LONDON | Well and Bucket was a Shoreditch pub that opened in 1818 and closed in 1989. Unlike many pubs which close down, however, this one came back to life.
Today, Well and Bucket combines the best of a traditional pub and modern craft beer spot to offer Londoners something a bit special. The main room has been thoughtfully restored, with many of the recovered original Victorian-era tiles being put to use. It’s purposefully made to look a little run down in order to match the whole “back from the dead” story of the venue.
There are 18 beers on tap and hand-pump, and a full page of bottles featuring local and international beers, including several hard-to-find beers.
On top of craft beer, Well and Bucket has built quite the reputation for getting all of the other things that it does right too. It serves up fantastic food (try the oyster and the oxtail chilli cheese fries), has a nice little beer garden, and a basement cocktail bar (5CC), which all make Well and Bucket a venue that anyone should be happy to visit.
Well and Bucket
143 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
Mon – Thu: 12:00pm to 12:00am
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm to 12:30am
Sun: 12:00pm to 11:00pm