People's Park Tavern

People's Park Tavern

This pub was voted the best in Hackney by Londonist readers.

Formerly the Britannia, this huge park pub is such a treasure that we're still puzzled as to why it didn't make a top five appearance on our poll of best pubs in near Victoria Park (but later winning the vote for Hackney borough). For starters, it has its own on-site microbrewery, which dispenses numerous styles of ale. We'd particularly recommend the New Zealand Pale Ale, a light and hoppy pint that seem's to be the pub's best seller. Perhaps steer clear of the green-tea infused ale, though.

The main room is informally decorated, with lounging sofas, wooden benches and stonking nozzle lampshades that look like they fell off a passing space shuttle. A smarter dining area lurks to the east, but you can scoff away anywhere.

The bulging beer garden forms a vesicle-like protrusion into Victoria Park itself. It's near impossible to walk past on as sunny day and not consider a quick stop-off. Dozens of benches, discrete little beach huts and a shady area offer plenty of seating options, most with heating. The garden has its own bar, too, helping with the queues inside.

Last updated August 2015.

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Roast chicken. Less fancypants than many gastropubs, but bally tasty, nontheless.
Roast chicken. Less fancypants than many gastropubs, but bally tasty, nontheless.
The veggie roast. You'll deffo get your five-a-day.
The veggie roast. You'll deffo get your five-a-day.
The dining area, with microbrewery in the background.
The dining area, with microbrewery in the background.
An old telebox and wood-burning stove. How cosy.
An old telebox and wood-burning stove. How cosy.
Not sure what this is.
Not sure what this is.
Most ales are brewed on site.
Most ales are brewed on site.
A busy beer garden.
A busy beer garden.
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Not so busy beer garden, on a rainy day.
Big knight out.
Big knight out.
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Bit cheeky, given the pub was under totally different ownership back then.
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Address: 360 Victoria Park Road London E9 7BT

Phone: 0208 533 0040

Email:
peoplestavern@drinkinlondon.co.uk

Website:
http://peoplesparktavern.pub/

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Thursday: Noon-Midnight

Friday: Noon-1am

Saturday: Noon-2am

Sunday: Noon-Midnight

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Rob

Terrible boozer this. Took the Britannia and made it a total w**kfest. Their own brews are tepid at best, and the has some of the worse staff I've ever come across a pub. Avoid at all costs