Three Blackbirds, Leytonstone
our final review
posted by redcat on 26/11/2008
This one's changed owners again, but we're hoping it's getting better. When we've been back, we'll let you know. 1/7/04 - septic - This troubled pub was recently taken over by new management, but it already appears to be looking again. The large, rambling pub cum club seems confused as to what it is, and the customers are too. It's got a trendy sofa and telly front bar. Fine. Then there's the "games room" which separates the pub from the cavernous room at the back - "Club Desire". We have to say it inspired little of that. If you get through the club, there's a massive garden out the back - the banner at the front calls it the 'Carnivore Garden for some reason. Still, it is fairly relaxed on a sunny day. No real beer to speak of other than the dark stuff. If any of these features appeal, then it's the place for you. Otherwise, we think you just have to be in the right mood. Or something.
Formerly a very rough pub indeed, the Three Blackbirds has now become the Taj Mahal Banqueting Suite.
640 High Road Leyton, Leytonstone, London, E10 6RN
The nearest station of any kind is Leyton Midland, but it's unlikely to get there from anywhere central. If you try the Central Line and get off at Leyton, cross the road and pick up the 69 or 97 bus. It's about a ten-fifteen minute bus journey and the pub is on the right as you're going up the High Road.