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The Star by Hackney Downs, Hackney Downs, E5

35 Queensdown Road
E5
E5 8NN
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Komakino . left this review about The Star by Hackney Downs

Now run by the too-cool-for-school Star Group who have a couple of other pubs in and around this area (The Jackdaw & Star is one that springs to mind). Externally, it retains a faded Three Sisters sign - whether original or hipster reclaimed I'm unsure) and remains the 'flatiron' shape from before. Internally you'll either love it or hate it. It retains a central island bar now with red and white bulbs running around the above perimeter. The decor, to me, seems to be something that an interior designer in the early 80s would have run by Siouxsie and the Banshees for input and the result is a dimly-lit, upcycled hodge-podge which was well populated on my weeknight visit. Plenty to draw 'em in with a Happy Hour, Quiz Night, Live Music, Comedy Nights and Life Drawing (missed out on that one!), and food is burger-based with a menu that extends throughout the group provided by Yeah! Burger (I'm told their sauce is something to try out). Just the three ales - Five Points Pale, Truman's Swift and an absolutely superb Purity Bunny Hop. This will massively divide opinion, but I could have imagined walking past this building thinking "that used to be a pub" so well played to those who have resurrected it.

On 4th October 2017 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Three Sisters

This is a simple triangular pub that has some picnic tables outside and is located on the corner of a busy junction. The Pride was off during my visit leaving only a standard draught selection, but the Guinness was very nice.

The pub isn't the biggest, but there is a small pool table in front of a small stage area that had some decks set up on it and there is also table football and a nice dartboard. I got the feel that it was very much a local's pub, but they along with the barmaid seemed like a nice enough bunch. I spotted three plasma screens, but saw no sign of any sport advertised, but I would have thought they have Sky Sports or there wouldn't really be any point in the screens.

I'd pop back in for a quick pint if passing.

On 21st May 2009 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Hackney Downs, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Hackney Central, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Clapton, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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Review submitted by Komakino . amended by Komakino .
 
4th Oct 2017, 20:41
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 08 June 2019 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Last Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm. - last updated 08 June 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 June 2019 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
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