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The Forest Tavern, Forest Gate, E7

173 Forest Lane
E7 9BB
Phone: 02085030868
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Moby Duck left this review about The Forest Tavern

A spacious open plan pub owned by Portobello Brewery, I didn't get any hipster vibe from the place but nothing else either really. There are three handpumps, two were loaded with Portobello Star clips the other with Five Points XPA which I found in drinkable condition but not the best. An OK start to a day out but probably wouldn't bother with this one again.

On 3rd March 2024 - rating: 5
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Forest Tavern

Something of a 'hipster' pub in a much messed-about-with building, with various exposed brickwork, girders replacing beams and various musical instruments and other bric-a-brac strewn around the walls. One large room at the front and a similar-sized restaurant area to the rear, with a few tables on the pavement outside. However there were a couple of good local ales on offer, in nice condition (Cask Marque) and the food was not unreasonably priced and quite good. I would quite happily return, and it is very handy for the station opposite which will shortly benefit from the Elizabeth Line..

On 28th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Forest Tavern

Real ales on here were Burning Sky Plateau ((£3.90), Volden Session Ale (£3.40) and Pale (£3.90), and Five Points Railway Porter (£3.90), plus Harry’s Scrummage Cider on handpump. There was no sign of any menus when I was in at early doors (4.00PM) on Wednesday, but judging by the cutlery and condiments on the tables they must do food sometimes.

Inside it’s typically Antic. Obviously things have been ripped off the walls revealing bare brickwork, and of course furnishings are cheap and recycled mismatched tables and chairs. They have left a bit of wood panelling on the walls, where there are walking sticks and golf clubs as decorative features. They have also introduced some steel pillars and girders, presumably as a nod to structural integrity as they surely cannot be for decoration. As in other Antic pubs, they have an old piano and a table football lurking in one of the corners. At the back, around to the left of the servery, is another very learge room that seemed to be more for dining than the front room.

Antic pubs are fine if you’re not looking for uber luxury and class; possibly not the place to take a lady on a first date. Mind you, I took my wife to see Crystal Palace lose to Wolves at Selhurst Park in the old first division on our first date and that seems to have worked for me!

I would visit this one again if it wasn’t such a pain to get to.

On 17th November 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Forest Gate, 0.02 miles, 0 min walk (show)
Wanstead Park, 0.16 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Maryland, 0.98 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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3rd Mar 2024, 09:54
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3rd Mar 2024, 09:38
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No - pavement tables - last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 30 June 2010 by hondo .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 November 2017 by Rex Rattus
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
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