The Clapton Hart dates back to the 18th Century. Originally the White Hart Hotel in 1722, it was rebuilt in the 1830s after it was destroyed by fire and again in 1890 as a brewery pub. Over four centuries it has traded as Stagecoach Inn, Public House and under several identities as a nightclub, eventually closing in 2008. We began a refurbishment project restoring many of its original and unique features. After months of renovation, we re-opened the newly named Clapton Hart in May 2012.
A stone’s throw away from Clapton Pond, the Clapton Hart is a friendly pub serving the local community; we have become a firm favourite around Hackney and beyond. A grandeur backdrop, every effort was made to maintain the pub’s original aesthetics, with the addition of a large beer garden, The Hart is bright and spacious yet cosy.
A modest sized bar is home to eight Cask hand-pumps and several guest kegs. Our main focus being an evolving drink range showcasing Craft Beer and Real Ale from microbreweries in East London to worldwide, featuring Hackney Brewery, Beavertown, Saltaire, Pressure Drop and many more.
Expect homemade British food, seasonal specials, vegetarian & vegan dishes and hand-crafted bar snacks, accompanied by house-favourite Henderson’s Relish. Sunday Roasts have become notorious and are our offered alongside our legendary home-infused Bloody Marys.
We host regular events such as CH Pub Quiz, ‘Stick it up Your Betamax’ VHS Film night, ‘Jook Joint’ with resident DJs every Friday night and ‘Hart Sessions’ on Saturdays with local and international guest selectors. Please check our ‘Events’ page and ask staff for more details.
Rickety furniture, hollow pianos and old sewing machines create inimitable corners and romance of a vintage feel. While ragged walls, bare-brick and high ceilings with open fires and board games provide a cosy feel to our new old harty boozer.