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North Star (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleExcellent1
Redemption - TrinityGood1
Milestone - Shine OnGood1
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterGood1
Otter - AleNot Tried0
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)Not Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Picture 1. North Star, Leytonstone, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

29 Jan 2018 (Stephen Harris)
It’s early on a Monday evening and only the Saloon Bar is open. But it’s busy, there is a buzz of conversation and, so far as I can see, every customer is drinking cask beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80ExcellentAn old favourite, on very fine form here.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
02 Feb 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Evening drink after a grand day out in Stevenage. We sat in the, quieter, Public Bar. Quiet that is until some chaps came in and filled the juke box with coins for an evening of death metal, driving everyone into the saloon bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milestone - Shine On4.00GoodPale and crisp, with some hop character.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20GoodDark and fruity. Condition of this pint a little jaded.
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)3.80Not Tried
10 May 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Quite busy, with everybody in the Saloon Bar, whilst the Public Bar, laid for food, is empty.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Trinity3.00GoodGolden and hoppy, but tasting just a little bit thin today.
Otter - Ale4.50Not Tried
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)3.80Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried

About the North Star

The pub sign. North Star, Leytonstone, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good3
Acceptable-
Poor-

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

In Browning Road, this pub was established in around 1860 and is a nicely traditional house, with two bars, a few pavement tables and a back yard. It is tucked away off the high street in what locals call, without any sense of irony, ‘Leytonstone Village’. The pub sign and a lot of the interior decor features railway locomotives. But it is now widely believed that the North Star was in fact a ship on which the father of the first landlord, Frederick Wildsmith, had sailed.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E11 3AR