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The William IV

Star Rating

* * * * * * * * * *


The William IV Bar and Hotel 
(check out their web site for hotel details)
816, High Road
E10 6AE   map
Tel. 020 8556 2460  
William web site

Your review of the William IV incorrectly states that it is on the corner of Hoe Street and William Street, it's actually in Leyton High Road*. They now have in addition to all the handpumps ten Keykeg fonts which are mostly devoted to their own beers. These are priced at £3.30 as opposed to £2.45 for the cask products. If they have the 10.5% ABV Big Mofo Stout on or the 11% Imperial IPA then it is still exceptional value. Note that Keykeg is not the full-on gassy stuff like lager. It is cold but not gassy.

* corrected (Editor)

November 2012

Terrible food and drink news... Thai food at the William has ceased. Only pub grub now available. But if your a fan of Brodies beer - the last time I popped in there were no fewer than eleven different ales on sale - all from the on-site brewery. The William is now also a six bedroom hotel.

March 2010

OK, so the William is not technically in E17 but it's very close. I'm reviewing it because of the excellent Thai food served here. But first a bit about the pub.
The William is a large Victorian building on the corner of Leyton High Road* and William Street (now there's a coincidence) very close to the Bakers Arms. The pub is split into two bars. The front bar has a large screen used for football matches and other sporting occasions (when it can get rather crowded). The back bar is quieter and where most of the eating is done. There is also a rear garden which is very tastefully decorated with potted plants. Beware the feral cats which can often be seen scurrying around under the tables.
Brodies Brewery, which is located in the rather old and quaint out-building in the William's back garden is currently gaining a good reputation for producing a number of fine and reasonably priced organic ales - take a look at the web site for more details. Aside from this very local ale Fuller's London Pride and ESB are regular favourites. The lager is always good but the Guinness average.
Thai food is served seven days a week till 9.30pm. There is also and extensive English menu I have not eaten from, but the Thai food is excellent and tastes homemade. Prices are very good, too, with main courses under £5 and starters under £4. Whether it's a lunchtime snack or a full evening meal a Thai at the William will never disappoint.


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