Talisa Dean 23/09/18
It’s not every day that you fancy a crisp pint, sat on the fairy-lit, wrap-around terrace of a pub, overlooking leafy London Fields.
It’s every day and night.
Making it more or less impossible to find a time not to visit Pub On The Park.
You’ll find it, quite literally, back-to-back with LF, directly behind the station. Its stands out in its handsome coat of white and mint green, but also because of its terrace – a wooden, wrap-around number that’s never not busy. In the summer people spill out onto the surrounding street, drunk on sun and Aperol Spritz, whilst winter sees them huddling around heaters, knocking-back whisky and mulled wine.
Inside is divvied into three different areas. There’s the main bar, well-known for its seven TV screens, often playing various different games at one time in order to avoid upset. And then there’s a couple of smaller spaces, used mostly for private parties – a 70s-style speakeasy type space, as well as more of a retro basement ‘pad’, neither of which require a booking fee which is pretty cool.
Food wise, you’ll find all of the usual pub classics: beer battered fish and chips, slow cooked pork belly, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. They also do a mean Sunday roast: beef, chicken, or pork – with all the trimmings – as well as a nut roast of butternut squash, beetroot, buckwheat, and parsley.
For drinks…well, it’s a pub. What don’t they do is definitely the easier question. Although signature highlights include a substantial ale collection and some delicious but fairly priced wines.
NOTE: Pub On The Park is open from 12pm every day. For more information or to book, visit their website here.
Pub On The Park | 19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8 3PE
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19 Martello Street, London Fields, E8 3PE
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