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Leyton Star (Electric Star)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Five Points - XPAExcellent3
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - CwtchExcellent3
Five Points - Five Points PaleExcellent2
Three Sods - Trade UnionAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Truman's - BlindsideNot Tried0
Truman's - BlindsideNot Tried0
Three Sods - Session IPANot Tried0
Three Sods - BoHo BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

21 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening. Nursing my sunburn after a full day watching cricket in Beckenham.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentStill a great beer.
Three Sods - Session IPA4.40Not Tried
Three Sods - BoHo Bitter4.10Not Tried
19 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Post-football pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40ExcellentReliably good.
Three Sods - Session IPA4.40Not Tried
Three Sods - BoHo Bitter4.10Not Tried
16 Mar 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Post-football pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - XPA4.00Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.30Not Tried
15 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
Just after the pub's 4pm opening and only one other customer at the start of my visit. It was a very windy day and every time somebody opened the door the pile of leaflets on a nearby table went all over the place. They were later relocated.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - XPA4.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.30Not Tried
11 Mar 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A mid-evening visit in search of food.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - XPA4.00ExcellentOn excellent form.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.40Not Tried
17 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A brief late-evening visit when pub is quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Excellent
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
31 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Just one as a token nod towards New Year's Eve.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40ExcellentOn very fine form.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
26 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A late evening visit for a quick one. Pub near deserted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
22 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit. Busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60ExcellentAlways a good idea to order this one.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
19 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Unexpectedly busy in the early evening with office workers having Christmas drinks. I say unexpectedly as I am at a loss to think of where they might have come from, Leyton not being noted for its offices.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Sods - Trade Union4.50AcceptableI have a stinking cold and this beer comes over as almost tasteless – it would be churlish though to mark it as ‘poor’ as the fault is almost certainly mine, not the beer’s.

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About the Leyton Star

The pub sign. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent45
Good27
Acceptable12
Poor-

Website.

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 69 times, seen 73 different beers and tried 50 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E15 2BX