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Nelsons Head *

Local pub with quirks and queers
An attractive, intimate and kinda alternative corner space in the outskirts of trendy Shoreditch, this traditional pub was reinvented in 2007 by Farika Skilton and Patrick Black, who hang saleable art works and ceremonially change certain aspects of the decor every few months. Housed in a corner Tudor building, the pub attracts locals, artists and music people, and tends to go especially gay at the weekend. Sunday's 9am start captures not only plant and flower hounds from gay-appeal and immediately adjacent Columbia Road Market [see entry] but also marathon Saturday night gay good-timers, in a way that the Royal Oak in Columbia Rd once did. There's an eclectic jukebox but no food, though the pub offers cutlery, plates and napkins to customers who've arranged for takeaway food to be delivered to the pub. Dog-friendly, but no garden. By at least 2011 some of the George & Dragon and Joiners Arms clientele had migrated here.

Tags: Mixed Gay/Straight , Neighborhood Bar , Pub/Tavern


32 Horatio St (Hackney Rd)
London, England E2 7EH
East

+44 20 7729 5595
http://nelsonshead.com/
Mon to Wed 4pm—11pm; Thu to Sat 3pm—midnight; Sun 9am—11pm



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  • blueyes16 gave this place *
    dishy bar staff
    Nice and homely and friendly so keep it up nelson

    October 9 ·

  • blueyes16 loves

    October 9 ·

  • scim was here

    April 26 via foursquare ·

  • scim was here

    April 25 via foursquare ·

  • freshlyroasted gave this place *
    nice
    nice little bar - quietly trendy crown - not many tourists - a favourite
    first review First to Review

    January 27, 2013 ·

  • scim was here

    January 13, 2013 via foursquare ·

  • scim was here

    November 10, 2012 via foursquare ·