The North Pole took a little extra effort to locate. But that’s what makes this local Docklands pub special. It is barely a 10 minute walk from the busy Canary Wharf tube station (and ever closer to the DLR), but unless one knows a pub is located there, one isn’t going to find it.
It is tucked away in a corner and the narrow door blends in with the rest of the of the exterior decor, especially when the sun’s gone down. The proprietor was very friendly and broke off a conversation he was having as soon as Reva and I entered to greet us a smile and ask what we’d like. Oh, this is also the first of the 100 pubs that I visited with Reva.
The inside of the pub is nothing special, with a simple (and some would consider tacky) country themed decor that would seem well suited for any English country-side pub. A log-fire was crackling in one corner of the room, giving the inside a very warm and homely atmosphere. We went to the pub around 7:00 PM on a Thursday evening, and there was a good mix of locals and a few suits from the nearby banks/law firms.
I didn’t notice a food menu, but that doesn’t detract from the overall likability of the place. In fact, if they did have a menu, I’d probably avoid trying anything. The beer selection wasn’t anything special either, with the usual selection of European imports and a few English ales. I had the Landlord, one of my usual favourites, for £3.25. Overall, a very nice local pub and one to keep keep in mind if one is trying to avoid the usual chain pubs and their crowds in the wharf.