The Hemingway

The Hemingway

This pub was voted among the best in the Victoria Park area by Londonist readers.

Pubs named after authors. There should be more of them. Dickens has a couple. Defoe pops up in Stoke Newington. But where's the Conan-Doyle or the JK Rowling? The Seven-Eighths group appear to be redressing this balance. Not too long ago, they opened the Hunter S in De Beauvoir Town. But their first venture, back in 2010, was the mighty-fine Hemingway.

The chunky main room is all rich leather sofas, copper-topped bar and the promise of a knees-up round the old Joanna. More cosy seating can be found in a set of side rooms. A subtle hunting theme runs throughout the boozer — perhaps a reference to the author's penchant for firing bullets into helpless animals. Needless to say, the menu features plenty of game and meat, but also makes concessions to leaf-eaters. Booze choice is reasonable without being exceptional, other than the range of spirits, which goes the extra mile — appropriately enough for a pub whose namesake was known for heavy drinking, influencing many cocktails.

Quiz night is the first Tuesday of every month.


Address: 84 Victoria Park Road London E9 7JL

Phone: 020 8510 0215

[email protected]


Monday: Noon-Midnight

Tuesday: Noon-Midnight

Wednesday: Noon-Midnight

Thursday: Noon-Midnight

Friday: Noon-1am

Saturday: Noon-1am

Sunday: Noon-11.30pm

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