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North Star (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hammerton - N7Excellent1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleExcellent1
Southwark - Harvard APAGood1
Redemption - TrinityGood1
Redemption - Rock the KazbekGood1
Milestone - Shine OnGood1
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterGood3
Oakham - JHBGood1
Otter - AleNot Tried0
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Picture 1. North Star, Leytonstone, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

25 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Our lunchtime pub crawl moves on to here, where we fill the Public Bar. Around five cask beers available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20ExcellentOn top form.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
14 Jun 2019 (ChrisE)
Friday afternoon, we started in the right hand bar but quickly moved to the one on the left hand side owing to the noise from the juke box. We wondered why there was no publicity inside the pub for their forthcoming beer festival yet they have taken out a full page advertisement in London Drinker. Attentive service and the guv put a cask of N7 on specially for two members of our group.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Good
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00Good
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
12 Jun 2018 (Stephen Harris)
The North Star has been voted the 2018 local CAMRA ‘Community Pub of the Year’ and I join around a dozen other CAMRA members for the presentation here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80GoodOn fine form.
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50GoodFull-bodied.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20AcceptableI’ve tasted this better than it is here tonight.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00Not Tried
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
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried

About the North Star

The pub sign. North Star, Leytonstone, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good7
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

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. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2019.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 17 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E11 3AR