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The Coach & Horses (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
East London (ELB) - Pale AleExcellent1
Redemption - HopspurExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Maldon GoldExcellent1
Redemption - Big ChiefExcellent2
Signature Brew - Roadie - All Night IPAExcellent2
Signature Brew - C-SharpExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical DeluxeExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)Excellent1
Neckstamper - Elbow Crooker Excellent2
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherGood1
East London (ELB) - Mandarina Session PaleGood1
Park - Isabella BrownGood1
Mighty Oak - Captain BobGood3
Nirvana - KarmaPoor1
New River - London TapNot Tried0
New River - First Snow AleNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford GoldNot Tried0
New River - Blind PoetNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Coach & Horses, Leyton, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

07 Aug 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon and most tables taken by 4:30.
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)4.20ExcellentCrisp. Fresh. Citra hops. Excellent.
Signature Brew - Roadie - All Night IPA4.30ExcellentFrom key-keg. Superb. If only some cask Roadie could miraculously appear.
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80GoodTasting very bitter.
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
31 Jul 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet and hassle-free on Friday afternoon.
Mighty Oak - Maldon Gold3.80ExcellentCool and crisp on a hot day. It hardly touched the sides.
Signature Brew - C-Sharp4.50ExcellentFrom keg. Just the job in this hot weather. Tart and lemony and refreshing.
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
05 Jul 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Busy on Sunday evening. Lots of groups eating Sunday roasts in the rear bar and the garden looks packed. I have to give my name and phone number before I can buy a drink. In 45 minutes in here this-evening I say hello to more acquaintances and recognise moire faces than in the past three months combined.
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00ExcellentThis is superb. I actually ask the brewery if it is an improved recipe. Apparently not, just a case of absence making the heart grow fonder.
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80GoodGood but a little bit sharp. My first pint of cask beer since March 21st.
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
26 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
I took in the second half of the televised Shrewsbury v Liverpool FA Cup match in here.
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80GoodA decent, Citra-hopped Pale.
Neckstamper - Elbow Crooker 4.00GoodKeg. Great flavours but too much fizz.
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
New River - London Tap3.80Not Tried
New River - First Snow Ale4.00Not Tried
11 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
A pre-football visit and this pub is packed out. A third cask beer was available but I forget which one.
Park - Isabella Brown4.40GoodA predominantly malty Brown Ale.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
19 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
The front bar is busy for televised football, a few groups are eating at the rear. A Wychwood beer is also available.
Redemption - Big Chief5.50ExcellentA strong and fresh IPA.
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
12 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A relaxed early evening pint.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical Deluxe3.80ExcellentHazy gold. Sharp, juicy and tropical-juicy.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00Not Tried
New River - Blind Poet4.50Not Tried
07 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Late evening visit. Quite boisterous in the front bar.
Redemption - Big Chief5.50ExcellentMy first encounter with the Big Chief for a little while, and it’s on great form.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
11 Aug 2018 (Stephen Harris)
This pub has for long benefitted from a busy matchday trade when Leyton Orient are at home. The new management have made it clear that it is to be a ‘home fans only’ pub (it has long been the pub of choice for visiting spectators – O’s fans knowing better than to come here). Today is the first test and they are rewarded with patronage by some of Leyton’s finest. By 8pm it is quite rowdy, the staff are looking anxious and there is not much beer left.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50ExcellentOn stunningly good form and I have a couple.
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
21 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Great to see this pub revived. It has prime position in Leyton, but had more or less run out of customers in its sorry state. Jammed full of people tonight. Four different Leyton breweries are represented on the bar and I tried at least one from each.
Signature Brew - Roadie - All Night IPA4.30ExcellentVery pale and hoppy. A current favourite of mine.
Neckstamper - Elbow Crooker 4.00ExcellentFrom key-keg. Hazy gold, juicy and lovely.
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80GoodGolden and bitter.
East London (ELB) - Mandarina Session Pale4.10GoodGolden. Quite sharp and bitter.
Nirvana - Karma1.00Poor(Strength of beer actually 0.5%). Poured from a bottle. Dry, woody, thin and spicy. I didn’t like it at all.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried

About The Coach & Horses

The pub sign. The Coach & Horses, Leyton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leyton, Greater London, E10 5NA.

A large, High Street pub which was present in the centre of Leyton by 1863. As with many pubs in this area it was a Savill Brewery house, which passed in due course to Charrington’s. It was rebuilt in its present form in 1879 and obtained a full licence in 1882, having previously been a beer house. It was one of the last pubs in the area to retain a separate Public Bar, the partition being removed in around 2000. The pub was allowed to become run down in recent years, but re-opened under new management in July 2018, much refurbished. Stripped back, the pub now looks very beautiful inside and out. There is a large front bar, with five handpumps and an equally large rear room (formerly occupied by pool tables and originally by snooker tables) which is intended to become mostly a dining room. Outside seating in rear yard.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 24 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E10 5NA