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The Water Poet

#233 of 1 343 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 11:00 - 23:00
Open today: 11:00 - 23:00
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Love This Place...

Although it was quiet when we came here last week, it was only just after midday and before the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Nice pub

Nice place (nothing too glitzy) with a friendly, laid back vibe at the back of Spitalfields market... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“Nice pub”
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9-11 Folgate Street, London E1 6BX, England
+44 20 7426 0495
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was quiet when we came here last week, it was only just after midday and before the rush. It hasn’t changed too much, has an old school feel about the place and service is generally with a smile. The pool tables are gone...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place (nothing too glitzy) with a friendly, laid back vibe at the back of Spitalfields market. Bigger than it looks from the outside with plenty of inside and outside seating. Good selection of drinks and snacks.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank tintinfan2013
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Have been here several times but not for a while - glad I went back! We were there for Sunday lunch - the roast pork from Ginger Pig was delicious with lovely crackling. Others in my party had beef and chicken and all were good....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended to me by my friend. According to him the food and beer was good. I’m not a drinker so I was hoping for a good menu and great tasting food; I was not disappointed. We went for the set menu that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mazio1973
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Lunch with my Son. Fabulous fish and chips and a pint of Beavertown Neck Oil. A combo, which cannot be beaten. This is one special eating house.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Cuthbert-Henrys
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub with some friends and first impression was ‘no room at the inn’ - the bar was mobbed. Unusual for London pubs at 4:00 in the afternoon. We were told that there were other areas and wander around which we did. Sure enough...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank tartnjohn
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A fine old pub in a good location - just off Old SpitalFields Market and up from Liverpool St. Good selection of beers, plenty space and good seating. The roast dinners looked excellent- next time !

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank PhilnGill
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Very good food and huge portions - Sunday roast was amazing and so was the mozarella and soy burger, it comes with a lot of delicious fries as well. Offers a few classic cocktails with a twist. Excellent service even on a busy Sunday lunch...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank audreystauth
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We met friends at The Water Poet for a quick drink to start our evening off and enjoyed the large surroundings, quirky beer garden and being served by friendly staff. We met on a Friday night and 2 of our party had managed to get...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Temer2
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The Water Poet was very lovely place nearby my hotel. Stuff very friendly, wi-fi fast, food delicious (especially fish&ships).

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank sarunasl2017
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the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain
hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers
throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting
some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

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