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Northcote Arms (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer – Green-hopped Dark Ale Excellent1
Signature Brew - Extra Pale Ale (E.P.)Excellent1
Crate - Golden AleExcellent2
Five Points - XPAExcellent2
Five Points - Brick Field BrownExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Crate - Red AleGood1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking RudolphNot Tried0
Signature Brew - Signature PaleNot Tried0
Crate - AmberNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Signature Brew - Roadie - All Night IPANot Tried0

Visits Details

13 Mar 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and the pub is unexpectedly crowded. Indian food is a big draw on Tuesdays, and the fact that Leyton Orient have a match this-evening means the Public Bar is rammed.
Five Points - XPA4.00ExcellentThis beer seems to have made the transition to cask format very well.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Signature Brew - Roadie - All Night IPA4.30Not Tried
18 Dec 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and the Public Bar is full, so I tread the unfamiliar carpet of the Lounge. As seems now to be the norm here, the real ale selection is entirely east London-brewed.
Signature Brew - Extra Pale Ale (E.P.)3.50ExcellentA really good, fruity, Pale Ale. Signature do seem to be on an upward curve.
Crate - Red Ale4.10GoodI’m not a lover of Red Ales, but the completist in me said that I should risk a pint. It is malt-driven and fruity, rather than the sweetness I feared.
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
06 Dec 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit. The pub is pleasingly busy. There is a vegetarian food stall in the back yard. Some local folkies are sawing away on their fiddles in the public bar and an assortment of friends and acquaintances are present. This pub could so easily become my local once again.
Crate - Golden Ale3.80ExcellentOn particularly good form here.
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40ExcellentServed with a very creamy texture.
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer – Green-hopped Dark Ale 4.50ExcellentA satisfying, dark Bitter. Not obviously a green hop beer from its taste.
30 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I’ve been hearing many good things about this pub and am pleased to note its inclusion in the Good Beer Guide. An excellent East London beer range tonight and a nice atmosphere here.
Five Points - XPA4.00ExcellentA very pale, hazy gold. This is a gorgeous, smooth, hoppy pint that is not often seen in cask format.
Crate - Golden Ale3.80GoodA nicely-balanced Golden Ale.
Signature Brew - Signature Pale4.10Not Tried
Crate - Amber4.20Not Tried
26 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
This was my first local pub when I moved to Leyton 25 years ago – indeed it was the only pub I knew in these parts from before I lived here – but I’ve grown out of the habit of coming here. Great to see the pub so well-revived after a dark period in its history.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodA rather murky looking pint, but not lacking in flavour.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph4.20Not Tried

About the Northcote Arms

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leytonstone, Greater London, E11 4EL.

This pub opened in September 1886, when the area was first developed, and was described as a ‘hotel’ in its earliest years. It was initially a Savill Brothers Brewery pub, passing to Charrington’s when Savills closed down in 1925. The pub still maintains a separation of Public and Saloon bars, although the divisions have been opened up a little and the furnishing of the Public Bar is distinctly more comfortable than it used to be. The former off-sales bar at the back is now converted into a little snug. Very much a community pub, with plenty of local groups meeting here and a range of live events. Five handpumps on the bar.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E11 4EL