The Coach & Horses was one of the first pubs we went to just after lockdown – and we were impressed with how they handled social distancing and its Covid- related safety measures.
The Leyton corner landmark boozer – which dates back 157 years – relaunched in 2018. Beautifully restored horseshoe bar, cosy booths and exposed brick walls aside, right now in mid-August it’s all about the lovely secret garden out back.
A proper west-facing afternoon suntrap, it boasts raised decking, picnic tables, outdoor bar and mismatched tables and chairs. There are also BBQs on weekends.
And with the current 50% #EatOut offer Mondays to Wednesdays, now is surely the time to book a table (inside or out).
Recently hired head chef Eamonn Selim – otherwise known as @the_unrulychef – has created an awesome Crafty Burger menu, with beef, chicken and vegan options, as well as wings and ribs (you can even order vegan corn ‘ribs’).
But that’s not all. Plant-based foodie types might want to dive into the short list of mains – hand-rolled pappardelle with basil, lemon and sun-dried tomatoes, Caesar salad with tofu, or chickpea curry with a smoked jacket potato.
We personally always have our eye on the daily specials. Flat iron steak with chimichurri and skinny fries for 50% off? Hell, yeah.
And the best news is – Mondays aside, when it’s burgers-only – the entire menu is available on the #EatOut scheme. So get booking fast.
And if you’re into craft beer, The Coach is definitely one of the best boozers for local breweries: we nearly always plump for Signature Brewery’s Backstage IPA, but there’s also another E10 local, Neckstamper, as well as East London Brewing Co.
Finally, the team is launching takeaway and delivery in the next couple of weeks, too; keep an eye on their Insta @thecoachleyton for more details. And did you know there’s an Escape Room upstairs? Called Clue Adventures, it houses two players, and reopens Friday-Sunday.
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