The Star by Hackney Downs

35 Queenstown Road , London, E5 8NN

The Star by Hackney Downs extr

SquareMeal Review of The Star by Hackney Downs

Following The Star of Bethnal Green and The Star of Kings, owner Rob Star has boldly gone out and conquered a far-flung corner of the galaxy – namely Clapton. The pub’s downplayed recycled decor (including some fairground-carousel malarkey) is also bang on target for suit-averse slouches who come here to sun themselves on the wraparound terrace overlooking Hackney Downs. Pop in for a pint from London breweries such as Meantime and Five Points or opt for Prosecco, cocktails and affordable vino. Street-food scran is of the chicken wings/burger persuasion, but also expect Sunday roasts and foodie pop-ups. Meet-the-brewer sessions, quizzes, stand-up comedy, live music, Ibiza-style DJs and other sociable stuff is part of the fun; there’s also a function room resembling a Soviet ‘disko’ – if you fancy a private knees-up with your Clapton comrades.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Hackney Central Station 629m

Hackney Downs Station 769m


Address: 35 Queenstown Road , London E5 8NN

Area: Clapton Hackney Downs

Opening times

Mon-Fri 4pm-11 (Fri -1am) Sat-Sun 12N-11pm (Sat -1am)

Nearby Landmarks

Hackney Downs 317m

Bullion Room Theatre 816m


Telephone: 020 7458 4481


Cuisine: Pubs

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