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Leyton Star (Electric Star)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Three Sods - Session IPAExcellent2
Five Points - Five Points PaleExcellent1
Signature Brew - Backstage IPAExcellent1
Wild Beer Co. - MillionaireExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - CwtchExcellent3
Signature Brew - B-SideGood1
Three Sods - Trade UnionAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Three Sods - BoHo BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

17 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A brief late-evening visit when pub is quiet.
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Excellent
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
31 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Just one as a token nod towards New Year's Eve.
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.
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.
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.
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.
03 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A quick one on passing. Pub quiet.
Three Sods - Session IPA4.40ExcellentPale, crisp and hoppy with a slight haze.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Three Sods - BoHo Bitter4.10Not Tried
06 Nov 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Quiz night crowds are in.
Wild Beer Co. - Millionaire4.70ExcellentA very rich Stout.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Three Sods - Trade Union4.50Not Tried
23 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Here in mid-evening for a meal and lucky to get a table. TV football and Pub Quiz night have filled the place out.
Signature Brew - B-Side4.70GoodGood top see all these Brown Ales appearing on bars with the turn of the seasons. This one is quite heavy.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
07 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Late evening visit when pub is quiet.
Signature Brew - Backstage IPA5.60ExcellentIPA in great condition tonight. Tropical fruit, pine and sticky orange.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
03 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I watched the second half of the Spurs v Barca match in here on the TV. I don’t watch much televised football, but enjoyed what I saw of this game. Notable that the majority of customers were cheering for the Catalans, not the north Londoners.
Three Sods - Session IPA4.40ExcellentPale gold and hazy. Crisp and light, with good hop character. Nothing like the pint of the same name that I drank here recently – I wonder what that one was.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About the Leyton Star

The pub sign. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



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 64 times, seen 72 different beers and tried 48 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E15 2BX