The Water Poet

 
 
ADDRESS
9-11 Folgate Street, Shoreditch, London E1 6BX 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 12noon-11pm, Sun 12noon-10.30pm
 

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The Water PoetIn the heart of the City, just off bustling Bishopsgate, The Water Poet's well-worn charm is a breath of fresh air in an area usually dominated by super slick wine bars. The critically acclaimed Spitalfields pub is a mix of comfortable leather, red walls and gilt-edged mirrors, which create a stylish but laid-back atmosphere. The venue boasts two dining rooms, a barn, basement bar, pool parlour, picturehouse and a pleasant beer garden, which draws in post-work drinkers from all over London. The huge area is smartly decked, awnings and heating are provided when needed, and an outdoor BBQ area serves tempting summer dishes. Head Chef Adrian Southall serves up classic pub grub such as toad in the hole, fish and chips, and shepherd's pie. While the BBQ menu features 28-day aged longhorn beef, slow roasted pork belly and grilled sea bass fillets. The pub also hosts a number of events and offer regular film screenings within its Picturehouse.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
1 minutes walk
 
Great Eastern Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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