Three local bars we’re glad have reopened

Yes, we know pubs and restaurants are back in biz. But this crafty trio has found a way too

To Be Consumed

The stylish under-the-arches wine bar and deli right by Leytonstone High Road Overground is now back open for drink-in – but, of course you must have that “substantial meal” with your wine. Luckily they’ve bagged E11 regular Taco Dave on Thursdays and Mexican Fried Chicken on Fridays (and, we’ve just heard, Short Road Pizza on Sundays). Completing the line-up are toasties on Saturdays, with take away only on Wednesdays. All Tier 2 rules apply, with single household or bubble inside and up to six people from different households outside, so select your space accordingly. Follow @Tbcwine

Wrap up warm and it can still look like this: TBC. Photo; SE

Filly Brook

We weren’t sure this one would manage to reopen, but are glad they have as, being on Grove Green Road, Filly Brook is one of our nearest locals (our main image, above, was taken when artist Lucy Mclauchlan was creating her fantastic mural). “Not a scotch egg in sight,” they chirruped this week on social media. But since every customer must still order food they’ve got Yard Sale Pizza to continue doing their delivery thing – perfect to soak up the strong craft beer. Table reservations are available, with all usual Tier 2 rules applying. Follow @fillybrook

Solvay Society

And last but by no means least – although definitely the smallest – is the original teeny under-the-arches tap room a gnat’s hop from both Filly Brook and the Heathcote & Star in Grove Green’s beer quarter (mile). They’re open Thurs-Sat for drink-in and dine with – you’ve guessed it – those Yard Sale pizzas too. Will it be a month of TSB? And we don’t mean the bank. More @solvaysociety

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