The Salmon & Ball is the closest pub to Bethnal Green Underground Station and has a large TV for sporting events.
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The Salmon & Ball
502 Bethnal Green RoadBethnal GreenLondonE2 0EA
- +44 (0)20 7729 6031
- Public transport:
- Bethnal Green, Underground
I still haven't mastered the very English skill of being able to spot a great pub from a mile away. Or maybe smell the pub from a mile away? Mmm, that burnt caramel undertone to a hoppy, pungent initial whiff... But I digress.
My then boyfriend and my good friend both told me from half a glance at this place that it was sub-par for English standards. Lacking that lazy, warm inviting feel you...more
Had a few rehearsals in Bethnal Green so fellow cast member and I came here a few times after as it's just by the station.
Handy location, a slight dive, with the selection of punters who have probably been stuck to the barstools since the 1950s.
The pub has a good selection and as it was a million degrees outside the good selection of cider was great. I like how you can stand outside on the...more
This place is good or bad depending on expectations. No food, drinks only and televisions on football. Old men sitting around the bar drinking early in the day until night. Near the Tube, so its an okay place to start the night off.
If you want a drink at a pub prior to jumping on the Tube, it is good. Why not more stars then? The owner or manager (the bald guy) can be a bit of a...more
It's fine all right.
Suffers from many of the aspects of "right next to a Tube station" syndrome.
Also, runs drink specials, the earlier you go, the cheaper they are. They were advertising pints of (presumably about to go off) bitter for £1.10, if you're wiling to go between 10AM and noon. Then it jumps to £1.80.
Fruit machines. Lots of Sky sports. Beer. Scruffy & very east-endy. Would be...more
So I've stood outside The Salmon & Ball many a time, waiting to meet friends at Bethnal Green Tube Station. Finally, last week, whilst waiting in the arctic London temperatures, I decided it was better for both my body and spirit to wait inside.
So into the Salmon & Ball I went. And it was rather pleasant. A traditional East-London boozer with the usual smattering of cool boys and old...more