Well not actually Camel in the pie, but a pie in The Camel. The Camel being a finely restored Victorian backstreet boozer in Bethnal Green or to be more precise, Globe Town .
Sat on the corner of the delightfully named Sugar Loaf Walk, its not a particularly large pub, a single but long room inside, with wooden flooring, a fine sturdy dark wood bar, complete with brass hand and foot rails, some nice wheelback chairs and basic tables , floral wallpaper and pendant lighting, it all makes for a cosy pub.
The third light along in the above picture is actually a reflection, the back wall being covered with a huge mirror.
The beer choice is decent, not way out there but nice, Truman’s Bow Bells , Adnams Mosaic and Sambrooks Wandle.
And what about the pies, well they were bloody good, a choice of about ten varieties, from plain and simple to exotic. I went semi posh and had Steak and Stilton, or Moo Blue as it was called on the menu, Tony, my traveling partner for the day, tried his hand at Steak and Chorizo , he rated it, complete with mash ,mushy peas and gravy it was a cracking feast for just under a tenner.
I’m sure Martin has already noted the charming Adnams glass above.
A lovely little pub that around the turn of the century was closed for five years and threatened with demolition, thankfully it survived.