Leyton OrientSaturday 16th March 2013 KO 3.00pm
Address: Brisbane Road, Leyton, London, E10 5NF
Main Telephone No: 020-8926-1111
Ticket Office: 020-8926-1010
Team Nickname: The O’s
Year Ground Opened: 1937
Pitch Size: 115 x 80 yards
Home Kit Colours: Red & Black
Fan site: www.orientsupporters.org
Tucked away on the backstreets of Leyton, this friendly East London boozer has long been a London Branch favourite. Serves a decent range of real ales including the house bitter ‘Rita’s Special’, has a good sized beer garden, and a pool table. Food is limited to sangers and pork scratchings but there are plenty of scran options between the pub and ground. Well behaved children are allowed in.
Other Boozers and Food Outlets Worth a Visit
Closest pub to the ground, away fan friendly and allows children. An alright pub but always packed on matchdays, and as a result it can take a while to get served.
Leyton Orient Supporters’ Club
CAMRA listed supporters' club with around 6 real ales available. Probably a great place but we’re never sure whether they let away fans in en masse so generally stick to the Birkbeck.
There are a few shops, fast food spots and cafes on Leyton High Road. There are however no banks anywhere. Go to the ATM before arriving in Leyton.
Food but not alcohol is available inside the ground. The locals seem to be proud of the Chicken Balti pies which, while tasty, are much like the chicken Balti pies available at most other grounds.
How To Get There
The Tube is by far the best option for getting to Brisbane Road. The nearest tube station is Leyton on the central line about a 1/4 of a mile away. To get to the ground head out of the station and turn right down Leyton High Road. Cross over the road to the other side and continue down it. You will come to Coronation Gardens on your left and the floodlights of the ground can be clearly seen behind them. Take the next left past the gardens into Buckingham Road for the ground.
If heading to the Birkbeck, do a left out the station and left again up Calderon Road. Carry on for about 250 meters and turn left into Frith Road, then right onto Langthorne road and the pub will be front of you.
By Car & Where To Park
If you do wish to drive, directions can be found on the official Leyton Orient Site.
When Have We Played There Before?
In recent years we’ve had the pleasure gan to Leyton quite a few times. Apart from our single season in the non-league, Carlisle have played in the same division as Orient for the last 12 years. While we haven’t lost at Brisbane road since December 2002 we haven’t won too many either. In 23 games away at Orient we have only won 4 of them, although the last was an excellent 2-1 win there last season. Being philosophical types London Branch members don’t get too unhappy with a point away from home which is just as well. If you like a punt we suggest you stick a fiver on the draw. Seven of our last ten visits to Leyton have ended all square.