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The Hemingway, E9

84 Victoria park Road
E9
E9 7JL
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custodian 42 left this review about The Hemingway

One main room with a further room to the right rear. Bar to the middle. Mainly keg with two weak real ales. Food area on the left hand side.

On 17th September 2018 - rating: 4
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Tris C left this review about The Hemingway

Formerly the Royal Standard, this is a rather grand corner pub along a pretty stretch of Victoria Park Road in an increasingly gentrified part of Hackney and within spitting distance of Victoria Park.

Out front there's ample beer patio space with flowers. The interior is quite imposing with high ceilings, columns and antique-style adornments and prints. There's a sofa area by the fireplace, furniture is solid, eclectic with tables of various sizes.

There's a central side bar next to an open kitchen (of which I'm not a fan due to the heat and noise). To the rear there are a handful of small, quiet rooms. This isn't a hotbed of real ale, though there were some taps dispensing beers from the Meantime brewery and possibly the Camden Brewery. All this to a muted jazz soundtrack.

The lavatories, with piped chamber and harpsichord music are clean though small but it's the urinals against which some may bridle. They are a pair of open women's red-lipped mouths; unsurprisingly I'm not sure that urinating into a fake woman's mouth will appeal to all.

I would come here again, especially if visiting VP, but this pub loses at least one if not two points because of the above.

On 27th September 2013 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Fields, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Cambridge Heath (London), 0.67 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Bethnal Green, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Hemingway, E9
17th Sep 2018, 15:16
Review submitted by custodian 42
 
9th Aug 2014, 10:00
Request to add pub to area Homerton by Tris C approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 September 2013 by hondo .
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 September 2013 by hondo .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - First Tuesday of the month, 7.30 pm. - last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 September 2013 by hondo .
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