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The Walnut Tree (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sambrook's - Brown Dog RiotExcellent1
Reunion - Afterword Mosaic Pale AleExcellent1
Hop Stuff - Vanilla Chocolate StoutExcellent1
Caledonian - Standeaven Brewery APA (African Pale Ale)Excellent1
Adnams - Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta Tea Leaf IPAGood1
Cronx - Yallah MildGood1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Ian Ramsay's Village ElderGood1
Sambrook's - Battersea RyeGood1
Marston's - Revisionist Ruby Liquorice Smoked Beer Good1
Hook Norton - Ballast Point San Diego Pale AleGood1
Fire Island (sub-brand of Evan Evans) - BuffaloAcceptable1
Portobello - Ginger Bread BeerAcceptable1
Oakham - JHBAcceptable1
East London (ELB) - Orchid MildPoor1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Quantock - Plastered PheasantNot Tried0
London Fields - Love Not WarNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Batemans - Springtime Oatmeal Biscuit BeerNot Tried0
Arundel - Winter KnightsNot Tried0
Banks's - Czech MateNot Tried0
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Dark OdysseyNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Three KingsNot Tried0
Elgood's - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Wimbledon - XXKNot Tried0
Wychwood - Cigar City Brewing Siren's Song Session IPANot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple MildNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Golden GateNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - John Willie's 100Not Tried0
Adnams - T DropNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Chinook GoldNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot ConfessionNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Directors (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - JurassicNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Walnut Tree, Leytonstone, Greater London

Visits Details

23 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
6pm on a Sunday evening and the service seemed oddly reluctant. Both beer and food were poor and the pub was noticeably grubby. Not a great experience.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Orchid Mild3.60PoorYuk. How have they managed to get it tasting like this? I should have returned this to the bar really.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)4.80Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Jurassic4.20Not Tried
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
Quantock - Plastered Pheasant4.80Not Tried
25 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Early lunchtime before other pubs in the area are open. We are a mixed group of Leyton Orient and Notts County supporters meeting for beers before heading off to our respective matches.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Afterword Mosaic Pale Ale4.50ExcellentAn excellent, crisp APA.
Fire Island (sub-brand of Evan Evans) - Buffalo4.60AcceptableA dull Bitter.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Confession8.50Not Tried
16 Sep 2019 (Stephen Harris)
With several friends in the early afternoon for a rather sombre pre-funeral pint. I did not note all the available beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80AcceptableNot on best form.
30 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Here for a late lunch at around 4:30. The pub is busy. I have still not quite adjusted to the fact that Wetherspoon’s no longer sell a Sunday roast on a Sunday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Battersea Rye4.50GoodDark brown and spicy. Pretty good.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple Mild3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Adnams - T Drop4.00Not Tried
29 Jan 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening and busy to the point that it was time-consuming to get served.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Vanilla Chocolate Stout5.40ExcellentBlack. Nice. Not over-flavoured and has a bit of oomph.
Cronx - Yallah Mild3.60GoodA dark Mild, very heavily-flavoured with coffee.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Wimbledon - XXK4.80Not Tried
25 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
In here for a quick mid-afternoon, pre-lunch pint, having found the Red Lion closed and the North Star full to bursting point. Lots of paper hats and wobbly legs in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Brown Dog Riot4.50ExcellentA fine US-style Brown Ale, with good hop flavours on a sweetish base. Just the job.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Arundel - Winter Knights4.90Not Tried
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Three Kings3.80Not Tried
26 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early lunch here on a day off from work. Plenty of lunchers; the group of four retired folk on the next table tell me they have a weekly lunch at a different London Wetherspoon – always ham, egg and chips.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Ballast Point San Diego Pale Ale4.50GoodHas definite US hop flavours, but set on a sweet malt base.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
23 Feb 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and there are lots of people taking advantage of reduced ‘Monday Club’ food and beer prices.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Revisionist Ruby Liquorice Smoked Beer 3.60GoodA slightly disconcerting combination of flavours in a chestnut-coloured beer. But it seems to work.
Portobello - Ginger Bread Beer4.40AcceptableNot sure if the fault lay with this particular half pint or with my taste buds – but I couldn’t taste any ginger.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
17 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and the pub is pretty busy. The staff are struggling to cope and it takes an age to get served.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Ian Ramsay's Village Elder3.80GoodReally nice, light, session bitter.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Golden Gate4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - John Willie's 1004.20Not TriedPump clip showing, but "just run out".
Hook Norton - Chinook Gold4.70Not Tried
28 Mar 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Not as busy as the Red Lion across the road, but I gave up trying to get served in here at 6:30, coming back and trying again, successfully, at around 8pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Standeaven Brewery APA (African Pale Ale)4.20Excellent- Deep amber in colour. A very fruity smell – nice! Tasty, bittersweet beer with complex flavours.
Adnams - Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta Tea Leaf IPA6.50GoodGolden/amber in colour. Little aroma – just a hint of tea perhaps. Quite dry and lots of bitter tea flavours.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Directors (use Banks's entry now please)4.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
Batemans - Springtime Oatmeal Biscuit Beer3.60Not Tried
Banks's - Czech Mate4.40Not Tried
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Dark Odyssey4.40Not Tried
Elgood's - Plum Porter4.50Not Tried
Wychwood - Cigar City Brewing Siren's Song Session IPA5.00Not Tried

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About The Walnut Tree

The pub sign. The Walnut Tree, Leytonstone, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good10
Acceptable5
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Leytonstone, Greater London, E11 1HH.

A large, high street JD Wetherspoon pub, converted from retail premises and a gym in 1997. Typical of the genre. Has a popular garden to the side. Pub takes its name from nearby Walnut Tree House, which is the area's oldest building, dating from the mid 16th century.

We have visited this pub 14 times, seen 73 different beers and tried 21 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E11 1HH