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The Grapes, Limehouse, E14

76 Narrow Street
E14
E14 8BP
Phone: 02079874396
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Tris C left this review about The Grapes

In an area once teeming with dozens of dockers’ pubs, many now converted, this one of the area’s oldest riverside pub, dating back to 1583, the current former Taylor Walker incarnation rebuilt in 1720 (a 19th century façade), with the name abbreviated from [Bunch of] Grapes by 1938. It’s grade II-listed and on CAMRA’s inventory of pubs with historic interiors, this being of Some Regional Importance.
The interior is suitably aged, woody and very atmospheric, with photos available on the pub’s and CAMRA’s websites. The pub is noted for being part leased by local resident Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in the Rings franchise and indeed his staff – which he apparently refers to his ‘bar staff’ – is lashed to the bar back; to the rear is a poop deck patio, with fine views out over the Thames. Décor comprises a few knickknacks, with black and white pictures of the area from yesteryear, along with some oil paintings, at least one by a Royal Academician. Customers are a mix of locals and perhaps the odd tourist, with under-18s prohibited: “You shall not pass!”.
Ales amounted to one clip reversed, then Doom, Black Sheep, Landlord and Hophead at a fairly reasonable £2.55 a half and nice, served by a charming barmaid.
This is a must-visit pub in Tower Hamlets and pretty much a must-visit if in London.

On 13th May 2022 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Grapes

A well kept pub with friendly and helpful staff. The ground floor was narrow with the bar positioned over on the left hand side, beyond this was a small rear room and an even smaller balcony, over looking the Thames. The upstairs housed a small rear restaurant area overlooking the river. Five ales on handhump, we went for the South X Southwest Beer, which was good. A Lord of the Rings figurine of the wizard Gandalf, can be spotted in the rear lounge.

On 8th April 2018 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Grapes

Sir ian mckellan who I believe lives just up the road is involved in the ownership of this riverside pub. Quite a small dark characterful interior spread over 2 floors. 5 real ales and food served.

On 24th October 2017 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Limehouse, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Shadwell, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Rotherhithe, 1.51 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Grapes, E14
13th May 2022, 19:59
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
13th May 2022, 19:58
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Rear patio. - last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : No - 18s and over only. - last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - On leashes. - last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mondays 20.00. - last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs upstairs. - last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 10 November 2017 by Komakino .
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