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The Salmon & Ball, Bethnal Green, E2

502 Bethnal Green Road
E2
E2 0EA
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Tris C left this review about The Salmon & Ball

A first in what is probably one of the area's last traditional community boozers, with the odd incomer.
It's tidy and quite conventional inside with a carpeted floor, Anaglypta ceiling, neutral green and cream painted Anaglypta to the walls and traditional furniture with louvre blinds to the windows; it's smaller than you think too with some space devoted to flashing games machines.
Karaoke was the thing on my arrival and a bloke was inflicting hari kiri on Spandau Ballet's Gold - Tony Hadley would be turning in his grave if he were dead. Disappointingly, TVs on the walls were glowing away showing dross with the sound off. Locals seemed like a jolly bunch, though I think some were a bid Brahms.
The barmaid was very friendly and served me with a half of Kronenbore at a very steep £2.40; it's cooking lager only here as far as I could see.
This isn't a bad place if you fancy some alternative entertainment - fine for something different if you're passing, but I don't pass here often.

On 16th August 2019 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about The Salmon & Ball

No real ale coupled with Karaoke are two things very likely to turn me off of a pub, however I persevered with a half Guinness and actually enjoyed my twenty minutes or so in here, the place was buzzing with a party atmosphere and the guy singing Mac The Knife was actually very good. I don't suppose I will repeat the visit too often, but this occasion took me quite by surprise.

On 27th November 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Salmon & Ball

Not a bad-looking corner pub, with green paintwork and hanging baskets on the two facades. The staple-shaped bar has plain furniture and the usual decor seems to be mostly mirrors and sports TV screens, although it was decorated (in a not too over-the-top way) for Christmas when I stopped by. Fairly busy too, with Jimmy Hendrix blasting out from the sound system, but plenty of good-natured chat too. No real ale sadly, so it was either John Smith's (£3.20) or either bottled Abbot or Old Speckled Hen from the fridge. All-in-all, a mixed bag.

On 27th December 2015 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Bethnal Green, 0.04 miles, 0 min walk (show)
Cambridge Heath (London), 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Whitechapel, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Salmon & Ball, E2
16th Aug 2019, 20:50
Review submitted by Tris C
 
15th Mar 2019, 00:36
Pub map correction submitted by Graham Coombs approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 16 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 16 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 16 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : No - According to the London Drinker, Feb/Mar 2017. - last updated 26 January 2017 by Tris C
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