Meet Jamie - Our New Award Winning Head Chef
Our new year's resolution? To serve up a new, improved menu, creating an even better experience for you.
And so meet Jamie. Our brand new Head Chef.
Jamie's introducing a new menu over the next couple of weeks, based on quality seasonal ingredients, wtih everything continued being made on site daily.
So if you fancy something a little bit special, come and give it a try. You'll still find all the favourites, such as Fish & Chips, Burgers etc... just alongside brand new excitng dishes.
As for Sundays, Jamie's roast won several local awards for Bath and Bristol - we're confident you'll be hard pushed to find a better roast around!
New Late License & Events Offering
After lots of you asking us, we're really excited to announce that we've been granted a late license Fridays and Saturdays and we're now able to open until 1.30am.
Our new Head Chef, Jamie, brings with him years of catering expertise and a brand new menu, taking our events to the next level.
And we've got plenty of space on offer - two main rooms, the Garden and Private Cabin.
If you have already have a venue, we're now able to expand beyond these walls and take our catering externally.
If you've got an event in mind, we'd love to chat - just drop us a line.
Whole Pub - up to 250 people
Woodhouse Room - gatherings & celebrations up to 100
Main Dining Room - dining for 15-50 people
Winter Cabin - private dining 20-40 people, kids parties, christenings
Summerhouse & Garden - up to 100 people, kids parties, private dining
Sample menus below.
Bespoke menus available on request.
Forest Gayte Pride Presents - The Big Queer Quiz, Drag and Disco
28 Feb 2020
After two very fun nights with us, our friends from Forest Gayte Pride are back!
They're kicking things off at 7pm with The Big Queer Quiz, followed by Drag and Disco until late.
Bottles of Fizz £20 all night // Cocktail pairs £10 all night
Always a great evening and a chance to raise money for Forest Gayte Pride and AKT Charity.
So grab your dancing shoes and meet us on the dancefloor!
Ian's Final Epic Quiz
6 Mar 2020
Sadly, our very own Ian is moving on to pastures new as he relocates. So this will be his very last quiz with us. They've been pretty epic so far, so this one is definately going off with a big Ian type bang!
Come down and join in whether you're a seasoned quiz pro or first timer.
1st prize £50 tab (drink/food)
£2 entry pp
3 small plates £15
Waxwork DJ Night
7 Mar 2020
5pm until late
After hosting a brilliant night for our first birthday in December, Waxwork DJs are back! Kicking things off from 5pm, they'll be playing Funk, Soul & Disco until late.
Drink and Draw
12 Mar 2020
Come and join our resident artist, Sarah Lowe, as she hosts another Drink & Draw class. It's a fun, laid back session with the aim to progress your drawing skills.
£8 in advance / £10 on the door.
3 small plates £15
Ticket link to follow.
Artisan East Local Makers Market
28 Mar 2020
After a fabulous Christmas market, Artisan East are back to host a Spring market here in The Woodhouse room. Come and browse handcrafted wares made by local makers whilst enjoying a drink or two.
Ring Carving Workshop
18 Jun 2020
After such a great event in January, Raven is back to host another Ring Carving Workshop.
Make your very own ring for you or someone special. You'll carve it from wax and Raven will cast and polish it to perfection for you!
Only 15 places available...so get booking! Book for yourself or a gift experience for a loved one.
3 small plates £15 on offer too!
Ring Carving Workshop
23 Jan 2020
A very creative and fun night hosted by Babes and Bad Examples. Thanks to everyone who came to the ring carving workshop, lots of really goregous and unique rings made. Next one is 18th June.
Drink & Draw
16 Jan 2020
8pm - 9.30pm
New year, new creative you?
Thanks to everyone who came and got the new year creativity off with a bang!
Next one on Thurs 12th March.
NYE Family Day Party
31 Dec 2019
Thanks to all of you who joined us for our first family day party! Was so much fun and a great turn out!
Singing Auld Lang Syne at 5pm was definately a highlight...well it was midnight somewhere in the world right?!
Watch out for more of these...
New Year's Eve Supper and Party
31 Dec 2019
We really enjoyed our New Year's Eve with all of you. Thanks for coming down to see in 2020 with us!
22 Dec 2019
Well what can we say about this? Big thanks to pub pianist Cliff Oliver and Suzi on the vocals for getting everyone and their dog up and singing! Highlight was definately the E17 cover by our friends who'd been in for the afternoon.
More of this again next year please...
12 Dec 2019
Raclette Night with WINE AND RIND
Big thanks to Holly, the awesome Tottenham cheese queen, for bringing the Alps to Leytonstone as she served up Traditional Savoie Cheese with wine pairing.
This will be back!
Christmas Makers Market & Tree Sale
7 Dec 2019
Thanks to Artisan East and their traders for hosting a Christmas Makers Market here in The Woodhouse room. Created a really lovely Christmassy vibe.
And thanks to everyone who bought their Christmas tree from us...nothing like staying local.
Little Taverner's Bauble Decorating
7 Dec 2019
E17Craftworks were back to hold a very festive craft affair. A really lovely vibe of adults and kids getting creative together as they painted handmade angels, stars and snowflakes for a very special decoration.
Our First Birthday Party!
7 Dec 2019
From late afternoon
Well what a load of fun that was!
If you missed it, you missed a big one. Join us for another on 7th March from 5pm.
Winter Wreathmaking and Wellbing
4 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
These really were two very special nights in The Woodhouse room as local nature writer, editor and botanical artist Sonya Patel Ellis (The Herbarium Project // A Botanical World) and floral artist and potter Jessica Webb (Aunt Dahlia // Jessica Webb Pottery) hosted an evening of winter wreath-making and wellbeing.
Beautiful, everlasting wreaths and garlands were made using foraged, homegrown, dried and evergreen flowers and plants; simple sustainable floristry and upcycling techniques were learned; and we were inspired by stories of ancient botanicals and wintertime celebrations such as Saturnalia and Yuletide; and best of all, they helped us navigate our way through the commercial craziness and runaround of Christmas with a few waste-not-want-not tips and a little bit of plant-based pampering for body, mind and spirit.
Watch out for more workshops this year.
And a huge thank you to Sonya and Jess for decorating our pub this Christmas and making it so look beautiful and natural.
Sonya Patel Ellis is a writer, editor, artist and mum of two boys living and working in Forest Gate, London E7. Her recent book The Botanical Bible // Collin's Botanical Bible (Harper Collins, 2018) combines the story of plants and flowers, botany for beginners and growing and gathering with botanical recipes, remedies and nature-inspired art, design and craft. The Heritage Herbal (British Library Publications, out spring 2020) explores the history and importance of herbals from ancient times to the present day, with heritage herb-inspired recipes, remedies and craft ideas to heal, nourish and style, and wonderful illustrations from Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal (1737–39). Sonya also founded The Herbarium Project (now part of A Botanical World) in 2013, looking closer at nature and connecting plants and people, largely through the prism of herbaria and pressed botanicals. Exhibitions, events and articles featuring her artworks and writings include Hortus Uptonensis at West Ham Park, Herb Garden at The Marksman, Seeing Floral: The Art of Florilegia at The Garden Museum, Gardens Illustrated and Wilma Journal. She also works with the nearby Forest Gate Community Garden and other community groups on various outreach projects including a 'Dare to Dream' youth social action project and pop-up plant shops and swaps (look out for a main hub in the community garden at 136 Earlham Grove, E7 and a satellite shop coming to The Leytonstone Tavern soon).
Jessica Webb is a floral designer and potter based in Forest Gate, London E7. Formally trained as a dancer and singer, she also helped launch Ace Hotel London in Shoreditch as part of their initial marketing team and has worked in talent management and casting. As a hands-on mum of three, she recently retrained as a florist and potter, producing functional, simple, hand-thrown homeware with a playful twist, and seasonal floral designs and bouquets using home-grown and foraged fresh and lovingly dried and saved plants and flowers. She is passionate about genuinely sharing ways to slow down, celebrate nature, savour what's around you and strive for a more sustainable lifestyle, an ethos that comes through in her Aunt Dahlia and Jessica Webb Pottery artworks and designs.
Drink & Draw
28 Nov 2019
Thanks to everyone who came and made this a really fun and creative evening. Really great vibe in the pub and good to see people progresing their skills after the first session! Next one is Thurs 12th March.
The Big Queer Pub Quiz & Disco!
1 Nov 2019
Our friends from @forestgaytepride were back with The Big Queer Quiz, but this time it was spooky! They hosted an epic night of Hallowe'en camp! Starting off with the quiz and followed by an epic party of drag, dancing and a fabulous DJ - it was fun! Thanks to all who came down and raised money for Forest Gayte Pride and @aktcharity
Rugby World Cup
27 Oct 2019
Okay so it didn't end up how we wanted, but we had some fun having early brunches & beers with you all!
Hawkes and Hops
19 Oct 2019
19th October, 12pm-8pm
What a great day this was! Thanks to everyone who came down to support the event.
Our favourite cidery, Hawkes, teamed up with local breweries to bring us the ultimate craft beer and cider festival right here in the pub! We had our fav DJ playing tunes all afternoon, pop up bars inside and out, the BBQ going and the icing on the cake - Tasting sessions held by the brewers and Hawkes. We loved it.
Bottomless Brunch & Beats
7 Sep 2019
10am-4pm (and into the evening!)
To celebrate the end of the Leytonstone Festival, we held our very first Bottomless Brunch! The bottomless Bloody Mary's and Prosecco went down well, as did our superb DJ playing all the tunes we know and love. Watch out for the next one...
Jazz, Poetry & Storytelling
6 Sep 2019
We were really proud to be a host venue for Leytonstone Festival performers Sue and Jane and their band. They took over The Woodhouse room and it came alive with music, storytelling and audience sing-a-alongs. It was truly interesting & uplifting. We will be having them back for sure...
Gin & Vodka Cocktail Masterclass & Tastings
4 Sep 2019
Hosted by the fabulous mixologist Andrea from OUR/LONDON, we had a very fun night learning about and practising the art of cocktail making. With of lots of tastings of course...
Leytonstone Festival - The Best Little Festival
1 Sep 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
Little Taverner's Club
1 Aug 2019
Our Little Taverner's club was back in the Summer holidays! This time it was the fantastic E17Craftworks hosting ceramic painting - a really nice parent and child joint activity.
Keep your eye out for LT club's in the holidays...
Leytonstone Arts Trail
6 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
Every year, @leytonstonearts hold Leytonstone Arts Trail, turning all the spaces and venues into galleries. We were thrilled to be exhibiting @saraharte11 ‘Over & Above’ collection.
Sarah describes these as ‘surveillance paintings’. Where you’re starring at people that can’t see you. Sarah usually captures her subjects looking down from a bridge. We don’t see them close up, they just pass us by. Sarah says this reflects every day Urban Living, where we see the same people passing us every day, but we don’t know them or stop at speak to them - evoking a feeling of detachment and intimacy. In the paintings, the viewer gets to be the spy and form their own opinion of who that person is and where they are going.
The collection really resonated with us. Each of us saw ourselves or someone we know going about their day in urban life.
This is Sarah’s first time in the trail as a solo artist - she has kindly said we can hold onto her collection for a little longer, so her work is still here if you'd like to see it. And it's available to buy.
See more on her website.
BIG QUEER PUB QUIZ
27 Jun 2019
Thanks to everyone who came down and supported @forestgaytepride BIG QUEER PUB QUIZ. Lots of fun and lots raised for @aktcharitywho work hard to provide help and support to LGBTQ homeless youth.
Great job by the The Pride team for putting on a great night and a fantastic Forest Gayte Pride Festival - what a great weekend. Thanks for letting us be a part of it. Roll on next year...in the meantime, watch this space as there may be more from them soon!
Meet The Brewer – Howling Hops
7 Jun 2019
Our first Meet The Brewer night was hosted by Hackney’s Howling Hops. They brought something for everyone with their eight Tap Takeover - from dinner and pudding ales, to lager and sour beers. They even kept the ‘cask v keg’ discussion alive by bringing their Pale XX on both! Chef added in some interesting food pairings to truly treat the taste buds.
Next one is being planned…watch this space..
Little Taverner’s Club
30 May 2019
Creative Biscuit returned to host our second Little Taverner’s club that saw our little locals getting creative and parents enjoying the new lunch menu (with two hands!). We saw some beautiful plates and mugs painted, and some very cute baby footprints!
Bank Hol Beats
25 May 2019
Following the love for our Beers from The Borough DJ, @tomduvalmusic returned to ease us into the next Bank Holiday weekend with some Soulful Funk. As he describes, ‘Soulful, Groovy and packed with Funk’. Playing out in the garden, he set us up perfectly for the long weekend, playing an amazing 6 hour set that took us from the afternoon into the night. There were some good garden vibes that night!
Beers from the Borough
4 May 2019
We were so excited to host our first ever Craft Beer Festival. As part of Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019, we featured Waltham Forest only breweries – WildCard, Pretty Decent, Signature, East London Brewing, Neckstamper, Pillars and Nirvana. It was a real celebration of local beer. We opened the garden for the first time, had the BBQ going and a DJ playing. Of course, being a Bank Holiday weekend, we saw four seasons in a day – which just made the vibe even better – seeing locals pitching in to hold up the Gazebo in a downpour and the pub heaving!
11 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
Over Easter, we held our first ever Little Taverner’s clubs. We kicked things off high tempo with JingleBop - a fun, interactive music and movement group for parents and babies/toddlers. Next we moved onto our very first craft club, hosted by ‘Imagine & Create’ - individual and group crafts for children. And finally, local ceramics café, Creative Biscuit, rounded off the holidays with an Easter themed ceramics painting session.
30 Mar 2019
We felt our local Mums deserved a whole weekend! So we put on a special Afternoon tea on the Saturday, as well as Sunday family roasts. Served in The Woodhouse room, we followed a classic menu of homemade delights, including dainty finger sandwiches, sweet pastries and scones with clotted cream and jam.