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The Turk's Head, Wapping, E1

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1 Green Bank
E1
E1W 2PA
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Tris C left this review about The Turk's Head

A pub has been here since the start of the 18th century, rebuilt in 1927, with very fine surviving Taylor Walker glazed tiling. It had closed by the late ‘70s, with an old photo showing it daubed with graffiti, some courtesy of the National Front. It reopened as a workers’ café in 1993, but is now essentially a very swanky restaurant and possibly bar, geared towards cocktails, with photos on the website.
On arriving, most customers were seated outside, leaving a majority of tables unused and a few stools to the bar. I asked the barman if I could just have a drink, but he told me I had to book a table with the woman standing a few feet from me. So, in effect, I would have to go over to her, ask if there was a spare table – at almost 9pm – to which she would have replied ‘Yes’, then she would escort me to a table which I had been standing next to a few seconds earlier, whereupon I could have ordered a drink, from the three unclipped fizz taps. Customers were incomers, probably owners of all the Porsches* that punctuate the area and judging by the noise, there appeared to be caged birds somewhere on the premises.
Even if – and I emphasise if – it’s possible to just have a drink here, it’s really not worth the bother. Go to the Prospect or Town of Ramsgate and find yourself a real pub with real ale and credible service.

*I’ve just noticed that the pub’s website gallery has a 911 posed outside.

On 13th May 2022 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1502 recommendations about 1481 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Wapping, 0.28 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Shadwell, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Rotherhithe, 2.24 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Turk's Head, E1
13th May 2022, 20:05
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
13th May 2022, 20:02
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 November 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 November 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 November 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 November 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 November 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 November 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 November 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 February 2018 by Komakino .
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