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Address: 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 1HH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6068) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Leytonstone (0.2 miles), Wanstead (0.9 miles), Snaresbrook (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Leytonstone High Road (0.5 miles), Leyton Midland Road (0.9 miles), Wanstead Park (1.4 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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> Current user rating: 5.6/10 (rated by 30 users)
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Red Lion, Leytonstone (0.1 miles), Sheepwalk, Leytonstone (0.1 miles), O'Neills, Leytonstone (0.1 miles), North Star, Leytonstone (0.2 miles), Lincolns, Leytonstone (0.4 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

user reviews of the Walnut Tree, Leytonstone

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Patrons should proceed across the threshold with caution. Liars, rogues and cutpurses await. But the bar staff alone should not of upmost concern. Legions of ruffians fill out the floors and pour themselves into every recess of this godforsaken Crucible of Desperados. Clint Eastwood's steely countenance in A Few Dollars More would soon crumble when facing down the locals in here.
You'll meet The Joker, whos chilling laugh can be heard the length and breadth of the place. Kleinfeld, Sean Penn's amoral lawyer from Carlito's Way exists in the real-life form of 'Ronnie', clad in 80s casual wear and ready to pounce and club the unsuspecting drinker into submission with cockney trivia and a relentless stream-of- consiousness patter.

Classic Rock Fans - You won't believe your eyes when the old man off the cover of the Led Zeppelin IV album totters past you with a cup of tea. And you'll double take when he pulls out a laptop and starts doing tax returns.
As policeman scoop out their fruit-machine winnings with their helmets, the bar itself remains a service-free zone. There's always ever more inventive excuses found by the staff to be doing anything except serving drinks. I've never seen a set of beer pumps absorb so much Brasso, or a fridge that has been opened more times in order to do a peak-time stock-take. Trying to catch a particular ale or beer that apears to be available proves maddeningly elusive - like a bad dream in a Franz Kafka tale.

Tim Martin, Chairman of the Board, book yourself in to the local hotel for a long stretch if you ever visit here for a spot-check!
senberbex - 30 Apr 2018 18:45
Probably the best of the crop around here apart from The North Star round the corner. The area is full of odd balls wherever you drink around here so you may as well get the benefit of cheap beer and an edible value for money meal, the beer just over £2 which is third cheaper at least compared to the competition in the area. You do have to put up with the usual terrible Wetherspoon service and the lunatics these places attract and Incan say you have a fair share of them in here especially weekends.
Danny1955 - 2 Apr 2014 02:13
Theres so much I love about this pub. They have a huge variety of spirits, lager, ale, and cider. The barstaff have great banter. Its cheap. Theres always a table. The list goes on.
However, like every wetherspoons, it lacks atmosphere and that sort of homey feeling you get at a great local. And it also takes forever for staff to clear glasses away so every time I go in there I end up doing it myself. But overall a great pub.
bubblebee - 16 Oct 2013 08:10
I would rate this as a slightly above average Spoons. It's a typical large open-plan layout with a few booths. The clientele is also similar to that all over the land. Father Christmas even made an appearance. Although his beard was a little matted and could have done with a good spruce up! The beer range was what I appreciated the most - East London Brewery Foundation Bitter & Night Watchman, Orkney Clootie Dumpling, Banks & Taylor Santa's Slayer, Courage Directors, Greene King Abbot & Ruddles Best, Adnams Shingle Bells, Fullers London Pride & Stonehenge Rudolph. Ciders were Sandford Orchards Strawberry Lane & Mr Whiteheads Festival Special Perry. Worth a visit in tandem with the Red Lion, just a few minutes walk down the High Road.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Dec 2012 13:51
Typical outer London Spoons, very busy mid-afternoon weekday and with decent beer quality and choice.
mtaylor40 - 16 Oct 2012 22:22

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