Boleyn, East Ham
A place of devotion for die hard Hammers fans, the Boleyn's still worth a look even if the 1980 FA Cup winning team doesn't trip immediately off the tongue. It's a classic late Victorian pub, with the stunning billiard (now pool) room being especially noteworthy. Probably the grandest space in a London pub you can chalk your cue in, but even with the grand skylight above you, the framed picture on the wall of Alf Garnett means you can't forget where this one's loyalties lie. It's certainly worth the journey out east for a look at its interior but unless your veins run with Claret and Blue, leave it to the West Ham fans come match day. A rather limited selection of drinks, but hey, you're either here for a pre-match booze up or an architectural appreciation, so you'll hear few complaints from the gathered throng.
1 Barking Road, East Ham, London, E6 1PW
020 8472 2182
How to get there
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How to find the Boleyn pub
Exit the tube, turn right and keep walking. Once you pass West Ham's ground you'll see the pub on the corner of Barking Road, opposite the statue of England's West Ham stars of 1966.