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Leyton Star (Electric Star)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Arbor Ales - MosaicExcellent1
Signature Brew - Solo: Hallertau BlancExcellent1
Truman's - Two HalvesExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Hammerton - N7Excellent1
Signature Brew - Solo: AzaccaExcellent2
Truman's - ZephyrGood2
Three Sods - Session IPAGood1
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleAcceptable1
Truman's - ScorcherAcceptable1
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Signature Brew - Roadie - All Night IPANot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Purity - Pure GoldNot Tried0
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Signature Brew - Backstage IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

18 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A flying visit, just to catch the last ten minutes of the Liverpool v PSG match here on TV. A good crowd in to watch it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Sods - Session IPA4.40GoodGolden and more malty than I had remembered it.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Signature Brew - Backstage IPA5.60Not Tried
05 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A comfort break stop on the way home that developed into a couple of pints. Pub surprisingly busy at 10:30pm. No escaping the conclusion that there was a much better atmosphere and tastier beer here than at two City pubs visited earlier.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Solo: Hallertau Blanc5.00Excellent- A really good showcase for this relatively subtle and unchallenging hop variety.
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
12 Aug 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Fairly late in the evening for a quick one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Solo: Azacca5.00ExcellentA golden, single hop beer. Perfect condition really emphasises the hop character.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Truman's - Scorcher4.20Not Tried
29 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I had decided to eat here and discovered that Sunday evening is the one session of the week when the kitchen is closed. Probably explains why it is my favourite time to come here – quiet and peaceful.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Solo: Azacca5.00GoodClear gold in colour. Good hop flavours but spoiled a bit by warm temperature.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
15 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Late evening visit. Pub quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90ExcellentFaultless.
Truman's - Scorcher4.20AcceptableGolden in colour and supposedly a ‘grapefruit edition’, although challenging hop flavours are a bit difficult to spot.
26 Jun 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Late-evening visit on the way home from a day in Brussels.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Two Halves4.20ExcellentA really nice, fruity, golden, Session IPA. Probably contains Truman’s entire hop budget for the summer of 2018.
Truman's - Zephyr4.40AcceptableTasted a little bit rough tonight.
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
23 Jun 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Pit-stop visit at the end of a long weekend. Staff now give me a CAMRA discount here unprompted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Zephyr4.40ExcellentA big smack of hops. Still Truman’s best beer in my opinion.
Signature Brew - Roadie - All Night IPA4.30Not Tried
21 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00ExcellentThe full Mosaic.
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
13 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening and it is almost empty in here. A neighbour of mine recognises me and we reminisce about the rough old days of the King Harold pub. Apparently it was very busy here earlier, and there is only one cask beer left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20ExcellentThis is on tip-top form and I linger for a couple.
02 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
In twenty-five years of occasional usage of this pub I have never seen it so crowded as it was tonight during the televised Roma v Liverpool match. I had no idea there were so many Scousers living in Leyton.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20AcceptableA very tired pint – on its last legs I suspect.
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried

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About the Leyton Star

The pub sign. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent33
Good25
Acceptable11
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 Charrington’s. By the turn of the twenty-first century this pub had acquired an exceedingly seedy reputation. To nobody’s 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 54 times, seen 66 different beers and tried 44 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E15 2BX