Londonist lists the top 11 Antic pubs in London

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    It doesn’t look anything like that.
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  3. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

    Aragon House in Parson's Green reminds me of these places. Not bad in the summer.
  4. TikkiB

    TikkiB Well-Known Member

    you're right, it really doesn't.
    Every Antic pub I've visited has really horrible women's loos. The ones in the Red Lion in Leytonstone are particularly grim
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  5. S☼I

    S☼I already bored

  6. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Pub company
  7. TikkiB

    TikkiB Well-Known Member

    yes, they are a London based pub company who specialise in taking over run down and grotty pubs, and non pub spaces and turning them into popular drinking places. They have a definite flair for picking areas ripe for gentrification, and a rather murky reputation regarding their financial probity
    Have said that, I do like their pubs - they always have a good range of beer and decent food
  8. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    20171028_180610.jpg Not in their top 10 , one of my locals, The Clapton Hart.
  9. It’s definitely the right boozer. I’m wondering how old that picture is though.
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They're usually affordable and welcoming to locals too, unlike a lot of the vile exclusive hipster shit that we're getting around Brixton. I think their own Volden beer is just something like £3.40 which is reasonable.

    I'm not sure I'd count quite a few of their pubs as being in areas 'ripe for gentrification,' mind. Well not in the foreseeable future at least.

    But you're right about the murky finances.
  11. TikkiB

    TikkiB Well-Known Member

    When they opened the Red Lion in E11 it marked a real shift in the type of shops and bars opening on Leytonstone High Street, and they have served a similar purpose in Leyton, and Walthamstow. (I'm not saying gentrification is a good thing by the way)

    And yes, very welcoming to locals, and their dogs. There's always a jar of dog treats at the Red Lion!

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