Hallsville Tavern (The White House), Canning Town

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One of the very few buildings in Canning Town to have survived the devastation of both World Wars, the Hallsville Tavern (also known as the White House) shows due deference to East End tradition and is an oasis of calm and civility behind its heavy metal doors. (A sign warning of visiting police sniffer dogs is characteristically genteel in its advice not to let man's best friend become your worst enemy'.) It is, in fact, vaguely reminiscent of a bar at a Hi-de-Hi!-style holiday camp, with green velveteen seating and a small, but interesting, selection of antique objects, plus a stage for bands or singers. There are a few (modern) stained glass windows with a nautical theme, and a painting depicting river scenes above the bar. The chosen theme of all the pub's beer mats on our visit, the promotion of vasectomies, probably gives as good an indication as any as to who the regulars here are: on our visit, they seemed to comprise a close-knit group of older men (who, one presumes, were carrying on with younger women). Free snacks on the bar on Sunday lunchtimes, of course. Quite a decent and timeless place, all in all.
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Reviews (3)
15 Mar 2012
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Not a very nice pub, dated decor dated customers. The few of the younger ones were doing drugs in the toilets, so were the barmaids. The landlord was not available, it was very clicky. Barstaff were very crude and bad language. Not a place I would visit again. Real EASTEND.
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15 Mar 2012
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An absolute dive for old men and tarts, if you are a stranger you stay that way. Some of the younger customers do drugs in the loos and the staff, the staff are unfriendly and crude. Will never go there again. Did not meet the landlord.
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06 Jan 2012
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Very friendly and welcoming Landlord, old style friendly pub.
Never had a bad pint, always a major plus!
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30 Nov 2011
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The gov is a great man who runs a very good pub he has many years of experience and knowledge. Live music at weekends, friendly atmosphere. Go a long way to find a pub like this one.

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57 Hallsville Road, Canning Town, London, E16 1EE
020 7511 1498
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