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The Walnut Tree (JD Wetherspoon), Leytonstone, E11

857-861 High Road
E11
E11 1HH

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J D Wetherspoon

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David Hughes left this review about The Walnut Tree (JD Wetherspoon)

After nearly a year of not going to this particular JDW, I was persuaded to give it another chance. I Shouldn't have bothered. I was served with a pint of 'Abbot' which seemed to have cleaning fluid in it. I tried to change it for 49er but was told that was being cleaned, ditto with the DoomBar. I settled for 'Strongbow'. I was joined by a mate who settled for John Smith's which he said tasted like 'cleaning fluid'. I went back up to the bar and was told the 'Abbot' was now alright, it wasn't so I left the Walnut and went to The Drum at The Bakers Arms for a very decent couple of 'Abbots'. The next day I spoke to my 'John Smith's' mate and he said that other friends of ours who joined him after I left had also had similar problems with various pints. Probably just a really bad day but it will certainly be a very long time before I ever go back. The staff never seem to be 'there' either physically or mentally.

On 29th November 2019 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about The Walnut Tree (JD Wetherspoon)

Formulaic Spoons, what you see is what you get, although my ELB Peacock was decent enough, the only reason I found myself here was born of the convenience of being open before other nearby pubs, ordinarily I wouldn't bother.

On 23rd March 2019 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Walnut Tree (JD Wetherspoon)

I would agree that this is indeed a "by the numbers" 'spoons. You have the usual mix of furnishings crammed in, and prints on the walls of local scenes. Apparently it's a conversion from a Co-Op and other stores. There's a raised area on the right, and near the entrance is a most unusual piece of artwork resembling a stainless steel tree looking a bit like an Ent. I'm speculating that it's art - maybe it's there for some more sinister purpose like deterring any unsuspecting Elves or Dwarves from entering. But I was told that the pub supports local artists, so maybe I was right first time.

But more importantly the pub says it supports local breweries. And the evidence is there - my pint of Reunion Beardtongue was in great shape, as were the ELB beers (Orchid and Pale I think) sampled by my companions. The traditional breakfast was good as well.

The place was doing a good trade when we visited at around 11.15 AM, but not overly busy of course. This pub is everything you expect of a 'spoons.

On 7th April 2018 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about The Walnut Tree (JD Wetherspoon)

Friday night visit so was full of young'uns having a laugh.Very busy .Decent pub with outside space at the side.Good range of beers and the three fest beers I tried were in perfect condition and well good.

On 27th October 2014 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Walnut Tree (JD Wetherspoon)

A by the numbers spoons interior. Quite quiet on my Saturday 12:30 visit maybe everybody is watching Chelsea v arsenal.

On 22nd March 2014 - no rating submitted
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Aqualung . left this review about The Walnut Tree (JD Wetherspoon)

Having had three beers on recent visits that were hazy or a bit cloudy I'm reducing the rating from 9 to 8. I think it's simply a case of them putting the beers on too soon.

In praise of the pub I would say that it's a great place to go for the local brews, especially Redemption and East London.


I returned here after my visit two weeks ago and was very impressed, All 10 pumps were in action and six of them had festival beers on. The staffing was more than adequate and the two beers I tried were in fine form. It's not the greatest building to host a pub, but if the beer and staff are up to scratch who cares?

I will make up for forgetting to give a rating last time by giving a well deserved 9.

On 5th April 2013 - rating: 8
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Owen Guerin left this review about The Walnut Tree (JD Wetherspoon)

Big open pub which allows potential customers to see in and actual customers to look out so you can't hide. When I looked in on a Saturday night it was very noisy and crowded, this could be the cheap beer, it wouldn't be because of the service which was confirmed by other users as being the low standard experienced in most Wetherspoon's.

On 24th October 2010 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Walnut Tree (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a typical Spoons with six ales on and a standard selection of draught. Even though the staff looked like they were longing to be somewhere else they were nice enough, which cannot be said about the other customers.

The tennis on BBC was being shown on the two small plasmas, but there was no satellite TV sport being advertised, which is no surprise.

I wouldn't go back here again.

On 13th July 2009 - rating: 4
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