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The Blind Beggar, Whitechapel, E1

337 Whitechapel Road
E1
E1 1BU
Phone: 02072476195
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Quinno _ left this review about The Blind Beggar

The infamous Kray Twins Gaangstahhh boozer (and nearby discovery of a Ripper victim plus the guy who started the Sally Army having a rant outside) so I suppose I felt compelled to have a look, given I was on the Lizzy Line and this one sits a few yards away. In short; a characterless L shaped run-down dump with blood red ceiling, cream walls, furniture from a working man's club and a general air of stripped-out decay. £6.60 for a below-par Madri, so tourist trap prices for the gullible which in this case included moi. Staff friendly but that's the only positive – ‘ripped-off with a smile’ is a wonderful description below. Unless you're desperate to say you've done it, really…don't bother. It has absolutely nothing you are after, not even a bit of history and it isn’t even trading on its past – there isn’t any left. Less Blind Beggar and more Stupid Bugger.

On 21st November 2023 - rating: 2
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Strongers . left this review about The Blind Beggar

Last Thursday afternoon I paid a long overdue, and very disappointing, trip to this infamous pub. The interior is L-shaped with floorboards throughout and open plan seating at the front that is flanked by large fireplaces in the left and right walls. Banquette seating runs down the left wall and is also found on the rear wall adjacent to another identical fireplace. The wood paneled L-shaped bar counter is found mid-way along the right wall and behind is a kitchenette that faces rearwards into a pool room where access can be gained to the toilets. There was no real ale available, and I actually scanned the bar twice looking for a hand pump. Nothing, just premium keg and Carling, the latter coming in at a whopping £3.50 for a half! This place needs some serious TLC, it’s like a live music venue that is purposely dark, dingy and distressed, but there is no live music. The service was polite, I was ripped off with a smile. This pub is firmly in the ‘been there, done that’ pile, never to return. Oh, and there’s a pub cat, I hate cats!

On 17th March 2023 - rating: 2
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Blind Beggar

My second visit here, the first being around 6 years ago. Sad to say it was a better pub back then! No ale on this time, the place felt very tired and run down. The barman hadn't got a clue what he was doing (which was mildly amusing!). There were a few surly looking locals sitting at the bar and a few tourists taking photos of the Kray's stuff on the walls. I had a quick bottle of Corona at £5 and moved swiftly on. Can't see myself bothering again.

On 13th June 2022 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Whitechapel, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Bethnal Green, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Shadwell, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Blind Beggar, E1
21st Nov 2023, 19:38
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
21st Nov 2023, 19:36
Review submitted by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 12 September 2019 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 September 2019 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 September 2019 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 September 2019 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 12 September 2019 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 12 September 2019 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 September 2019 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 12 September 2019 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 September 2019 by Komakino .
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