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“Good up until a bouncer started his shift circa 21:00”
Review of The Bat and Ball

The Bat and Ball
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Ranked #2,946 of 24,344 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$29
Description: East London table tennis temple, throwing down the finest craft beer, cocktails, coffee and Well Street pizza in the beating heart of Stratford. Two floors of ping pong, pool, live sport and DJs - 100% vibes, 7 days a week! Now the biggest and liveliest pub/bar in Stratford Westfield, the Bat & Ball's two bars offer an impressive international selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails, with their resident DJs bringing the party Thursday-Saturday. If you're feeling peckish get stuck into a Neapolitan-style pizza courtesy of local legends Well Street Pizza, or a selection of delicious deli-style dishes. Take your pick from 12 championship size ping pong tables in our upstairs Games Hall or downstairs Parlour, catering for ping players of all ages and abilities. Their in-house Games Masters are always on hand for tips and tricks, or to liven up the party. Private hire available for groups of all sizes - just give the bookings team a shout to discuss party packages, whether you fancy an intimate get together with mates, or a full office blow-out.
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Description: East London table tennis temple, throwing down the finest craft beer, cocktails, coffee and Well Street pizza in the beating heart of Stratford. Two floors of ping pong, pool, live sport and DJs - 100% vibes, 7 days a week! Now the biggest and liveliest pub/bar in Stratford Westfield, the Bat & Ball's two bars offer an impressive international selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails, with their resident DJs bringing the party Thursday-Saturday. If you're feeling peckish get stuck into a Neapolitan-style pizza courtesy of local legends Well Street Pizza, or a selection of delicious deli-style dishes. Take your pick from 12 championship size ping pong tables in our upstairs Games Hall or downstairs Parlour, catering for ping players of all ages and abilities. Their in-house Games Masters are always on hand for tips and tricks, or to liven up the party. Private hire available for groups of all sizes - just give the bookings team a shout to discuss party packages, whether you fancy an intimate get together with mates, or a full office blow-out.
Reviewed 24 October 2021

Good time up until the bouncer randomly picked on me and told me I couldn't come back in. Said I was too drunk. Would understand if I was being aggressive, loud or whatever but didn't do anything wrong. Told me I had to stand outside for half an hour before he would let me back in. Resulted in 10 of us leaving and probably a few hundred quid in drinks being bought elsewhere. 23rd October for my stag. Still had a good evening but bouncer bit of an idiot.

Date of visit: October 2021
Thank 1simion1989
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Reviewed 6 October 2021

Went to play table tennis and have some drinks with friends. Unfortunately the tables nearest the stairs have seats too close to the table especially when people are standing around bumping into people happens frequently. At the bar Pint glass was only ~90% full. More expensive than some of their superior competitors.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 27 July 2021 via mobile

With ping pong tables and pool tables, friendly staff and great beer, there’s not much more you can ask for from this place! 100% would recommend

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 12 July 2021

We’ve been coming to Bat and Ball for many years and have always gotten along well with the staff. That is apart from the tall female bouncer, her attitude is disgusting and will likely stop us returning. It’s a shame because all the bar staff and the rest of security are lovely. She seems to take issue with everything and it’s embarrassing to watch, the kind of person who is a bouncer because she enjoys the power trip. Good pizza.

Date of visit: July 2021
Thank C4564JK
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Reviewed 4 July 2021

Food and drinks arenall good if you are lucky enough to get served. We had a really arrogant server guy, was unattentive which would not be an issue as was really busy, and understand that so waited, but failed on such a basic like friendliness and hospitality.

Date of visit: July 2021
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