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People's Park Tavern, E9

360 Victoria Park Road
E9 7BT
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Tris C left this review about People's Park Tavern

Dating from 1865, this pub has gone by a variety of names since the original, Queen's Hotel: Falcon and Firkin, Victoria Park and now People's Park Tavern on account of it abutting Victoria Park, or people's park.
A first in here a couple of nights ago, which involved registering my details on the pub's website - no compulsory NHS Track and Trace - before receiving a confirmatory email a few minutes prior to arrival, to be shown to staff at the door, which I did on arrival to the bouncer who regarded me with suspicion. Was I too well dressed? Was I a hitman? Or was I a parent, arriving to pick up one of the young drinkers who make up most of the customers here?
Only one table was available which I gladly took. Next up, use the dog 'n' bone to scan the menu on the table to order drinks. So far so good, but the website didn't work properly so I couldn't add the drink to 'My Basket'. This in turn signalled that had I successfully completed the task, the website was obviously going to ask me for my bank details; fat chance of that, my ol' china. As orders could neither be made manually nor payment made by card, I had no choice but to leave.
As things stand though, this is a semi-industrial pub with exposed air handling vents with ductwork and dark gloomy interior, all of which looks like a Goth pub that would be more at home in Camden Town. There's food, which includes chips served in little metal cans.
Ales: Laine's and none on cask. As I don't really like Laine's Willi Wonka beers, I would have plumped for a Guinness which came in at over a fiver a pint, had I been able to place my order.
This is one of the worst pubs I've ever visited, so there is absolutely no chance of a return visit. Avoid.

On 1st November 2020 - rating: 2
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john gray left this review about Peoples Park Tavern

Surprised on a warm London night to see very few people in this pub .Then I went outside to the rear garden and there were a couple of hundred people out there.Not impressed by the interior of the pub.Very dated and the toilets are scuffy. Seem to spend their profits on the garden.Cocktail bar,barbecue shack also putting are all outside.Two very good beers from the in house brewery on cask.nice one.

On 20th August 2016 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about Peoples Park Tavern

This pub, blessed with a great location on the fringes of Victoria Park, is part of the Laines brewery's ever expanding London estate complete with on site brewing plant operating under the People's Pint moniker. The main bar has bare floorboards and a dark wood servery on the back wall with an exposed brick bar back surrounded by a modern looking wooden frame. To the left is a dining area with a lot of bench seating set up in front of the brewery, allowing you to watch the brewer in action as you tuck into your food. A large Gibbs Mew sign hangs on the wall here and there is a full suit of armour seemingly guarding the toilets. The rest of the bar area has low stool seating and some drinking ledges on the front wall, whilst décor includes an excellent series of diamond shaped artworks depicting adverts for a seemingly fictional brewery. There is also a rather quirky large wooden loudhailer sculpture suspended from the ceiling. To the right of the bar the room opens out into a lounge style area with comfortable seating options plus a few standard chairs and high stools. Some frosted glass panels screen part of the servery here and have lettering on them for a pawnbrokers and a 'certified embalmer', whilst some interesting mocked up pub signs can be viewed on the other side of the room. Pinball tables, vintage arcade machines and a fine board game collection provide extra entertainment opportunities whilst a warm looking stove stands on the right hand wall next to double doors leading out to the impressive beer garden. The garden was packed on my visit, with the crowds spoilt for choice with two outdoor bars, live music on a small stage, table tennis, table football, a fire pit and more picnic tables than you could possibly imagine.
The bar was dominated by the house beers, with the full line up comprising People's Pint Laines Best, Random Pale Ale, IPA, People's Pale Ale, Porter, ESB, Raspberry Wheat and Red Empire, plus three Orchard Pig ciders. I gave the Random Pale Ale (apparently made using a 'random' hop selection) which was an interesting pint in good condition, although sadly the al-fresco fun in the beer garden seemed to mean you got your beer in a plastic glass whether you wanted to go outside or not.
This struck me as an excellent pub and, thanks to the fine garden, an ideal place to visit for summer drinks. I felt that the onsite brewery was a much more serious operation than in some of the city's other Laines pubs and had I not been tight for time I would have liked to sample a few more of their ales. A real success story and possibly the best London pub I've discovered this year.

On 10th August 2015 - rating: 9
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Homerton, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Hackney Wick, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Fields, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for People's Park Tavern, E9
1st Nov 2020, 17:47
Review submitted by Tris C
21st Apr 2019, 21:50
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 August 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 August 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 January 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 January 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 10 August 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 January 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 January 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 August 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 August 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : Yes last updated 10 August 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 August 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesdays 7.30pm. - last updated 21 April 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Young's/Ram. - last updated 22 February 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 February 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 January 2014 by Aqualung .
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