Pub of the Week: The Eleanor Arms, Bow, London

Posted: 14 January 2014

Blog category: Pub of the Week

The Eleanor Arms, Old Ford Road, Bow has been voted SPBW London Pub of the Year 2014. The Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood chose the pub over its compition stating that “This Shepherd Neame pub is a genuine community 'local' where you are always assured of a warm welcome.”

The Eleanor Arms is a traditional public house that dates back to 1879. Situated towards Old Ford but close to Victoria Park, the pub is a little off the beaten track, but well worth seeking out for the quality of its beer! It’s also the nearest CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed pub to the Olympic Park.

The pubs landlord, Frankie Colclough and his wife Lesley have been at the pub for 6 years; Frankie is an SPBW member who is known locally for keeping his beer in excellent condition and for stocking al full selection of Shepherd Neame ales, including some of our less common brews. The SPBW presentation to Frankie and his wife Lesley will take place on Monday 27th January.

The SPBW are not the only organisation to recognise how great the Eleanor Arms is, the local CAMRA branch hold the pub is high esteem and it has been awarded joint East London pub of the year and ELAC Community pub of the year 2013.

In addition to serving award winning beer, the pub holds a monthly charity quiz and has live music, usually jazz, at weekends. You can also play pool, darts or table skittles, the large screen TV in the bar shows most major sporting events if the lively conversation around the bar isn't enough and there’s a large sun trapped beer garden at the back.

The Pub is proud to serve freshly made home cooked baguettes daily up to 9pm, with a wide selection of fillings and a large selection of bar snacks.

To find out more don’t hesitate to get in touch with the pub either over the phone (020 8980 6992) or via their website