The Water Poet is a multi-tasking backstreet boozer with an array of spaces including a dining room, a pool parlour, a cinema and a beer garden that offers an outside bar and awning to keep you covered come rain or shine. Proper pub grub is served from 12pm until 9.30pm Monday to Saturday. The critically acclaimed roasts are served on Sundays between midday and 8pm, with booking advisable.
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The Water Poet
9-11 Folgate Street
- Public transport:
- London Liverpool Street, Underground
I often pass the Water Poet on my way towards Spitalifields market when looking to avoid walking along the high street. The place seems to be packed no matter what time of day I pass so when my ex colleague was in town visiting recently, I recommended that we meet here for the traditional Sunday Roast. We didn't make reservations ahead of time, but thankfully were able to find a seat for two...more
I'll be honest. I've only enjoyed a couple of beers here and they were great. I did suffer some, watching food come out of the kitchen. I'd swear I gain weight just from the aromas. I was tempted for a second dinner on my first night, but I knew I'd regret it.
I watched numerous Burger pass by me as I drooled. They took two platters out to a large group. I found out one was the Meat Board and...more
Sunday night drinks, footy was on and the place was packed to the hilt.
Management had staff well and wait at the bar wasn't long at all.
Staff friendly and efficient, good fun (noisy) crowd of punters, excellent beer garden.more
Decent spot, bit loud, food was good though!!!
Firstly: the booze. It was ok. Nothing exciting. Pricey.
Secondly: the ambience was mind blowingly loud. We could barely hear each other. We wee sat outside though so it's to be expected. And there was a festival on. Generally it seemed perfect. If you weren't trying to eat and talk!
Thirdly: the food tasted great. We all had roasts. They were...more
Great outdoor space.
I was here the bank holiday weekend (August) for a friends leaving do, despite them having a Hog Roast and Cider Festival on they were still very happy to allow us to book table space, which was really good as it got VERY busy later on.
The pub inside is really big as well, so plenty of space around, I felt the Cider Festival could have been better posted, as it wasn't...more