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The Buxton, Spitalfields, E1

42 Osborn Street
E1
E1 6TD
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Tris C left this review about The Buxton

Dating back to at least the early 19th century, this was originally the Three Archers, though I suspect that the current building is a later 19th century rebuild which until recently, sported Whitbread sign frames.
Renamed the Buxton in 2019, perhaps after nearby Buxton Street, part of Truman, Hanbury & Buxton, local brewers who constructed the Eagle brewery to the north along Brick Lane.
This in now a 15-room hotel with the pub - if you can call it that - serving as hotel bar, albeit a public one and rudimentary check-in facility for guests. Nothing of the original survives, apart from a small attractive tiled Victorian fireplace, with the bar now centrally located and seemingly doubling with an open kitchen. There's food, but hardly pub grub as it includes the likes of rabbit rillettes with pork and prune terrine and saucisse seche, for 8 Units. Walls are bare brick painted white (with exposed electrical boxes); windows are bi-fold. The floor is now covered with large pale grey ceramic tiles with a bar apron of small mosaic tiles. The ceiling is clad with strange fibrous tiles which look as though they've been made from compressed spaghetti, painted grey. Above the bar is a tubular steel gantry but the remainder of the pub seems to have a not unattractive Art Deco theme, which must have cost a packet. The bar is inverse tiered with a marble top and there are two high lacquered curved tables with pale inlay which project out from the wall. Lighting comprises fairly conventional opaque spherical hanging lamps with some gas discharge tubular Deco-style lamps to the perimeter which is partially clad in Deco-inspired mirrors. Seating comprises some fairly smart tall stools to the tables with attractive plywood stools to the small bar, which seated a total of just three customers who were hotel guests; piped music was of the Yacht Rock variety, as you'd expect in a wine bar.
An efficient barmaid presided over Sharp's Atlantic and Anspach & Hobday's London ESB at £5.00 a pint and very decent it was too though very expensive.
This is an odd place, especially given its location on the cusp of Brick Lane's Curry Mile: it's not exactly comfortable or homely so can't imagine anyone making an effort to visit and as it's not a style bar, I can't see it appealing to the area's recently arrived young and fashionable. It does however have a certain curiosity value.

On 3rd October 2019 - rating: 4
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custodian 42 left this review about The Archers

One room with the bar to the left. Four hand pumps, one off, nothing strong, rest keg rubbish.

On 17th September 2018 - rating: 4
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Komakino . left this review about The Archers

A pub on the cusp of Brick Lane which is a high-ceilinged, bare-floorboarded one-roomer with a green-happy interior designer's array of dark jade-y coloured internal wood and Charrington's-type dark green tiles outside and against the bar (WhatPub says this was formerly a Whitbread house, so perhaps a London expert can clarify?) The people in charge also run the nearby Culpeper and The Green in Clerkenwell. Two ales out of the four stumps, with Purity Ubu and London Beer Factory Summer Session IPA, which, I presumed with its impenetrable murk through the pint glass was 'unfined' (it smelt and tasted fine). If so, it was my first foray into this 'style du jour' and I experienced no swellings to the head or neck. Decent muzak soundtrack in the background and I was told it was due to close for a brief renovation in the next few weeks. From what I saw, it's not a bad eye-opener to explore before The Pride of Spitalfields.

On 20th September 2017 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Whitechapel, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Shoreditch High Street, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
London Liverpool Street, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Buxton, E1
3rd Oct 2019, 19:12
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
2nd Oct 2019, 19:07
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : Yes - 15 rooms. - last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Gastropub. - last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 October 2019 by Tris C
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