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White Horse N1

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Central London: Shoreditch and Hoxton

White Horse, Hoxton, London N1

Contemporary pub (Independent, small group)
153 Hoxton Street N1 6PJ
020 7729 8512 w f whitehorsehoxton tw hoxwhitehorse
Open 1700 (1300 Sat-Sun)-2400 (0200 Fri, 0100 Sat). Children welcome until 1830.
Cask beer 1 (Everards/Trumans), Other beer 4 keg (Camden Town, Meantime), 10+ bottles (mainly London), Also Bottled ciders, specialist spirits
Food Popup street food, Outdoor Rear beer garden in development, Wifi.
Thu-Sat DJs, occasional quizzes, film nights, themed events, functions, pinball, board games.

Reopened late in 2011 and still a work in progress, this former East End boozer on Hoxton Market has been reincarnated as an arty but casual and relaxed haunt with something of the vibe of a 1980s community centre. The smallish single bar has bare brick and jigsaws of wooden panelling in various colours, old film and advertising posters, vintage kitchen chairs and stools, and a foodie corner that hosts a rota of guest pop-up chefs with different specialities: gyoza one day, pizzas the next, then hot dogs and so on. Downstairs is a clubby space with its own bar, and a rear yard with artificial grass is due to open later in 2012. Admirably, the beer policy pursues a London theme: Truman’s Runner on cask; lagers, wheat beers and stouts from Camden Town and Meantime; and bottles from London Fields and Redchurch, both within walking distance. The bottles are set to expand still further with the ambition of stocking beers from at least a dozen London brewers. A range of imaginative events includes ‘flaps nights’ with free manicures.

Visitor note. The pub is a short step from the Geffrye Museum, one of London’s most intriguing collections which recreates the history of English domestic interiors within a terrace of 18th century almshouses set among elegant gardens.

National Rail Underground Old Street Overground Hoxton Cycling LCN+ 10, links to 9 16 and Regents Canal towpath Walking Link to Jubilee Greenway

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