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Antic pub in Walthamstow, in the Good Beer Guide.

It's situated in a converted cinema, and pretty big inside. Entry is into a large space with widely-scattered seating, a table-football table, a Star Wars pinball machine, and a kiosk in the centre acting as a cocktail and champagne bar. Pillars — real and faux — add interest, along with an ornately-moulded ceiling, painted in blues and golds to bring out the details.

The bar itself is down some steps from here, along with a corridor leading to a performance space ("Maud") which hosts comedy, cinema screenings, play readings, and so on. Finally, up a pair of staircases from the foyer, past two huge arched mirrors, is a restaurant area.

Kake visited on a Thursday afternoon in September 2017. I was the only customer when I arrived around 4:30pm. Music was playing, not too loud. The handpumps were clipped for ELB Dandy (£1.85/half), Dark Star Revelation, Volden Session, and 360° APA.

I'd intended to eat there too, but when I went to the bar at 5pm they told me the chef was running late and food might not start for around half an hour, so I went elsewhere.

According to their website as of September 2017, food is (usually) served 5pm-10pm Mon-Fri, noon-10pm Sat, and noon-6pm Sun.

According to a sign seen in September 2017, quiz night is Monday from 8pm.

Accessibility: Three steps in with no handrail. More steps to the bar, toilets, and restaurant area. Access to the ladies' toilets is quite narrow.

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Last visited by Kake, September 2017. Opening hours taken from the Mirth, Marvel And Maud website, September 2017.
OS X co-ord: 537287 OS Y co-ord: 189328 (Latitude: 51.586089 Longitude: -0.019792)
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