In Greek mythology, the Horn of Plenty (also known as the Cornucopia) is a symbol of harvest — overflowing with fruits, honey and grain. Unfortunately, this stretch of Mile End Road at Stepney Green isn't as bounteously-laden with good pubs, so the recent re-opening of this little boozer is something to be celebrated.
It's been given a makeover including an explosion of colourful hanging baskets outside, and a completely redecorated interior, with maps, a jukebox and a 'Joanna' (which is locked, and only opened for people who have talent — being able to play Chopsticks doesn't count).
Draft beer includes Stevens Point Amber Lager, Brooklyn, Frontier, Jaipur IPA, and Sierra Nevada, plus Cornish Orchard Cider. The pub stocks three guest ales, which are changed fortnightly, a range of bottled craft beers and a selection of good wines.
There's a relaxed and friendly, buzzy vibe inside — on our visit there was a mixed crowd of mid-20s, families and older couples. This makes for a homely, community atmosphere and the Horn of Plenty feels like a good local — whether you're a local or not.
Food served in the week is a selection of bar snacks, subs from Sub Cult, burger or fish and chips; while on Sundays it's all about the roasts. We tried the beef, which came perfectly pink, with a huge Yorkshire pudding, crispy roasties, mixed veg and nose-tingling horseradish. And lots of gravy. Save space for the rhubarb posset — one of the best desserts we've ever had in a pub.
Quiz night is Tuesday from 8pm, Rock, Paper, Scissors on Fridays from 6pm-7pm.
Last updated September 2015.