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Star Of The East, Westferry, E14

805 Commercial Road
E14
E14 7HG
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Rex Rattus left this review about Star Of The East

This pub is comprehensibly described by the previous reviewer, and it's unchanged since his visit earlier in the year.

The ales on were Fuller's London Pride and Oliver's Island, plus Rebellion IPA. I went for the Rebellion which was indrinkable, but graciously replaced with Oliver's Island, with the barman letting me know that he wouldn't be charging me the extra 25p more that the Oliver's Island cost. To be honest, on all the occasions where I've had to return a drink, it's never been suggested that I should pay any extra for the replacement. They reversed the Rebellion clip, which doesn't always happen. I didn't see a menu, but as there was cutlery in a trug on the tables they obviously do food. In fact I was there on Saturday evening when it was very busy, and people were waiting for tables, presumably to have something to eat. They also provide table service for food and drinks, so it's obviously not your typical local, and definitely much more upmarket that when Alan Winfield visited a few years ago.

If I lived locally I would probably use this one occasionally, but definitely not on Saturday evening.

On 11th November 2019 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2555 recommendations about 2473 pubs]


Tris C left this review about Star Of The East

This is a commanding East End rub-a-dub near a large junction on Commercial Road. It dates back to at least 1845 and is Grade II-Listed. The frontage is indeed attractive with the name carved into granite and picked out in gold. There's a stone filled tympana under gothic arches to all, except the top outer windows, with roundels containing masks. Unfortunately the old Courage sign and bracket have gone but otherwise it looks very appealing; it is clearly nowhere near the right two and eight encountered by the previous reviewer.
You enter into a small lobby, the doors being opened by a friendly bouncer. Inside, and the theme here is a modern interpretation of something traditional - I doubt anything from the original remains apart from the attractive 'arches' below the ceiling. The bar back is bare brick and the shelves are of tubular steel. There's some exposed wooden rafters to the ceiling, original or not, unknown. Lighting is moderate, coming in part from chandeliers and hanging lamps. The floor is bare boarded with a tiled bar apron. Furniture is relatively traditional with some comfy chairs and leather upholstered banquettes-cum-booths and the walls are painted predictable pale blue or grey. There's a snug of sorts to rear where perhaps once the pool table was located and there's dining upstairs with the promise of fine views of Canary Wharf which could be spectacular at night.
Customers were clearly a mix of older locals as well as younger incomers and many were in quite high spirits, probably because this is now the only pub in this vicinity.
Service was friendly and efficient, delivering a choice of four ales: London Pride, Brithop Brewing Co's Marblehead, Rebellion IPA and ELB's Cowcatcher at a decent £2.00 the half and in very good nick.
This boozer ain't half bad and I'd use it if I lived locally but it's a bit of a fag to get to and Commercial Road is a rather depressing dual carriageway of a frog and toad, dominated by fried chicken outlets and the like, so a return visit is unlikely and the place isn't exactly located in prime crawl territory either. But if I were passing...

On 8th April 2019 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about Star Of The East

The Star of the East is a large looking pub that is situated quite close to a very busy road junction.
Once inside there is one large single room that is iregular in shape,the bar is on the left side,there are a few long tables with chairs to the front,the middle area had small banquettes dotted about,the ceiling was quite high and the floor bare boarded.
There was a pool table to the rear in a small seperate area.
No real ales on the bar or unused pumps,the one keg bitter was John Smiths smooth crap which lived up to its name.
There was some really crap background music playing and a few sad looking customers in on my Wednesday morning visit.
This is a very poor pub,best left for the likes of me to visit.

On 21st February 2014 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Limehouse, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Shadwell, 1.27 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Rotherhithe, 1.63 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Star Of The East, E14
11th Nov 2019, 11:32
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
8th Apr 2019, 18:45
Request to add pub to area Limehouse by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 5 p.m. - last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - Downstairs only - last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes - x3. - last updated 03 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs upstairs. - last updated 08 April 2019 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 April 2019 by ROB Camra
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