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The Birkbeck Tavern, Leyton

I decided to visit this excellent pub following some reports in the internet, prior to which I never knew existed, as it is an out-of-the-way location.

I understand that it has been bought by another pub company who plan to retain it as a community pub, so it's once uncertain future has now been secured.

My visit to the Birkbeck Tavern was an excellent and enjoyable one, the pub has lots to offer despite it's location behind Leyton tube station, and across from St Patrick's cemetery.

The two bars are in need of a little makeover as the d├ęcor and furnishings are a little dated-but clean.

There is also a little area between the two bars which houses the pool table and also one of the sets of the pub toilets.

the other sets of toilets are at the end of the main bar either side of a feature fireplace and staircase to the function hall upstairs.

There is also a digital Jukebox on the wall behind the staircase facing the bar.

The bar staff and regulars are all a friendly bunch, and there is never any trouble.

One of the pub's best facilities is it's well kept beer garden, there seems to be regular live music and a lot of charitable events.

I enjoyed my visit so much ,that I promised the staff and regulars that I would do all that I could,to promote the pub, that's why I am writing this comment.

The Birkbeck Tavern is one of Leyton's best kept secrets, but to get there turn left out of Leyton tube station, walk a little down the street,you will come to a set of steps on your left, go down these, at the bottom turn left, and follow the road around, after a couple of hundred yards, you will come to the junction of Langthorne road on your right(The Birkbeck Tavern will be visible on the left hand side about 100 yards up, walk up Langthorne road,after 100 yards you will have arrived at the Birkbeck Tavern.

21 Apr 2013 14:42

Larkshall, Chingford

I returned to the Larkshall after being away for five years,I had tried to visir during that time bur I could'nt fint it,as it is set back a fair distance from the road and is separated by a tall hedge.

The pub has much to offer it has two bars the front main bar,where there are several Tvs showing sky sports and a back bar which also has an upstairs mezzaniene area,accessed via a steep spiral staircase.

There is a standard Digital Jukebox,and several quiz machines and an ATM Machine.

There are at least 3 woodburning stoves which give out a lot of heat,and some of the best outside pub areas in Chingford,complete with Adventure playground for children.

A nice pub to visit especially in the summer.

12 Mar 2013 16:11

The County Arms, Highams Park

The Couny Arms,Highams Park.

My visit there was a very enjoyable one,Very friendly barstaff,Top of the Pops Digital jukebox-Play any top 40 song going back as far as 1952 !.

There are 2 poot tables around the side-This part was apparantly once a church,very nice food with free upgrades on a Monday.

12 Mar 2013 15:58

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