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.

More recently, a brief and unhappy stint as a Coral betting shop, the Hackney Tap has brought together London drinkers and enthusiastic locals. There’s a distinguished range of quaffable local ales, craft beer and world-renowned brews – 22 taps of rotating cask and keg – alongside Negroni’s and Gin, all proving popular. Whilst homemade vegan and meat gyoza are ideal beer snacks, Hackney mainstay -Otis’ Jerk Chicken food truck – awaits over the terrace. 

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. 

In very good company, a bustling and diverse neighbourhood is filled with go-to places; Paper Dress Vintage, Bohemia Place Markets and Night Tales to name a few. Hackney Central is fast-becoming a featured destination on evenings and weekends. Whilst London Fields, Broadway Market, Brick Lane, Dalston and Hackney Wick are all a stone-throw away. 

Whilst we look forward very much to welcoming you to our new pub, in current times, we advise booking a table via our website.