Pepper Saint Ontiod

Pepper Saint Ontiod

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What's in a name? Plenty of peculiar wordplay in this case. There is no St Ontiod. It's an acronym for On The Isle Of Dogs. The Pepper part comes from Pepper Street, on which this runty red-brick pub stands.

It's part of the Antic chain, and the usual jumble of crappy old wallpaper, chintzy furniture and jumble sale flotsam is present and questionably correct. It's not unwelcome, however. This is the Isle of Dogs, where nearly all other venues are clinical and uncluttered. A more homely drinking den is definitely a plus, especially since the closure of the North Pole.

Yes, that really is the pub furnishings

You'll be well serviced by the beers — a fine spread across draught and keg, with a number of unusual options. Our lunch was a trifle disappointing. The haddock was 80% batter, served with a shameful helping of chips. Could do better for a tenner.

The real joy of this pub lies upstairs. The brightly litter upper floor has a jolly nice balcony view over the Millwall Dock, framed by the gunmetal-grey cranes that line its quays. And there's a pool table... a rare find among the glass and steel towers.

On Twitter as @PepperSaint. On Facebook. Quiz night is Tuesday.

Last updated May 2019. Photos below from 2015, but it hasn't changed much.


Address: Pepper Saint Ontiod 21 Pepper Street, London E14 9RP

Phone: 020 7987 5205


Monday: noon-11pm

Tuesday: noon-11pm

Wednesday: noon-11pm

Thursday: noon-11pm

Friday: noon-midnight

Saturday: noon-11pm

Sunday: noon-10.30pm

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