Events at The Victoria
Venue Details & Map
435 Queensbridge RoadDalstonLondonE8 3AS
- +44 (0)20 7275 1711
- Public transport:
- Dalston Kingland, National Railway
A seriously cool pub.
As in, they take being "cool" in perhaps the cool epicenter of London very seriously. This is Hackney after all, I expect nothing less than professional level coolness.
And I have to say, all the effort has paid off. I love that despite a recent refurb, they've left the overall vintage 70s aesthetic with a few key modern-day upgrades where it counts - food and beer...more
So the Victoria as you may know it is no more. I can't say I would be able to say what has changed exactly as I never came in here despite it being a mere 3 minutes walk from my house. It has been taken over by the Jaguar Shoes Collective (those shoreditch chaps) and currently have Psychic Burger taking residence in the kitchen so it hasn't gone down the full gastropub route yet.
Don't listen to the old reviews. They're old.
This place is new. Like, regutted, reworked, owned by a new company and different than it's ever been before.
Yes, it's still a classic pub, with your classic pub tables inside and picnic tables outside, dark wood and nice beer selection. But how about the wall of stuff when you walk in, including books, toys, fake skulls, wax busts, lights and...more
If your looking for somewhere to let down your hair, have a dance and enjoy an affordable drink then this is the place. If you want an up market venue, with groomed bar staff, go else where.
Anyone who hires a venue without physically checking it out dosent really have the right to complain!
I live in Camden and drink in the west end. This is what i based my comparison on. The people at our...more
This is just the worst pub I've ever been to. The atmosphere is grotty and uninviting, but the worst thing has to be the bar staff. Slow, rude and incompetent, you'll be lucky if you ever get served at all. But here's the kicker, not 3 days after we'd been to this hell-hole, all of our party caught colds. It's no co-incident that they were washing their plastic pint cups by hand all night, and...more