Resurrected from ‘the dead’ tonight (it was empty for quite a while after Zulus closed) is the Red Lion in Leytonstone. Brought back by Antic, this is the latest addition to East London.
Opening night was really busy – these photos were taken after the doors had been open barely two hours. With the crowds it was hard to take any proper photos – I’m sure I’ll get back in a few weeks.
Cask beer wise there’s a good selection, with Redemption currently representing local ale (Brodies apparently had an issue with their beer van!) alongside Truman’s, London Pride and Adnams. Reasonably priced at £3.10 per pint and served well on the opening night.
It’s certainly nice to have somewhere new open this far east with enough ‘pretension’ that we can get a good beer in civilised surrounds. Is Leytonstone turning in to Shoreditch? Not yet…