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The Festival Inn, E14

71 Grundy Street
E14
E14 6AD
Phone: 02079871555
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Festival Inn

There's still no real ale here - just John Smith's and the keg version of Courage Best (£1.50 a half). Also no sign of food on Wedenesday lunchtime.

This is a traditional two bar boozer, right at one end of Chrisp Street market. It was built in 1951 to replace a pub on the site called The Enterprise, which had recently been demolished. It was no doubt named The Festival Inn after the 1951 Festival of Britain. I sat in the left hand room, and although I didn't explore the other room I could see into it across the servery, and saw that it contained a pool table.

The room I was in was bare-boarded, was furnished with indigo coloured plastic covered banquettes and sofas, some settles and normal tables and chairs - but no tall tables/tall stools. There were plenty of old black and white photographs on the walls, notably of Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, and others I didn't get close enough to recognise. There was a pair of large speakers in one corner suggesting live entertainment of some type, and Heart Radio was playing. I particularly liked the inlaid wood panelling of the bar counter front, and what is almost certainly the original wood panelling on the walls.

I rather liked this pub. I was given a cheery greeting by one of the regulars at the bar, which is always nice. A decent real ale would be a massive plus though.

On 5th September 2015 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2577 recommendations about 2495 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Tris C
Limehouse, 1.15 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Shadwell, 1.89 miles, 36 min walk (show)
West Ham, 2.04 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Festival Inn, E14
4th Feb 2019, 20:55
Request to add pub to area Poplar by Tris C approved
 
4th Feb 2019, 20:52
Request to add pub to area Poplar by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 March 2020 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 March 2020 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 05 September 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : No last updated 05 September 2015 by Rex Rattus
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