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This old ship just had a refit and is looking even more shipshape than normal. It's a favourite East End pub, beloved of everyone from suits to scoundrels to those visiting for the Sunday night drag-act cabaret. A more ecumenical pub you won't find anywhere. A friendly welcome greets regulars and newcomers alike. It's a pub of three halves (thirds, surely? - ed). The buzzing front bar is where the main action is. A smaller secondary room offers a more intimate drink. Finally, at the back, there's a games room with a pool table. A straightforward selection of food and drink (including well-kept IPA) can be gained from the bar.
It was almost lost to development. Tower Hamlets council had a go at selling the place off for conversion to flats. A local petition and campaign made them see sense, and the pub is saved for its many grateful regulars.
Quiz night is Wednesday. Cabaret is Sunday.
Last updated April 2015.