Jackdaw & Star, Homerton

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Throughout history various cultures have adopted different perspectives on sin and punishment. In monotheistic religions for example, evildoers are said to suffer for eternity in Hell after death. In Roman mythology sinners were sent to Hades, with the most wicked punished in Tartarus, the 'Abode of the Accursed'. Later, 14th century Italian poet Dante conceptualised the 'Nine Circles of Hell', where each circle involved increasing levels of torment. Funnily enough, all these are the perfect description of the Jackdaw & Stump in Homerton. Indeed, if Dante were alive today, he might have considered including this pub within those Circles of Hell. Don't let appearances deceive you; architecturally, the outside is fairly pretty, displaying the original name - Spread Eagle - high above, with said eagle soaring above the main doors. But this is still a terrifying wander into the darkside of Hackney; not recommended for even the hardiest pub adventurers, this a leading contender for the worst pub on Fancyapint. Most locals steer clear, as should you. Consider yourselves duly warned.
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09 Jun 2009
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If your worried about the gentryfication of Homerton, fear not. The Jackdaw and Stump is nasty.

When walking home on a late Friday or Saturday night its advisable to walk on the other side of the street so to avoid flying bottles.

To be recommended for wannabe gangsters, Begbie in 'Trainspotting' or Carling in 'Scum' . Otherwise RUN!

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224 Homerton High Street, Homerton, London, E9 6AS
020 7129 7055
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Overview

Taking on the lease of iconic Hackney pub, The Jackdaw and Stump is located on Homerton High street 2 min from Homerton high street. Local designer, Lady Ray again returns to style the interior taking influence from the name of the pub and highlighting the beautiful central bar to create a space that is equally suited to drinking, dining and socialising.
The venue retains the look and atmosphere of a traditional pub, so there is a heavy focus on great drinks with lots of locally sourced products. Plans are also afoot for a micro-brewery in the cellar, so you can get your own taste of The Star

Detailed Description

Taking on the lease of iconic Hackney pub, The Jackdaw and Stump is located on Homerton High street 2 min from Homerton high street. Local designer, Lady Ray again returns to style the interior taking influence from the name of the pub and highlighting the beautiful central bar to create a space that is equally suited to drinking, dining and socialising.

The venue retains the look and atmosphere of a traditional pub, so there is a heavy focus on great drinks with lots of locally sourced products. Plans are also afoot for a micro-brewery in the cellar, so you can get your own taste of The Star. This latest pub joins The Star of Bethnal Green, The Star of Kings and The Star by Hackney Downs in the growing brand of Electric Star Pubs.

The Food:
Andi Oliver (BBC Neneh and Andi dish it up, The Kitchen Cabinet R4, Food Glorious Food ITV,The Birdcage) and Kelly Miles (General manager, Lots Rd,The Roebuck,The Birdcage) are two friends who have worked together over four years delivering feasts of epic proportions, intimate dinners, pop-up banquets, weddings and parties.

"We call it Guerilla cooking! SUGARSHACK is our brainchild and was born this summer at Hackney wick. We rub lamb and pork shoulder with our unique blend of spices then smoke it for 8-10 hours in Tallulah the Sugarshack smoker who burns our specialized blend of apple,maple,alder and almond wood for a sweet nutty finish. We then pack it into a toasted sugarshack stack with gorgeous greens,succulent tomato,refreshing summer slaw and our roast garlic and avocado dressings. It’s a club sandwich the like of which you've never had before and we are bringing Tallulah and the Sugarshack magic to Homerton! We are so thrilled to be embarking upon a brand new adventure alongside Rob Star and his team at The Jackdaw and Star, the menu is expanding to deliver exciting innovative food bursting with flavour and appealing to everyone!"