Named “Best Newcomer” in the London Region in the Great British Pub Awards 2010, the pub has a great range of drinks, as well as reasonably priced food (for this area, anyway) and roasts on Sundays.
The range of events is what makes the pub stand out for your author, however, with film nights, bingo, live music, DJs and art-exhibitions, as well as a weekly Scrabble tournament.
Other specials include reduced price drinks for seniors between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays and a weekly pub quiz. All this, and it is actually a very pleasant place to be of an evening.
The Kenton is on Kenton Road, on the Homerton/ South Hackney border. For more information, visit http://www.kentonpub.co.uk/