If I could give half stars, I’d definitely give this place 3.5. It’s a really beautiful pub which has so much potential.
It’s our closest pub and we’ve had some good drinks in there. The staff could be a little friendlier, it would benefit from some craft beers and the place needs a bit of TLC. It’s a stunning building with some really wonderful features. The room at the back, which the toilets are off, has a really gorgeous glass ceiling, and there’s some lovely stained glass around.
This is one of the main West Ham United supporters pubs so definitely one to stay away from on match day (unless you’re a West Ham supporter!). With West Ham moving to the Olympic Stadium next season, it will be interesting to see what happens to The Boleyn. It is offering membership which includes transport to the new stadium so perhaps it’ll still be a football pub but I hope it means it will be given some attention so that is a good local for us folk nearby.
They have started doing a monthly quiz and they also have a karaoke night every so often, so it seems they are trying to make it a pub for more than just football fans.
I hope within the next year, this will be a great place to go out with friends. I’d also love it to start doing some good food too.
Perhaps we’ll have to watch this space.