A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer
Houses and Hotels in London.
1991 Beer index
The 1991 edition of the East London Beer Guide
- East London & City CAMRA.
Stations - Mile End (Central/District), Bow Road and Bromley by Bow (District),
Bow Church and Devons Road (DLR).
The original Bow was a village around the ford over the River Lea, now replaced
by Bow flyover, and in this area there still remains something of a village
atmosphere, despite sufferings from bombing and road building. The large Tesco
is far from anyone's image of the village shop, although many of the pubs still
have a traditional atmosphere. For this guide the Bow area extends rather
further, to Stepney in the west, Poplar in the south and Victoria Park in the
The railway and canal network shows its importance as the one-time gateway to
London from the east, and amongst the Victorian terraces (and a few squares) the
visitor will find a good range of 'corner locals' remaining. To an extent, the
pubs have not suffered as much as other parts of the East End although this may
reflect the greater mix of ownership, including a sprinkling of regional brewers
houses. In other parts substantial development of flats has taken place with
associated estate pubs mixed in with older survivors.
Taylor Walker have a strong influence here, much derived from their purchase of
Smith Garrett in 1927 - which they then closed.
E3 Albert: 74 St Stephens Road. (A1/1) Belhaven.
E3 Albion: 25 St. Pauls Way. (A1/2) Belhaven. No beer - closed.
E3 Ancient Briton:
44a Glaucus Street. (B2/3) Bass Charrington.
E3 BEEHIVE: 104 Empson Street. (B2/4) .
E3 BLUE ANCHOR: 67 Bromley High Street. (B2/5) Belhaven. Originally owned by the
Kings Arms Brewery, part of the London & Burton Brewery Co., who were taken over
by Watney Combe Reid in 1929. The freehold was sold to the LCC in 1950.
E3 Bombay Grab: 246 Bow Road. (B2/6)
E3 BOW BELLS: 116 Bow Road. (B2/7) Ind Coope Taylor Walker.
E3 Bridge House: 14 Bow Common Lane. (B2/8) Belhaven.
E3 BRITANNIA: 185 Bow Common Lane. (A2/9) Courage.
E3 BROMLEY ARMS: 51 Fairfield Road. (B1/10) Shepherd Neame. ,
E3 CALEDONIAN ARMS: 62 Fairfield Road. (B1/11) Shepherd Neame.
E3 COBORN ARMS: 8 Coborn Road. (A1/12) Young & Co. Until 1984 was a Whitbread
pub. Former Lacon Brewery pub.
E3 Crown Hotel: 223 Grove Road. (A1/13) Belhaven.
E3 Crystal Tavern: 25 Burdett Road. (A2/14) Ind Coope Taylor Walker.
E3 Duke of Wellington: 16a Newmill House - Devas Street. (B2/15) Grand Met-Watneys.
E3 DUKE OF YORK: 129 Antill Road. (A1/16) Ind Coope Taylor Walker. Former Smith
Garrett (Bow Brewery) pub as can be seen by the original tiling.
E3 EARL OF ELLESMERE: 19 Chisenhale Road. (A1/17) Ind Coope Taylor Walker.
E3 Eleanor Arms: 460 Old Ford Road. (A1/18) Shepherd Neame.
E3 George & Dragon: 92 St Pauls Way. (A2/19) Belhaven.
E3 HAND & FLOWER: 72 Parnell Road. (B1/20) Whitbreads.
E3 Horn of Plenty: 588 Mile End Road. (A2/21) Ind Coope Taylor Walker.
E3 ICELAND: 421 Wick Lane. (B1/22) Grand Met-Watneys.
E3 Imperial Crown: 50 St Leonard's Street. (B2/23) Ind Coope Taylor Walker.
E3 John Bull: 490 Roman Road. (A1/24) Ind Coope Taylor Walker. No beer - closed.
E3 Kings Arms: 167 Bow Road. (B1/25) Ind Coope Taylor Walker.
E3 Kitsons: 171 Devons Road. (B2/26) Grand Met-Watneys.
E3 LITTLE DRIVER: 125 Bow Road. (B1/27) Bass Charrington.
E3 LORD CARDIGAN: 12 Anglo Road. (B1/28) Ind Coope Burton.
E3 Lord Morpeth: 402 Old Ford Road. (A1/29) Whitbreads.
E3 Lord Palmerston: 45 Hewlett Road. (A1/30)
E3 LORD TREDEGAR: 50 Lichfield Road. (A1/31) Ind Coope Taylor Walker. A Grade II
E3 Melody Park Inn: 2 Midlothian Road. (A2/32) Grand Met-Watneys. No beer -
E3 Milton Arms: 28 Wright's Road. (B1/33)
E3 MOULDERS ARMS: 50 &
52 Bromley High Street. (B2/34) Grand Met-Watneys.
E3 Needle Gun: 527 Roman Road. (A1/35) Ind Coope Taylor Walker.
E3 NEW GLOBE: 359 Mile End Road. (A1/36) Whitbreads.
E3 Old Duke of Cambridge: 158 Devons Road. (B2/37) Belhaven.
E3 Old Ford Tavern: 393 Old Ford Road. (B1/38)
E3 Ordell Arms: 22 Ordell Road. (B1/39)
E3 PALM TREE: 24 & 26 Palm Street. (A1/40) .
E3 Playwrights: 43 Morgan Street. (A1/41) Grand Met-Watneys.
E3 Prince of Wales: 2 Grove Road. (A1/42) Grand Met-Watneys.
E3 Pearly King: 94 Bromley High Street. No longer a pub.
E3 Priory Tavern: 37 St Leonard Street. (B2/43) Grand Met-Trumans.
E3 Queen Victoria: 1 Gillender Street. (B2/44)
E3 Railway Tavern: 30 Grove Road. (A1/45)
E3 Ranelagh Arms: 599 Roman Road. (B1/46) Courage.
E3 Rising Sun: 14 Gillender Street. (B2/47) Belhaven.
E3 ROSE & CROWN: 8 Stroudley Walk - Devons Road. (B2/48) Ind Coope Taylor
Walker. One-bar pub near Bow Church. Darts and shove halfpenny. Cooked food
lunchtime. Garden. A Grade II Listed Building.
E3 Rose of Denmark: 612 Roman Road. (B1/49) Belhaven.
E3 TENTERDEN ARMS: 224 Devons Road. (B2/50) Grand Met-Trumans
E3 YE OLDE THREE TUNS: 185 Bow Road. (B1/51) Whitbreads.
E3 Unicorn: 27 Vivian Road. (A1/52) Whitbreads.
E3 VICTORIA: 110 Grove Road. (A1/53) Charles Wells.
E3 WENTWORTH ARMS: 97 Eric Street. (A2/54) Charles Wells.
E3 White Horse: 473 Roman Road. (A1/55) Grand Met-Watneys.
E3 Whitethorn: 30 Whitethorn Street. (B1/56) Grand Met-Trumans.
E3 WIDOWS SON: 75 Devons Road. (B2/57) Ind Coope Taylor Walker. A Grade II Listed Building
because: 'Interior retains almost completely its circa 1870s fittings, including
engraved mirrors, decorated panels to pilastersgilt capitals and glass, fronted
cabinets containing assorted china. Ornamental lettered panels states:
'Importer and bonder of choice Foreign cigars: The Widow's Son. Family Wine
Spirit and Malt Liquor Establishment'. Darts and shove halfpenny. Lunchtime
snacks. Every Easter a sailor places a hot cross bun amongst others in
memory of a mothers sailor son who was lost at sea.