Well & Bucket, Bethnal Green


One of my new favourite pubs, the Well & Bucket, is just up the road from me in Bethnal Green. 

It used to be a (dodgy) Chinese restaurant, one that I frequented once after one to many on Brick Lane. But the next morning I declared I'd never go there again (though to be fair, the fact I was throwing up was more than likely down to one to many fish bowls in Casa Blue than anything I'd eaten.)

Anyway, I digress. 

Gone is the Chinese restaurant and its place is a upper cool pub with 18 craft beers on tap (our choice was Camden pale ale) an a great wine and spirit selection. 

But of course, what I was most impressed with was the food menu. Oysters are what Well & Bucket go big order but me being me there was only one thing I was drawn too - the burger sliders. 

At £3 a slider or 3 for £7.50 it is a real bargain as they're not really small. 

Soldier and I went for two cheeseburgers, a ginger beer chicken burger with sesame 'slaw, a bucket if prawns with smoked aioli (£10) and (like we hadn't ordered enough already) the oxtail chilli cheese fries (£5.50). 

When it all arrived to the table I didn't know which to try first! The burgers were juicy and flavoursome and the prawns were really fresh - and huge! The oxtail chilli cheese fries were by far the best I've ever tasted. 

For the price it was a real bargain. You got loads for your money and it was all fresh with quality ingredients. 

With it's cool ambience you can easily spend a whole afternoon in the Well & Bucket, and now it's warmer you can sit in there small garden out the back. 

And with it being just up the road I can happily say it's my new local… 

Well & Bucket, 143 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG. Follow on twitter.


  1. this looks great - especially the food! it's nice to hear of a pub opening instead of closing for once too! x

    1. The food is AMAZING there! And I know what you mean, there are far too many empty pubs! x

  2. This sounds amazing! I love the sort of food that everyone can just dig into and share- it's so sociable! xx

    1. I agree - love nothing more than sharing! x