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Heathcote & Star (Electric Star)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Signature Brew - Session N.Z. hopped bitter (Pacifica)Good1
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterAcceptable1

Visits Details

30 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
This pub re-opened last Friday and is doing a roaring trade this Monday evening. Much goodwill from the local community towards the restoration of this large pub in a seriously under-pubbed area. Two Leyton-brewed cask beers available.
Signature Brew - Session N.Z. hopped bitter (Pacifica)4.00GoodA dark Bitter on good form.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20AcceptableA pale Bitter. Foamy and not at its best tonight.

About the Heathcote & Star

Summary of Beer Scores



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

This very large pub stands in a residential area to the north side of Leytonstone tube station. It was established by the local Savill’s Brewery in 1905 as the Heathcote Arms (named after local landowners) and passed with all of that brewery’s pubs to Charington’s during the 1920s. It did not obtain a full licence until 1948 and Sunday trading has only been permitted since 1970. The pub became a Charrington’s training centre, and was then sold to M&B in 2007, being branded for a while as a Stonegate house. There were several periods of closure before the pub was acquired by the expanding Electric Star chain and re-opened as the Heathcote & Star in October 2017. The pub has a substantial main bar area, a smaller lounge to the side in what was the Public Bar, a large games room to the rear and a garden beyond.

We have visited this pub once, seen 2 different beers and tried both.

Map location

Postcode: E11 4EA