Victoria, Bow

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The Victoria is a former traditional local's pub which has transmuted into a rather more idiosyncratic beast. Now predominantly a music-led pub you'll find an excellent jukebox, DJs and live acts throughout the week. The decor is a bit of a mishmash, essentially a cross between the boozer it once was and an East London bar, with an intentionally squat-like feeling. Apart from the music, there is plenty of other entertainment, the most obvious of which being a ping-pong table out the back. Retro/ironic film nights appear on Sundays and you can even attend a jumble sale or get your haircut - a good example of diversification, we suppose. There was also a Nintendo 64 sat in the corner and while this reviewer enjoyed a trip down memory lane planting proximity mines in Goldeneye, we felt a vague unease that it wasn't the place for such things. If an N64 gave us nostalgic feelings, we suspect that it was like witnessing ancient history for the young overtly fashionable student-types who sparsely populated the place. This demographic was mirrored by the bar staff who (although friendly) were as slow and ditzy as was humanly possible - look out for them presenting shows on E4 in the future. By the time we left (about 8pm on Saturday night) it was picking up, but wasn't exactly bustling yet; for that attribute the nearby Palm Tree more than provided what we wanted.
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10 May 2013
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06 May 2013
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DO AWAY WITH THE LANDLORD! Horrible, rude, vile bar staff whose idea of responding to a customer complaint is to become completely defensive and accuse its patrons of wrongdoing and rudeness when in fact the pub and it's staff are substandard and subhuman. Avoid at all cost and ignore the seemingly false positive "reviews".
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18 Dec 2012
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Had a horrible experience with staff here, rude, arrogant and really slow. By the end of the night, the landlord kicked a group of carol singers out, punching one of them in the face... not something I really want to see when have a chilled Sunday night.

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110 Grove Road, Bow, London, E3 5TH
0208 980 6609

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