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The Artful Dodger, E1

47 Royal Mint Street
E1 8LG
Phone: 02074805526
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Artful Dodger

Basic East End boozer, with a pool table at the front and the dartboard, slot machine and sports TV at the back. Not a lot of furniture, and very limited decor, with the side patio most popular place on a hot sunny afternoon. Young's Ordinary (£3.30) being dispensed from one of two handpumps, with a reversed Greene King IPA clip on the other.

On 24th September 2016 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Artful Dodger

Obviously named after the well known Dickens character, this is just about the only pub left in the Mint St/Cable St stretch of road, made infamous by Sir Oswald Mosely back in the 30s. This pub struck me as a bit of an enigma – the ancient stonework signage on the exterior has it as a sometime wholesale and retail warehouse, but the pub’s layout, with decorated cornices and cast iron capitaled pillars are traditional pub features.

Anyway, inside it’s very plain and simple. Apart from some Dickens street urchin themed prints, there’s not much in the way of decor. The main feature is the pool table at the front of the room. Obviously the Flag of St George bunting was hung all over the place in the run up to the World Cup, and at the back was large TV tuned to some musuc channel. Furnishings amount to a handful of normal tables and chairs, and a carpet that has clearly seen better days.

There were two handpumps – one double-clipped with reversed Doom Bar and Young’s Bitter clips, and the other dishing out GK IPA (£1.60 a half). There was no sign of food on Wednesday afternoon. The only other people in were two ladies chatting at the bar, at least one of which, and possibly both, were barmaids. This is a very unpretentious little pub. It’s not really worth going out of your way to find, but it’s good to occasionally visit a rare survivor of a bygone age like this little place.

On 15th June 2014 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Tris C
London Fenchurch Street, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Shadwell, 0.67 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Liverpool Street, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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9th Nov 2017, 15:32
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9th Nov 2017, 12:54
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 June 2014 by Rex Rattus
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