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Aldgate Pub Lunch Options 5 – Brown Bear

Published: Sep 24th, 2009 | Author: The Beeralist

Picture of the Brown Bear, Aldgate

The Brown Bear, Aldgate

The Brown Bear is situated down at the southern end of Leman Street E1, just by the railway bridge. At times since I’ve been working in the area it’s been a regular haunt and I’ve had some great times there. But pubs go down as well as up and fall out of use. I’m pleased to say though that the Brown Bear is in the ascendant again and is now a regular lunch time stop.

The Brown Bear has a horseshoe shaped bar that extends down the right hand side to a more secluded seating area at the back.

As you can (maybe) see from the photo of the outside, the pub was originally a Taylor Walker pub. I’m not clear who owns it at the moment but I do know that it offers good real ales from an ever-changing selection of guests. Only London Pride seems to be a constant, and on my last visit the O’Hanlons Yellowhammer was good. (It’s what I should have been drinking on my last visit to the Double Locks near Exeter).

Picture of the Brown Bear, Aldgate - Pad Thai and O'Hanlons Yellow Hammer

The Brown Bear, Aldgate - Pad Thai and O'Hanlons Yellow Hammer

On the food side they have a standard pub-type menu with some specials on the board. But there are also many Thai dishes available as well – all priced at around £6 – £8. On my last visit I had a Pad Thai (see pic) which was delicious. There was also so much that I couldn’t finish it. In the past I’ve had burgers here and they’re good too.

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