Well & Bucket, The

The Well & Bucket

A quick look around the Well & Bucket and it seems incredible that this handsome East-End boozer ever ceased to be a pub. Until recently, though, it was a leather wholesalers and before that a punk bar, which (I'm told) explains why so much of the beautiful tiling is no longer in situ. Much money has been spent here in the expectation that plenty more will change hands over the bar: certainly, the beer on offer demands respect. There are four cask ales (which included Buxton and Windsor and Eton on a recent visit), lots of good-quality keg and bottles by the barrow-load. There are also pickled Quail's eggs, a dish that sums up this part of the new East End better than most.