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Northcote Arms (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Crate - Golden AleExcellent2
Five Points - XPAExcellent2
Signature Brew - Roadie - All-Night IPAExcellent1
Five Points - Brick Field BrownExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer – Green-hopped Dark AleExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XXExcellent1
Signature Brew - Extra Pale Ale (E.P.)Excellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical DeluxeExcellent1
Crate - Red AleGood1
Signature Brew - B-SideGood1
Three Sods - Dark MagusGood1
Redemption - Urban DuskGood1
Crate - Session IPAGood1
Three Sods - Mon Chéri IPAGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Salvation! Pale AleAcceptable1
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking RudolphNot Tried0
Signature Brew - Signature PaleNot Tried0
Crate - AmberNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0

Visits Details

14 Oct 2021 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon visit and fairly quiet. Drag shows seem to be very popular in here. I was pleased to discover that half pints are always charged at half the price of a pint.
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Good
Three Sods - Mon Chéri IPA4.50Good
28 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
An evening visit for beer and pizza.
Three Sods - Dark Magus4.70GoodQuite dry for a Milk Stout I think.
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Salvation! Pale Ale4.40AcceptableRather flat condition detracted from this beer.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
09 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A nice atmosphere in here tonight.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10Excellent
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical Deluxe3.80ExcellentGood beer on fine form. Mangoes.
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
04 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Here for the presentation of a CAMRA Community Pub of the Year award. Pub very busy.
Signature Brew - Roadie - All-Night IPA4.30ExcellentIn sparkling form.
Crate - Session IPA3.60Good
Crate - Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
12 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
This pub now has a pizza kitchen and the lounge has several tables of pizza-eaters. The 8pm call for the start of the quiz however attracts little interest.
Signature Brew - B-Side4.70GoodA heavy Brown Ale.
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
13 Mar 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and the pub is unexpectedly crowded. Indian food is a big draw on Tuesdays, and the fact that Leyton Orient have a match this-evening means the Public Bar is rammed.
Five Points - XPA4.00ExcellentThis beer seems to have made the transition to cask format very well.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Signature Brew - Roadie - All-Night IPA4.30Not Tried
18 Dec 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and the Public Bar is full, so I tread the unfamiliar carpet of the Lounge. As seems now to be the norm here, the real ale selection is entirely east London-brewed.
Signature Brew - Extra Pale Ale (E.P.)3.50ExcellentA really good, fruity, Pale Ale. Signature do seem to be on an upward curve.
Crate - Red Ale4.10GoodI’m not a lover of Red Ales, but the completist in me said that I should risk a pint. It is malt-driven and fruity, rather than the sweetness I feared.
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
06 Dec 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit. The pub is pleasingly busy. There is a vegetarian food stall in the back yard. Some local folkies are sawing away on their fiddles in the public bar and an assortment of friends and acquaintances are present. This pub could so easily become my local once again.
Crate - Golden Ale3.80ExcellentOn particularly good form here.
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40ExcellentServed with a very creamy texture.
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer – Green-hopped Dark Ale4.50ExcellentA satisfying, dark Bitter. Not obviously a green hop beer from its taste.
30 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I’ve been hearing many good things about this pub and am pleased to note its inclusion in the Good Beer Guide. An excellent East London beer range tonight and a nice atmosphere here.
Five Points - XPA4.00ExcellentA very pale, hazy gold. This is a gorgeous, smooth, hoppy pint that is not often seen in cask format.
Crate - Golden Ale3.80GoodA nicely-balanced Golden Ale.
Signature Brew - Signature Pale4.10Not Tried
Crate - Amber4.20Not Tried
26 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
This was my first local pub when I moved to Leyton 25 years ago – indeed it was the only pub I knew in these parts from before I lived here – but I’ve grown out of the habit of coming here. Great to see the pub so well-revived after a dark period in its history.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodA rather murky looking pint, but not lacking in flavour.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph4.20Not Tried

About the Northcote Arms

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leytonstone, Greater London, E11 4EL.

This pub opened in September 1886, when the area was first developed, and was described as a ‘hotel’ in its earliest years. It was initially a Savill Brothers Brewery pub, passing to Charrington’s when Savills closed down in 1925. The pub still maintains a separation of Public and Saloon bars, although the divisions have been opened up a little and the furnishing of the Public Bar is distinctly more comfortable than it used to be. The former off-sales bar at the back is now converted into a little snug. Very much a community pub, with plenty of local groups meeting here and a range of live events. From 2019, a pizza and pasta kitchen is operating from the old stables at the rear. Five handpumps on the bar. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2020.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E11 4EL