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Leyton Star (Electric Star)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wild Beer Co. - MillionaireExcellent1
Signature Brew - Solo: AzaccaExcellent2
Signature Brew - Solo: Hallertau BlancExcellent1
Three Sods - Session IPAExcellent3
Signature Brew - Backstage IPAExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Signature Brew - B-SideGood1
Truman's - ScorcherAcceptable1
Purity - Pure GoldNot Tried0
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Three Sods - Trade UnionNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Three Sods - BoHo BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

03 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A quick one on passing. Pub quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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
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.

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About the Leyton Star

The pub sign. Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent37
Good26
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 59 times, seen 71 different beers and tried 46 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E15 2BX