The Best Pubs in and around Bethnal Green

The Best Pubs in and around Bethnal Green

 If you're on the lookout for a cosy spot with proper pub grub, candle-lit ambiance, and a crackling fireplace to take the winter chill away, you're in for a treat. Here's a list of some of the best cosy pubs in and around Bethnal Green.


1. The Camel

After closing its doors for five years, The Camel reopened triumphantly thanks to the power and petitioning of the local people. Just a 4-minute stroll from Corner Place,  residents can make this cosy and quintessential East London pub their new ‘local’, nipping down the road for their famous pie and mash menu and a range of independent beers. Steeped in history, the folks behind The Camel have done an excellent job at sensitively restoring the pub, keeping the traditional brown tiled exterior, retro lighting and the dark wood of the bar. With its laid-back and friendly atmosphere, it's the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day.


It’s a 10-minute stroll from our homes at Corner Place, Bethnal Green.


2. The Approach Tavern

The Approach Tavern is known for its cosy, unspoiled interiors that take you back in time, and a proper open fire to warm your bones after a chilly winter walk in nearby Victoria Park. And is super easy to get to from our homes at Corner Place, Bethnal Green, just a 13-minute walk. This traditional pub offers mouthwatering pub classics including an epic Sunday roast, fish and chips and a selection of craft beers. The warm glow of the fire creates an inviting atmosphere that keeps locals and visitors coming back for more, whether for a laid-back date night or a cosy Sunday lunch with family or friends.


3. The Star of Bethnal Green

 The Star of Bethnal Green is a pub that makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about English pubs. Self-dubbed ‘the East End’s brightest star’, expect a celebration of the weird and wonderful in an anything-but-traditional pub setting that combines trendy with charming perfectly. The eclectic decor and candle-lit tables create an intimate but fun atmosphere, perfect for enjoying their deliciously juicy, gourmet burgers with friends.

Warning: this could quickly become your favourite local as it’s located just a 6-minute walk from homes at Corner Place.


4. The Well & Bucket   

For those seeking a touch of nostalgia, The Well & Bucket on Bethnal Green Road is a restored Victorian pub with plenty of old-world charm. The intimate setting, complete with vintage decor and ambient lighting, provides the perfect backdrop for indulging in their delicious food menu. This historic watering hole is a step up from your traditional pub, doubling up as an oyster bar come cocktail lounge.  


It’s an 18-minute walk from our homes at Corner Place.


All within a 20-minute stroll from our Corner Place development next to Bethnal Green station, these cosy pubs with bags of character offer a welcoming escape from the hustle and bustle. Whether its epic pub grub, old world charm, a roaring open fire or something a bit more up tempo you’re looking for, there is something to suit everyone in this list of Bethnal Green’s best pubs.

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