The Haggerston

438 Kingsland Road, De Beauvoir Town, London, E8 4AA
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Review Summary from 2 reviews

438 Kingsland Road, De Beauvoir Town, London, E8 4AA

Nearest Station
Dalston Junction (0.39 miles)


Opening Times
monday Opens 16:00 - Closes 01:00
tuesday Opens 16:00 - Closes 01:00
wednesday Opens 16:00 - Closes 01:00
thursday Opens 16:00 - Closes 01:00
friday Opens 12:00 - Closes 03:00
saturday Opens 12:00 - Closes 03:00
sunday Opens 12:00 - Closes 03:00

All In London Review

Great pizzas, great atmopshere

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Having stepped up its food offerings we visited the Haggerston to find out if its true that this Kingsland Road pub is serving some of the best pizzas around.

The Haggerston hasn’t changed much since it took over from Uncle Sam’s. That old incarnation was one of the trendy spots around here and The Haggerston is regarded in much the same vein. DJs play the venue on weekends, the odd live band plays from a makeshift corner stage and you can guarantee that passed 7pm your chances of getting a table are slim to none towards the end of the week. That’s how it is and how it has always been here. Except with food and beer choices extended, this hip bar has become even more appealing.

Draught beers include Redhook Long Hammer, Krombacher, Cristal Lager and a small range of ales from the nearby De Beauvoir Brewery. The food menu consists of pulled pork sandwiches; bratwursts with toppings (£6.50 with a half of German beer) and the stone baked pizzas. On our visit we try both the gorgonzola and pear and the chorizo and salami. Crispy edged, bubbled, floury dough and a sogging centre topped with fresh ingredients that balance each other out. It’s true, these are some of the best pub pizzas we’ve had in a while. But so they should be because at £9.50 they match restaurant prices. However, if you can get in early enough to take one of the booths by the big windows then The Haggerston’s music, beers and general atmosphere are more than enough to persuade you that a pizza here is a worthy way to spend an evening.

Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on Feb 21, 2014

Belgian lagers, organic ciders and cask ale mean that there’s always something for everyone at the Haggerston.

So you’re stood on Kingsland road with the traffic whizzing by you, the drab grey sky above and a chill that finds the bones. What better way to defeat that depressing triad than by heading to the Haggerston for stone-baked pizza and a cozy makeshift approach to that modern gastro look.

Spacious and inviting, the Haggerston is one of a group of venues on Kingsland Road that transcend from the levels of acceptability to actually being quite charming. A young crowd inhabits what was once a poor excuse for a pub and with the (now quite distant) refurbishment came a whole new atmosphere – naturally. Weeknights are a welcome muted affair of bar stool drinking, people huddled on tables and obvious levels of intimacy that lure you in. The Haggerston is a pub that seems forever dimly lit and the darkness seems to suit it. Weekends see late night opening, stumbling fun and good music played by occasional DJs. There are plenty of tables inside and a spacious area of bare floorboards to do with as you wish. In summer the parade outside is filled with people who give it the look of some cosmopolitan creative hub and draw the invective from the occasional passing motorist, what with them funny clothes and funnier haircuts.

The aforementioned pizzas link quality and value hand-in-hand and the line-up of drinks at the bar is a good surprise. Belgian lagers, organic ciders and cask ale mean that there’s always something for everyone at the Haggerston.

Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on Dec 20, 2011

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Kingsland Road has some good bars but The Haggerston is a cut above. Located a little short of Dalston Junction, the Haggerston is a sizeable lump of pub. Late opening, DJs, fine European beers and the occasional live act. You can’t say fairer than that.

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As with all the watering holes on Kingsland Road, The Haggerstonis super-hip and super-busy at all times. There are ales from the nearby De Beauvoir Brewery, some excellent pizzas and DJ sets at the weekends.

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Reviewed by T.A.O
The Haggerston nicely fills that bit of space between Shoreditch and Dalston. Open late (till 2/3am?), good (Belgian) beers, DJs and some of the finest pub pizzas around.

Always a pleasure.

Sep 4, 2013

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