20) before moving on.

On 21st August 2014 - rating: 4
[User has posted 6175 recommendations about 6175 pubs]

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Rex Rattus left this review about Widows Son

The story behind this pub is set out below, and on a board on the outside wall of the pub, photographed by John McGraw. As you would expect the naval theme is well represented in the decor, with numerous prints of RN ships on the walls, and rows of sailors' caps on a shelf above the bar back. I also noted that the end of the bar back had some nice cut glass remaining in it, as well as "wines & spirits" and similar panels. But other than that this pub has little to recommend it. The room is dominated by a pool table in the centre of the floor, there's a small raised and balustraded area on the left as you enter via the main door with some grubby banquettes and stools, and a a couple of basic tables and chairs at the end of the room. When I was in on Monday afternoon there was a bunch of workers in high visibility jackets standing around the bar, as well as a fair number of other punters in. In fact it was doing a fairly good trade.

Obviously there's no real available (keg Tetley was the best bet), and nor did I see any sign of food or menus. I doubt whether I'll visit this one again.

On 18th December 2012 - rating: 3
[User has posted 2577 recommendations about 2495 pubs]

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Roger Pester left this review about Widows Son

The pub was named in1824 and recalls a widow whose son disappeared on his first voyage.The widow prepared a hot cross bun for him every year on Good Friday.she strung these on a cord until she died. When her cottage was demolished the collection of buns was transferred to the pub.They hang from the ceiling and a new one is added each year.

On 11th July 2009 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 21 recommendations about 21 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Tris C
Limehouse, 1.33 miles, 25 min walk (show)
West Ham, 1.67 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Stratford (London), 1.82 miles, 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Widow's Son, E3
26th Mar 2019, 23:27
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved
26th Mar 2019, 19:31
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 26 March 2019 by Tris C
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