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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. Read More


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.


Typical meal price From £26.00 per diner

£26 to £40

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Venue Details & Map

The Water Poet

9-11 Folgate Street
E1 6BX
+44 (0)20 7426 0495
Public transport:
London Liverpool Street, Underground

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 91 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Water Poet

4.0 out of 5
20 July 2017
by Juria Y.

Plenty of space at this joint. Indoor, outdoor, half in half out. We came here as a large group reserved for Sunday lunch. Friendly service, I love that they made me an iced coffee even though it's off menu. We ordered roasts although mine was a bit more 'raw' than medium rare. We sat out back in the courtyard and there was a little jazz band that played, nice ambience. Surprised at how busy... more

5.0 out of 5
20 June 2016
by Amanda M.

This place is really incredible. It's massive with so many different rooms, a pool room, plenty of TVs and seating, and an outdoor patio with beautiful lights. There's a covered area and an uncovered area. You can fit so many people in here!

We came here last night to watch a Euro game and had great seats. We were able to order dinner- which was freaking delicious, and watch the game at the... more

5.0 out of 5
02 August 2017
by Alan J V.

I must say that this Gem of a Pub has actually gotten better since my visit 2 years ago.

So good that I ate here 3 times during this stay. Twice for a burger and fries. Love the fries (chips). The second time was for the Pork Rib-Eye with Watercress, Fries and a Honey mustard Sauce. The Pork was fantastic. Simply Fantastic!

This time the desert menu looked so good I had to splurge. The first... more

4.0 out of 5
09 January 2018
by Yasmin S.

First time going to a pub in this area so I don't have much to compare it to, however I found it was a cute little hideout to go and unwind. The barman, Noel, was really helpful and attentive which I found slightly staggering as I'm usually met with little to no eye contact in other establishments I've been too.

Drinks are average price, but if you go there for happy hour (which I believe is... more

4.0 out of 5
16 June 2017
by Armony H.

Big pub with a lot of different spaces and activities! I went swing dancing in the room downstairs. There is air con which makes the temperature of the room bearable :)

So far, a really good impression! more

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