England > Greater London > Leytonstone
Leighton (539) London, England | October 27, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice, airy boozer with a respectable line-up. Youíll find a nice mix of classical cask beers, modern keg and a mix of UK and international stuff in bottles. Prices are average, service is fine. This place is literally on the other side of London from me so I wouldnít get here on the reg, but it is somewhat in the vicinity (itís all relative) of King William IV. Worth a visit if youíre nearby.
absgt (6) , | October 16, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
jackl (313) Charlottesville, Virginia | January 13, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Red Lionís a quality pub located close to Leytonstone station. The place is owned by Antic, and theyíve done a good job at tastefully refurbishing this into an inviting venue. The pubís quite spacious. The decorationís pretty typical of most aspirational pubs these days (humorous taxidermy, restored wooden fixtures, leather sofas etc). The service is kind, professional. The selectionís surprisingly good. Thereís around 10 casks offering a range of stuff from various southern micros. Thereís 10 keg options, 5 of which were beers from Magic Rock. The bottle selectionís solid. Thereís maybe 40 beers, nothing crazy. I didnít try the food, but it looked tasty, and many people were eating. The valueís fine by London standards. Overall, this is worth a look in if youíre in east London. Itís not far from Stratford by train, so it could be worked into a crawl. Iíd come here often if it was located in my patch of London.
CJohnson1980 (1) London, England | January 11, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
The Red Lion is a class act in an area that really needed a decent pub. The selection of drinks on offer is second to none and hard to beat anywhere in London, always in perfect condition. The main focus is on local breweries (Brodies, ELB, Redemption, Redchurch, Camden etc..) but you can often find beers from further afield such as Summerwines Brewery, Otley, Thornbridge, Magic Rock, Grain, Fat Cat, Dark Star, Purity, to name but a few. With 10 hand pumps youíre well and truly spoilt for choice. They also have 5 guest kegs on that often feature some rare American craft beers seldom seen this side of the pond. During my recent visit they had Odellsí IPA, Great Divide Rumble IPA and Yeti Imperial stout. My only gripe is that some of the beers are a little pricey but thatís understandable when you consider the cost of importing them. Generally the price of cask ale is very reasonable and they offer 10% off with a CAMRA membership. All in all this is an excellent addition to the rapidly growing London drinking scene. If only more landlords had as much passion for their trade we might not have so many pubs closing . Well done The Red Lion, keep up the good work.
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