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The Northcote

Bars and pubs, Pubs Leyton
5 out of 5 stars
(52user reviews)
The Northcote

Time Out says

There's certainly a lot going on at this good-looking old school East End boozer. Everything, in fact, from 'toddler and tea Mondays' and weekly quizzes to live music, DJ sets, comedy nights, a Sunday market once a month and drag cabaret every Sunday. Plenty to get stuck into, then.

All this fun is lubricated by a drinks list including Guinness, continental lagers and ciders on draught, as well as a short wine list and well known spirits. Keep an eye out for special offers, too. 


The Northcote says
The Northcote is Leyton’s newest independent pub. The most diverse in the East End where cockney accents can be heard loud and clear but with a forward-thinking drinks menu of flavoursome real ales, lush wines, indulgent whiskies and the best cocktail maker in east London.



Address: 110 Grove Green Rd
E11 4EL
Transport: Tube: Leyton
Price: Free
Opening hours: Mon 2pm-10.30pm, Tue 2pm-11.30pm, Wed-Thu 2pm-11pm, Fri 12.30pm-12.30am, Sat 12pm-1am, Sun 12pm-12am
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Users say (52)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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This once troublesome pub is now a safe and friendly local boozer that meets every need. There is real ale, decent kegs, specialist beers, interesting cocktails and a good range of spirits. Interesting and varied events and friendly staff and a willingness to meet community requirements makes this a great local. Tuesday and Gary are always ready to listen to locals and try to satisfy everyone. It is sooo refreshing to find a pub aimed at community needs rather than profits. Has become my go to pub, no contest.

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I can't not say a few words on The Northcote. Since taking over almost year ago, Tuesday has turned the pub from your average east end boozer to the most welcoming pub in London. There used to be more TV screens than beers but now with just the one screen remaining the emphasis is on enjoying your time down the pub. Whether that be chatting to Tuesday, Gary et al over a pint of real ale, cocktail or cold lager, sipping (or glugging) your pint in the garden while admiring the awesome new mural, meeting other locals, shopping in the market, listening to live music or splitting your sides laughing at Drag Out Your Sunday, this is now a destination pub, a heart of the local area and run by people who will become your friends not just purveyors of your favourite tipple. 

In short, the Northcote is exactly what a pub should be. 

Visited this establishment on Sunday and im still in total shock with the scenes i encountered.

At first glance i thought the scenes I witnessed were part of the 'drag' Sunday event. There appeared to be a whole load of dragging by a male member of staff, who was dragging a female customer out the door with his hands around her neck it what could only be described as a choke like hold.. in my opinion extreme excessive force was being used.

 Nobody espically a women should be subjected to this level of force. Regardless of the rights and wrongs of her removal, in my opinion a man should never place his hands on a women's neck and use that degree of force, it was excessive, unjustified and amounted to bullying. Maybe they should consider renaming the event to 'getting dragged out Sundays' cause thats the general feel i got for what i witnessed.

When calmly enquiring about the level of force being used i was myself subjected to a hostile act, the cuts and bruises i sustained bear testament to that and im still in the process of considering my options regarding this

Slightly more concerning the management of the establishment then tried justifying there position by slandering myself, my partner, and the other female involved as aggressive drug uses, incorrectly and with no grounds to form this opinion on may i add. They seemed pretty contented prior to the event and only too happy to be serving us and not claiming us to be quite the troublesome rogue characters they are portraying us as. It appears that the management of the Northcote have adopted the tactics of Kim Jong, and trying to cover there short comings and misdemeanors by using the art of propaganda to deflect blame elsewhere to cover up there wrong doings. Again im consulting with a 3rd party to review my legal options regarding what i feel is derogatory and slanderous comments. Thankfully i have independent witness statements i call upon who can clarify the management made these claims. The only drug's i would advise people to use after visiting this venue would be paracetamol and only to counter act any headaches or injures you might endure after visiting here.

In general the pub is way below average in terms of what is being offered elsewhere. The beer is overpriced with a limited selection. The staff and management are so rude and unhelpful they make Basil Fawlty look like the patron saint of customer service.. The entertainment on offer is mediocre and dated. I would personally avoid this place.

Thankfully if theres a positive to take from this ordeal is that i now find myself with a 'life time' ban which is bonus if im honest. Its beyond me why they would think i would want to return  after Sunday scenes. What i will say is that Landlords come and go, in the case of the Northcote hopefully this is sooner rather than later, the pub deserves better than the amateur ownership it currently has.


Love this pub! So friendly and welcoming and the owner is lovely! Definitely worth a visit and the music bingo is a lot fun! I don't live in the area but it is worth the journey.

A very modern place to buy a drink. It's moved with the times, so hats off to the Northcote!

This is what East London pubs are all about. Friendly bar staff, craft beers and cocktails, good music...and some amazing pizzas to wash it all down.

So friendly and welcoming. The owners have done an amazing job in making this pub a treasured place for the local community. There's such a variety of things going on there and a wonderful selection of food. Well done Tuesday!

enjoyable and varied events take place here, not the usual everyday boozer.

A hidden gem of Leyton & Chill. Friendly, relaxed and deliciously cheap... and that amazing Muga Pizza too

Proper local pub where the landlady is East End born-and-raised. Unlike lots of the others on the shortlist, this isn't part of a chain, doesn't have developer money behind it and isn't run by recent arrivals to the area looking to capitalise on gentrification. Friendliest pub in the area by far - staff always recognise punters and make the effort to chat. Part of the local community, supporting local efforts to improve Waltham Forest. Great rotating selection of ales, brilliant food popups, delicious wood-fired pizza Thursday-Sunday and amazing drag night every Sunday. A total gem.

Great team with loads of events- drag Sundays, quiz, secret vinyl, and the pizza is delicious

A truly fantastic pub that's doing a fantastic job of galvanising the community whilst also offering newcomers to the areas an immediate favourite local.

Great community vibe and with such a awesome mix of events, from food special evenings to the drag shows on Sundays. Great boozer for one and all

Wonderful landlady who's completely turned this pub around. It's a real hub in the community and is so inclusive. Delicious pizzas and great booze!

Great venue, good drinks, awesome food, really lovely people (staff and customers) and always great vibes/atmosphere!

Great laid back atmosphere, delicious Pizza on Friday nights, nice beer garden. Perfect neighbourhood pub.

Chilled vibe, comfy sofa's, nice staff, good food, board games, good entertainment, close enough to my house to stumble home. It's a winner.

Not often you find genuine crossover between a boozer and a trendy hangout. This can only be found in an independent and the Landlady makes the place magic.

Friendly staff, great entertainment and tasty pizzas. What more could you want from your local!

Great proper pub. Lovely people and selection of different pop up food stands.

Wonderful local pub very friendly atmosphere and always lots going on. Particularly like the drag cabaret on Sundays. Also amazing pizza from Muga out the back.

Great pub! Lovely staff, plenty of space, delicious pizza out the back, good beer garden.... What more could you want?

A proper local who's doors are always open to anyone and everyone. The landlady, Tuesday, is always planning the next event for the pub and the food is top notch courtesy of Muga pizza, Weservehumans and Taco Dave.

Tuesday is the heart and soul of the pub. Her warm friendly welcome makes us feel so welcome everytime we come to the pub. Which for living in london, a personal "hello" and how's you week been is all you need to make you feel at home. if she has free time, she comes around all the tables and have a couple minute catch up chat which is the personal touch that you rarely get. Tuesday has pulled out all the stops in regards of entertainment from pub quizes, belly aching comedy night and equally amazing drag night, from carnival day party, mini village fairs and the northcote does crufts. There is a never ending supply of fun stuff on. Tuesday saw the demand for food and seeing as she didnt have a commercial kitchen, fantastic pop up resturants keep us full and very happy....the pizzas are OUTSTANDING! So even though set in a traditional pub, whenever tueaday sees a demand, she fills it. I genuinely dont feel the need to look else where, everytime i want to go out...its always the northcote!!

Amazing job done here in making this one of the best local pubs you will ever find. Well done owner and landlady Tuesday!!

Where to start? Basics wise, The Northcote offers great ales, good wines, coffee, fabulous artisan pizza, a stonking Landlady (Tuesday Roberts and her awesome team). Also it is so incluive and a cornerstone of a wide and diverse community. Be your taste quiz nights, craft markets, sports, BBQ's, dog shows, Drag Cabaret of the highest order, mum & toddler mornings, charity bake-off events (not on Channel 4), hallowe'en specials, hosting the local home-brewers' club and lord knows what else. If it is vaguely worth celebrating they are up for it with knobs on!!! I only wish it were closer and bigger!

Amazing events, including the riotous Drag Cabaret on a Sunday night and local markets in the garden. Plus brilliant pizza courtesy of Muga. Our favourite local!

A wonderful venue with great staff and fantastic patrons. A place where all are made to feel welcome in awesome surroundings

Fantastic pub with amazing staff. With the added bonus of Muga wood fired pizzas.

From 'run past it' to 'must go to it' this pub has placed itself firmly at the heart of its local community.


Always rammed - but for a good reason. Great staff - great range of booze for you to sup down. Every time I have been here it has been stuffed full of people - can't be a bad thing. Decor is unremarkable, you're hard pushed to get a seat if you come here just after work. The food looks appetizing too. It's an enjoyable place, great atmosphere and caters to a range of people.

Fantastic pub giving an updated twist on the meaning of a local , bringing traditional Eastend hospitality and family vibe , with a diverse programme that has something for everyone ! The monthly Sunday markets with local handmade products from clothes , jewellery, chutneys and chocolates ! is a fantastic addition to the community.

With landlady Tuesday being the beating heart of the establishment and her fun ,friendly team, you're ensured to have a good time !

What a great pub! Sympathetically 'done up' while keeping its integrity, look out for the beautiful vintage stained glass around the windows. Tuesday, Gary and team do a great job of keeping the locals entertained and I love it that they are supporting local design talent by hosting the craft market on first Sundays. Looking foward to enjoying an oven-fired pizza there soon!

Unique place, genuinely appealing to so many kinds of people, not just the few.

A great place to kill a few minutes or a few hours. A wide range of drinks, friendly staff and a range of events and activities to keep you entertained.

Lovely place and great staff. A lot of work's being put in to keep it busy with events, live music and cabaret.

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