Carnaby Street Pub Crawl

Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 7:30 PM

The White Horse

16 Newburgh Street, London, W1F 7RY

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This pub crawl takes us to some of the best pubs just off Carnaby Street in the north-west corner of Soho, starting at The White Horse – http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/london/thewhitehorsecarnabystreetlondon.

The White Horse dates from the 1930s and still has some interesting features from that era. The nearest underground station is Oxford Circus – take the Argyll Street exit. 

The plan is to move on to The Shaston Arms, 4 Ganton St., W1F 7QN – http://shastonarms.co.uk/ – at 8.45/9.00 and then The Blue Posts, 18 Kingly Street, W1B 5PX – http://www.blueposts-mayfair.co.uk – at around 10.15. 

The Shaston Arms is owned by the Dorset brewers, Hall & Woodhouse – one of only half a dozen pubs they own in London, each with a unique character. 

The Blue Posts, which is open until midnight, is a traditional Victorian pub.

For anyone interested in staying out a bit later, the Blues Bar –http://www.aintnothinbut.co.uk – which is almost next door to the last pub, is open until 2am (but please note that there is a modest charge on the door after 8.30pm on Friday & Saturday nights).    

All of the pubs have outside areas of one kind or another, so that’s where we’ll be if the weather’s fine.

To sign up for the event, please join the group at http://www.meetup.com/London-Pub-Meetup

Strand Pub Crawl

Saturday, August 26, 2017 – 7:30 PM

The Harp

47 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HS

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This pub crawl takes us to some of the best pubs just to the south of Covent Garden, starting at The Harp – http://www.harpcoventgarden.com. Although now owned by Fuller’s, it is still run more like a Free House with up to 10 hand-pumps in use at any one time. The nearest underground stations are Charing Cross and Leicester Square.

The plan is to move on to The Nell Gwynne, 1-2 Bull Inn Court, WC2R 0NP – http://www.thenellgwynne.com – at around 8.45 and then the Porterhouse, 21-22 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NA – http://www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-london-coventgarden.php – at around 10.00. 

The Nell Gwynne, named after the famous fruit-seller, actress and close companion of Charles II, is the type of traditional pub that is now very rare indeed this close to the centre of London.

The Porterhouse is the London outpost of Dublin’s Porterhouse Brewing Company. It also happens to be the largest pub in London, with 12 different levels, and there’s usually live music in the basement.

All of the pubs have outside areas of one kind or another, so that’s where we’ll be if the weather’s fine. At The Harp there’s normally more room in the alleyway at the back of the pub than there is on the pavement at the front, so we’ll probably give that a try.

To sign up for the event, please join the group at http://www.meetup.com/London-Pub-Meetup

Hoxton Pub Crawl

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 7:30 PM

The Old Fountain

3 Baldwin Street, London, EC1V 9NU

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The Old Fountain – https://whatpub.com/pubs/ELC/14625/old-fountain-london – is a family run Free house, just a short walk from Old Street underground station – take exit 4 for City Road North (West Side) and you’ll find Baldwin Street on the left-hand side as you walk up City Road. It has an attractive roof terrace, so that’s where we’ll be if the weather’s fine and we can find some space.

The plan is to move on to The Three Crowns, 8 East Road, N1 6AD – http://www.threecrownsshoreditch.com – at around 8.45 and the Prince Arthur, 49 Brunswick Place, N1 6EB – http://www.princearthurlondon.co.uk – at around 10.00., but there’s no rush as it’s open until midnight.

The Three Crowns has recently reverted to its old name under new management and is now much better suited for a pub crawl, having been more “gastro” than pub under its previous incarnation.

The Prince Arthur is the type of traditional pub that is becoming a very rare sight in Central London. We haven’t been there before so it’s somewhere I thought we really ought to go before it’s too late.

To sign up for the event, please join the group at http://www.meetup.com/London-Pub-Meetup