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Red Lion (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brass Castle - CliffhangerExcellent1
Roosters - Little Darlings 25th Anniversary Pale Ale Excellent1
Brew York - X-Panda: Centennial, Ekuanot & Simcoe Excellent1
Clearwater - PaleExcellent1
Charnwood - Try HoppedExcellent1
Slater's - Autumn RedExcellent1
Siren Craft - Sound WaveExcellent1
Naked Beer Co. - Indecent ExposureExcellent1
Franklins - English GardenGood1
Cheddar - Crown and Glory Good1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - KodiakGood1
Anarchy - Strait JacketGood1
Cocksure - Amber SessionGood1
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanGood1
Magic Rock - RingmasterGood1
East London (ELB) - RascalGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter StarGood1
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Acceptable1
Boss - Beatle JuiceAcceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Colchester - Jack Spitty's Smuggler's AleNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Clouded Minds - Clout StoutNot Tried0
Revolutions - Happy FamiliesNot Tried0
Grain - OakNot Tried0
Moor - Nor'HopNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Urban IPANot Tried0
Revolutions - Pretender BlondeNot Tried0
Volden - VIMNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 8 Dark RoastNot Tried0
Hop Studio - YorkNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - Red Dog (was 4.4%)Not Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Conservation BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Billabong Aussie Pale AleNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 1 BlondeNot Tried0
Heavy Industry - CollaboratorNot Tried0
Cottage - AtlanticNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Heavy Industry - Electric MountainNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Hackney - Red AleNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Hackney - American Pale AleNot Tried0
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Tinker's CussNot Tried0
Roosters - Highway 51Not Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - Zenith Pale AleNot Tried0
Redemption - Big ChiefNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPANot Tried0
Bedlam - PilgrimNot Tried0
Roosters - Wild MuleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Slater's - Columbia Coffee StoutNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Basta Rosse (collaboration with Mezzo Passo)Not Tried0
East London (ELB) - Three KingsNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
360° - New Zealand Pale AleNot Tried0
Roosters - YankeeNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0
Volden - SummerNot Tried0
Picture 1. Red Lion, Leytonstone, Greater London
Picture 2. Red Lion, Leytonstone, Greater London

Visits Details

12 Jun 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening for a quick one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Rascal3.80GoodPlenty of ginger in this beer.
Roosters - Yankee4.30Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Volden - Summer4.20Not Tried
12 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. As ever, it is busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Roosters - Little Darlings 25th Anniversary Pale Ale 4.20ExcellentPale gold. Dry. Sharp, lemon-rind tastes from experimental hop variety CF160.
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Kodiak4.80GoodLight brown in colour and a bit cloudy. Fruity hop flavours. At the easy-drinking end of the American Brown beer style.
Cocksure - Amber Session3.90GoodA deep amber colour. Malty flavours, dominated by caramel.
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
360° - New Zealand Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
24 Dec 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I have tended to avoid this pub during daylight hours due to its reputation for having a primary school playground at breaktime atmosphere. And indeed there are plenty of youngsters in this-afternoon, but they are mostly on best behaviour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter Star4.40GoodBranded as an Old Ale but has little resemblance to the classic Old Ales I am familiar with from Harveys and Adnams. Very decent though – chocolatey and dark brown in colour.
Boss - Beatle Juice4.80AcceptableA cloudy and very sharp, golden beer. I don’t think it is on prime form.
Roosters - Wild Mule3.90Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Slater's - Columbia Coffee Stout5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Basta Rosse (collaboration with Mezzo Passo)5.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Three Kings3.80Not Tried
03 Nov 2017 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon and really nice atmoshere. I had originally planned to have one of Antic's excellent sausage rolls but I could not resist the Percy Ingle shop on the way here so was no longer hungry. Left a few copies of Marsh Mash on the bar and sat down and enjoyed listening to the sound of Bob Dylan.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Autumn Red5.00Excellent
Summer Wine (SWB) - Zenith Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Bedlam - Pilgrim4.50Not Tried
04 Sep 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I seem to have an uncanny knack of going in here on a Monday evening and expecting it to be quiet but discovering it is quiz night and busy. I appeared to be the only person in the room who knew that ‘Machine Head’ and ‘Burn’ were albums by “70s Rock Band” Deep Purple.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew York - X-Panda: Centennial, Ekuanot & Simcoe 4.50ExcellentAn amber-coloured ‘Session IPA’. Very heavily hopped. Leafy.
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80AcceptableA hazy amber colour. Heavily malty, to an extent that I did not enjoy it much – not sure if this was just the contrast with the beer that went before.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Hackney - American Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Tinker's Cuss5.20Not Tried
Roosters - Highway 513.70Not Tried
20 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy here for Quiz Night, with most tables taken at 6:30 (except for the annoying ones marked ‘reserved from 7pm’) and packed by 7:30.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60ExcellentOne of the best IPAs around in my view.
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50GoodA dark Bitter with plenty of chocolate malt.
Franklins - English Garden3.80GoodAn amber-coloured Bitter with reasonable hop content.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Heavy Industry - Electric Mountain3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Hackney - Red Ale4.10Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
23 Nov 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Briefly at around 7-7:30pm for a sausage roll and a pint on the way home from work. Very busy as crowds gather for the quiz night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Clearwater - Pale3.90ExcellentA crisp, refreshing, golden beer.
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Conservation Bitter4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Billabong Aussie Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 1 Blonde4.20Not Tried
Heavy Industry - Collaborator5.00Not Tried
Cottage - Atlantic4.00Not Tried
Volden - VIM3.80Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
07 Jul 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early to mid-evening. Busy as ever, with the garden really popular at this time of year.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cheddar - Crown and Glory 4.50GoodAmber-coloured. Both bitter and fruity hop tastes. Nice.
Anarchy - Strait Jacket3.60GoodGolden in colour. A slightly sweet Pale Ale.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 8 Dark Roast4.50Not Tried
Hop Studio - York3.80Not Tried
Brighton Bier - Red Dog (was 4.4%)4.50Not Tried
11 Jun 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Our CAMRA Crawl numbers are boosted to around 15 in here and we take over one corner. Always a nice pub to visit. I head for the bus stop when the rest of the gang move on to the Walnut Tree and the North Star.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Naked Beer Co. - Indecent Exposure4.50ExcellentGreat, creamy, Porter with dry finish.
Magic Rock - Ringmaster3.90GoodGood, refreshing, hoppy beer. Appeared lacking in body after the beer that had gone before.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Grain - Oak3.80Not Tried
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Urban IPA5.50Not Tried
Revolutions - Pretender Blonde4.50Not Tried
Volden - VIM3.80Not Tried
23 Feb 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I thought that 8pm on a Monday evening might be a quiet time here. Not a bit of it; well-attended Pub Quiz in full swing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brass Castle - Cliffhanger3.80ExcellentVery pale, very hoppy, very bitter. I like it.
Charnwood - Try Hopped4.40ExcellentA very good, full-bodied, hoppy Pale Ale.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Colchester - Jack Spitty's Smuggler's Ale4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Clouded Minds - Clout Stout5.60Not Tried
Revolutions - Happy Families4.50Not Tried

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About the Red Lion

The pub sign. Red Lion, Leytonstone, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent40
Good32
Acceptable9
Poor-

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The pub is found in Leytonstone, Greater London, E11 3AA.

A large, historic (founded by 1670) town centre pub. Famous in the 60s and 70s as a live music venue, it has hosted such famous names as Led Zeppelin, Yes, Genesis and Roxy Music, plus local heroes Atomic Rooster. But knocked around and abused in recent years under a succession of themes. Taken over by Antic and re-opened in June 2011 as a 'traditional pub'. Instantly immensely popular. There is a large main bar with big tables for sharing, more of a dining lay-out to the part-screened rear area, and there is a big yard at the back. Pavement tables too, and an upstairs room that will one day be brought back in to use.

We have visited this pub 31 times, seen 214 different beers and tried 78 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E11 3AA