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Baxter's Court (JD Wetherspoon), Hackney, E8

282-284 Mare Street
E8
E8 1HE
Phone: 02085259010
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J D Wetherspoon

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Graham Coombs left this review about Baxter's Court (JD Wetherspoon)

New build Wetherspoons with a curious open air courtyard behind the facade, then a large, rather dark interior split into areas by columns. Beyond that, a fairly average 'Spoons. with a couple of good local ales alongside the usual stuff.

On 9th December 2018 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about Baxter's Court (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a very unusual two storey Wetherspoons pub on the busy Mare Street, roughly opposite the Hackney Empire. The pub is a relative new build, having been constructed back in 2003 on a disused patch of land that previously incorporated the eponymous Court (which was more of an alleyway in reality). You enter the pub via a highly unusual enclosed courtyard which has no roof and was therefore empty on my drizzling mid-week evening visit. From here you move into the ground floor bar - a large carpeted room with the servery on the back wall. Two sets of wood-clad pillars run through the middle of the room, breaking up an otherwise open-plan space. The front right area has standard tables and chairs plus a run of recessed banquette booths along the end wall, whilst the mid section of the room is a mix of standard tables and chairs and a few high tables and stools, with high backed banquette booths along the left hand wall. The servery has a very long counter and rather boring, boxy bar back enlivened somewhat by a pleasant art-deco style mirror. The room has been painted in a fairly warm colour scheme and there were some bright information boards to one side detailing the history of the Hackney Empire. Stairs to the right lead up to a second bar with plenty more seating and perhaps more unusually, to a terrace which overlooks Valette Street to the rear of the pub. Screens throughout were showing muted news and there was a very diverse crowd in, discussing such weighty subjects as religion and the general election which was due to take place the following day.
On the bar, I counted four guest ales, two 'Spoons regulars, one unused pump and three of those irritating 'Coming Soon' clips. The service here was sloppy and unfriendly and I ended up with a short measure of the Redemption Rock the Kazbek, but the barmaid had vanished before I even noticed. It was in reasonable nick and the usual good value at £2.69.
I quite liked the quirky feel of this place and I imagine it's one of those 'Spoons that attracts some right characters, so might well generate a good atmosphere at busier moments. But on a fairly quiet mid-week evening, the place was nothing special and the terrible service tipped the overall experience from positive to negative. With a number of top quality pubs in and around Hackney Central, the 'Spoons option finds itself well down the packing order.

On 20th July 2017 - rating: 5
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Moby Duck left this review about Baxter's Court (JD Wetherspoon)

This pub has the normal rather featureless interior in common with many Spoons up and down the country,it was though rather smarter than some I've been in and that applies to the assembled clientele as well.Ten pumps downstairs with only one usual suspect in evidence in the shape of GK IPA, I did discover two more lurking in the upstairs bar,but downstairs the rest were given over to festival beers and I was surprised how good my Otter Fusion turned out to be.
Certainly nowhere near the worst Spoons I have entered and as my beer was good I'm going to give it a 6/10, I must be in a good mood, or going mad.

On 27th March 2016 - rating: 6
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Hackney Central, 0.22 miles, 4 min walk (show)
London Fields, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Hackney Downs, 0.52 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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9th Dec 2018, 17:43
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No - Roof terrace - last updated 07 May 2014 by john mcgraw
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 March 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 13 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 13 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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