Genesis: Evening Crawl of Homerton and Hackney

Wednesday 17 August 2016.

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

A Word version of the crawl notes is here: Word Crawl Notes, and a PDF version is here: PDF Crawl Notes.

Terry Casey's map of the area is here: Map of Area The map should fill one sheet of A4. If you have problems, check your printer settings. If you are using Adobe Acrobat Reader, check in the print dialogue that the map is shown as filling the page. If it isn't, check that the following settings are selected: Size Options: Fit; Orientation: Auto Portrait/landscape. The orientation required for this map is landscape. If your version of Adobe defaults to portrait, select the landscape option instead.

Public transport will be required at times.

There are various reasons for the name of this crawl. Nearly all the pubs on the crawl are named after creatures (even one of the streets, Mare Street, is named after an animal) and we begin at the Adam & Eve. The story of God’s creation of the universe and that of Adam and Eve are in the book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. The second pub on the crawl is in Mehetabel Road. The name Mehetabel means favoured by God. Hadar, the King of Edom’s wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab according to Genesis chapter 36, verse 39. We end our crawl in Broadway Market and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway was the last track recorded by the band, Genesis before Peter Gabriel left. Howard Boder who plays keyboard in a Genesis tribute band called Book of Genesis was born in Hackney and the tribute band in question focusses mainly on the Peter Gabriel era of the original band. The name of the last pub on our crawl is the Dove and this is appropriate as the story of Noah’s ark and the dove returning to it with an olive branch is in the book of Genesis. Finally, for the purposes of the theme of this crawl, the third pub, the Old Ship can stand for Noah’s ark.

1. The Adam & Eve

Arrive: 7.00 PM.

Address: The Adam & Eve, 155 High St, Homerton, E9 6AS.

Real ales: Five real ales, often from London microbreweries, plus one real cider (from a box) are usually served here. NB: Happy hour is from 4pm to 8pm on Mondays to Wednesdays and 12 noon to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. This means that the ‘real ale of the day’ is cheaper at these times.

Read about The Adam & Eve

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, turn right and walk along Homerton High Street to the pelican crossing. Cross over Homerton High Street, turn right and continue along Homerton High Street to a flight of steps just past a block of flats called Marian Court and opposite the City Academy. Turn left and walk down the steps and along Link Street to the junction with Mehetabel Road. Cross over Mehetabel Road, turn right and walk along Mehetabel Road. [Those less mobile may prefer the following route: turn left out of the Adam & Eve and walk to the pelican crossing (a different crossing from the one for the main route). Cross over Homerton High Street, walk to the bus stop and catch the 488 bus to the stop called City Academy. Alight from the bus, turn left, walk to the flight of steps mentioned above and follow the directions as above from there.] to

2. The Chesham Arms

Arrive: 7.50 PM.

Address: The Chesham Arms, 15 Mehetabel Rd, Homerton, E9 6DU.

Real ales: Five handpumps dispense one real cider and four real ales from regional and local breweries here.

Read about The Chesham Arms

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and continue along Mehetabel Road to the end. Turn left, walk under the arch and continue to the junction with Morning Lane. Turn right and walk along Morning Lane to the junction with Mare Street. Cross over Mare Street via the pelican crossing, turn left and walk along Mare Street and along a tiled passageway on the right-hand side leading to

3. The Old Ship

Arrive: 8.30 PM.

Address: The Old Ship, 2 Sylvester Path, Hackney, E8 1EP.

Real ales: Three handpumps dispense real ales from regional and local breweries here.

Read about The Old Ship

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, retrace your steps down the tiled passageway to Mare Street, cross over Mare Street via the pelican crossing, turn right and walk along Mare Street to bus stop B (called Hackney Town Hall). Catch any bus except the 277 to the stop called Mare Street/Well Street. Alight from the bus, turn left and cross over Well Street and Mare Street via the pelican crossing. Turn left and walk along Mare Street to

4. The Dolphin

Arrive: 9.10 PM.

Address: The Dolphin, 165 Mare St, Hackney, E8 3RH.

Real ales: Two real ales from Adnams Brewery and one from the East London Brewery are normally served here.

Read about The Dolphin

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and walk along Mare Street to the junction with Warburton Road. Turn right and walk down Warburton Road. Cross over Warburton Road, turn right and continue down Warburton Road past the London Fields Brewery Tap (sic). Turn left into Warburton Street then follow the pavement round all the corners of Warburton Street and Triangle Road to the junction with Westgate Street. Cross over Westgate Street, turn right and continue along Westgate Street to

5. The Cat & Mutton

Arrive: 9.50 PM.

Address: The Cat & Mutton, 76 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8 4QJ.

Real ales:Four handpumps dispense real ales from local microbreweries here.

Read about The Cat & Mutton

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk down Broadway Market to

6. The Dove

Arrive: 10.20 PM.

Address: The Dove, 24 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8 4QJ.

Real ales: Six handpumps dispense real ales from regional and local breweries, including microbreweries here.

Read about The Dove Freehouse