Greenwich Riverside Pub Crawl

Saturday, August 24, 2019 – 7:30 PM

The Old Brewery

The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10 9LW

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Old Brewery

The Old Brewery – https://www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/ – is just a short walk from Cutty Sark Docklands Light Railway station. Turn left out of the station and when you emerge from the shopping arcade cross over the road into College Approach. Walk down to the end of College Approach and cross over into The Old Royal Navy College (College Way). Walk down to the end of the building on the left and you’ll find the pub just before you reach the patch of green space.

For Cutty Sark station, the most obvious connection to the underground network is at Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line). From the underground station, follow the signs to Heron Quays DLR station and from there it’s five stops heading towards Lewisham from Platform 1.

Alternatively, the DLR connects with the National Rail network at Greenwich. From there Cutty Sark station is only one stop heading towards Bank from Platform 3. There are frequent services to Greenwich from Cannon Street via London Bridge as well as half-hourly Thameslink services from Kentish Town via St. Pancras, Blackfriars and London Bridge.

The plan is to move on to the Trafalgar Tavern, Park Row, SE10 9NW – http://www.trafalgartavern.co.uk/ – at around 8.45 and then The Gipsy Moth, 60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 9BL – https://www.thegipsymothgreenwich.co.uk/# – at around 10.00, but there’s no rush as it’s open until midnight.

All of the pubs have outside areas, 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

Kentish Town Pub Crawl

Saturday, August 10, 2019 – 7:30 PM

The Oxford Tavern

256 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2AA

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Oxford Tavern

This is a new area for the group starting at The Oxford Tavern, 256 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2AA – https://www.oxfordtavern.co.uk/

The nearest underground station is Kentish Town, which is only 2/3 stops out of Zone 1 on the High Barnet branch of The Northern line. Various Thameslink services also call at Kentish Town – it’s just one stop (5 minutes) from St. Pancras, for example, but you can find the full route map at https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/destinations-and-offers/where-we-travel-to/our-routes

Turn left when you leave the station and you’ll find the pub about 100 yards down Kentish Town Road.

The plan is to move on to The Pineapple, 51 Leverton Street, NW5 2NX – https://www.thepineapplepubnw5.com/ – at around 8.45 and then The Assembly House, 292/294 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TG – https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/assembly-house/ – at around 10.00.

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

Primrose Hill Pub Crawl

Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 7:30 PM

The Pembroke Castle

150 Gloucester Avenue, London, NW1 8JA

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Pembroke Castle 1

This is an area we haven’t been to for a very long time.

We’ll be meeting at The Pembroke Castle, 150 Gloucester Avenue, NW1 8JA – https://www.craft-pubs.co.uk/pembrokelondon

The nearest underground station is Chalk Farm which is only 2/3 stops out of Zone 1 on the Edgware branch of The Northern line. Turn right out of the station and then first left into Bridge Approach and you’ll find the pub on the far side of the bridge (as this is a pedestrianised bridge it doesn’t really show up on the map). If the weather is fine we may well be in the garden.

The plan is to move on to The Engineer, 65 Gloucester Avenue, NW1 8JH – https://www.theengineerprimrosehill.co.uk/ – at around 8.45 and then The Princess of Wales, 22 Chalcot Road, NW1 8LL –https://www.lovetheprincess.com/- at around 10.00.

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

Richmond Pub Crawl

Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 6:30 PM

The White Cross

Riverside (off Water Lane), Richmond, TW9 1TH

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White Cross

This pub crawl takes us to another new area for the group, starting at The White Cross, Riverside (off Water Lane), Richmond, TW9 1TH – http://thewhitecrossrichmond.com/. It’s right on the riverside, with some of the best river views of any pub in London from the beer garden, so that’s where we’ll be if the weather’s fine.

The nearest station is Richmond, served by the District Line and London Overground as well as National Rail services from Waterloo which have connections to other services at Vauxhall and Clapham Junction.

Turn left when you leave the station and walk down the The Quadrant and then George Street (which is Richmond high street, in all but name) until you reach the junction just past House Of Fraser. Water Lane is on the opposite side of the road between Cos and the Cancer Research shop and you’ll find the pub by the river at the end of the lane.

Please note that as, for most of us, the travelling will be a bit more challenging than normal, I have put up earlier starting and finishing times.

The plan is to move on to The Prince’s Head, 28 The Green, TW9 1LX – https://www.princeshead.co.uk/ – at around 7.45/8.00 and then The Britannia, 5 Brewers Lane TW9 1HH – http://www.thebritanniarichmond.co.uk/ – at around 9.15.

The Britannia is open until midnight but the Tap Tavern, Princes Street, TW9 1ED – https://www.taptavern.co.uk/ – is open until 1am and might suit those who want to stay out later.

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

Docklands Pub Crawl

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Captain Kidd

108 Wapping High Street, London, E1W 2NE

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Captain Kidd 1

This pub crawl takes us to a new area for the group, starting at the Captain Kidd, 108 Wapping High Street, E1W 2NE, a Sam Smith’s pub named after a notorious 17th Century pirate who got his comeuppance at nearby Execution Dock. It’s right on the riverside, with some of the best river views of any pub in London from the beer garden, so that’s where we’ll be if the weather’s fine.

The nearest station is Wapping on the London Overground – the exit is at the front of the train heading southbound but nearer the back of the train heading northbound. Unless you’re very physically fit (or hoping to get that way), I would take the lift rather than the stairs. Turn left when you leave the station and you’ll find the pub about 200 yards along Wapping High Street.

For those travelling from Central London, the most obvious connections are at Whitechapel (District and Hammersmith & City lines), for which you want the front of the train, or Canada Water (Jubilee Line), for which you want the back of the train. From East London you will want to be in the back of the train to change at Whitechapel or the front of the train to change at Canada Water.

Please note that as, for most of us, the travelling will be a bit more challenging than normal, I have put up slightly earlier starting and finishing times.

The plan is to move on to the Town of Ramsgate, 62 Wapping High St., E1W 2PN – http://townoframsgate.pub – at around 8.45/9.00. The Town of Ramsgate is, in fact, a lot older than the Captain Kidd which, rather surprisingly, dates back only as far as the 1980s. There is a potted history of the pub in the “Our Story” of the website.

It’s open until midnight and it may be that two pubs will be enough on this occasion, but Turner’s Old Star, 14 Watts St., E1W 2QG – https://www.turnersoldstar.co.uk – is a possibility if we decide we want to go to a third. It was very quiet when I did the original recce but I will visit it again shortly before the event so we know what to expect.

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

Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 7:30 PM

The Seven Stars

53 Carey Street, London, WC2A 2JB

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Seven Stars

The Seven Stars, 53 Carey Street, WC2A 2JB – http://www.thesevenstars1602.co.uk – is a Grade II listed traditional pub tucked way just behind the Royal Courts Of Justice. It dates back to 1602 which some claim makes it the oldest surviving pub in London.

The nearest underground station is Chancery Lane, but Holborn and Temple are not much farther away. City Thameslink station might suit those who can get there by National Rail.

The plan is to move on to Ye Old White Horse, 2 St. Clement’s Lane, WC2A 2HA – http://www.yeoldwhitehorse.co.uk – at around 8.45 and then The Ship Tavern, 12 Gate Street, WC2A 3HP – http://www.theshiptavern.co.uk – at around 10.00.

The Ship Tavern is open until midnight and that’ll be the last stop for the event, but the various late-night haunts at the top end of Covent Garden are within easy walking distance for those that want to stay out later.

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

The Inns of Court, Temple

Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 7:30 PM

The Old Bank of England

194 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2LT 

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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

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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

“The World’s Biggest Real-Ale and Cider Festival”

Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 7:30 PM

The Crosse Keys

9 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0DR

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Crosse Keys

The Crosse Keys, 9 Gracechurch St., EC3V 0DR – https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/london/the-crosse-keys-city-of-london – is one of Wetherspoon’s rather grand bank conversions. This one was once the London headquarters of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

“The World’s Biggest Real-Ale and Cider Festival” features a selection of reasonably priced Real Ales from 25 UK and 5 International Brewers as well as 3 Ciders, so there should be something to suit most tastes. I haven’t checked but you can usually sample any three of the Festival ales in third-of-a-pint glasses, for the same price as a pint.

The Crosse Keys is just a few minutes walk from Monument underground station, which is at the bottom end of Gracechurch St. One other option is Bank (Central & Northern lines and DLR). Take exit 6, walk straight down Lombard St. and turn left when you reach Gracechurch St., which is the last major road before you get to the “Walkie-Talkie”.

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

Bloomsbury Pub Crawl

Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Marquis Cornwallis

31 Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AP

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Marquis Cornwallis 1

We’ll be meeting at The Marquis Cornwallis, 31 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AP – https://www.themarquiscornwalliswc1.co.uk . The nearest underground station is Russell Square. Marchmont Street is almost opposite the exit and the pub is about 150 yards walk from the station on the corner of Coram Street.

The plan is to move on to The Lord John Russell, 91-93 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AL – https://whatpub.com/pubs/NLD/6298/lord-john-russell-london – at around 8.45 and then Mabel’s Tavern, 9 Mabledon Place, WC1H 9AZ – http://www.mabelstavern.co.uk – at around 10.00, but there’s no rush as Mabel’s Tavern is open until midnight.

There are several options which may or may not suit those who want to stay out a bit later, including O’Neills, 73-77 Euston Road, NW1 2QS – https://www.oneills.co.uk/national-search/london/kings-cross – and The Rocket, 120 Euston Road, NW1 2AL – https://www.therocketeustonroad.co.uk/

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