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The Kenton, Homerton, E9

38 Kenton Road
E9
E9 7AB
Phone: 02085335041
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Tris C left this review about The Kenton

Built in 1858 by Sir Benjamin Kenton, the Kenton (now disarmed), has a very pretty frontage, pargeted with details including festoons, now painted mustard yellow and white, with some Charrington’s green banded clerestory windows.
The pub is apparently Norwegian-themed, but I didn’t see any real evidence of this, other than a smörgåsbord of décor, much of it a bit camp, but including a giant Lego statue of a Viking; thereafter, there are a great number of mixed prints and a jukebox. The interior features a floor lacquered a shade of Scandi-noir, the pub being generally in a V-shape with the bar in the crook, field panelled and painted off-white. Furniture is conventional with some old school tables to the right-hand side with a Chesterfield and low matching wingback chair, with studded peripheral banquette seating to the left-hand. Lighting comes from some tasselled lamp standards, with lighting from on high coming from crystal chandeliers. Music was playing intermittently, combined with a quiz which had the pub packed out with mainly young incomers, though Tom Odell and Mark Knopfler have filmed videos here.
There’s no food, but customers are encouraged to order pizzas from a third party. The delivery ape – who was carrying a pizza box the size of a card table – barged into me on his way into the pub and then again on the way out, which wasn’t appreciated.
The hoped-for attractive barmaids weren’t in evidence, nor was real ale with two unclipped pumps bearing a note reading ‘Sad & Empty’. There were an enormous number of chrome founts dispensing the likes of Paulaner, some from Beavertown and Two Tribes to name but a few; even Guinness was off, so I opted for a Neck Oil at £5.50 and fine, once warmed up.
This is really quite a nice pub and certainly worth a detour if in E9. The inclusion of real ale would get the score up by at least a point, as would barring the pizza goons.

On 8th September 2021 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Kenton

Two ales on in here - Timothy Taylor Landlord, and Yarn Vale Moorhouse's. The Moorhouse's was a wallet busting £4.60 a pint, which seems to me to be a bit over the top for a Homerton backstreet pub. I didn't see any sign of food late afternoon on Friday, but I did qualify for a loyalty card - a Moostercard, presumably in recognition of the massive moose head on the wall above the fireplace on the right. Fair enough I suppose, but I would rather pay a fair price in the first place.

For some reason I quite liked this pub. There was lots of interesting stuff about the place, such as the aforementioned moose's head, pump clips displayed, framed pub awards, shelves bearing bric-abrac, and even an old space invaders machine. Apart from a sofa on the left, and a token tall table with tall stools, furnishings were all normal tables and chairs.

As much as I felt comfortable in here savouring my, admittedly decent, pint of Moorhouse's, I have a deep seated reluctance to return to a pub charging £4.60 for a pint, even if it is a guest ale.

On 12th July 2015 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Kenton

The Kenton is a corner pub that i had problems in finding its location.
Sadly the pub was covered in scaffolding,but was still open for business.
Once inside there is a single oblongish shaped room with the bar on the left side,there were a few normal tables and chairs down the right side plus a pew seat,the room is bare boarded.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Whitstable Bay Pale Ale which went down well,the other beers were Taylor Landlord and Old Speckled Hen.
There were a few other young customers in on my Saturday afternoon visit who were happy to help me out with my navigation problems.
Background music was playing.
I thought this was quite a nice pub with a laid back atmosphere.

Pub visited 4/10/2014

On 4th October 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Homerton, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Fields, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Hackney Central, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kenton, E9
8th Sep 2021, 19:30
Review submitted by Tris C
 
12th Jul 2015, 15:29
Review submitted by Rex Rattus

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Banned after 8.00 pm. - last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : No - Outsourced pizza. - last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays 8.00 pm. - last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No - Pumps unclipped at the time of visit. - last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 September 2021 by Tris C
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