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An authentic backstreet boozer, The Sebright looks much as it did when last rebuilt, before the Blitz. Check out the original Charrington tiles, the coloured leaded windows, and the atmospheric soupy interior in nutty-brown woods. Since the pub’s 2017 acquisition by the owners of Birthdays in Dalston and The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch its popularity has gone from strength to strength, especially among fans of intimate (ticketed) gigs by edgy new bands in its 150-capacity basement. In the ground-floor saloon bar and atmospheric rear snug, sink pints of Best Bitter and Kapow! from local crafties Hackney Brewery. Alternatively, try the serviceable budget vino, or trade up, if you can, to a floral fully rounded Bourgueil, Urlar (Kiwi organic Sauvignon Blanc) or Austrian Blaufränkisch Höpler – not your usual pub plonk. Food is provided by pioneer peripatetic burger-van boys Lucky Chip; we’re torn between their Kevin Bacon and Kelly Le Brock stacks.