Part 2 - South Hackney to Walthamstow
|Hackney Central - View from top deck of 55 bus|
|Madina Mosque Trust (Clapton)|
|River Lea, Lea Bridge Road|
Signature BrewSignature Brew 5th birthday party throng inside Leyton Business Centre. Signature Brew started brewing collaboration beers for musicians in 2011. After crowdfunding, Signature Brew were able to establish a 10 barrel brewery here in 2015. This party was a (free) ticketed event and after giving my name at the gate I went straight to the outside bar.
SIBA's South East Independent Beer Awards 2016.
Earl's Serious Sandwiching food truck was doing a good trade just outside the brewery. Thanks to Signature Brew for laying on this party. I look forward to next year's!
Returning to Church Road, you can catch a 58 bus back to Lea Bridge Road and on to Walthamstow Bus Station. From there walk or transfer onto a small W12 bus towards Woodbine Place (Wanstead). In this direction, the bus is able to drive down the restricted one way part of Orford Road which passes Walthamstow village shops and pubs. Soon afterwards I rang the bell to get off in Addison Road.
Mother's Ruin Gin Palace (the blue building on the right), Chris Bracey's God's Own Junkyard with a huge selection of retro signs including many colourful neon signs (further up on the right), Pillars Brewery (the green building on the left) and Wild Card Brewery (further up and around the corner to the left).
Wild Card Brewery
Brick Brewery and named after a 17th century Peckham orchard owner. Fortunately, I was able to find a place at the end of a bench on one of the shared tables outside and watch as more people arrived from a side gate leading to Summit Road.
Pillars Brewery, previously named Four Pillars Brewery.
|Pillars Brewery - DJ area and additional seating at rear|
|The Nags Head, 9 Orford Road|
|The Ancient House|
Church Path is a pedestrian link from Church Lane to St Mary Road which passes behind Vestry House Museum.
Paint Your London' festival. On reaching Orford Road, I turned left and headed back to the Walthamstow village shops seen earlier from the W12 bus.
|The Queen's Arms on left side of Orford Road|
The Village Pub in Orford Road had the beer I was looking for.
|Sign to The Castle, Eden Road, Walthamstow Village|
|St Mary Road - Street Art by local artist, Mark McClure|
With four pubs in Walthamstow Village and the two brewery taprooms at the nearby Ravenswood Industrial Estate, all within easy walking distance, there would seem to be the makings of a good trail, just within this interesting conservation area, for another occasion.
If the Signature Brew 'Backstage Bar' is not open, an alternative brewery tap room trail would be to substitute it with the King William IV, 816 High Road, next to Brodie's Brewery in Leyton. The pub is open daily from 11am (noon on Sundays) and serves the largest range of Brodie's beers.
Note that bus W16 (towards Chingford Mount) stops on Lea Bridge Road nearby and also stops on Shernall Street (Addison Road stop) conveniently for Wild Card & Pillar Breweries in Ravenswood Industrial Estate.