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Eastbrook, Dagenham

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Huge pub laying back from the junction that has stood as a pub since 1937. I've driven past this place dozens of times over the years without ever venturing in, that all changed a couple of weeks back when I attended a football game at Dagenham & Redbridge FC.

Appears in the GBG 2016 so knowing that and coupled with the area close to the ground being a real ale desert it was the perfect place for pre match drinking.

Feels like its still stuck in the 70's when you enter into the main bar area, the full wooden bar is coupled with stylish wooden and glass panelled doors into another large room that houses a pool table and plenty of tables.

Old style carpet , with traditional pub stools, tables and chairs are added to with a large quantity of football photos that hang around the walls and above the bar.

Judging by the drink choice this seems very much a lager drinkers pub, Fosters and Stella feature heavily across the taps, the 3 hand pumps only have 1 ale on from the Marston's stable which is Pedigrees' New World Pale Ale, a decent pint (not the best ale to be fair) and fairly priced at £3.40 a pint.

Music played, the tele's were on mute showing various football shows while the handful of locals / regulars chatted loudly about all subjects.

Based on my first ever visit I like the pub, it appears to be well run and certainly has great character to it...I may return one day.

lezford - 4 Oct 2016 13:30
This pub is a good 15 minute walk from Dagenham East tube and is located at a busy set of traffic lights. The large bar certainly seems popular with the locals. Various football crests and memorabilia dot the walls and there is also plenty of wood panelling. Service was prompt and friendly. The ale range was lacking - only Brakspear Oxford Gold. Saturday afternoon Sky Sports News coverage was on one TV and another had live horse racing. This is clearly a big sports pub and Dagenham & Redbridge's ground is just down the road. Not as good as I expected. But the interior is certainly worthy of a visit.
blue_scrumpy - 11 Oct 2015 21:36
Hi been to this pub along time but last two years it has gone down its dark old decor and a little bit smell. The man who works in there thinks his the top dog and when my child was crying orchids food before I gave him it we was told to leave obviously he doesn't have kids because he would've understood. The atmosphere is horrible and considering some pubs that have been closed down that was good Easterbrook should've been one of them
girlwithtruth - 21 Jun 2014 15:52
I can concur this is a 'real' pub, not a trendified watering hole, and full of real people. It has a great interior with lots wood panelling and memorabilia. I would head for it if I was a local, and that's not just because I'm a West Ham fan (a lot of the memorabilia is associated with West Ham, although to be fair there is also a signed photo of a Millwall player !!)
happy_wanderer - 2 Aug 2012 17:33
Yes this is a proper pub.
Made a visit last Saturday lunch time.
Was a bit dark till one of the locals asked the guvnor to put the lights on.
Poster on the Wall says "We are in the Good Beer Guide 2012"
Only three hand pulls but two were unused.
The only beer being Banks's Sunbeam which was a cracking pint so had two but then had to leave to get my footy fix at the M&B club up the road.
Cost of said ale was £3.25 a pint.
bjbrummiejohn - 15 May 2012 08:26
A lot better than expected for the area. The Ale (Brakspears) was actually quite drinkable. Found the staff and cleintelle reasonable enough and the place actually resembled a pub unlike many in the area.
anonymous - 25 Mar 2012 11:53
Not a very nice pub to drink in at all. The barmaid behind the bar has to be the most miserable bird your likely to see, and bloke think's he's rocky. Seems to be a pub purely for locals, so wouldn't recommend anyone coming from outside because they'll make you feel about as welcome as the great plague - boring, crap pub!
essexlad123 - 22 Jun 2011 20:21
what an excellent pub, great beer, great decor, will return soon
littlecon - 24 Sep 2010 14:10
I think this is the best pub in Dagenham by far..locals use it regularly..Staff are friendly, it is well used for funcions and meetings...Lager and real ales all in good condition..the interior is beautiful and is listed...the only downside is the toilets need updating..but that can easily be put right..The Sunday Dinners are huge, and fantastic value for money...the refurbished beer garden is a suntrap, and great effort has been made to make it look inviting with new plants and paving...it is what it is..a nice pub in an urban setting...
dagenhamdave - 18 Jul 2010 16:54
Pub is OK, but not sure about on a Friday or Saturday night. Brakspear beer range is cheap.
BusterGut - 7 Jun 2010 16:39
Never been to the pub but alerted by a report in the London Lite paper today saying the BNP hold meetings here.
jgurney1 - 22 Oct 2009 20:19
The only ales on were GKIPA and London Pride. The Pride went off as soon as I ordered a pint – so I went for a pint of GKIPA (at £2.70 a pint an OK price) that tasted like it was supposed to taste. The cheese toasty at £2.80 a throw is pretty good value as well, and the rest of the lunch menu, written on a board, looked to be reasonably priced as well.

The interior is a spectacular example of inter-war pub fitting. I sat in the Walnut Room that boasted the best wood (walnut of course) panelled walls that I have seen anywhere. Shame that they are obscured by the usual pantheon of games machines, one-armed bandits, etc, a Pringles dispensing machine(!), and garish adverts. There were a couple of large TV screens on when I was in. The place was reasonably clean, although some of the upholstery had seen better days. All the furnishings seem to have been designed for normal sized people; no sofas, or high tables with stools – perhaps they haven’t reached Essex yet. The young lady who served me was friendly and helpful (and English to boot).

This is a pretty decent pub – definitely OK for a pint if you are in the area. The interior design is exceptional; the stained glass in the back room depicting musical instruments is also worth a peek. A better ale selection would be a plus, although they do serve a couple of the usual suspects. I would drop in again if I was in the area, but would not make a special trip.
RexRattus - 30 Jul 2009 17:32
boring!!!!!!!!!
anonymous - 6 Nov 2007 15:11
Best pub in the area by a mile,high quality beer,traditional food menu and a great place to watch the football.Very little trouble in this pub and the landlord and staff are excellent.Cant recomend this pub highly enough especially with the poor quality of pubs in the area.Well worth a visit
vehicle - 9 Sep 2007 15:02
Great local pub. Perfect for watching West Ham stay up or England getting knocked out of the World Cup again. Don't worry, the TVs are only on for important games. Popular at lunchtimes. You will always get a full pint without having to ask. Has summer barbeques, new year parties, wedding receptions etc. Impressive original interior.
dagenhamdave - 19 May 2007 22:54
Big two-bar pub with a spectacular interior. One smaller public bar and the larger Walnut Bar, with panelled walls; beyond this bar is a function room which is equally spectacular and has stained glass representing musical instruments. There is a garden at the end of which the landlord keeps an aviary. Beers are the Greene King range.
beeronaut - 25 Jun 2006 07:57

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