King William IV (Brodies) | Leyton, Greater London
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King William IV (Brodies)
Excellent based on 32 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 Hopping Mad Series , Mikkeller SpontanRosehip 94, Brodies Belgian Pale Ale (White Wine Barrel Aged with Brett) 84, Brodies Mocha Milk Stout (Port Barrel Aged) 86, Brodies London Sour (Blackcurrant Edition) 82, Brodies Baby Mild (Coffee & Cinnamon) , Brodies Brodenbach Grand Cru 68, Brodies Big Mofo Stout (Liquorice & Raspberry) , Brodies Elderflower Lager , Brodies Jamaican Stout (Ginger) , Brodies Romanov Empress Stout (BA Whisky Blend) , Brodies London Sour (Strawberry Edition) , Brodies Mocha Milk Stout (Chilli) , Brodies Baby Mild , Brodies Hackney Red IPA (Rosemary) , Brodies Kentish Town Nut Brown IPA. , Brodies Kentish Town Maple Brown IPA , Brodies Jamaican Stout (Coffee) , Brodies Kentish Town Oud Bruin 72, Brodies Kentish Town Brown IPA 80
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32 reviews for King William IV (Brodies)
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  78%
 Selection  84%
 Food  71%
 Value  92%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  91%
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90
  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.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor  (346) 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken  (173) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (574) 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.
88
  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.
74
  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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82  (74) , 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.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (661) London, England | May 2, 2011| Updated December 1, 2012
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 19 August 2012)
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rune  (370) Tromsø, Norway | October 9, 2010
To get to this pub in the heart of east London we went by the tube, Victoria Line, to Walthamstow and walked for 600 meters down Hoe Street. At noon on a Wednesday in late September the pub was very quiet and appeared as a perfect location for a few hours of joyful beer drinking and rating. The Brodies beers are brewed on the premises with eight of them available from cask during our visit and a few more on bottles in the fridge. It’s a cool, old fashioned English pub, quite large, full of charm and with excellent rating condition. Food is served after five in the afternoon, and they also offer accommodation. Thanks to Lizzie Brodie who kindly showed us one of the rooms upstairs – the pub could absolutely be an option for accommodation in London later on. (Some hours of pure pub and drinking pleasure on 29.09.2010).
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76  (132) , England | September 5, 2010
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.

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