MUST DO: live music at Coach & Horses, Leyton

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Blues sessions are back at the legendary refurbished E10 boozer

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This landmark E10 boozer, which dates back to 1863, closed earlier this year for four months for a proper refurbishment, the idea being to restore it to its Victorian heyday.

The revamped pub has been back in business for a couple of months now, with horseshoe bar sanded down and repolished, garden swanked up, and posh new food offering, with its focus on small and large seasonal British plates, from head chef Steve Wilson.

And what else? Well, let’s not forget that live music – in its previous incarnation such an unshakeable feature of the pub – has made a comeback, and now it’s twice a week. Yay.

There’ll be Wednesday Blues and Saturday Party, featuring a bevvy of top-class musicians. October 3rd – that’s tonight – sees vintage band JD Singfield bash out classics from icons such as the Beatles, Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley, whilst the 6th, acoustic troupe Double Bass Dan & Friends will be on stage playing everything from rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop and jazz, to ska, country, pop and dance. Eclectic or what?

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Forthcoming weeks are set to be just as stonking, with the likes of funk duo Ray Wallen and Davide Mazzantini and Dust Me Down (a group singer Ray and harmonica player Davide are also part of) with old gospel tunes and jazzy numbers.

So grab a bite to eat, sup on a cocktail or a beer from our faves Signature Brew and have a little boogie. And we’ll report back in a week or two with a full food review.

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The Coach & Horses, 391 High Rd Leyton E10, more info here. Entry to the live music events is free, music from 9pm Wed, 9:30pm Sat.

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