People's Park Tavern, The

The People's Park Tavern

The owners of The People's Park Tavern have really taken the People part of the pub's name to heart: there are all sorts of democracy-related adornments ('Speakers Corner', reads one poster; 'I disapprove of what you say but I will defend ... [and so on]' another) on the walls of this generously-proportioned Hackney pub. This admirable commitment to our enfeebled democratic tradition extends to the booze on offer, the working man's drink - beer, of course - being brewed on site. The cask ale is pretty traditional stuff. Other East London breweries - Five Points, Hackney, Truman's - are also on the bar.