Very traditional English Bar that brews Brodies Ales. Nice atmosphere. 14 functioning taps including 2 for Magic Rock. Helpful staff. Beer £2 a pint. Live Scottish football on TV. Doesn’t get much better than this. Another must visit on a trip to London.
tdtm82 (119) , England | May 17, 2011| Updated February 27, 2012
This pub is fantastic. Very old and intriguing, just like a step back in time with a stunning interior and fascinating items hung on the walls. Ambience is sound with good. classic jazz on the stereo and London drinker for literature.. Laid back or what?
The beer is all Brodie’s with, sadly, some inbev-ab and Dieago regulars but the Brodie’s beers is where it counts. And count - it truly does.
Brodie’s also make some great ecletic and innovate ranges and I had a great time sampling halfs and realising how boring many other breweries are.
The value is stunning. Good beer and this cheap, come on, how? This is an education for how to run a good ol English boozer and they’re rare now. This is what you want to experience in England!. A hen’s tooth in a landmine of broken pubs and posh bars.
77ships (180) Antwerpen, Belgium | December 22, 2012| Updated December 25, 2013
Quite a bit away from the centre of London but that is just the way things have to be because if this was located any closer to the centre this would be just overrun within a matter of minutes. Very much a local hound which has a very old school charm to it – I can imagine Dickens getting shitfaced here – but that doesn’t mean that this place is decrepit or anything, excellent condition & upkeep and surprisingly big and very roomy. Prices for beer are phenomenal, possibly the best I have ever seen in a bar let stand alone London, considering what you are getting, truly stupendous. Seriously I doubt you can beat those prices. Draft & cask is all Brodies plus the a dash of the mainstream stuff, didn’t check out the bottles all that much but mostly Brodies stuff as well it seems – I saw some Kernel as well. That doesn’t matter since the taplist is very big, varied & appears to be rotating a lot. It must be noting the day after I was there a tap takeover was plaaned, I assume other stuff does pop-up here as well. Beers are sold by half & full pints. All of the beers served were varied in style, spot on & of high quality & fine condition. Sports were playing on the telly, adding to the overall vibe. Workers drinking pints of BA RIS. Food was satisfactory, not badly prices & British. This is the kind of place you really wouldn’t mind if it wasn’t next door. I would say this is definitely worth the trek. Quite a lovely place.
I love here, i love brodies, Beer is great, beer is too cheap (£2 a pint) there beer is so much better than the price might suggest. Food is incredible value, always a good selection of beers, and there inventive with it, Brewery in a large shed out the back... really there nothing not to love about this place
It took me quite a while to pluck up the courage (and effort) to trek out to Leyton to visit this place for the first time. It is very much worth the effort to get there. Get the tube to Leyton, then a bus from outside the tube station drops you outside the pub. I have visited both during the festivals and at regular times. The interior is proper east end boozer. 20 Casks on offer of mostly Brodies beers (including some weird and wonderful concoctions) and some other favourite microbreweries. I do believe the Brodies beers have been getting a lot better of late. They also have a fridge of some of their bottles, but it’s so bloody dark that I always have to ask what they have! Price of beer is second to none in London - £1 for a half or £1.99 for a pint, no matter what the alcohol percentage. Food is cheap and cheerful. A must visit in London.
20 different beers made by Brodie’s brewery, all fresh, served on cask. Interesting variety made of the english classics plus funky styles like saison. Prices are the lowest I saw in London at 2.00£ a pint. Place is huge and awfully decorated which give it its charm. A must-see for real ale lovers.
Beer5000 (146) Kristiansand, Norway | November 23, 2011| Updated November 30, 2011
Stayed three nights at the B&B. Super friendly owner and staff. Wide selections of cask beers available. With a few mainstream lager exceptions the selection is limited to Brodied. But that selection is not bad, around 10 casks open and frequently changing from day to day. Everything from classic British standards to Belgium inspired and many hop experiments. Very reasonably prices and that goes for the food and the bed as well. Had a nice feeling of staying at an authentic local. Plenty of seats and actually not that difficult to reach, just make sure to check to bus routes from the nearest subway station. Recommendable.
Be warned this pub is a LONG walk from Leyton tube! 25 mins at least. Not quite as far is Walthamstow tube but still a trudge.
Lovely airy old Victorian pub. Quite startling to see this place still standing proud on the high street. What we have here (and we could really do with more of these) is a proper Brewpub. Visiting at festival time there was 16 Brodies beers on tap and another 10 bottles in the fridge. The bottles are available for takeaway and discounted for a carboard mixed 6 pack. Atmosphere is good with lots of friendly locals whom seem to be quite grateful for this gem of pub they have. Even heard people chanting the brewers name! Service is generally pretty good although they do get busy Saturday afternoon and evening. The beers cover almost the entire range, IPAs, stouts, fruit beers, wit - you name it! Plus you get some nice cutting edge beers like the 22% abv Elizabeathen and chilli spiced Dunkel Weissen. Standards are high - of the 20 odd beers I tried here only the Pink Pride seemed a little off. Did not try the food although they were roasting a whole hog outside. Well worth a visit this pub - doubly so at festival time. If you like old fashioned pubs and decent beer you won’t go wrong here.
The King William IV is an excellent brewpub located far up in north London. I have to admit that I’ve hesitated to visit this place at it seems like a real trek to get to. Also, the small handful of Brodie’s beers I tried before my visit didn’t impress me very much. But after an eye-opening visit to the King William IV yesterday, I have to admit I was wrong about Brodie’s beers and my aversion to to traveling up here. This place is excellent; the beers on offer are both interesting and tasty. The pub’s a classic boozer populated mostly by locals. It has a real lived-in, traditional feel. Beer geeks are not this pub’s main stream of income, it’s very much a local hang out. Still, you’re met with a warm welcome. There’s plenty of seating, and large windows allow plenty of natural light into the pub. The beers on offer are plentiful. There’s something like 20 casks and 15 kegs. A massive selection of Brodie’s beers are on offer, along with well-chosen guests such as Magic Rock. There’s also macro crap available for the casual punter. On my visited I tried a Brett IPA, a few offerings from their single hop series, as well as a Imperial Stout collaboration Brodie’s did with Mikkeller. All beers were in good condition, and were of great quality. The value’s fantastic, cask beers are especially cheap. Overall, I look forward to coming back here. Despite its peripheral location, this pubs well worth a visit. Great.
A beer style for every taste at this great old pub. Well worth seeking out for its great value beers, mostly at £1.99 per pint. All beers taste fresh and tend to be flavoursome and hoppy rather than traditional bitter styles. There should be a pub like this on every street corner.