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Beer of the Week (w/e 10th November 2019) with Mobyduck on the Pub Forum

The Coach & Horses, Leyton, E10

391 High Road Leyton
E10 5NA

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Punch Taverns

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Coach & Horses

This pub has clearly improved immeasurably since the previous reviewer's visit some three years ago. It's no longer the scruffy old pub that Quinno visited, having been smartened up considerably and with a few family groups in. On my Saturday afternoon visit there were three ales on - Ringwood Razorback, Truman's Zephyr, and Hamerton N1 (£2.25 a half). They clearly do food as I saw it being delivered, and it looked OK, but there wasn't a menu at the table at which I sat. At least a couple of the family groups were enjoying a meal.

It's a large opened up place now, with very little of its victorian heritage remaining. But the bar counter is very old, and possibly an original Victorian piece. The indicator was the tell tale key holes in the bar counter front, which would permit hinged panels to swing forward so as to allow easy access to the beer engines. The bar back's modern work. There is also some green banded glazing in the upper parts of the windows (Charringtons possibly?), and the paint has been scraped off the exterior to reveal the original tiling. Furnishings are all normal tables and chairs, of which I approve heartily. There is quite a lot of seating, as the pub has been extended into a large room at the back on the right. A football match was being broadcast, watched by an enthusiastic bunch of blokes.

The guv'nor, Ian, spoke to me about his desire to maintain an interesting ale selection. more power to his elbow I say. He also knew about the CAMRA Pub Heritage Group, as he had previously been at the Scottish Stores. This one was surprisingly good, as I wasn't expecting much. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

On 26th October 2018 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Coach & Horses

Very scruffy and grubby place that looks like a lot of money was spent on it in 1982 but not a penny since. Open L -shape with attractive if battered oval wood bar and some nice stained windows. To the rear is a large area which was presumably a billiards room in days of yore. Toilets were atrocious. The main away fans pub on match day at Brisbane Road so I was surprised to see two pumps with no ale or proper cider, just a turned Doom Bar clip – not too clever for a Saturday with a thousand Gasheads descending for a 3pm kick-off. Given that well-behaved away fans can drink at the Technical and the LOSC why you’d choose to end up at the Coach is a mystery - we made short work of our Guinness and headed onwards, probably never to return.

On 13th September 2015 - rating: 3
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Phil Simpson left this review about The Coach & Horses

Beer was Courage Best when I visited which wasn't too bad but I really visited for the Blues jam on Wednesday nights. Some good stuff for a £2 entrance fee.

On 28th July 2011 - no rating submitted
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