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The Bancroft Arms, Mile End, E1

410 Mile End Road
E1 4AP
Phone: 02077903014
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Bancroft Arms

As Alan says, this is an old Truman's pub that still has all the impressive original signage on the exterior. Sadly inside there's nothing left that indicates its Truman's heritage. Sadly there's no real ale either, with Belhaven keg bitter (£1.70 a half) being the best bet. I did notice an advert on the door for happy hour, wherein you can have a pint of Foster's, Carlsberg or Best Bitter (probably the John Smiths that they also sell) for £2.80 a pint. Happy hour was from 1.00 - 3.00 and 5.00 - 8.00, but luckily I was in at around 4.00 so any temptation to sample these drinks was denied me. There was a chalkboard by the bar advertising Doreen's Specials - which were in fact some pub grub favourites such as spagbol, and shepherds pie at £4.50 a pop, or sarnies/toasties at £2.

There was obviously a TV showing Sky Sports, and a dartboard behind a games machine that looked to be portable enough to be moved to allow access to the board. There was not much in the way of decor, but I did spot a framed photograph of boxing greats at Harringay Arena when it closed many years ago. This is clearly a locals' pub. In fact I quite liked its simplicity, and it's a shame it doesn't do at least one real ale, but I'm sure there's no call for it.

On 24th February 2014 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Bancroft Arms

The Bancroft Arms is a decent looking pub that is situated on the very busy mile end road,it is about midway between Mile End and Stepney Green tube stations,the large old Trumans sign looked quite nice.
Once inside there was a decent sized single room with the bar facing,i was greeted by Rex who had took the time to put on his Pubs Galore t shirt,not sure how he knew who i was,but he did.
The room was carpeted,there was a small stage to the right,with the seating being mainly normal tables and chairs,there was a TV on showing ice hockey from the winter olympics.
There were no real ales on the bar,the keg bitter was Belhaven best which was drinkable.
The pub was quite busy on a Wednesday afternoon,i was quite happy having a drink in this pub.

Pub visited 19/2/2014

On 19th February 2014 - rating: 6
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Limehouse, 0.83 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Bethnal Green, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Whitechapel, 1 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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14th Jun 2014, 16:14
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13th Jun 2014, 20:18
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  • Darts : Yes last updated 24 February 2014 by Moby Duck
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 February 2014 by Moby Duck
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 February 2014 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : No last updated 23 February 2014 by Alan Winfield
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