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Essex Arms

Picture source: Darkstar


The Essex Arms was situated at 82-84 Forest Road, closing in 2007. To be converted to a Tesco Express.
Source: Colin Parkin
This pub has now been demolished.
Colin Price (August 2010)
This pub has now been replaced by a Tesco Express.
Darkstar (September 2010)
The Essex Arms was established in 1872 and was owned by the Huggins & Co Brewery of Westminster.  Ownership passed in 1963 to Watney’s Brewery.  The pub closed in November 2007 when the then landlord, and accomplices including a former barmaid, were caught red-handed stealing £800,000 from the Asda store in Leyton, for which they received five and a half year prison sentences.  The pub did not re-open, laying derelict and squatted for a few years.  It was demolished in 2010 to make way for a new Tesco store (see photo below).
Stephen Harris (February 2011)

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Date of photo: 2013

Picture source: Colin Price