The Camel, Bethnal Green
If you like the nearby Florist, but find it getting a little too crowded and noisy for you, then your best bet is to try this pub. Run by the same people, The Camel is a friendly, family affair. The great original external tiling is intact but its been smartened up inside - the framed photos of the Camel from days gone by are a nice touch. The Camel might be a small, narrow pub, but it packs in a lot. There're always a couple of decent ales on the hand pumps and a great selection of cider, including two rather potent and excellent, and plenty of other interesting beers on tap, including Sam Smith's wheat beer - we didn't realise they did exports - on our last visit, and a good selection of bottles, plus reasonable wine on offer from the tiny bar. The service is excellent, the food's good - really excellent pies - so the pub is understandably popular Sunday lunchtime and evenings towards the end of the week. However, for the rest of the time you'll usually find the Camel comfortably busy most days of the week (except Monday lunchtime, when it's closed), with a jolly buzz and happy locals.
30 Jan 2010
fantastic pub with probably the best pies in London. can't recommend this enough. especially as the last time i went we caught a new barman with a stunning amount of enthusiasm. that will probably have been chipped away by now but we enjoyed it.
277 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0JD
020 8983 9888
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How to find the The Camel pub
Leave Bethnal Green tube and head east up Roman Road towards the fire station. When you get to the traffic lights, turn left up Globe Road and you'll find the pub a short way up on the left.