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The Clapton Hart, Clapton, E5

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231 Lower Clapton Road
E5
E5 8EG
Phone: 02089858124
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Tris C left this review about The Clapton Hart

I missed this pub on our March 2017 crawl as I arrived late, so on sauntering up Murder Mile (Upper/Lower Clapton Road), I decided to give it a go on the spur of the moment and, as I was soon to find out, there were only two other customers in this stately pile.
The former White Hart dates from the early 18th century but was rebuilt in 1891, a Charrington’s pub as evinced by some vestigial traces of the brewer’s trademark leaded glass. Well-described by others, it’s an absolutely enormous multi-roomed place and I wouldn’t be surprised if it had once doubled as a music hall in its time. It’s also the most Antic of Antic pubs I’ve visited, with an interior which is less distressed, more traumatised. There’s a hotchpotch of knickknackery, including a stuffed deer’s head mounted to a wall and an upright Joanna. Euro 2020 was being shown on a projector screen, sound off, so as not to interfere with the dance anthems wafting out of the stereo at an agreeable level; if but I’d brought my glowsticks and whistle.
As mentioned, the pub was empty apart from us three drinkers watching the footie. The front patio and especially the rear garden were packed with young incomers. The lavs were distressed, but not deliberately so.
Ales: Five Points Pale at the ‘new normal’ price of £4.80 and excellent it was too, Volden’s Session IPA and Pale, Rosie Pig cider, four unused pumps, thereafter Orbit’s Nico, Staropramen, Pravha, Signature’s Roadie Session IPA, Beavertown’s Gamma Ray and Neck Oil, Five Points Jupa, Blue Moon White Beer, Guinness and Aspall’s.
Despite the tattiness of the place, it’s really quite good, especially as it managed to serve three real ales when some specialist Hackney ale emporia can only be bothered to stock one; the price was vaguely agreeable considering the current circumstances. In all, this makes for a good stop if in this rather remote location.

On 13th June 2021 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Clapton Hart

The former White Hart is in a bit of a state, with some genuine decrepitude topped-off by some deliberate 'distressing' by Antic... Anyway, it is still a fine old building, and has an impressive interior with various rooms arranged around the central bar counter (all with the expected eclectic decor). Also benefits from a large patio beer garden. Seven of eight handpumps in operation when we visited, with real ales including Session (£3.30) and Pale from Volden plus Turner's Elderflower cider from Kent.

On 15th April 2017 - rating: 8
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E TA left this review about The Clapton Hart

An excellent description by Maldenman, below, including the beers on offer, which completely justify the GBG entry. The 'distressed' interior included areas of contrived, crumbling plaster, broken blackboards on the walls and an air of something special that would make it a good backdrop for a zombie film. It's a bit gloomy inside, but the garden is much brighter, a large outdoor space that looks like a bomb site that was never rebuilt. I had the Alchemy Pale Ale which was in perfect condition, an excellent pint, but I thought it was a bit expensive. A very good place to start a crawl and an interesting cultural contrast to the hideous mosque building opposite and its judgmental divinities.

On 9th April 2017 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Clapton, 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Rectory Road, 0.62 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Hackney Downs, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
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13th Jun 2021, 18:26
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 01 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No - No under-25s. - last updated 13 June 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 26 March 2017 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 June 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 June 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 June 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 13 June 2021 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 04 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 February 2016 by ROB Camra
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