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Lincolns, Leytonstone

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Demolished to make way for a block of flats.
fredfoobar - 8 Nov 2014 01:13
Been bought by a housing association for to make into flats - rumour has it that it'll be demolished.
Albert_Campion - 1 Feb 2011 15:41
This pub has been shut down for at least the last 6 months! Theres a sign outside looking for new landlords, so if you fancy opening a pub....

(ps - a closed pub gets a rating of 0 in my book!)
roryh - 15 Jan 2010 22:46
Had squatters residing in the pub but now supposedly have been removed.Fingers crossed it will be renovated or sold to someone with some imagination by end of year as we are in dsperate need of a proper pub in the vicinity.Especially as The Loaded Dog has now been closed down.
eastendoflondon - 14 Sep 2009 15:27
At last! Some building working is going on. Watch this space.
Albert_Campion - 7 Sep 2009 11:14
Gawd, I hope it'll be better than the Cuckfield!
Albert_Campion - 16 Jun 2009 16:40
When is someone going to open a really good pub in Leytonstone?
One of the main things missing in Leytonstone is a proper gastro-pub. Hopefully an enterprising entrepreneur should realise this fact and open a really good pub. The residents in the area have changed dramatically and continue to do so with the ongoing regeneration of the surrounding areas. It is clear if you see who uses the tube that the area has a recent influx of young affluent professionals but they have nowhere In Leytonstone to socialise.

These people demand good beer, good food in a well styled pub, and they will happily pay for this. Think 'Cuckfields' in Wanstead only better food, better decor, or 'King Eddies' in Stratford, ditto food/decor. If you get this combination right, as a landlord, you could make a fortune!

Resident10 - 15 Jun 2009 12:46
Spirit Group intend to shut Lincoln's for the summer, reopening in autumn 2009 as a refurbished 'community pub' selling real ale.
Albert_Campion - 21 Apr 2009 15:54
Now seems to be closed. Hopefully it'll reopen as a pub that you don't cross the street to avoid.
Albert_Campion - 18 Mar 2009 14:23
Yeah, the cops raided Lincolns undercover. They were offered porn DVDs and crack cocaine. A regular actually volunteered to the cop the fact that the charlie dealer will be in later! This toilet of a pub is dragging Leytonstone downhill fast, the bods hanging around outside make remarks to women and smoke grass openly- it's intimidatory and anti-social. The pub's still open, they have three weeks til appeal.
gorblimeytrousers - 16 Nov 2008 16:30
Just noticed my comments referring to the Loaded Dog dated 17 Nov have got onto here by mistake. Webperson, can you correct please? Cheers!
E17Bee - 21 Apr 2008 21:24
I'm bemused by the last few reviews. I went in there last week; got a friendly reception and though they had no real ale (why not?), the barmaid helpfully offered me a bottle of Greene King Abbot which was most agreeable. I sat and enjoyed it while reading my paper; at no stage did anyone try to thump me, offer me interesting substances or anything else of that ilk. They do live music too, which is another plus.
E17Bee - 30 Nov 2007 21:17
I went in here and honestly felt that I would never get out alive. As I walked in, I carried on to the bar in terrible fear for my life. I ordered a drink and tried to work out an escape route. I had a hundred eyes on me. The stench of cannabis was obvious. I did'nt touch my half. I asked for the toilets and ran away. How do people get away with running a place like this?
offthewagon07 - 19 Nov 2007 19:19
Wouldnt be surprised if you saw a couple of pit-bulls slugging it out on the floor near the bar as you walk in - its that kind of place.
Went there once with a friend of non-WASP origins. I had to wait outside while he negotiated my entry. Once inside, I'm sure I saw Ben Kenobi fending off punters with a light-sabre - this really is the cantina from Star Wars.
I stuck to the mate like glue, unfortunately he proceeded to provoke one of the locals into a confrontation. An explosive situation was only defused when I quickly ordered Angostura and Tonics all round, as the punch on the lip I received from the barman brought laughter from all sides.
senberbex - 20 Sep 2007 17:39
Simple - you go in here and you will get hurt.

Never has a place been so deserving of it's reputation. Do not be fooled! This is NOT open to the general public and if you are not of a certain race, you will not be tolerated.

Please GOD do not bring a lady friend in with you, packs of wolves with no thought or respect for women will be all over her, even if she tells them to get knotted.

You'd have to be suicidal to enter here. Unless of course you have a couple of flaming molotovs in your pocket, then you'd be doing Leytonstone a favour!
anonymous - 24 Aug 2007 11:53
sallis - 10 Mar 2007 20:42
A pub to be avoided. Has a very bad reputation indeed.
Albert_Campion - 17 Oct 2006 20:16
A bit like having a Panzer tank on your front lawn. Large, intimidating and potentially violent.
anonymous - 26 Feb 2006 22:12
This pub has just lost its late licence because of endless anti-social behaviour. Kind of says it all, really.
anonymous - 29 Nov 2005 13:08
I had a nice feed of goat's feet here, met a lot of friendly kenyans, interesting spot.
vera_shaw - 24 Nov 2005 14:30
Regular violence and nothing but a headache for local residents. Avoid.
anonymous - 15 Oct 2005 23:45
Just read in the local rag that this place has lost it's public entertainment licence which means it reverts to a normal pub, no music, no late opening, nothing. Good, I used to live near it and it caused nothing but aggrevation, abuse, cars parked all over the place and fights spilling out all over the place.
anonymous - 1 Jul 2005 12:58
I live near this pub. It is not a local pub for local people, it has its own culture around it (and causes problems with anti-social behaviour for the neighbours). It sounds from the above like it's great if you're part of the RnB or East African culture, but if you are just looking for a regular pub, stay away. The Bell is down by the fire station if you like real ale and traditional pubs, or Zulus is up near the Church and tube if you like modern places and music.
[withheld] - 30 Jul 2004 13:31
its a good place to go if you like RnB, Hip hop and Bashment music the people in there are very friendly!
anonymous - 26 Apr 2004 16:41
Fantatastic East African cuisine and very good value for money. Roast Meat etc. Beer is great, East African Beer (Tusker, Bell etc)and European Beer. Brilliant atmosphere and Friendly Barstaff.
Arthur - 22 Apr 2004 20:34

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