Ferry House, E14 3DT

A traditional locals' pub on the southern tip of the Isle of Dogs, near Island Gardens Station.

It may not look much from outside, but this place is a perfectly friendly place for a simple beer. An early-2016 refurbishment smartened it up a bit, but thankfully without losing its character.

The main room feels light and open, despite being relatively small and half-filled with the bar. The floor is pale wood, contrasting with the varnished tables and dark brown bar. Windows are dimpled and leaded, but large enough to let in plenty of sunlight. There are two side rooms too, one cosier, and one lighter and brighter; the latter of these leads out to a decking area and patio beer garden.

Although Kake and Ewan's visit on a Monday afternoon in September 2008 yielded only a couple of regulars propping up the bar and a stray few Japanese tourists, it seemed pleasant enough and welcoming. When Kake visited again on a Monday lunchtime in June 2017, there were again a couple of regulars in. Music was playing, not too loud.

In June 2017, two of the four handpumps were clipped, for Courage Best and Brockley Brewery Pale Ale. They also had keg taps for things including Orchard Pig Reveller and Camden Pale Ale. A pint of lime and soda was £1.

According to a sign seen in June 2017, food is served 5:30pm-9pm Thu-Fri, 1:30pm-7pm Sat, and from noon Sun (Sunday roast). Unusually, the short menu of pub classics (fish & chips, burgers, etc) also includes poutine.

(There were previously a couple of dart boards, and possibly also a pool table upstairs, but these were removed in the early-2016 refurb.)

Dog-friendliness: According to a sign seen in June 2017, dogs are welcome.

Accessibility: Two large steps at the front door, and two slightly smaller steps at the side door. No steps to the toilets once you're in, and the cubicle doors open out, but there are some fairly stiff doors on the way there. A small step to the upper (decking) level of the beer garden, and more steps to the lower (patio) level.

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Last visited by Kake, June 2017. Opening hours obtained from a member of staff, June 2017.
OS X co-ord: 538030 OS Y co-ord: 178259 (Latitude: 51.486442 Longitude: -0.013410)
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