Top O' The Morning, Hackney Wick

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FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The site of the Top o' the Morning pub has an interesting and notorious history. Thomas Briggs, the victim of the first railway murder in England, in 1864, was brought here shortly before he died of his wounds. The story caused a sensation at the time, not least because of the police's transatlantic pursuit of the murderer. The pub doesn't exactly dine out on this piece of London pub-lore, although outside here is a plaque to the unfortunate Mr. Briggs. Inside the pub is decorated with a random mishmash of objects, including a couple of single-sculls suspended from the ceiling. Thankfully it's bereft of the standard accoutrements from the Irish-pub furnishings warehouse. There's no real ale on here, but, naturally, it serves a decent pint of Guinness. There's a separately-run restaurant area, which will also serves food to the bar and wine from its wine list (if you don't fancy the Stowells in little bottles from the bar), which is very reasonably priced. Although staunchly one for the locals, we were made to feel very welcome on our visit. They're used to it, a lot of walkers pop in on their walks along the canal tow path and it's handy for Victoria Park too. Just try not to think of that story if you're heading back to Hackney Wick station...
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09 Aug 2012
Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
i used this pub when i lived in london in the 1970s very friendly pub then
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26 Aug 2009
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very friendly pub.

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129 Cadogan Terrace, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5HP
020 8985 9917

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