The Spotted Dog, Forest Gate

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posted by sokolov on 6/1/2004

last rating: last rating: 2 pints

This is probably worth a visit on the grounds of historical curiosity. It claims to be the oldest secular building in the borough and parts of it date back to the Tudor period. But, if our Saturday night visit is any sort of guide, it would probably be grateful for the extra clientele. It is a great pity that this old hunting lodge should show its age quite so much. The old stone walls and beams are very pleasant and all that, but when the place is as we found it - almost empty - it just seems a bit barn-like. There were few signs of life in the various rooms except for a pool game at one end and a discussion of James Brown's recording career. Even the pub cat seemed to be getting on in years. We recommend all who care about this nation's heritage of riotous excess to drop in for an extended and riotous drinking session.

reported to have closed by Oct 2004

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212 Upton Lane, Forest Gate, London, E7 9NP

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