This is a solid red brick 1970s building, with a dull wooden interior, that replaced an older pub of the same name nearby. It's a fairly undistinguished two-bar establishment, with only minimal differences between the saloon and public bars. That said, when we visited (not, it should be said, on any occasion of particular national fervour), there were no England flags visible in the saloon, and a grand total of 30 in the public bar. This isn't, exactly, a bad pub, but it is, as Bongwater once sang, remarkably unremarkable.
Axe Street, Barking, London, IG11 7LX
020 8594 2143
How to get there
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How to find the Victoria pub
Barking: turn right out of the station. At the bandstand turn left down Ripple Road, and, just before the end of the pedestrian area, turn right down Axe Street. You'll soon see the pub on your left, near the corner with St. Ann's Road.