Ornaments of the Orient: Daytime Crawl of Bow and Docklands


Saturday 24 October 2009.

All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not.

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Daytime Crawl of Bow and Docklands

1. The Coborn Arms

Arrive: 12.00 Noon

Address: The Coborn Arms, 6-10 Coborn Road, Bow, E3 2DA.

Real ales: Youngs Bitter, Special and Kew Gold are available here.

Read about The Coborn Arms

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub, cross over Coborn Road and continue along Coborn Road to the junction with Morgan Street. Cross over Morgan Street to

2. The Morgan Arms

Arrive: 12.30 PM.

Address: The Morgan Arms, 43 Morgan Street, Bow, E3.

Real ales: Adnams Bitter, Sharps Cornish Coaster and Westons Old Rosie cider are usually served here.

Read about The Morgan Arms

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and continue along Morgan Street to the junction with Grove Road. Turn right into Grove Road and walk along Grove Road (noting the blue plaque on the far side of the railway bridge commemorating the spot where the first V1 flying bomb fell on London in 1944) to the pedestrian crossing just before the junction with Arbery Road. Cross over Grove Road, turn right along Grove Road then left into Haverfield Road. Walk through the big gates then bear right with the pathway to

3. The Palm Tree

Arrive: 2.00 PM.

Address: The Palm Tree, 129 Grove Road, Bow, E3.

Real ales: Two ever-changing real ales are available here.

Read about The Palm Tree

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to the pedestrian crossing in Grove Road. Cross over Grove Road, turn right and walk along Grove Road to the bus stop which is called Arbery Road. Catch a 425 bus to the stop just after the junction of Bow Road and Kit Cat Terrace (the stop is called Bow Church Station). Alight from the bus, turn left and walk down Bow Road to

4. The Little Driver

Arrive: 3.15 PM.

Address: The Little Driver, 125 Bow Road, Bow, E3.

Real ales: Harvey’s Sussex Bitter is usually served here.

Read about The Little Driver

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk back along Bow Road to just before the junction with Kit Cat Terrace. Cross over Bow Road to Bow Church Station. As there are planned engineering works on the Docklands Light Railway, catch a rail replacement bus from Stop B to Devons Road Station. On alighting from the bus, walk along Devons Road to

5. The Widow's Son

Arrive: 4.15 PM.

Address: The Widow’s Son, 75 Devons Road, Bow, E3.

Real ales: Unfortunately no real ale is served here.

Read about The Widow's Son

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Devons Road Station and catch a D8 bus from Stop BV to Crossharbour Station. On alighting from the bus, cross over East Ferry Road to

6. The George

Arrive: 5.30 PM.

Address: The George, 114 Glengall Grove, Isle of Dogs, E14.

Real ales: Youngs Bitter, Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Fuller’s London Pride and Timothy Taylor Landlord are usually available here.

Read about The George

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Crossharbour Station and catch a rail replacement bus from Stop CF to Westferry Station. From the station turn left and left again into West India Dock Road then cross over Commercial Road to

7. The Star of the East

Arrive: 6.30 PM.

Address: The Star of the East, 805a Commercial Road, Limehouse, E14.

Real ales: Unfortunately no real ale is served here.

Read about The Star of the East

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross back over Commercial Road, turn right and walk along Commercial Road to the junction with Three Colt Street. Walk down Three Colt Street to the junction with Narrow Street. Turn right into Narrow Street, walk along it and then cross over to

8. The Grapes

Arrive: 7.15 PM.

Address: The 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, E14.

Real ales: Adnams Bitter, Marston’s Pedigree and Timothy Taylor Landlord are usually served here.

Read about The Grapes

The Regional and National Inventory descriptions in these notes are extracts from a book published in July 2008 by CAMRA called London Heritage Pubs: An Inside Story. Historic Pub Interiors in the Capital by Geoff Brandwood and Jane Jephcote. The book has descriptions and photographs of all 156 pubs currently on the London Regional Inventory.