Bar & Restaurant

Come down & join us in the new meets the old Widow's Son, you'll feel like you're part of something very special.

− Our story −


The Widow's Son is a pub steeped in magical history. Established in 1848 with the legendary east end myth of the widow, her son & the net full of hot cross buns. The famous tradition of 'Bun Day' has been celebrated here, along with other fabulous traditions for over a century.

Traditions

Every year on Good Friday, the tradition of the Widow's Buns is celebrated. The legend is that the old widow's only son left to go to sea, possibly during the Napoleonic Wars, and wrote to her explaining that he would be returning home at Easter and to have a nice hot cross bun waiting for him. Sadly, he never returned, but his mother continued to keep a fresh hot cross bun every Good Friday for the rest of her life. After her death, a huge collection of hot cross buns was discovered in a net hanging from the ceiling of her cottage.

Professional service

Recently taken over by the brains behind Viva Tapas in Dalston, we are restoring the pub back by stripping back the paint to reveal some of the beautiful original features & giving the inside a modern twist, along with the heritage gorgeous glass, mirrors & ornately designed fixtures.

We've brought some of what we know from our unusual infusion based cocktails, a mixture of delicious bites of food (including our on site minced beef burgers) & merged it with the classic east end boozer, serving some interesting draught beers & bottles.

Our principles


The pub has historically meant so much to the locals who have lived in the area for years & is now becoming like a second home to all the new residents, as Bow is beginning to thrive with many people moving in all the time.


We have live music every Friday & Saturday from 9pm (check out info on all the bands via our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thewidowssonpub AND we rent out areas for parties. What more could you ask for in a destination pub?!

− Our team −


Meet our team

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Volkan Yildirim

Chef

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Katy

Chef

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Pepe

Chef

− Menu −


Our beer garden in taking shape, just in time for summer. We have loads of fun stuff planned for it & it's quite the sun trap!

− The Widow's Son −

Come down & join us in the new meets the old Widow's Son, you'll feel like you're part of something very special.

A few words about us...

− Events −


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Jazz

Jazz Jam session

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  • September 28, 2016
  • 19:30

Live music

Live concert with our friends

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  • October 5, 2016
  • 19:00

Poetry evening

Modern poetry

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  • October 9, 2016
  • 20:00

Wine degustation

Large selection of delicious wine

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  • October 17, 2016
  • 19:30

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75 Devons Rd, Mile End, London E3 3PJ