Ilford Area Guide - Part Two Pubs
Part two of our Ilford area guide focuses on the best places to drink. Read on for our guide to the best pubs and bars in the area.
Kicking off our area guide we look at one of the best traditional pubs in the area; The Prince of Wales. With a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere, a wide range of beers, wines and spirits, and Sky Sports on the plasma TVs, The Prince of Wales is everything you could want from a local.
Address: 63 Green Lane, Ilford, IG1 1XJ
Telephone: 020 8478 1326
As to be expected at a traditional Irish bar, you’ll always receive a warm welcome when you enter O’Neill’s. Make yourself at home and a have a great ‘craic’ while enjoying the live music, sport, or enjoying something to eat.
Address: Stations Road, Ilford, IG1 4DW
Telephone: 020 8514 6343
Just outside Ilford, in the heart of Leyton, is the William the Fourth. On a warm summer’s day punters can enjoy a drink in the charming outside area, watching the world go by. The food isn’t to be sniffed at either, with the kitchen being proudly run by “El Food Brothers’.
Address: 816 High Road, Leyton, E10 6AE
Telephone: 020 8556 2460
Located just across the road from Forest Gate railway station is The Forest Tavern; a traditional local pub with a real community feel. This neighbourhood tavern is laden with options, such as real ales that rotate monthly and a wine option for every occasion.
Address: 173 Forest Lane, Forest Gate, E7 9BB
Telephone: 020 8503 0868
Situated on Cranbrook Road, this buzzing pub stocks an impressive array of real ales, lager, spirits and wines. Adorning the walls is information about actor Will Kemp’s journey from Norwich to London in 1600, which culminated in a ‘spoon’ of ale at this local boozer.
Address: 114-117 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4LZ
Telephone: 020 8518 0535
Just outside Ilford, in the thriving area of Wanstead, lies the Duke Wanstead pub. Voted Time Out’s favourite pub for Leyton, Leytonstone and Wanstead in 2016, this local pub offers a bit of everything and has a fantastic beer garden – perfect for the summer.
Address: 79 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EY
Telephone: 020 8989 0014
Another delightful option in Wanstead is the Nightingale on the Green. Choose from an abundance of cask ales, fine wines, spirits and cocktails from around the world, as well as an array of non-alcoholic beers.
Address: 51 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EY
Telephone: 020 8530 4683
Just down the road from Leyton tube station is The Leyton Star. After a full renovation in 2016, this venue impressively combines a traditional and contemporary feel. Cocktail-lovers can enjoy two for one cocktails on Thursday nights and even join a monthly cocktail masterclass to recreate their favourite tipple at home.
Address: 116 High Road, Leyton, E15 2BX
Telephone: 020 8454 7126
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