Alfred Hitchcock, Leytonstone

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FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
It was a hot summer's afternoon when we approached the Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel for a much-needed drink. We couldn't get that scene from the Birds out of our heads though, and the sort of gloomy front conjured up poor Norman Bates's house on the hill. There's an air of shabby gentility about the place that does appeal. The bar area is chock full of little nooks and crannies where one can hide from the other customers. And, it's got a group of comfy sofas in the bay window overlooking Epping Forest. The bar and hotel was converted from a row of townhouses in 1980. In case you didn't know, the man himself was born in Leytonstone, though the house he was born in is now a petrol station. Not unsurprisingly, there is a lot of Hitchcock memorabilia on the walls, including stills from his movies, nicknacks vaguely on theme and (apparently) framed copies of Hitch's birth and marriage certificates. The bar itself is great, although the closest thing to real ale on tap was Boddingtons and it's definitely a locals place, as it's so far from everywhere. The terrace out the back is pleasant on a warm night and popular (as evidenced by the signs asking the clientele to keep it down). Friendly staff, tolerant locals and nicely situated on the edge of the Forest makes it a very relaxed place to go. The food in the restaurant is supposed to be good, but we've not tried it yet. Now, the last thing we want is for anyone to come in and "fix" the place - it's fine, leave it alone!
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02 Sep 2013
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Not been here in a few years but whilst passing, decided to try it. Fillet for £13 and a rib eye for 17. Ordered a starter then followed up with the steak. Very good and filling. We had quality and quantity. Food was excellent and for the first time ever, i was stuffed and unable to finish my steak.
Evening was noisy due to some local families letting everyone know who they were and they were having a good time. The food was excellent. will definately call in again. will also take friends when they visit. It's been a long time since i had a good steak meal.
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30 Apr 2010
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Sadly the pub has been 'fixed' - real ale now hit and miss and the outside area at back destroyed with a ridiculous extention - Was a great pub and which friends and I used regularly - no more

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147 Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 1NP
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