The Hoop & Grapes - London

Pub, Bar, Bars and Pubs, British Restaurant, Gastropub, Restaurant, Western Food



47 Aldgate High St, London, EC3N 1AL

+44 20 7481 4583




Based on 187 reviews.


Agregated reviews (187) The Hoop & Grapes - London

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The Hoop and Grapes
47 Aldgate High St, London, EC3N 1AL
£4.25 Amstel
❤️ This was my seventh pub I visited on my crawl around Whitechapel, so I was a bit sozzled by the time I popped in to The Hoop and Grapes. The pub was packed to the rafters as it was around 6.30pm and the atmosphere was lively, getting served wasn’t a problem as the bar staff were quick to acknowledge that you were waiting and you would be served next which gets a big tick in my book. From the outside you would think it’s a small boozer but inside its a sizeable pub with a dining area at the back and bar areas in the middle and front. There is a nice rustic feel about the place with exposed brickwork walls, glass screened leather booths and dark oak beams, the pub has been around since the 17th century. This pub is a great all rounder and definitely worth a visit, sozzled or not!
Information correct on visiting 08/09/17

5 by The London Pub Map Review source

This is a great Pub. The food we had was really good. Very reasonably priced and good sized portions. Four of us, all adults, had been out sightseeing for hours and popped in after reading the menu outside. Originally we thought we'd go back to the hotel and call in later but after speaking to the manager Dan, we decided to eat there and then. Although on duty and busy, Dan, had time to chat to us and made us welcome. He told us some history about the pub and the area. A very enthusiastic, friendly person. We threatened to kidnap him and bring him back to Liverpool, especially as he made our Pints of Lager and Lime with just the right balance for my sister and I. We would recommend this for anyone staying in the local area. Families or couples. We will call again when we next visit.

5 by Review source

My number one goal when I went to London for the first time was to become a “regular” at a pub to where they would recognize us by the end of the week. We stepped into The Hoop and Grapes on our first night, and returned two more times during the week. I can’t even begin to describe how wonderful this place is. It has an incredibly rich history, a fantastic selection of beer and ciders, as well as an amazing staff. Robyn was our server every night, and we simply loved her. She was so pleasant and always a delight, and truly made our experience more memorable. I recommend this to anyone who wants to experience a non-touristy location with a great London pub feel. I will definitely return here when I return to London!

5 by Elisabeth Doss Review source

Food was so good the 1st night we arrived, we went back a 2ND time. The ultimate Nicholson burger was the best burger I have had in a while, though it nearly beat me! the fish and chips on the 2ND night was definitely worth having. My partner enjoyed his mixed grill and the macaroni cheese was a hit with our daughter. We where amazed at the kids brownie pudding which came out looking like an adults portion, and it was definitely homemade and my eldest who doesn't normally like proffitarolls or cream, tried one of my salted caramel proffitarolls and thought they where amazing!! All in all, great food, great atmosphere, great choice of beers, great prices. Highly recommend this place.

5 by Review source

I pop in for a drink sometimes and have eaten here once or twice. The building apparently survived London’s Great Fire and it has a lovely feel to it. There is a wide selection of beers, ales and drinks in general. It gets busy especially in the early evening and I’ve always received good service. If you are with a group then ring ahead and reserve seating otherwise there is plenty of space to stand and see what becomes available.

The food has been perfectly adequate on the few occasions that I have eaten here and reasonably priced too. It’s worth a visit if you happen to be on the East side of town.

5 by Amarjit Dhillon Review source

A really nice and friendly pub/bar with outdoor seating and a relaxed vibe inside. They have a large and impressive Gin selection, so it is a good place to go if you're a connoisseur.

The staff are friendly and take orders in an organised manner. The drinks aren't too expensive either. They also have tv's which you can watch when the football is on. Overall a nice place to grab a few drinks with friends or colleagues after work.

4 by Christopher Haines Review source

It's nice visiting olde pubs with good beer .. Been coming here for many years , one of my favourites ..

Have returned after a long vacation .
It’s great just like returning home .
This pub has been around since 1593 , escaped the Great Fire of London be a whisker . It is definitely worth a visit .
Just across the road from Aldgate tube station & a short walk from the Tower of London .

5 by James Kearns Review source

I ordered the goat cheese salad, which would have been great had it included the advertised courgette, carrot, and chick peas. The £11 leaves and tomatoes and cheese didn't quite work for me. After complaining staff promised to add more veg but I got some more leaves and crumbled cheese. Courgettes and carrots were a foregone fantasy. So they gave me my money back but why even bother advertising this salad

2 by Review source

Well. Nicholsons have really brought this place into the 21st century... Its quaint and crooked outwardly charm is quickly overtaken by the necessity to make wads of cash serving food. The bar itself is an afterthought tucked along one side out of the way. In all fairness it seems a lovely place for a meal, or you can sit at the front and imagine how it must have been...

3 by Pauperawake . Review source

Came here for a drink after work with a few friends on a Friday evening. The atmosphere was lively and buzzing. The staff was welcoming and helpful - I wasn't sure which ale from their amazing selection to choose from, so they've given me a few samples to help me decide :) Reasonably priced. I will be coming back again soon.

4 by Irena Savchenko Review source

Walking along high street from hospital on Friday afternoon trying to find somewhere to eat and drink. Saw the pub and it looks tiny from the outside but we walked in and although it is a historical pub it is spacious bright and welcoming. Food excellent, helpful service and great afternoon spent in pub. Oh and the music was great.

4 by Cori Let Review source

Very nice and cosy pub with some very nice food! The prices are fair and the ambience of the place adds to the mood. I really like how the music isn't overpowering, so you can have a decent conversation with a few of your mates if ever. Conveniently located between a couple of tube stations as well.

4 by Alan Gurling Review source

Oh these drinks! This historical pub offered a unique drink menu and a delicious fish and chips. The staff was very helpful when I had a small issue with my mushy peas. The location was perfect for our last evening in London before embarking on a Jack the Ripper Walking tour. Highly recommend.

5 by Alethea Kruger Review source

A very nice and stylish pub with excellent food. The 14oz sirloin chop was excellent as was the mac & cheese. Prices were adequate. Only let down was the IPA I tried... but that's a matter of taste, I'm sure there are some people out there that actually like such ... stuff.

5 by Moit Erei Review source

Amazing food, great service. They were out of the beer we wanted, and ended up recommending one of the best beers we've ever had in its place. Also worth noting that this building is somewhat historically significant for having barely survived the great fire of London.

5 by Thomas Hern Review source

Good range of beer, the ones I tried were in good condition. Quite busy so not so easy to get a seat. Interesting historical interior, with odd nooks and crannies. Back part of the pub laid out for dining, seemed to have a nice range of food but didn't try it myself.

4 by Edmund Featherstone Review source

It's literally the stereotype of British food. It was bland and dry. It was basically chicken breast, mashed potatoes and peas. They brought out the gravy. The gravy functioned as lube to swallow the food. Go to brick lane and eat good food.

1 by Nicolaas Dewald-Aranda Review source

Historic pub in the heart of the City which escaped the 1666 Great Fire by a singed whisker. Pub menu varied, tasty and well priced. Excellent range of continental beers and ales available. Friendly, good humoured staff always pleased to help.

4 by Richard Tanguy Review source

My second time visiting and really love the atmosphere here. Good tunes too! The Sea Bass is excellent. Was served by Sarah and Robyn and they were great. Cool, laid back atmosphere makes this place one you could call your favourite pub!

5 by Review source

Another contender for oldest pub in London, although it's probably disqualified because, whilst the building is fairly ancient, it has only been in use as a pub for the last 150 years. Still, a decent boozer in it's own right.

3 by John Hawkins Review source

A fine, English pub. We came here for a drink and for small snacks. We had to get our own drinks, but that was not an issue. The food was good and excellent value. A cozy and relaxed atmosphere for an afternoon / evening.

5 by Koen van Bokhoven Review source

Wonderful pub across from the underground station.
Friendly staff, good pints & a great mix of bankers / students & tourists.
FYI - This pub is one of if not the only pub to survive the great fire.

5 by Joker Naipier-Kane Review source

Last time I came here was after a job interview. Within 30 mins of leaving the interview I got the bad that time I was sinking myself into a sub £9 round for two lagers! I can't complain.

4 by guy taylor Review source

The great fire part was a bit overkill, as the pub was nice regardless of this, which made it feel a bit touristy. However, the food was really nice and the sausages were definitely worth being famous.

4 by Rikki Newman Review source

Pretty solid pub food in a great location. One of, if not the only wooden structure to survive the great fire of London. I had a fish finger butty, and it was great. Solid range of ales and drinks.

4 by Review source

Nice pub with a wide range of wine and beer. I like coming here with other families and we always have a nice time. The servicing is fast and we've never been left unattended. Bravo.

4 by Darcie Review source

I was amazed by the Sea Bass and great service provided. At the end of the restaurant is a little cozy place were I ended up staying for two hours working. Highly recommend this place!!

5 by Review source

Another good place for after work drinks but the lack of a beer garden stops it getting rated higher. Drinks selection is good and the food menu looks very good as well

3 by Tom Farrelly Review source

I really like this place. It's historic, has a fine selection of ales, lagers and wines, the food is great too. The best pub in the area by a country mile.

5 by Gavyn Long Review source

A proper old style pub with a great selection of beers. There's always something new to try as they have a constantly changing array of guest ales.

4 by Thomas Mucha Review source

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