Hackney's great beer gardens reopening on April 12
- Credit: The Three Compasses
After months of anticipation, prime minister Boris Johnson has given Hackney hospitality the go-ahead to welcome visitors for food and alcohol outside from April 12.
So if you are wondering where to book in Hackney, the Gazette has rounded up a few of the great beer gardens in the borough opening the week of April 12.
The Adam and Eve, Homerton
155 Homerton High St, Homerton, London E9 6AS
The Adam and Eve on Homerton High Street is home to a swanky refurbished beer garden, blooming with colourful plants and a friendly atmosphere. It also has an inspired menu of Thai street food to enjoy, cooked with locally sourced ingredients.
You can send a booking enquiry on their website: https://www.adamandevepub.com/
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Pub On The Park, London Fields
19 Martello St, Hackney, London E8 3PE
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Overlooking the grass of London Fields, Pub On The Park’s decked beer garden has seven big screens showing numerous different games at the same time. The seating area has lamps and heaters, along with a classic menu of pub grub complete with vegan options.
You can book up to 6 people in outside seating via their website: http://pubonthepark.com/
CRATE Brewery, Hackney Wick
Unit 7 Queen's Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN
CRATE’s taproom and pizzeria is a hipster hotspot for craft beer lovers. Established in 2012 in an old print factory, the canal-side beer garden is made of recycled pallets and railway sleepers. Alongside a menu of stone baked pizza, there is a choice of CRATE beers made on-site.
You can send a booking enquiry on their website: https://cratebrewery.com/venue/crate-taproom-and-pizzeria
People’s Park Tavern, Victoria Park
360 Victoria Park Rd, London E9 7BT
Situated on the tip of Victoria Park with one of London’s largest beer gardens, People’s Park Tavern remains a firm favourite for locals and visitors alike. The pub has an onsite brewery, BBQ kitchen, and - of course - Sunday roasts.
You can book a table on their website: https://www.peoplesparktavern.pub/bookings
The Three Compasses, Dalston
99 Dalston Ln, Dalston, London E8 1NH
Dalston’s slick local boozer at the end of Ridley Road has a cosy beer terrace of nine tables. The down-to-earth venue serves local craft beer and hosts a street food kitchen residency with Filthy Buns, including vegan options.
You can make a booking enquiry of up to 6 people for food on their website: https://www.3compasses.com/book-a-table-hackney
The Crooked Billet, Clapton
84 Upper Clapton Rd, Clapton, London E5 9JP
The Crooked Billet is home to a spacious beer garden decked out with fairy lights, a ping-pong table, outdoor food trucks, and bars serving a mix of craft and commercial draughts and local real ale.
You can book a table on their website: https://e5crookedbillet.co.uk/contact/
The Chesham Arms, Hackney
East London Public House, 15 Mehetabel Rd, London E9 6DU
The Chesham Arms is reopening its south-facing beer garden on April 15. A gastropub with an authentic neighbourhood vibe, the venue was saved from a housing development project after a two-year-long community campaign. It also offers a food menu of sausage rolls, pork pies, or order-ins from nearby Yard Sale pizza.
You can make a booking on their reservation service: https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/thecheshamarmshackney?duration-picker=true
Royal Inn on the Park, Hackney
111 Lauriston Rd, Victoria Park Village, London E9 7HJ
The Royal Inn on the Park is a traditional Victorian pub with a prized reputation for its delicious Sunday roasts. With a seasonally changing wine list, the beer terrace welcomes dogs and is a stone’s throw away from Victoria Park.
Tables throughout the week will be on a first come first served basis. Reservations for Sunday lunch can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Star by Hackney Downs
35 Queensdown Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 8JQ
With a large covered and heated outdoor seating area, The Star by Hackney Downs is right next to the park and serves up street food from a rotating pop-up kitchen. Their current residents are Black Star Kitchen, who have a menu of burgers, jerk chicken, and classic pub grub - all with a Ghanaian twist.
Bookings are available on their website: www.starbyhackneydowns.co.uk
Queen of Hoxton
1 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3JX
The Queen of Hoxton’s colourful rooftop terrace boasts views of the city’s skyline. With regular live music and DJ sets, it is perfect to enjoy alfresco drinks and BBQ food to celebrate the start of the summer months.
Walk-ins are available, subject to availability. Bookings are recommended and are available at:
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