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The Golden Heart, E1

110 Commercial Street
E1
E1 6LZ
Phone: 02072472158
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Clive Thompson left this review about The Golden Heart

Glad to report that the pub is still there, the landlady is still there, and the place is just as chaotic and amusing as always. But £10.80 for a pint of 3.9% ale and a pint of Aspalls Cider was eye-watering for a place like this.

On 4th January 2019 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Golden Heart

Fine old ex-Truman pub with a imposing polygonal façade in a prominent position at the main junction at the north-east corner of Spitalfields market. The historic interior retains two separate bars between a triangular servery, with traditional furniture and decor retaining various original features. Three real ales on handpump: Landlord and (fittingly) two from the new brewery bearing the former owner's name - Swift and Zephyr (£4.80).

On 7th January 2017 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Golden Heart

This pub was rebuilt for Truman's by A. E. Sewell in the 1930s in the shadow of the former Truman's brewery. No surprises then that it's decked out, inside and out, with Truman's regalia, from the neon sign out front to the three-quarter height wood panelling with inlaid ivorine lettering naming former Truman's products; there are also Truman's eagle motifs in terracotta mounted to the top of the fireplaces surrounds; gone seemingly is the fake corrugated iron wallpaper as is the Spitals Wine Bar naming which persisted from 1979 until about seven years ago. Clients are a mix of locals who were a bit too sauced-up for my liking, students and Ripper tourists.
Now on pump were Timothy Taylor's Landlord and Truman's ales v. 2, Swift and Zephyr at a wincing £2.70 a half.
This is an interesting pub, mainly because of the interior features but the eye-watering prices and some unappealing clients mean that I'm unlikely to return.

On 11th July 2016 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Clive Thompson
Shoreditch High Street, 0.25 miles, 4 min walk (show)
London Liverpool Street, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Whitechapel, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Golden Heart, E1
5th May 2019, 19:07
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5th May 2019, 19:07
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 January 2019 by Clive Thompson
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : No last updated 04 January 2019 by Clive Thompson
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 21 February 2012 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 February 2012 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 January 2019 by Clive Thompson
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