About us

We are not only a ROCKTASTIC PUB,

NEWLY refurbished Cart & Horses is a cool and unique pub to catch up with friends in the East End of London. So whether it be at the bar or in our BRAND NEW basement live music venue, we are just fifty yards from Maryland station and a stone’s throw away from Stratford station.

Cart & Horses is also very well-known for the fact that the British legendary rock band Iron Maiden played their first gigs here and Cart & Horses was their first residential venue for the band.

You will be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff who will be happy to serve you GREAT FOOD, a wide range of Beers, Ciders, Ales, Spirits, Fine Wines and not forgetting the Iron Maiden Trooper beer selection. You can enjoy your drinks and food at the bar or relax at one of our tables.


Every Wednesday QUIZ NIGHT from 8pm

Fri-Sat LIVE BANDS or DJ from 6-7pm..., party until 3am...

Check our EVENT page for more information on entertainments.

events@cartandhorses.london for band/party bookings.

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What's on





Necrosadistic Goat Torture + Supports
Formed in 2003, NGT hail from London, and play a mix of chaotic Black, Death & Thrash Metal!! Having released a self titled EP in 2003, the "One Nation Under Goat" EP in 2004, a self released The Maniac's Banquet (2006), the "One Nation Under Goat" EP in 2004, and finally their second album "Armageddon Shall Come" was released on Drakkar Productions in 2012 and received great reviews! Following some members changes member changes, this is the band's live come back since 2019. Support by Sturmtiger: https://www.sturmtiger.org Doors 20:00 £10 OTD




Riot Act ( Ft Rick Ventura ) + Guests
This show will take place at the The Birthplace of Iron Maiden, The Cart & Horses on October 5th, 2023. Tickets are just £8 + postage in advance. Please ensure your address and postcode are correct when making the order. Riot guitar legend Rick Ventura will be bringing his band Riot Act back to England for a short run of shows to warm up for British Steel Festival in France on October 7th. Riot Act will be playing the critically acclaimed classic Riot album FIRE DOWN UNDER in full, as well as other classic Riot tunes. Rick Ventura was a member of the classic Riot line-up that recorded the legendary albums Narita (1979), Fire Down Under (1981), Restless Breed (1982), and Born In America (1983). He also appeared on the Riot Live (1989) live album. Fire Down Under is considered the ultimate Riot album, having made the Billboard 200 on its original release. Riot Act released their debut double album Closer to the Flame (Global Rock Records) in 2022 which features both original material and re-recordings of Riot classics. This will be a rare opportunity for classic Rock/Metal fans to see Rick perform the FIRE DOWN UNDER album in full, as well as all the other legendary Riot tunes from the 1980s. The doors will be at 7pm. Support will be from Kaine and Planet Fatale. https://www.firedownundertour.co.uk/product/ticket-for-october-5th-2023-cart-horses-london-birthplace-of-iron-maiden




Retribution Alive's (fri 6th-sat 7th)
Retribution Alive's 'Dark Clouds II' (Dark Clouds Over Maryland) casts its blackened shadows over the Cart & Horses in Maryland, Stratford, in October. Featuring LUNAR MERCIA headlining the Friday night and Sheffield's blackened post-metallers BA'AL on the Saturday + more! Tickets: https://bit.ly/3Lu1U93 Friday: LUNAR MERCIA Lunar Mercia are a Birmingham-based post-black metal band. 'Leaving the Fragile Space' was released in 2022. https://www.facebook.com/lunarmercia EDENFALL Edenfall are a folk horror metal band hailing from the Cotswolds, England; their music weaves tales influenced by Anglo-Saxon folklore, witchcraft and the wilderness. After a long hiatus, the band came back on the scene with the music videos for 'The Wild Hunt' and 'Oaken', both being featured tracks on their forthcoming third studio album, due for release within the next couple of months. https://www.facebook.com/EdenfallMusic LOST HUMAN Lost Human are a Blackened Doom Metal Duo hailing from the depths of Surrey, England. https://www.facebook.com/LostHumanOfficial + Scream For Me Maryland club night Saturday: BA'AL Blackened Post-Metal from Sheffield. https://www.facebook.com/baalbanduk OFNUS Atmospheric/Melodic Black Metal from South Wales. https://www.facebook.com/Ofnus EXISTENTIALIST Five-piece blackened death metal band hailing from the depths of Essex, UK. https://www.facebook.com/ExistentialistUK SACRIFICAL SLABS Death/grind band from London, with a little twist. https://www.facebook.com/sacrificialslabs + Reel 80s club night RETRIBUTION ALIVE is supported by: INTO THE PIT (METAL DEVASTATION RADIO) | HIGHSPEED HANGOVER PODCAST | CULT NEVER DIES | METAL ALLEGIANCE | NMTCG | TOTALROCK | METALPERV TV | UK BLACK METAL: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE | SEVEN CRIMSON DESIGNS | SONIC REBELLION | METAL WARRIORS | THE MODERN ALTERNATIVE | LOST PARADISE PROMOTIONS | HIGH VOLTAGE | MAD SWEENEY APPAREL So far the diverse metalisation of Retribution Alive has breached the walls of such venues as the Intrepid Fox, The Dome, The Dev, The Lounge, Purple Turtle, Black Heart, Electrowerktz, Unicorn, Big Red, Nambucca, Helgi's, Scala, Boston Music Room, Underdog Gallery, 12 Bar, New Cross Inn, Fiddlers Elbow, Amersham Arms, Stag's Head, The MacBeth Of Hoxton, Wig & Gown, Upstairs @ The Garage, Kings Arms (Bexleyheath), Amwell Arms (Islington), Plough & Harrow (Leytonstone), Camden Assembly and the Cart & Horses!




Lev Radagan + Supports
SANTANA is the Frontman (Singer & Guitarist) from the psychedelic rock band Redlake Circus, which their theatrical performances have been igniting stages worldwide, becoming a must seen live act. SANTANA has been well known by his unique psychedelic sound; waving from the mix of groovy Hard Rock riffs, smooth Blues licks & mystic oriental atmospheres, creating hypnotic melodies that will take you into a mind-traveling experience. Projects: Redlake Circus / Iah Moontra / Enso Akasha / ​Lucid Satanama Dynasty ​​ http://www.unitedskulls.com/lev-radagan.html Supports to be confirmed £10 On The Door




Il Giardino Degli Specchi + Supports
Il Giardino Degli Specchi: ll Giardino degli Specchi is a Post-Rock band from Rome, Italy. Valerio Marcellino and Marco Andrea Lippa started the project as an ambient duo, creating soundscapes and psychedelic suites using guitars, synths and voices. After some line-up changes, the arrival of Luca Tiraterra and Mate Merenyi led to a further evolution in the band sound, adding more dynamics to the compositions. Il Giardino degli Specchi has a wide range of sounds, from ambient to the famous wall of sounds of post rock genre, with some influences coming from slow tempo, heavy distortions and atmosphere. linktr.ee/ilgiardinodeglispecchi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2g6tBYaUp0 In violet: Born out of a London basement in 2010, in violet blends the experimental with the familiar. Morphing across dissociative landscapes, prisms and diffractions, the concept is one of momentum and exploration. With a carousel of contributors & co-writers across all releases, currently performing as a five-piece, in violet continues to push the envelope of just how far one wild idea can go Instagram @inviolet_ https://youtu.be/bUB8KDS--tQ Sloganyear: Occultic-electronic enchantment. Surreal, improvised, and ambient. Transcend reality through mystical soundscapes. https://www.facebook.com/sloganyear https://youtu.be/7MgDdTyno9A Tickets: £8 ( + Booking fee ) online https://billetto.co.uk/e/il-giardino-degli-specchi-italy-in-violet-sloganyear-tickets-860134 Or £10 OTD




Hi-on Maiden
Hi-On Maiden will perform the full Seventh Son Album + hits, AND two ex Iron Maiden guitarists will be performing songs from first 2 albums. Tickets here www.eventbrite.com/e/hi-on-maiden-at-the-cart-horses-stratford-london-tickets-698577212247




Coda - A Tribute To Led Zeppelin
CODA – a Tribute to Led Zeppelin are Europe's number-one tribute to Led Zeppelin and they can't wait to return to the awesome Cart and Horses on Saturday 14th October, following their SOLD OUT show earlier in the year. This acclaimed show will include all the classics, such Kashmir, Rock and Roll, Stairway to Heaven and more, PLUS a great selection of rockers and showstoppers that will leave you wanting more! With a superb line-up of musicians, replica instruments and awesome hand-made costumes, CODA will take you back to the time when Led Zeppelin ruled the world as the gods of rock, conveying the power, excitement and magic of the music of Led Zeppelin like no other band around! Get your tickets here before they go. https://coda.onlineticketseller.com/events/39229




Moving Pictures- Rush Tribute
“Moving Pictures - they're really really good. I give them a double Redick thumbs-up.” — Darren Redick - Planet Rock Radio. On seeing the Moving Pictures video for their arrangement of Afterimage Alex Lifeson (Rush guitarist) wrote – “Very moving and beautifully done. Heartfelt thanks to the band for their kind tribute.” “To emulate 3 of the highest musical calibre artists, with such gusto, was seriously impressive.” “First time but won’t be the last, great show and fantastic musicianship!” “My Villa has never been so brilliantly strangled.” ________________________________________ MOVING PICTURES – RUSH TRIBUTE play for over two hours covering all the classics such as Tom Sawyer, The Spirit of Radio and Xanadu (with doubleneck guitars) plus some deeper cuts such as By Tor and later belters such as Far Cry and Headlong Flight. Featuring drummer Jamie Dunleavey — this young lady from St Andrews is scarily on point. It takes a unique set of skills to sing AND play bass AND play keys like Geddy Lee — John Power (Eoin de Paor) is incredibly accurate. Guitarist Steve Brown is a lifelong Rush fan and pro player with way too many guitars and wicked sense of humour — not unlike a certain Mr Lifeson. MOVING PICTURES are regularly on the bill at Rush fan conventions. Here they are playing Xanadu at RUSHfest Scotland 2022. https://youtu.be/4cu4Q-fuqWU They have recordings on all 3 Songs For Neil albums and have performed for and recorded with Rush producer Terry Brown. www.tickets-scotland.com/mov07

Find us

Opening Times

Mon12:00 – 00:30
Tue12:00 – 00:30
Wed12:00 – 00:30
Thur12:00 – 00:30
Fri12:00 – 03:00
Sat12:00 – 03:30
Sun12:00 – 00:30

Please note
Sun - Thur last entry is 11:00pm
Fri - Sat Last entry is 2:00am
Event & West Ham early home games we're open from 10am.

Food & drink

***We're back and our food is back too!
Our kitchen is OPEN
Mon - Thur - 5pm-11:00pm
Fri - 5pm 12am
Sat - 1:00pm-5pm , 6pm-12:00am
Sun - 1:00pm-5pm, 6pm-10:00pm

(event days / West Ham matches, concerts & gigs we are open earlier)

Food Times

Mon17:00 – 22:30
Tue17:00 – 22:30
Wed17:00 – 22:30
Thur17:00 – 22:30
Fri17:00 – 00:00
Sat13:30 – 17:00 18:00 – 00:00
Sun13:30 – 17:00 18:00 – 22:00