William IV

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Yes, it looks like a slightly rundown Wetherspoons. Yes, it smells like a slightly rundown Wetherspoons. But this east London community pub is special, because alongside the usual selection of Bulmers, Stella and Guinness, you’ll find beers and ales from Brodie’s. This brewery has been making incredible craft beer (out the back behind the paved garden) for longer than pretty most in London, and it’s still made with minimum fuss and maximum flavour. You can spend a whole day in here watching the football and skipping from beer to beer. It’s a proper local, with prices to reflect that: you’ll think you’re in heaven when you pay £2.60 (seriously… think about that) for a pint of cask ale. And in many ways, you are.

Venue name: William IV
Address: 816 High Road
E10 6AE
Opening hours: Open 11am-midnight Mon-Thur; 11am-1am Fri, Sat; noon-midnight Sun. Food served 1-9pm daily
Transport: Tube: Leyton Midland Road rail
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4.7 / 5

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Patrick H

Brodie's is making some of the best beer in the UK AND this pub keeps the feel of an authentic pub while offering some fabulous microbrews. The live jazz ALLways fun. One of best pubs around.

Eddy F

Yeah, it's a little rough, and a little smelly, but this local pub is a true gem. They brew some of the best beers in London and sell them at bargain prices. No pretension, no fanciness, just amazing beer at great prices and a local atmosphere. Perfect.

Ben R

I snook in to this pub as my 10 month old daughter had conveniently dropped off to sleep when we were passing by. I had a very cheap pint of Brodie's (brewed on site), watched a bit of the Ashes, admired the interior and dart board and was off on my way. Definitely going back without the baby in tow to try out more excellent Brodie's beers and clock up a few 180s. Recommended!