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Leyton Star (Electric Star)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Signature Brew - Signature PaleExcellent1
Siren Craft - White TipsExcellent1
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPAExcellent1
Signature Brew - Wild WinterExcellent1
Siren Craft - Half Mast QIPAExcellent1
Truman's - TreasonExcellent1
Siren Craft - Under CurrentExcellent1
Truman's - FirestarterGood1
Good Chemistry - Advent HorizonGood1
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleGood1
Truman's - Belt & Braces (superseded by 4.8% version)Good1
Truman's - ScorcherAcceptable1
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
Stod Fold - Dr HarrisNot Tried0
Signature Brew - SessionNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Sound WaveNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - MillionaireNot Tried0
Picture 1. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

22 Dec 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Late evening visit. Always worth making use of 10% CAMRA discount here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Wild Winter7.30ExcellentEasy-drinking for its strength, this is a mahogany-coloured, lightly-spiced Winter Ale. (Strength this year is 6.8%).
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Millionaire4.70Not Tried
26 Nov 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday evening visit and pretty quiet in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Good Chemistry - Advent Horizon5.60GoodA classic Winter Ale. Strong, malty and spicy.
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
05 Nov 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday evening and the pub is quiet (apart from all the firework mayhem outside).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Signature Pale4.10ExcellentGolden Pale Ale. On very good form here tonight.
Truman's - Firestarter4.20GoodAmber in colour. A good balance of red fruit and astringent hops. Nice.
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
29 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening on a Sunday and an end of the weekend feel in here. A few last roast dinners being served.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Treason4.50ExcellentA nicely-hopped Red Ale; one of Trumanís best. In sparkling condition.
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
19 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A late-evening pint, homeward bound after a day in Brussels.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Belt & Braces (superseded by 4.8% version)4.20GoodAmber/red in colour. Bitter hop and some toffee.
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
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

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About the Leyton Star

The pub sign. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent18
Good21
Acceptable8
Poor-

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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 38 times, seen 48 different beers and tried 33 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E15 2BX