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The Blind Beggar

E1 337 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU, England
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Salvation Army founder William Booth preached his first sermon at this storied pub.
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  • Average26%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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E1 337 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU, England
East End / East London
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"east end pub"
in 10 reviews
"visited this pub"
in 5 reviews
"whitechapel road"
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"historic pub"
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"beer garden in the summer"
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"pub cat"
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"london locals"
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"east london"
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"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"lots of history"
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"walking tour"
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"boozer"
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"ronnie"
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"folklore"
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"legend"
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Reviewed yesterday

seems very corporate, no atmosphere, no sense of it's history, large tables haphazardly placed around, appears to serve fast food in boxes on trays, massive TV takes centre stage. Modernised but not sympathetically. It felt like there's an effort to remove it's association from east...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic pub, not fancy and basic but I felt it was atmospheric.The food is really good the Bros sausages excellent. The pub does not need to get up to date if it it is,trying to let the visitor feel the pub of the 60s.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was on our places to visit list do to the Kray twins connection, wish I had not bothered, there is very little in the pub its almost bare & it stank of bleach? Had a bottle of Budweiser can say I trusted the beer.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, not been here in 10 years, used to live in the area and come occasionally but was never the best pub in the area because if it's associations and hangers on but, if you're going to try and gentrify try and get the basics...More

Thank Simon W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charged 50p for using a card, despite such charges now being illegal. Not impressed that the management allowed this to happen despite the laws being introduced for months now. Sort it out guys or you'll get in trouble. Class pub otherwise.

1  Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I hopped on a bus to get away from todays Arsenal game... the 106 bought us here... we were hungry as bears as we got here ... we both had freshly cooked Banger Bros burgers ... with Belgian fries ... mine was veggie...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Notorious for the Shooting dead of Jack the Hat at the bar by the Kray twins. Ordinary pub, when we were in there there seemed to be a problem with the drains.

1  Thank Chris E
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Despite its Kray brothers fame, I only recently made it to the Blind Beggar for the first time. The pub isn't much to look at - it neither has historic character nor hipster edge nor the charm of a faded old boozer. Furnishings look rather...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for half an hour just to wait for my son. The pub is conveniently close to Whitechapel tube station. On the plus side: they made a darn good cup of tea (well, it was only 6pm!). On the down side: the young barmaid...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Featured in the film about The Krays, they even sell a book about the infamous East London gangsters. It features a beer garden which must be great in the summer, and they brew their own ale, the beggars belief, which is a very decent one,...More

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Pinkmiss
27 November 2015|
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Response from Tom R | Reviewed this property |
I have zero idea what don't you ring them and ask
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yvonne c
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Response from jaynebelinda123 | Reviewed this property |
I have been twice now and i come from Thailand..... I like the place, its always lively, and i recognized it immediately from watching the Krays movie from the 80s. All the staff are nice and friendly !
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