Red Lion, The

The Red Lion

Leytonstone is not the sort of place you tend to visit unless you have a specific reason – and The Red Lion is as good a reason as any. This is a genuinely excellent pub, with a superb range of beers, a lively atmosphere and generally decent tunes on the stereo. Keg beers include offerings from BrewDog, Magic Rock and Dark Star while the handpumps have seen the likes of Redemption and Thornbridge. Food looks good, too: the bar snacks include Scotch Eggs and Potted Shrimp.