Shacklewell Arms


This East London pub hosts regular gigs and music events.

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Shacklewell Arms

71 Shacklewell Lane
E8 2EB
+44 (0)20 7249 0810
Public transport:
Dalston Kingsland, National Railway
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Shacklewell Arms

4.0 out of 5 23 November 2013
by Zoe S.

Great place for a night slightly off the main Dalston drag.

The pub is pretty big with a main bar and also a space for dancing at the back and a huge outdoor area (part of which you are not allowed to smoke in).more

4.0 out of 5 23 October 2013
by Mark R.

A decent little live venue in East London, and one that is starting to get a few decent bands in.

I saw The Asteroid # 4 last week and had a thoroughly good time. The place itself is unassuming but the staff are welcoming and efficient, and there's an Ok selection of draught beers although they could do with a couple more specialist bottles. It's not cheap I should add - £4 a pint for...more

3.0 out of 5 23 May 2013
by Ray C.

Definitely a dive bar, but the free music events in the back room make this place a must visit if you're in the area.

It's a really odd atmosphere, you walk in and get a feeling that this is a run down old pub, but find your way to the back room, you'll usually find some music on, and start looking at the people and you'll realise this isn't the place that your first impressions have regaled...more

5.0 out of 5 3 November 2012
by Tris W.

An outstanding boozer, with really nice and friendly staff.

I don't like the rock music they played last night in the main bar, but as a smoker I don't spend much time inside pubs these days, so my five stars goes for (a) the wonderful (and huge) covered and heated garden, where there's a brilliant atmosphere; and (b) the back room, or dance hall, is superb and attracts some HUGE names. Last...more

5.0 out of 5 19 January 2012
by Siobhan K.

This is a cracking spot for seeing live music. The pub itself came under new management and so now has the usual Dalston hipster crowd mixed with the locals.

The pub is quite big and the part out the back where the live music takes place holds around 200 people. Great sound system too.

Some nights there is a cover charge and some nights are free.

I saw the GIVERS here recently, which was a...more

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