Canal Boat’s pick of watering holes on the Lee and Stort navigations
Galvanisers Union Devas Street, Bromley-by-Bow. 020 7987 2272. 5 mins west of Gasworks Bridge. 1950s pub given an eclectic refurbishment by the Antic Pub Co. Range of real ales, food, closed weekday lunchtimes
Crate Brewery Hackney Wick. 07834 275687. North of Hertford Union junction. Family-friendly new pub and pizzeria with bar built from reclaimed materials, brews its own real ales
Princess of Wales Clapton. 020 8533 3463. Waterside at Lee Bridge Road. Large, comfortable, family-friendly pub with food, real ale and canalside seating
Crown Broxbourne. 01992 462244. By Crown Bridge. 1930s pub with real ale, food, and riverside garden
Fish & Eels Nazeing. 01992 466073. By Dobbs Weir Bridge. Popular 19th century riverside inn with real ale, food, waterside garden and moorings
Rye House Rye House. 01992 465151. Family-friendly waterside pub with real ale, food and garden with play area
Old Barge Hertford. 01992 581871. Near Folly Bridge. Popular well-known riverside pub with locally-sourced food, selection of real ales and garden
New Inn High Street, Roydon. 01279 792225. 5 mins south of Roydon Bridge. Traditional 18th century country village inn with real ale, food and garden.
Moorhen, Harlow. 01279 423066. By Burnt Mill Lock. Family-friendly food-based Hungry Horse chain pub with real ale and garden
Three Horseshoes Spellbrook Lane East, Spellbrook. 01279 722849. 5 mins west of Spellbrook Lock. Wooden-framed thatched former Tudor farmhouse, now a Chef & Brewer food-oriented pub with real ale and garden.
Pub details are likely to change at short notice: you are advised to phone ahead to be sure