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Green Goose, Bow, E3

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112 Anglo Road
E3
E3 5HD
Phone: 02089801865
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Tris C left this review about Green Goose

A mid-19th century backstreet Bow pub, which was known as The Lord Cardigan until 2016, at which time it was externally a rather scruffy locals’ boozer with tired Taylor Walker lanterns, Skol and Ind Coope lettering to net curtained windows, the whole looking distinctly uninviting with an interior to match, going by previous reviews.
Unfathomable name aside, this has been massively scrubbed up to take into consideration the ongoing gentrification of the area. I had thought it was going to be a rather predictable gastropub, so gave it a wide berth when I reviewed the area last year; how wrong I was.
The interior is really a decent traditional pub. Shelving aside, there’s no bar back to speak of, but the main bar structure features a gorgeous pot shelf, rising from the bar top from a series of fluted brass columns, emerging from and entering tiered flanges; it’s topped with little wood flourishes from which sprout brass brackets with glass uplighters, all looking somewhat Art Deco. The floor is polished with age – no carpet now – the walls are dark green field panelled to dado height then pale green, up to a white Anaglypta ceiling. The window surrounds are lacquered dark brown. Clear spherical lamps hang from the ceiling and there are similar sconce lights. Further light comes from tea lights in half-pint dimple mugs to the tables, which are either conventional high or low with suitable chairs. There are some banquette booths and Chesterfields. Décor comes in the form of knickknacks and framed prints to the walls. To the rear is a dining area with open kitchen – I’ll bet the previous reviewers didn’t one day envisage Swordfish Niçoise though. Beyond, is a substantial beer garden, exit stage right to the modern swanky lavs (see photo). Music played at a decent level with friendly and efficient staff serving a mixed crowd of professional incomers and older, genuine East Enders.
Just four pumps serving the two ales: Five Points XPA and Best at a very acceptable £4.70 and on great form; Five Points JUPA and Pale were available on tap along with two from the Battersea Brewery, thereafter fizz and Guinness.
I really enjoyed my brief stay here. This makes for a great fivesome with the Little Driver, Morgan Arms, Lord Tredegar and Palm Tree and if you’ve a fetish for kitchen utensils and garden implements bolted to the walls, throw in the Coborn too.

On 19th September 2021 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about Lord Cardigan

No real ale and no sign of any food when I popped in here on Wednesday afternoon. There were keg fonts for Tetleys and Bombardier, but both had little plastic bags over them leaving John Smith's (£1.60 a half) as the only choice other than bogstandard lagers.

There's a grubby carpet on the floor, a small stage on the right that had a dog's basket and water bowl on it, and furnishings were very ordinary standard tables, chairs and small stools. The tables were pushed against the walls with the chairs trapped behind them, suggesting that no customers were expected to come in and use them. There was one other customer in, plus off duty staff or family members occupying another table doing paperwork or some such. I sat on a stool by one of the tables as I didn't expect to be staying long enough to warrant the effort of moving the table out to get at one of the chairs. There's no decor worth mentioning.

Everything about the pub interior appears decrepit and in need of some urgent TLC, or perhaps some money spent on it. What a shame that such a magnificent old pub like this has been allowed to go to rack and ruin. I fear for its future. But maybe it's a better place in the evenings - I certainly hope so.

On 6th September 2015 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Lord Cardigan

Side street locals boozer, with an 'U'-shaped bar that might once have looked something but certainly not now. Basic furniture and decor, with just a couple of TVs and a dartboard in the way of features, and some living banter between the almost totally older male clientele. No real ale, so had a quick pint of keg Bombardier (on offer at £2.80, and - slightly surprisingly - served in the right glass) before moving on.

On 7th June 2015 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Hackney Wick, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Bethnal Green, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Homerton, 1.53 miles, 29 min walk (show)
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19th Sep 2021, 17:56
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 September 2021 by Tris C
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