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The Ten Bells

The Ten Bells

Tower Hamlets, Spitalfields
  • desiree
    "Bombardier bitter"(2 Tips)
    George J.
    "... is steeped in Jack the Ripper history .... see..."(2 Tips)
    Ed H.
    "Good spot for street drinking on a hot."(2 Tips)
    Phil S.
    "great nutty brown barrel of rollicking ale!!"(11 Tips)
67 Tips and reviews
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  • lively
  • cocktails
  • tours
  • good for a late night
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  • Ashley G.
    Ashley GayOctober 21, 2014
    Great range of beers and a few Jack The Ripper stories to go with them. Shame they took down the name board of the rippers victims as it named 6 people instead of 5 as it is generally told.
  • Fredrik L.
    Fredrik LindmarkJune 30, 2014
    Had anniversary dinner upstairs and food is interesting and high quality, service was personal and attentive. Dining room is quirky and has interesting art. Only drawback was some noisy guests.
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart CruickshankJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the best pubs in the area for street drinking in the sun, though be prepared to be approached by many of the local characters. Oh, and don't forget to stand inside the chalk line!
  • Monika
    MonikaMarch 9, 2016
    Iconic pub with a small but perfectly lovely selection of craft beer. On the Jack The Ripper tour, hence the Mary Kelly grafitti in the loo.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinFebruary 14, 2016
    The regular watering hole of two of Jack the Ripper's victims. Beautiful pub that has changed little since those Victorian days. Great real ales.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JermynDecember 7, 2013
    You have to love The Ten Bells. Great pub, good location and you feel like you are part of the Jack the Ripper tours!
  • Odo
    OdoSeptember 4, 2012
    Nice pub, iconic with Jack the Ripper association. Pop now a more regular British modern resto upstairs at the ten bells not to be missed, great food. Full review... Read more
  • Steven P.
    Steven PowerMay 25, 2013
    Awesome little pub, bound to history with its links to Jack the Ripper. Check out all the graffiti in the toilets too
  • Phil S.
    Phil SmithJanuary 8, 2011
    The Bombardier is not to be missed. A bit flat (that's London for ya!) but still a great nutty brown barrel of rollicking ale!! "BAR TENDER!!"
  • debra d.
    debra duncanApril 13, 2013
    Nice food, but not enough of it. Couple of slices of venision, butternut squash (which was a light mouse), some more vegetables would have been enough to make it.
  • Adam F.
    Adam FauxMarch 19, 2011
    Literally one of the best pubs in London! Barely changed since the days of jack the ripper, gets lively at the weekend, get yourself here!
  • 💎T
    💎TAugust 19, 2014
    Pretty good beer selection. A bartender was nice enough to help me find an IPA since I didn't know any of the brands here.
  • George J.
    George JohnsonApril 1, 2012
    This pub is directly opposite Old Spittalfields Market and is steeped in Jack the Ripper history .... see below
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDOctober 21, 2015
    Great pub! Famous for a Jack The Ripper murder. Ask if they have Bibble on tap.
    budgetplaces.comJuly 15, 2011
    In this bar they know everything there is to know about Jack the Ripper! Come find out the names of his victims and enjoy a beer in this bar dating from 1752.
  • Roberto B.
    Roberto BuaApril 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to start your night out, one of the cheapest pubs in the area.
  • Xin R.
    Xin RogoJuly 31, 2015
    Upstairs speak easy hangout is where you get home made alcoholic treats
  • Emma M.
    Emma McVitieSeptember 29, 2014
    A lot if history around this bar. Staff are lovely. Always meet new people here!
  • Ian Z.
    Ian Zachary-WhittinghamFebruary 5, 2015
    Shame Jon Tomey , Ruthless, disliked,,Irishman (Liked HIm) owned this Place for sometime - -Ran it well ,- trulya great place. Since departed. so has 10 Bells forever
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.June 8, 2016
    Classic pub, you can stand outside and enjoy your drink
  • Omar C.
    Omar CamposMay 17, 2013
    Buttermilk chicken, pigs ears & the lamb are finger licking good
  • Anna W.
    Anna WallaceDecember 14, 2014
    Sometimes hit, sometimes miss. Traditional decor and a Ripper history. But can smell of old louts..
  • Jessi @.
    Jessi @2feet1worldJanuary 16, 2015
    Huge and delicious Sunday roasts served upstairs!
  • Solveig O.
    Solveig OskJune 13, 2011
    They've done the place up since I went first. Doesn't have an awful lot of indoor-space but looks nice + you can stand outside to enjoy the life round Spitalfields market. Read more
  • Saba
    SabaOctober 5, 2012
    Very nice pub, can get quite busy in the afternoons
  • Hannah P.
    Hannah ParvazMarch 29, 2015
    Really quick service 👌👌👌
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TaylorJanuary 22, 2015
    Great little boozer but gets crowded!
  • Jonathan G.
    go upstairs for more room and the second bar
  • Matthias K.
    Matthias KerstenJune 2, 2015
    My favourite Pub round that area.
  • Betony K.
    Betony KellyJune 7, 2015
    Stand outside when it's sunny and watch Shoreditch go by...
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MorrisJanuary 19, 2013
    Be warned, this place does not admit children, not even at midday on a Saturday. Bar staff not great at explaining the policy either, just a plain "no children allowed". Like it's a crime.
  • Caroline B.
    Caroline BlackSeptember 12, 2015
    Loving the new cocktail bar upstairs
  • brian f.
    brian fernandesJuly 20, 2011
    I'm not so sure about the refit as too mnay people perch themselves at the bar blocking you from getting served.
  • Joeyyymac
    JoeyyymacAugust 14, 2014
    Toilet fun
  • Joe W.
    Joe WatsonSeptember 29, 2011
    Lovely pub and like to go there again soon.
  • Mr J.
    Mr JSeptember 1, 2012
    Food is ridiculously overpriced and unreasonably pretentious. I rarely leave a bad review, but this place deserves the worst of thoughts. I hope they choke on my money. P.s: waiters are really kind.
  • Chip W.
    Chip WalkerApril 11, 2014
    Jack the Ripper found his victims here! Must have a pint. Then go across the street to the market.
  • Lars B.
    Lars BrücherFebruary 24, 2012
    Young Turks Crew is running the Restaurant in the first floor until the end of April.
  • Ceara P.
    Ceara PixieApril 30
    It had two floors so head upstairs if it's busy
  • Kieran C.
    Busy enough on a sat night, nothing overly spectacular about the place.
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy Mercer-DeadmanJune 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    busy after work pub, good buzz, nice outside in the sun Read more
  • Giovanni M.
    Giovanni MazzocchiJuly 20, 2015
    Jack ripper's pub eheheh good beer
  • Gilda M.
    Gilda MauriceDecember 6, 2013
    Amazing restaurant upstairs
  • Ollie T.
    Ollie ThompsonJanuary 18, 2014
    They have a really blonde barmaid :-D
  • Ed H.
    Ed HammertonJuly 6, 2015
    Good spot for street drinking on a hot. Otherwise meh
  • Littlelalunta
    LittlelaluntaAugust 16, 2016
    Here with load of friends then get drunk
  • Christelle
    ChristelleDecember 2, 2011
    Hold breath when going to the loos downstairs!
  • D S.
    D StewartFebruary 6, 2014
    Unexpected gem.
  • András N.
    András NémethOctober 30, 2015
    decent pub w/ very limited space
  • Andrew L.
    Lively atmosphere
  • Ben B.
    Ben BrazierMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Careful when walking down the rickety old stairs. Don't fall on your arse.
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PamOctober 19, 2011
    Get a Truman's Bitter. And avoid the Jersey girls.
  • G D.
    G DizzleJuly 18, 2012
    Underwhelmed by the food. Not particularly good value. Average flavours!
  • Glenn M.
    Glenn MiddleditchNovember 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Not keen on the refit - a lot less room, maybe see what happens when it's finished
  • Laurence
    LaurenceMay 12, 2011
    Cambridge hipsters living their east London dream. Avoid.
  • Emma Jane W.
    Emma Jane WardleMarch 18, 2011
    The refit doesn't even warrant a comment and I am with an architect! So there
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HannyJuly 23, 2013
  • Gary C.
    Gary ChisholmFebruary 1, 2011
    Quite meh. Much the same as every other place in Shoreditch. Nothing new or exciting.
  • Katherine N.
    Katherine NormanMarch 19, 2013
    Plays Alt-J. Can't be bad.
  • David P.
    David PearsJuly 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the place a couple of Jack The Rippers victims worked in/around/out of
  • desiree
    desireeJanuary 4, 2014
    Bombardier bitter
  • Túlio B.
    Túlio BragançaApril 5, 2015
    Jack Estripador era habitué do local. Completamente compreensível visto a qualidade das cervejas. Three Weiss monkeys é deliciosa!
  • Pablo S.
    Pablo SuárezAugust 18, 2014
    Un clásico para tomarse una pinta, lleno de historia y con el añadido de saber que Jack el destripador estuvo aquí.
  • Haksta
    HakstaJune 2
    Karındeşen Jack in hatrına gidip gördük. Yolunuz düşerse uğrarsnız. Yoksa bu mekan için yolunuzu değiştirmeye değmez.
  • Jose Manuel M.
    Buena cerveza, sitio chulo
  • naranjaimpar
    naranjaimparNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Por aqui se pasaba Jack The Ripper
  • Begoña D.
    Begoña DomínguezMarch 13, 2012
    Tomando dos Ale!!
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