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Leyton Star (Electric Star)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - Under CurrentExcellent1
Brighton Bier - South Coast IPAExcellent1
Siren Craft - White TipsExcellent1
Stod Fold - Dr HarrisExcellent1
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPAExcellent1
Signature Brew - Backstage IPAExcellent2
Siren Craft - Half Mast QIPAExcellent1
Hepworth - Hiver The Honey AleGood1
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleGood1
Truman's - ScorcherAcceptable1
Marble - PintAcceptable1
Stod Fold - AmberNot Tried0
Signature Brew - SessionNot Tried0
Stod Fold - Uncle SamNot Tried0
Signature Brew - Signature PaleNot Tried0
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
Picture 1. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

18 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Quite late in the evening. I had to brave a bouncer on the door to get in. Not clear why he was there; the pub was rather quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80ExcellentOne of my favourites. Irresistible.
Signature Brew - Session4.00Not Tried
01 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Late evening visit, just as the quiz was coming to an end. Not for the first time recently I was unable to benefit from the 42p a pint CAMRA discount because no managers were present and only a manager can authorise the discount.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Scorcher4.20AcceptableMore of a golden beer with reddish tinges than an actual Red. Citrus hops. Rather thin body.
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - White Tips4.50Not Tried
27 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid to late-evening. Not busy. Very relaxed in fact.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50ExcellentAmber-coloured. An accomplished APA.
Siren Craft - White Tips4.50ExcellentA very tasty wheat beer enlivened with US hops and jazzed up with citrus fruit zest.
Truman's - Scorcher4.20Not Tried
05 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Quite late in the evening, for a quick one. Itís hot and muggy, even with every door and window open.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Half Mast QIPA2.80ExcellentLow strength and refreshing. Just the job.
Signature Brew - Signature Pale4.10Not Tried
Stod Fold - Dr Harris5.70Not Tried
26 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A brief, late-evening visit. Pub quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20GoodGood, but Iíve tasted this beer better.
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
Stod Fold - Dr Harris5.70Not Tried
22 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Quite late in the evening. At first the pub appears almost empty, but then I realise there are quite a lot of people out in the back garden.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stod Fold - Dr Harris5.70ExcellentA well-named and full-bodied, English-style IPA.
Signature Brew - Signature Pale4.10Not Tried
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
28 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Late evening quick one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hepworth - Hiver The Honey Ale4.50GoodStrength given as 5.0%. An initially rather odd tasting Honey IPA. The flavour grew on me actually.
Stod Fold - Uncle Sam5.20Not Tried
04 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I managed to catch the last 20 minutes of the televised Millwall match in here. Standing room only. One cask beer only, with two Stod Fold Brewery clips turned around.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Backstage IPA5.60ExcellentGreat IPA in sparkling condition tonight.
01 Apr 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A very busy session ahead of football at Brisbane Road.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brighton Bier - South Coast IPA5.00ExcellentOn very good form.
Marble - Pint3.90AcceptableIíve always thought of this as a beer with high hop levels. Dominated today by malty flavours.
23 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A late evening visit on my way home from a business trip to Brussels. Pub still quite busy at 11pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Backstage IPA5.60ExcellentVery good indeed.
Stod Fold - Amber4.20Not Tried
Signature Brew - Session4.00Not Tried

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About the Leyton Star

The pub sign. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent15
Good18
Acceptable8
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Leyton, Greater London, E15 2BX.

This pub was established in 1887 as the King Harold, replacing the former Grenadier, which had stood further north in Leyton. It was a Savill Brothers pub (the local brewery at the time), eventually passing to Charringtonís. By the turn of the twenty-first century this pub had acquired an exceedingly seedy reputation. To nobodyís surprise, it eventually closed in 2015, but re-opened in July 2016 as the Leyton Star, much refurbished and beautified. It occupies a street corner position, close to Leyton tube station. A large single bar with an upstairs function room (formerly used as a gym). Rear garden. Four handpumps on the bar. CAMRA discount available.

We have visited this pub 33 times, seen 40 different beers and tried 29 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E15 2BX