Red Lion

Red Lion

The area's most famous pub has been in the hands of the Antic chain for some time now. They've certainly brought their winning formula to bear on this magnificent old corner plot; we found it rammed with 20-somethings on a Saturday night (plus a slightly older, drunker, Phil Jupitus lookalike in a pork pie hat, desperately trying to find someone who'd talk to him).

The pub sports a decent if not earth-shaking range of beers. The large drinking hall gives way to cosier enclaves at the back, and an enormous beer garden, decorated by street artists, provides another option. We defy you to visit and not have a good time. A class act.

Address: 640 High Road Leytonstone London E11 3AA

Phone: 020 8988 2929


Monday: noon-11pm

Tuesday: noon-11pm

Wednesday: noon-11pm

Thursday: noon-midnight

Friday: noon-2am

Saturday: noon-2am

Sunday: noon-11pm

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