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A Victorian Steampunk makeover has given this one-time boozer and former leather goods wholesaler’s a new lease of life – the listed wall tiles are now a joy to behold. The beer offer is similarly
notable, with a dozen draughts poured at the copper-topped island bar: try Ink Stout and Gentleman’s Wit (both from Camden) or Old Dominion Double D (from the USA); otherwise, dip into the
fantastic, worldwide range of bottled brews. To nibble, briny oysters are served six ways – perhaps ‘au naturel’ on ice-laden vintage stands or wrapped in bacon with crushed hazelnuts and creamed
leeks – although mollusc avoiders might prefer ‘voodoo’ chicken wings, various exotic sliders or a good old Sunday roast. A cute patio garden and a downstairs cocktail lounge serving experimental
old fashioneds, martinis and margaritas are further reasons to investigate this appealing East End revival.
I'd been to the Well and Bucket once on a Friday night but I felt like it didn't give an accurate picture of the pub so I decided to go back again before writing about it. So this is a tale of two visits.The first timeI thought we might have a drink or two at the Crown and Shuttle but in fact, after buying our Field Day tickets from the Owl and the Pussycat (so excited!) we decided to try out the new Well and Bucket at the top of Brick Lane.This is quite a large pub capitalising on the trend for craft beers. It looks like it would have a large beer garden at the back in which to enjoy them but, in fact, all it basically...
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