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King William the Fourth (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brodie's - Boggles Baltic Porter Excellent1
Brodie's - AmarillaExcellent3
Brodie's - Super Sexy Space Time Beer Excellent1
Brodie's - CitraExcellent2
Brodie's - English Pale AleExcellent1
Mikkeller - K:RLEK Excellent1
Brodie's - Cherry MildExcellent1
Brodie's - Simcoe Pale AleExcellent2
Brodie's - Kentish Town Brown IPAExcellent1
Brodie's - Old Street PaleExcellent2
Brodie's - Bethnal Green BitterGood1
Brodie's - Mosaic Pale AleGood1
Brodie's - London Fields Pale AleGood3
Brodie's - Culture ShockGood1
Brodie's - Dalston Black IPAAcceptable1
Brodie's - Hoxton Special IPAPoor1
Brodie's - Shoreditch SummerNot Tried0
Brodie's - CaliforniaNot Tried0
Brodie's - Whitechapel WeizenNot Tried0
Brodie's - Shoreditch SunshineNot Tried0
Brodie's - Piccadilly Pale AleNot Tried0
Brodie's - Jamaica Stout (was 5%)Not Tried0
Brodie's - Old Street IPANot Tried0
Brodie's - Shoreditch SunshineNot Tried0
Brodie's - Go Go Disco BabyNot Tried0
Brodie's - Cosmic KarmaNot Tried0
Brodie's - MildNot Tried0
Rhymney - Hobby HorseNot Tried0
Picture 1. King William the Fourth, Leyton, Greater London
Picture 2. King William the Fourth, Leyton, Greater London
Picture 3. King William the Fourth, Leyton, Greater London

Visits Details

01 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Just passing through at around 9pm and the pub is almost empty.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00GoodIt is easy to forget that Brodie’s ordinary Bitter is a very good example of the style.
Brodie's - Shoreditch Sunshine3.80Not Tried
Rhymney - Hobby Horse3.80Not Tried
Brodie's - Simcoe Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Super Sexy Space Time Beer 5.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Culture Shock5.80Not Tried
29 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Pretty quiet in here on the evening after a Bank Holiday. This pub once had a reputation for selling far too many cask beers for the number of customers and not keeping an eye on quality. I thought they had grown out of that – but tonight the old problems had resurfaced.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00AcceptableA new version of this beer predominately hopped with Mosaic. I thought it tasted a bit insipid. The next customer had a glass full of dregs and it went off sale.
Brodie's - Hoxton Special IPA6.60PoorRare to see this one in cask. But what started out tasting a bit odd increasingly tasted ‘off’ as I went down the glass and I did not finish my pint.
Brodie's - Mild3.60Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Shoreditch Sunshine3.80Not TriedA friend had to return his pint of this one.
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00Not Tried
Rhymney - Hobby Horse3.80Not Tried
Brodie's - English Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Brodie's - Simcoe Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Super Sexy Space Time Beer 5.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Culture Shock5.80Not TriedI had to return my pint (vinegar) and it was taken off sale.
21 Aug 2017 (Jason)
Early evening and fairly busy. A must do if in the area, or even if you're not!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Simcoe Pale Ale5.00Excellent
Brodie's - Old Street IPA6.40Not Tried
Brodie's - Shoreditch Sunshine3.90Not Tried
Brodie's - Super Sexy Space Time Beer 5.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Culture Shock5.80Not Tried
Brodie's - Go Go Disco Baby7.60Not Tried
Brodie's - Cosmic Karma5.00Not Tried
28 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Evening session.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Super Sexy Space Time Beer 5.00ExcellentPale and hoppy and great.
Brodie's - Cherry Mild3.60ExcellentA very dark beer with initially subtle cherry flavours.
Brodie's - Culture Shock5.80GoodBlimey, a pale ESB, complete with sticky caramel flavours. You don’t come across this sort of thing every day.
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Whitechapel Weizen4.50Not Tried
Brodie's - Shoreditch Sunshine3.80Not Tried
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Jamaica Stout (was 5%)5.40Not Tried
06 Mar 2017 (Jason)
Early evening and busy. Superb pub one of my favourites in this area, a proper London boozer. I've only listed the beer I've drunk.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Citra3.10ExcellentLight floral hoppy and in superb condition.
05 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Brodies have been keeping a pretty low profile recently and, I gather, brewing most of their beer in faraway South Wales. So good to see them launching four new/revived beers tonight across their three pub estate.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - English Pale Ale4.50ExcellentPale gold in colour. Great, earthy, English hop flavours.
Brodie's - Simcoe Pale Ale5.00ExcellentPale gold. Intensely hoppy in the way Brodie’s do so well.
Brodie's - Kentish Town Brown IPA5.50ExcellentA new recipe for this dark beer, at a lower strength. Really good I thought.
Brodie's - Mosaic Pale Ale5.00GoodPale and hop-filled, although suffering a bit from flat condition.
Brodie's - Citra3.10Not Tried
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Whitechapel Weizen4.50Not Tried
Brodie's - Shoreditch Sunshine3.80Not Tried
Brodie's - Jamaica Stout (was 5%)5.40Not Tried
Brodie's - Piccadilly Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
02 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I had to change busses outside on the way home from the Pig’s Ear Beer Festival and felt the need to pop in for a quick one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00ExcellentA very fine, golden, hoppy beer.
Brodie's - Citra3.10Not Tried
Brodie's - California5.30Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
18 Nov 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Mid to late evening. This is always a good place to catch up with all the football gossip ahead of a Leyton Orient home match.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Amarilla4.20ExcellentPale and lusciously hoppy.
Brodie's - Citra3.10GoodPale gold. Lovely Citra flavours, but perhaps just a little one-dimensional.
Brodie's - California5.30Not Tried
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Whitechapel Weizen4.50Not Tried
Brodie's - Shoreditch Sunshine3.80Not Tried
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Piccadilly Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
02 Sep 2016 (Stephen Harris)
A very pleasant night here – a gathering of all eight past and present editors of the Leyton Orientear fanzine, of which I am one. Unfortunately, not all beer shone tonight, but the conversation did.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Amarilla4.20ExcellentExcellent, hoppy, pale beer.
Brodie's - Boggles Baltic Porter 8.80ExcellentServed from key-keg. Deliberately soured, black Porter.
Brodie's - Old Street Pale5.00GoodTasty Pale Ale, but condition past its best.
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00AcceptableNot on its usual form.
Brodie's - Dalston Black IPA7.00AcceptableServed from key-keg and condition a bit flat and lacklustre.
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
08 Jul 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Mid to late-evening. Never busy but a steady ticking over of customers, including several good friends.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - London Fields Pale Ale4.00ExcellentGoodness, this was on form tonight. Alcoholic grapefruit juice.
Mikkeller - K:RLEK 5.60ExcellentOn keg dispense. I doubt there is anywhere else where you can drink Mikeller beers at £3:60 a pint. This is an amber-coloured, US-style Pale Ale.
Brodie's - Amarilla4.20GoodGolden and heavily-hopped.
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brodie's - Shoreditch Summer3.90Not Tried

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About the King William the Fourth

The pub sign. King William the Fourth, Leyton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional12
Excellent73
Good30
Acceptable12
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Leyton, Greater London, E10 6AE.

Community local in the Bakers Arms area of Leyton, with a large comfortable dark wooden interior. The pub was present here by 1855 and was acquired by Charrington’s Brewery from Truman’s in 1870 – in later years it passed to Ind Coope. It was rebuilt as we know it today in 1897, on a slightly smaller site than its predecessor. Good selection of Brodie's beer which are brewed in the former stable block to the rear. The large bar counter in the front bar has 18 handpumps in banks each of 10, 5 and 3. There are a further 5 rarely used handpumps in the rear room.

We have visited this pub 53 times, seen 128 different beers and tried 80 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E10 6AE