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The Little Driver has always been a pub for the locals in these parts and over the years it's served their needs pretty well. But things move on, the desires of the locals of yore are not the same as those of the apartment-dwelling locals of today and so the Little Driver has been updated to satisfy modern appetites. A lick of paint has cheered up the decor, both outside and in (it's no longer painted in the rather bright, but cheerless blue that once characterised it), and thankfully, its Victorian character remains unmolested. The interior has been opened up to create a lighter, airier ambience and the beer garden has been transformed - you wouldn't believe you were on dreary old Bow Road. The drink is not much different from the older incarnation, there are a couple of hand pumps for real ale although the wine list somewhat improved and the service is cheerful, prompt and helpful. The big change is in the food, there's a much more ambitious menu, which seems reasonably priced.


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Max bartender

7 months ago

A proper east London pub with a lot of spade inside and a huge beer garden. You feel good in it, carpet on a floor and comfy chair by the fire pit, cheap drinks and amazing deals.

David Niner

10 months ago

This is a West Ham United pub with Irons memorabilia on the walls. Prices are cheap for London which was a nice surprise. Great for sports as there are loads of TVs. The garden is what sets it apart though. A really fun space out the back with chairs, tables and a number of booths all with their own TV. Didn't go at night but they have festoon lighting so it is probably good on warm evenings too.

Dai Tree

1 year ago

The Little Driver on Bow Road, close to the underground station is the most fine East End boozer. An enthusiastic following for the Cheltenham festival being broadcast over the many screens. Plenty of beer on offer from the keg but not one for the Real ale lovers (as far as I could see). This is a pub to meet with your mates, have a chinwag, put the world to rights and enjoy your company. A great place for a beer.

Robbie Williams

1 year ago

Great pub. proper little boozer. made so welcome and we were from Birmingham. Belfast. Sheffield and Newcastle. popped in for one after seeing ABBA and ended up staying for a good few hours...

Bill Swingler

1 year ago

Lovely local pub with good beers nice friendly regulars music , sports tv's and a huge lovely beer garden. The bar staff are fantastic and very quick to serve even when it's packed. A real East end pub in the East end a real find ! Pubs just had a face lift and new management

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Opening Times

Mon11:00 – 23:00
Tue11:00 – 23:00
Wed11:00 – 23:00
Thur11:00 – 23:00
Fri11:00 – 23:00
Sat11:00 – 23:00
Sun12:00 – 22:30
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