The Inns of Court, Temple

Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 7:30 PM

The Old Bank of England

194 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2LT 

Map

Old Bank 2

This pub crawl takes us to some of the best pubs nestled among the “Inns Of Court”, in London’s original legal district, close to the Royal Courts of Justice at the eastern end of the Strand.

As the name suggests, The Old Bank of England, 194 Fleet Street, EC4A 2LT – https://www.oldbankofengland.com/ – now owned by Hertfordshire brewers McMullen’s, used to be a branch of the Bank of England and the building retains its old grandeur, perhaps somewhat tainted by being located between what were once Sweeney Todd’s barber’s shop and Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop!

The plan is to move on to The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, WC2R 3JJ – https://thedevereux.co.uk/ – at 8.45 and then The George, 213 Strand, WC2R 1AP – http://www.georgeinthestrand.com/ – at around 10 o’clock.

Depending on how long we stay in the first three pubs, we might have time to visit The Temple Brew House, 46 Essex Street, WC2R 3JF – http://www.templebrewhouse.com/ – a contemporary style micro-brewery tap which, in any event, might suit those who want to stay out a bit later.

The nearest underground station for all of the pubs is Temple (District line*), but Chancery Lane (Central), Covent Garden (Piccadilly) and Holborn (Central & Piccadilly lines) are realistic options. City Thameslink, served by National Rail but with good connections to other services at various points along the Thameslink routes, might work better for some.

As ever, we may need to do things differently on the night, possibly more so than usual as the first two pubs have only just started opening on a Saturday night and this sometimes proves to be a short-lived experiment.

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

*but not the Circle line which is closed on 27 April.

Carnaby Street Pub Crawl

Saturday, April 20, 2019 – 7:30 PM

The Clachan

34 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QH

Map

Clachan 1

This pub crawl takes us to a few of the pubs just off Carnaby Street in the north-west corner of Soho, starting at The Clachan, 34 Kingly St., W1B 5QH https://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/london/theclachankinglystreetlondon.

The nearest underground station is Oxford Circus.

The plan is to move on to The Blue Posts, 18 Kingly St., W1B 5PX – https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/blue-posts/ – at 8.45/9.00 and then O’Neill’s, 37-38 Great Marlborough St., W1F 7JF –https://www.oneills.co.uk/national-search/london/carnaby-street – at around 10.15.

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

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