The Leyton Technical is one of Antic Pub Co‘s latest ventures in East London. A “pop up” pub in a disused corner of Leyton’s municipal offices, it opened just in time for the opening ceremony. With a brief gap between the games letting me off the shift working, I managed to nip in an Friday 17th and take a look.
The East London beer scene continues to grow with the recent re-opening of the Cock Tavern in Mare St, Hackney which now includes it’s own on site micro-brewery “Howling Hops”. Continue reading
This weekend saw the Ale Rattle and Roll festival at the Snooty Fox, Canonbury. We headed out nice and early because the appalling weather would mean no outside drinking. Inside the pub there were several ales on the regular bar and space for 10-12 on a separate stillage in the place of some seating, with a couple of boxes of proper cider/perry for those who weren’t interested in the ale.
In the afternoon it was comfortably busy and the music was kept at a noticeable but unobtrusive level. The bar staff were very friendly and helpful and a good time was had by all.
Favourite beer of the day was ‘Hit and Run‘ by Northern Brewing a very sweet wheat beer. Great for a 1/2 pint – I would struggle to finish a pint but was excellent for a quick half. Helpfully, the Snooty Fox is 2 minutes from Canonbury overground. I think I’ll be back on a normal day to check out the regular offering!
Date of visit: 02/10/2010