The Marksman is a friendly locals pub with a jukebox, a pool table and free wireless internet access.
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The Marksman is a proper British pub, the way proper British pubs should be. The decor is traditional, with an atmosphere to match. The staff (and locals) are friendly, and there's a good beer selection, including a few Meantime offerings on keg, and Hackney Brewery American Pale Ale on cask. It's very well priced for the area. It's usually fairly busy, but I've always managed to find a...more
Liked The Marksman.
It's a world away from the pretence and the 'look at me' of Shoreditch High St, which is just round the corner, and this is reflected in the staff, the locals and relaxed attitude. I'll be honest, I didn't expect too much from the Hackney Road location. But I was shocked by the friendliness of the bar staff, something which is rare in Shoreditch unless you know the right...more
I can't really say enough good things about The Marksman. My husband and I decided to have our wedding reception here after the Royal Oak had double-booked us, and we needed to figure out where to go locally since our wedding was in a church in London Fields. Thank goodness the Royal Oak couldn't fit us in! We had been to The Marksman before and enjoyed its laid-back vibe. But when we went...more
Their aim is true.
I don't know whether its a subconscious association with the grime of Hackney Road, but I've always had The Marksman pegged as a bit of a dingy, down-trodden pub. But step inside and you'll find it's surprisingly up-market. Bordering on yuppie...
Sunday brunch was remarkably quiet - especially considering the proximity to the flower market - but I attributed that to...more
There are a lot of pubs in London that pull a nice pint of beer, but few that do it with both a century old historic backdrop and delicious food.
The Marksman has a great feel, a sensible mix of history with some modern fixtures thrown in. From the kitchen comes a fabulous cheesburger, properly made, as though someone from a state with more cows than people, created it.