North Star

24 Browning Road
E11 3AR

In old Leytonstone village and formed of two Victorian cottages, the current layout dates from a Charrington’s refurbishment in the 1950s and little has changed since then. The right hand side door has a good ‘Saloon Bar’ etched panel and leads to a long narrow bare-wood floor bar which would have been two small rooms in pre-war times. There is a 1950s bar counter, a bar back fitting featuring some old mirrors and woodwork, a Victorian tiled and cast iron fireplace at the rear and tongue 'n groove ceiling in the front section. The left hand entrance has double doors, one with a ‘Public Entrance’ etched panel, and the floor has seen the lino removed recently to expose a wooden floor. The bar counter is similar to the saloon bar one but looks more like two hatches and there is a good tongue 'n groove panelled dado. A small arch was cut between the two bars in the late 1990s and the fireplace has been lost.

The North Star has yet to feature on a LPG crawl.

The WhatPub link is here: WhatPub/North Star