King William IV (Brodies) | Leyton, Greater London
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King William IV (Brodies)
Excellent based on 34 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

816 High Road,
Leyton, Greater London England E10 6AE [ print map ]
020 85562460

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King William IV (Brodies)

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Beer Available At King William IV (Brodies) (arranged by most recent)
Brodies Baby Mild (Vanilla & Coconut) , Brodies Baby Mild (Coffee & Cinnamon) , Brodies Baby Mild 53, Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2014 95, Brodies Mosaic Pale 71, Brodies London Sour (Redcurrant edition) 81, Everards Sunchaser 25, Brodies London Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin , Brodies Indian Summer 44, Brodies Session Black IPA , Brodies London Sour (Raspberry Edition) 83, Brodies Kentish Town Oud Bruin 71, Brodies Mocha Milk Stout 94, Brodies Dalston Black IPA 96, Brodies Citra 84, Brodies Big Mofo Stout (Liquorice & Raspberry) , Brodies London Sour (Clementine Edition) 83, Brodies Chinook Bacon IPA 84, Brodies Camden Town Brown IPA 81, Brodies Brodenbach Grand Cru 68
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34 reviews for King William IV (Brodies)
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  78%
 Selection  83%
 Food  71%
 Value  92%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Beer4000  (113) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
Christian  (237) Odense, Denmark | October 14, 2011
Nice local pub off the beaten path. Wide selection of Brodies beer on cask and at very reasonable prices. When we visited with the Ratebeer Summer Gathering, several beers were off, one or two completely undrinkable. At least they were changed quickly and without protest, but that shouldn’t happen - especially not when you’re expecting a bus full of critical beer lovers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
YULbier  (250) Montreal, | September 28, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor  (362) Odense, Denmark | August 11, 2011
Broadies tap. A little far away from everything. Amazingly enough - 15 Broadies beer on tap. Another 5 in bottle. Half of the beers were in ciritical condition. I guess they are biting over a little more of what they can chew. Very cheap and the service was friendly.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken  (192) Tokyo, Japan | August 9, 2011
Nice pub, excellent selection of Brodies beers. Excellent value for money at £1.99 a pint. Have only been here on Saturdays before football and it has quite a mix of people. Basically a not unwelcoming if a little strange locals pub with a unusually wide range of decent ales. Well worth a visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (638) London, England | July 18, 2011
A great place. I came here for the Brodies Easter festival in spring 2011. The cask selection is immense and you would really need to apply yourself if you hope to get through them all. This pub is quite a trek from Central London, but the considerable upside is that beers are inexpensive, to the tune of something like two quid per pint (unless you’re after something like the Elizabethan, which is more than the reagular offerings but still pretty cheap). During the festival they had some nice food options.The pub itself is pretty traditional, with plenty of seating and a nice ambience. If you have some time on your hands and want to sample some of Brodies’ finest this is THE place to go.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
Gasperoo  (4) London, England | May 30, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
NarkeBoy22  (39) , England | May 27, 2011
Traditional old pub, visited one bank holiday, strange vibe, given all the good cask beers, most of the slighty rough clientele was drinking lagers... Attractive pub in its on way and very much no thrills but great cask ales.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82  (82) , 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (732) London, England | May 2, 2011| Updated July 16, 2014
Update: In August the Fano brewers came to showcase their beers at Brodies. As usual, the Fano beers were excellent but the pub was extremely disappointing - too few bar staff, pumps labelled only on the front so the staff didn’t know what was what and a wait of at least twenty minutes to be served. No attempt was made to change this and it seemed that the landlord just didn’t care. As a result, I have revised my rating downwards.
Original rating: A few of us met up at the William IV brewpub on 1 May, the penultimate day of their “Bunny Basher” festival. There was an impressive array of beers on draft – all Brodie’s, brewed in the small brewery around the back. Whilst the true Ratebeerians in our party worked their way through the Brodie’s beers they hadn’t yet tried, I savoured just three – Republican Revolution IPA, Ruby London Porter and Citra. All were scrumptious.
In character this is a traditional Victorian street corner “local” with a large bar area and an adjoining room and bar at the back, which is light and airy with arched windows in the roof. It may originally have been a billiards hall or something similar. The walls, papered in a dull terracotta, are covered with old paintings, prints and elaborately etched mirrors; there are three stags’ heads over the brick fireplace and, adding to the Victorian feel, a small glass case of more stuffed animals over the side door. There are also various curios from more recent eras (for example, a 1950s Shell petrol pump and what I think is called a binnacle). Seating is at maroon leather banquettes and old wooden tables. Just for Jan, I have to report on the state of the tables, which were not sticky enough for him until he knocked over a glass of Elizabethan strong ale. That certainly ensured that the beer mats stuck nicely.
There is a small bar billiards table and televisions, but they’re not intrusive. On the day we were there, the smell of a hog roast drifted through from the small garden at the back and the impressive bar, which winds its way down the length of the pub, was festooned with St George’s flags.
(Last visited 18 April 2014)

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