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The Chesham Arms, Homerton, E9

15 Mehetabel Road
E9 6DU
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Will Larter left this review about The Chesham Arms

I remembered having been here before when I came here on a Pubs Galore crawl in Spring 2017 (see below for other crawlers' accounts - two-thirds of the way through a crawl I wasn't going to be writing a review). My brother and his then partner (now wife) brought me here one time when I visited them in Graham Road, half a mile away, in about 1980. My return here now found what I guess would be a new team behind the bar (since 2017, I mean - obviously), as they all looked to be in their early 20s, and the surprising thing was that four of them were on duty at 4:30pm on a weekday, when the pub was far from busy. They were mostly standing around making "I'm drinking a coffee, it's not my turn" gestures towards their colleagues as I approached the bar. The one who drew the short straw poured me a half of Gun Chummy Buster 4%, a dark and malty Sussex bitter, which was pretty good, though not exceptional. There were two other beers and a cider among the five hand pumps. The pub was originally at least four rooms and possibly a lobby, judging by the RSJs and the four visible fireplaces and bare-brick chimney breasts. I'd have quite liked it here, with its personal nostalgia, reasonable beer and pleasant surroundings, but the customer service nerd in me was annoyed by the sight four employees (or co-owners, who knows?) standing around chatting, or exchanging crossword clues and quiz questions. Some of my money was going in their pockets, but they weren't doing much to earn it.

On 2nd February 2022 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3054 recommendations about 2874 pubs]

hondo . left this review about The Chesham Arms

Old style pub with a locals feel & a outdoor space to the rear.

On 30th September 2021 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2824 recommendations about 2766 pubs]

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Chesham Arms

A really nice locals' pub, saved from the developers as detailed below. Inside is now one large tastefully-furnished room with a central bar - further details also still much as well-described below. Still a nice selection of beers in top class condition, when visited including Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout and Bow Street, Thornbridge Jaipur, Harbour Cornish Bitter and a draught cider. One of those pubs where you automatically feel welcomed and comfortable and definitely worth a visit.

On 8th December 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2608 recommendations about 2552 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Hackney Central, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Homerton, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Hackney Downs, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Chesham Arms, E9
2nd May 2022, 19:14
Review submitted by Tris C deleted by Tris C
2nd Feb 2022, 20:41
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 March 2017 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 March 2017 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 July 2015 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 March 2017 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 July 2015 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No - Expected Sep 15. - last updated 12 July 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 March 2017 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 July 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 March 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
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