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Pubs in Leytonstone, Greater London*

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  • The Walnut (Clean, Safe, cheap) The Sheepwalk (more expensive but more entertaining)
  • Good selection (at good end of Leytonstone), includes the Weatherspoon (big and cheap), Zulus (fun place), Heathcoate(local), Vertigo (crazy place) and O'Neills (for the convenience). Not too sure about Sheepwalk tho, bit of a locals place!
  • Update: The Red Lion is now Zulu's. Owned by lovely South African couple who took over the Hitchcock (Whipps Cross Road). Zulu's vibe is wicked. All young and exciting. They've done the garden up, got a 'brai' (BBQ) also opened a club upstairs after normal pub hours. On the corner of Leytonstone High Road, opp KFC. Check it out!!!
  • loads of pubs. its now happening area with the amount of commuters living in leytonstone now!
  • The Mighty Walnut tree, w/spoons for the poorer of us or the Sheepwalk for entertainment!
  • The walnut tree- the cheapest and cleanest pubin leytonstone, has no entertainment but the prices or the wetherspoons news should entertain. sheepwalk good on weekdays evenings where pool table is free lock in till 1 most nights so cheaper than drinking in a club
  • the pub guide seemed to have missed out on o'neils, which is, 4 many people in leytonstone, either their local pub, the culmination of a pub crawl up the high road, a place to have a late drink - in the music room next door -(which is open till 2 on fridays and sats, and 1 on wed's and thur's) or, for me and my crew, its more like our second home. it may be a themed pub, but it has its regulars, and especially at karaoke on a sunday night, we resemble a lil community. Our crew are young, friendly, only one is irish, and we are always up 4 meeting new people as dj clay spins the choons in the music room next door! O'neils is a large, friendly pub with wooden floors and dark booths to gather in. The crowd are mixed, with many young faces appearing in their fineries on friday and saturday nights, but the best night to go is on a thursday, for garage night, when it is less packed, and everyone is relaxed and up for a good time. (the old irish men are also at a minimum) how could u miss o'neils out? it rocks!!
  • That old hallowed "bucket of blood" type local the Thatched House is being turned into tappas bar!! who said E11 was beyond gentrefication.
  • pub update(top end of leytonstone)NORTH STAR.quiet little pub down browning road by the cottages.mellow in the summer if you can grab a spot outside.WALNUT TREE.big wetherspoons on the corner opposite mcdonalds.always busy but none the worse for that.decent grub,cheap beer,& plenty of seats.SHEEPWALK.not a favourite of mine.used to be ok when it was the crown but have heard it's now a bit moody with the sort of 'this is our pub who are you'crowd.RED LION.excellent for a late drink.bands & a dj or karaoke on fri & til 12.this sort of pub will be extinct in years to come.taken over by 'all look the same 'pub chain or someone.a mixed crowd and a good laugh.KIRKDALES.leytonstones answer to bar opposite the station.been spruced up fresco dining & drinking now possible with a excellent view of the bus station.they do nice food & wine.nice in the summer & near the dil if you want a tasty curry on the way home.THE HEATHCOTE(back entrance to the station down grove green road)i've heard this will be refurbished in july/august & turned into some sort of sports bar.this is a massive pub with an upstairs as well.not sure what they are gonna come up with but if they use all the space you could fit most of leytonstones population in there.we shall see.
  • The Red Lion is a local institution especially on Xmas Eve, used to be a bit of a "my first local" kinda place! There are loads in E11. A couple of Wetherspoons/ Irish theme places as well as traditional ones. The Alfred Hitchock on Whipps X Road is great if you like drinking with liberal middle class teachers, but a lovely place to go, and fairly cheap, it makes a good start to a walk over the road at the Hollow Ponds and forest.
  • Red Lion, a local institution, younger crowds with floppy curtains tend to prefer the Heathcote on Grove Green Road. The Alfred Hitchcock, though favoured by teachers and people with big dogs, is a wicked place and just over the road from the Hollow Ponds too - whoopee!

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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