The Hackney Tap

Standing at the foot of where Mare Street meets Narrow Way – the Hackney Tap features original interiors from its Midland Bank days. Steeped in history, Tesco founder Jack Cohen opened the company’s first bank account here. A once-forgotten 19th century building, the Old Town Hall - dating back to 1802 - has been repurposed as Hackney’s favourite new local public house.

Located the heart of Hackney Central, East London, a beer garden basks in the afternoon sun, whilst inside, old bank furnishings and an unearthed parquet floor - discovered under layers of concrete – makes for an inimitable pub, that feels like it’s been here for some time. 

We look forward to welcoming you for a round of gyoza and a few drinks.

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