Category Archives: Leytonstone

The Lion’s Share

With exactly one week to go, here’s the Red Lion, Leytonstone’s first beer order. Ales Truman’s – Summer Runner Redemption – Urban Dusk & Trinity Purity – Ubu, Mad Goose & Pure Gold Sharp’s – Doom Bar Fuller’s – London … Continue reading

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The date has been leaping around like a frog on an Aga, but it’s been finally confirmed by Antic Ltd that the Red Lion, Leytonstone¬†will¬†reopen on the 8th of June after its extensive refit. For beer-loving ‘stoners, it will be … Continue reading

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>Art Is For Lovers

> Leytonstone. A flower shop. It’s St Valentine’s day. Geezer: “Aar much are these ‘ere roses?” Florist: “Four pounds per stem, sir. It will be very nicely wrapped.” Geezer: “Four quid!? It better be wrapped in a bleedin’ Picasso for … Continue reading

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>The Flat Earth

>The 300-odd acres of sandy grasslands and mature trees that make up Wanstead Flats are seen as a bit of a sacred site in our part of town. It’s where you walk your dogs, play footy, ride horses, fly your … Continue reading

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>From The Lions Mouth

> Bad Leytonstone news and good Leytonstone news. The good news. Lots of action at the Red Lion (which is now on Twitter) – and should be open by the end of march. Here’s the latest release from owners Antic: … Continue reading

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>The Lion In Winter

>A big sign (hoho) that things are at last progressing for Leytonstone landmark The Red Lion (ex Zulus). Rumour has it that a lot more work is needed refurbishing the old place than was first thought, which may have put … Continue reading

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>Paper View

> It’s got a lot of potential, Leytonstone High Road, and it’s about to get two million quid’s worth of ‘improvements’. I’ve no doubt that this will amount to the railway bridge getting a touch-up and loads of new signs … Continue reading

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>The Lion Thing

>According to dismal hysteria-sheet the Waltham Forest Guardian, Leytonstone’s best-known deceased pub Zulus will indeed reopen as the Red Lion, as I speculated a few weeks back. A bit later than expected, though – “february at the earliest” according to … Continue reading

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>In The Red

>Just recently there have been all sorts of rumours about Leytonstone’s two most prominent dead pubs. Lincoln’s, which dominates the middle section of the HIgh Road has been sold. Or it hasn’t. Planning to convert it to flats has been … Continue reading

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>Round Our Way

>I never thought I’d say this, but Stratford is changing from the ragged patch in the torn backside of the old trousers hanging in the dilapidated shed of the East End, into somewhere fairly … nice. The pace of change … Continue reading

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