Forest Tavern

173 Forest Lane, Forest Gate, London

Forest Tavern
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9/10 from 5 user reviews

Hip East London spreads even further east with the wonder that is the Forest Tavern

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Address:173 Forest Lane
Forest Gate
London
E7 9BB
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Public Houses & Inns
Region:Forest Gate
Nearest Station:Forest Gate
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About: Formerly the Railway Tavern but now renamed and given a healthy face lift, The Forest Tavern will open it’s doors for the first time on 5th September 2013.

Phase one will see the front bar open serving well stored ales, a wide range of spirits and carefully selected wines.

The second phase will follow shortly afterwards and introduce the dining area and kitchen. But that will not be the end as the pub will continue to evolve over the coming months in response to its patrons demands.

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"Hip East London spreads even further east with the wonder that is the Forest Tavern"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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You heard it here first, Forest Gate is on the up and it won’t be long until they’re making buildings out of gold and changing all the house numbers into names! Okay, so maybe you didn’t hear it here first and maybe the Forest Gate builders will be sticking to bricks and mortar for the time being, but we’re calling it all the same. Everybody says that you can tell when an area’s fortunes are on the rise when coffee shops and delis start opening. Well, we think it’s all about the pubs and it just so happens that Forest Gate has itself a hip new boozer to call its own.

The refurbished Railway Tavern has since become the Forest Tavern. Located opposite Forest Gate Station, the new pub has swapped whatever came before for a hip look that’s all dangling glowy light bulbs, golf club wall art, exposed brickwork, excellent music, fine beers and expensive spirits. Tables are plentiful, the windows are large, providing the pub with plenty of light and best of all, there’s a palpable positivity to the place. It may still be early days but the Forest Tavern is a welcome addition to the area.

Keeping up with the trend for micro brew beers and indie breweries, the Forest Tavern has a wide array of ales and lagers. You’ll find Crate Brewery, Meantime, Camden Town Brewery and a host of other rotating ales and craft brews on tap. Plans for a restaurant are at an advanced stage but there is no food being served at the time of writing.

The Forest Tavern might be a little too far east to venture out to unless there’s an ulterior motive but for locals it brings in a new wave of diversity on a sea of craft ales.



T.A.O reviewed Forest Tavern on Fri 18 Oct 2013


The Latest User Reviews of Forest Tavern


User Rating: 9 / 10
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Richard, forest gate
Added: Oct 2014
All In London User Recommended Business
The best pub in forest gate I know of. It's trendy and serves a good selection of real ales. The people are a good crowd a far cry from the weatherspoons mob. Food looks good. Prices are higher than average for the area but it's worth it.

User Rating: 8 / 10
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Michael, London
Added: Mar 2014
All In London User Recommended Business
Very nice pub. Good selection of beers, friendly staff and nice, artfully shabby decor.

User Rating: 9 / 10
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Ruth, Forest gate
Added: Feb 2014
All In London User Recommended Business
Lovely atmosphere friendly crowd good drinks and tasty Sunday lunch. What else do you need?

User Rating: 9 / 10
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Andrew Whittaker, Forest Gate
Added: Nov 2013
All In London User Recommended Business
Just went in tonight and was really impressed. Great selection of real ales, staff really friendly and welcoming. We were told that the restaurant has just opened and we were very impressed with the food. We had a steak and a burger and they were lovely, real quality food. Very family friendly, we came because a friend came last night and recommended it. They were advertising comedy nights on the last Thursday of the month. With the cafe across the road (CoffeE7), things are really looking up in Forest Gate!

User Rating: 9 / 10
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John Thomson, London
Added: Nov 2013
A great pub.

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