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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Mon May 21, 2018 1:09 pm

The Collector wrote:Whereabouts is The Royal Oak? I work not too far from Borough tube.

Tabard St, really close to the station mate.

A proper, Victorian classic.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby The Collector on Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:58 pm

The White Hart, Gt Suffolk St, SE1, reopened yesterday after being shut for refurbishment for what seems like months.

I still keep in touch with the previous landlady and felt a bit guilty about going in for a pint tonight as Fullers virtually kicked her out after the family running the pub for years.

But, it’s the closest pub to work so....

Previous customers will not recognise the pub once inside. Fullers bought Pickles cafe next door and knocked the wall through to make a new snug, called Pickles Snug. The ladies and gents have been moved upstairs to where the family used to live with the living room and bedrooms being stripped out to also include a new dining area.

There was a staggering amount of beer taps for your crafty types and six hand pumps. Tried a pint of Hop Head, mainly because, apart from ESB, Fullers are not my favourite brewery. Gulped a bit at the £4.70 price tag but we’re not in Southwark anymore, this is South Bank.

Very busy for a Tuesday evening but streams of people walk past on their way to Southwark tube, so I guess Fullers have a money spinner here. If I had never been there before I would probably have given it 8/10, but I have and so many memories have been wiped out so, 1/10.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:02 am

The Collector wrote:Fullers are not my favourite brewery.


Sacrilege.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby EugeneSpeed on Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:49 am

Didn't realise Fullers had taken that place over. Gotta say, as a punter, if a pub is going to taken over by someone big then i'd take Fullers over almost any of the other guys - Greene King, Youngs, Punch etc. I'd love a Fullers pub near me - always seem to do such a nice job of places. Recently - The Half Moon in Herne Hill and The Great Northern Railway Tavern in Hornsey.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:58 pm

Agree 100%. If nothing else, at least you're guaranteed a decent pint.

I've just rediscovered Fuller's Honey Dew Organic Golden Ale. Lovely stuff.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:38 am

Every year me and a few blokes from work have a little "ramble" across London. This Saturday is this years' walk so I'll be using this thread as a bit of a guide. We're starting at Liverpool St about 9am and making our way to Parliament hill view point. Then heading down through Regents Park, Central London and finishing off at Waterloo.

I suppose its a bit of a Beano. Hoping to break a previous record of 12 pubs in a day. The difficult bit is remembering them all after a few 'shandys'

Any advice is welcome. :thup:
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Postby Wembley1966 on Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:08 am

^^^ Best advice I've got is to pay for your drinks using Apple/Google Pay, then you can see later on which pubs you went into.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby bubbles1966 on Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:01 pm

Friday I did the Gipsy Moth in Greenwich - nice beer garden, decent enough pub grub, followed by some wine bar in St Katharines which was okay and finished at the Captain Kidd in Wapping (very nice Cheese and Onion Crisps).

All in all a nice way to spend the day

An 8/10 day. in 7/10 places.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby EugeneSpeed on Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:05 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Every year me and a few blokes from work have a little "ramble" across London. This Saturday is this years' walk so I'll be using this thread as a bit of a guide. We're starting at Liverpool St about 9am and making our way to Parliament hill view point. Then heading down through Regents Park, Central London and finishing off at Waterloo.

I suppose its a bit of a Beano. Hoping to break a previous record of 12 pubs in a day. The difficult bit is remembering them all after a few 'shandys'

Any advice is welcome. :thup:


Argh - missed this. Where did you end up? What a day for it!

Southampton Arms and Bull and Last near Parliament Hill View Point are both decent.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby mushy on Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:45 am

EugeneSpeed wrote:Didn't realise Fullers had taken that place over. Gotta say, as a punter, if a pub is going to taken over by someone big then i'd take Fullers over almost any of the other guys - Greene King, Youngs, Punch etc. I'd love a Fullers pub near me - always seem to do such a nice job of places. Recently - The Half Moon in Herne Hill and The Great Northern Railway Tavern in Hornsey.

I used to drink London Pride in that place about 20 years ago when an Irish guy managed it.
I assumed it was a Fullers pub back then.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby The Collector on Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:19 am

mushy wrote:I used to drink London Pride in that place about 20 years ago when an Irish guy managed it.
I assumed it was a Fullers pub back then.


That would have been Ger (“don’t call me Gerard!”). He convinced the landlady to allow him to try bringing in different beers from the suppliers. Before that it was Tetley or Adnams Southwold. I recall that he got married and got his own pub somewhere near Greenwich.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby RichieRiv on Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:27 am

The Henley Arms, North Woolwich.

Stands on the site of the original Victorian pub frequented by dockers back in the day. It's replacement was a proper 60's estate boozer when they knocked down the terraced houses and built a beautiful tower block.

The only pub left in N. Woolwich. The California has closed and the guvnor has taken over The Standard and turned that into a ripper joint.

A tough house with quite a few suspect characters in there, but all aggressively West Ham.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:17 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Every year me and a few blokes from work have a little "ramble" across London. This Saturday is this years' walk so I'll be using this thread as a bit of a guide. We're starting at Liverpool St about 9am and making our way to Parliament hill view point. Then heading down through Regents Park, Central London and finishing off at Waterloo.

I suppose its a bit of a Beano. Hoping to break a previous record of 12 pubs in a day. The difficult bit is remembering them all after a few 'shandys'

Any advice is welcome.


EugeneSpeed wrote:Argh - missed this. Where did you end up? What a day for it!

Southampton Arms and Bull and Last near Parliament Hill View Point are both decent.


Started at The Hamilton Hall.
Obviously its a Wetherspoons so you don't expect much. But I must say, the variety has improved massively since my last visit. Had a couple of pints of Shipyard Ale, which at 9.30 in the morning tasted rather nice. 7/10

The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Rather quaint little pub. Had a pint of Sierra Nevada Braupakt. Could of stayed in there longer. 8/10
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Queens Head, Kings Cross
Probably my favourite pub and beer of the day. Really charming old pub, loads of character. Had a couple of pints of Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout. Beautiful smooth pint. 9/10
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The Assembly House, Kentish Town
It was probably trying to hard to be something it isn't. Loads of noise from rugger buggers watching the game and it just felt a like a run of the mill pub that was trying to be cool. Had a pint of Punk which went down well and the bar maid was very friendly. 6/10
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The Monarch, Camden
Walked past this pub loads of times over the years but never went in until Saturday. Bit weird looking inside, barely a soul in there. We sat in some reserved seating, but no-one asked to move. Sat in some big wrap-around seating. For the life of me I cant remember what I drank. I'd recommend the pub though. 7/10
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The Lytleton Arms, Mornington Crescent
Our final pub of the day. Playing some really good early 80's music and a nice atmosphere. I'd definitely come back here on a Saturday night. Security were cool with us coming in considering we'd been drinking most of the day and a couple of the lads were a bit lairy. Had a couple of pints of Camden Pale Ale. 8/10
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:31 am

Unfortunately didn't make it further than that due to time and to us all being pretty ****ed. We covered about 10mls though. So a good day.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby mushy on Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:03 pm

RichieRiv wrote:The Henley Arms, North Woolwich.

Stands on the site of the original Victorian pub frequented by dockers back in the day. It's replacement was a proper 60's estate boozer when they knocked down the terraced houses and built a beautiful tower block.

The only pub left in N. Woolwich. The California has closed and the guvnor has taken over The Standard and turned that into a ripper joint.

A tough house with quite a few suspect characters in there, but all aggressively West Ham.

The Standard is still open though right?
That makes two pubs surely?
Does the Asian bloke still run the Henley?
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby RichieRiv on Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:04 pm

mushy wrote:The Standard is still open though right?
That makes two pubs surely?
Does the Asian bloke still run the Henley?


The Standard is now a strip joint. Bit like The White Horse in Shoreditch. Pub in name only.

No unfortunately the guv'nor passed away. The funeral was week before last. His brother still runs the newsagent up the road though towards Silvertown.

I was there for the wake for one of the wife's cousins. It was delayed due to wake of the landlord. Shame really as this was the last cousin left in N.Woolwich (there were 36 of them there at one point). Now there's no reason for them to go back.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby WHU Independent on Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:34 pm

Tommy Flowers, Poplar E14 - small place, like a sitting room, excellent Guinness and it sells Trooper (Iron Maiden's beer)and Motorhead - in bottles. I haven't tried the Motorhead yet, but Trooper - what a f'in beer! It's just like a light and bitter from the old days - all in one bottle. It's liquid crack - amazing stuff. Prices are tops too: £3.80 a Guinness and £3.40 a Carlesburg. No draft ale for you ale types though - it's bottles for you. Excellent bar staff as well, but tiny, though clean, bogs. 10/10 for the pub and the Trooper

The Good Samaritans, Whitechapel E1 Popped in for a few beers with a mate who is a regular. Clean albeit blandly decorated pub, very friendly and helpful bar staff, prices are a bit stiff, nearly £5.00 a pint, decent Guinness, sport on the TV at reasonably pitched levels, engaging locals but sadly no nurses! 8/10

The Eagle, City Road, Lovely big pub, clean, lovely bar staff, with a massive range of ales and beers. I even went off piest and had a pint of Bevertown's Clearwater I think it was called. Made from filtered water and was very eco friendly with some of the profits are donated to various environmental charities. It hit the spot on a warm afternoon.I wished I asked the price first though, as it was close to £6.00 a pint! 8/10
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby djclipz on Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:20 pm

Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton

Was there for the footy on Sunday so not really fair to rate it due to the mass of people that bundled into the place, although we did get some decent *chicken burgers etc on such a busy day. The speed of the pumps for beer were excruciating slow, so imagine the queues. Best part about it was the back garden (concrete). I'd imagine it will be a pretty chilled place normally. So much seating and there are a couple of outside bars and a few big TVs up for when there is footy on.
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Postby EugeneSpeed on Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:18 pm

WHU Independent wrote:The Eagle, City Road, Lovely big pub, clean, lovely bar staff, with a massive range of ales and beers. I even went off piest and had a pint of Bevertown's Clearwater I think it was called.


"Up and down the City Road, in and out The Eagle"

I think Brewdog make that under the name Brewgooder?
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby smuts on Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:20 pm

The Harrow for a work do.

Flat beer, a queue for the bar (yes you have to queue along with people ordering food and asking for no Coleslaw) for about half hour despite it being half empty.

Absolute joke of a place. 1 out of 10.
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