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Old Kings Head

Hackney, London
  • Nick B.
    "Great spot for lunch, friendly atmosphere."(2 Tips)
    "Impossible to believe this is in Shoreditch."(2 Tips)
    Simon W.
    "Turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwich now available for £3.50!"(3 Tips)
    Angus B.
    "WiFi: welcomein"(2 Tips)
28 Tips and reviews
  • sandwiches
  • outdoor seating
  • wifi
  • lively
  • fish & chips
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  • Eamonn C.
    Eamonn CareyMay 5, 2017
    A great London pub. Keep an eye out for the cat. Great place for a few beers on a sunny day - nice seats outside. Gets busy after work but you can usually find a spot to sit.
  • Janar M.
    Janar MeriloMarch 11, 2016
    On Friday they offer delicious fish & chips.
  • Jess P.
    Jess ParkerJuly 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Takes a while to be served on a busy day but the staff are nice and it's a dependable local.
  • Katerina A.
    Katerina AnnaMarch 5, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Lovely pub, closed on the weekends
  • Christophe B.
    Christophe BogaertFebruary 14, 2015
    Lovely house cat, Sally.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BurchJuly 10, 2014
    Always have a good laugh with the bar staff
  • Tim G.
    Tim GeorgeApril 23, 2014
    Not great for watching live football, otherwise fine
  • Gavyn L.
    Gavyn LongDecember 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    WiFi: tokh1234
  • Angus B.
    Angus BankesNovember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    WiFi: welcomein
  • Eb A.
    Eb AdeyeriOctober 22, 2013
    Proper 'old man's' pub. Love it.
  • Charlie W.
    Charlie WardOctober 14, 2013
    Watch out for the agency weapons.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PughSeptember 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Bargain lunch menu for £5 and the food is really good! Tiny place with some peace as quiet away from the city/hoxton buzz.
  • Sofia R.
    Sofia RytkonenJuly 26, 2013
    Nice place to have a pint outside :)
  • Andy M.
    Andy MarstonMay 28, 2013
    Fishfinger sandwich is a must!!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BoardmanMarch 15, 2013
    Great spot for lunch, friendly atmosphere.
  • Kat S.
    Kat SOctober 31, 2012
    Brilliant prices and a wonderful atmosphere!
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto C.September 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    try The Full Monthy breakfast for only £5 and add a cappuccino.
  • Simon W.
    Simon WillisonNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwich now available for £3.50!
  • Simon W.
    Simon WillisonNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Say hello to Sally the cat.
  • Sacha
    SachaOctober 24, 2011
    Play the retro card computer game on the right hand side of the pub
  • Great British Chefs S.
    This is a rocking pub - so un-Shoreditch & the cat makes it even more excellent
  • Dave P.
    Dave PatrickAugust 1, 2011
    Ham, egg & chips. Say no more.
  • Londonist
    LondonistJune 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Impossible to believe this is in Shoreditch. Wonderful place. Read more
  • Dave H.
    Dave HaynesFebruary 23, 2011
    Sandwiches for £2 makes this place a pretty good spot for lunches out of the office even if the interior of the pub isn't the most amazing.
  • Rich P.
    Rich PrimusJanuary 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Family run and friendly service. Try the cheeseburger + steak cut chips.
  • David P.
    David PearsMay 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    ....large screen pull down TV that shows cricket/football, just ask.
  • David P.
    David PearsMay 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    A bolt hole from the overly trendy Shoreditch if you need a breather from the skinny jeans and fifty quid haircut brigade. Genuinely friendly landlady and a couple of equally friendly pub cats.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HopeFebruary 24, 2010
    Average but quiet, friendly boozer food is on the good/clean side! Friendly s
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