Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 7:30 PM
47 Aldgate High St., London, EC3N 1AL
This is another new area for the group. We’ll be meeting at the Hoop & Grapes – http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/london/thehoopandgrapesaldgatelondon – one of the few timber-framed buildings to have survived The Great Fire of London in 1666, which apparently missed the pub by just 50 yards.
The nearest underground station is Aldgate. Cross over the road as soon as you leave the station, turn left and you’ll find the Hoop & Grapes about 100 yards along Aldgate High Street as you walk away from the City.
The plan is to move on to The Dispensary, 19a Leman Street, E1 8EN – http://www.thedispensarylondon.co.uk/index.html – at around 8.45. The Dispensary is not usually open at the weekend, but on this particular Saturday it will be hosting it’s “Our Favourite Beer Festival” event.
If you’re heading straight for The Dispensary, the nearest underground station is Aldgate East. Take Exit 1, turn right when you reach street level and you’ll find the pub on the left-hand side of Leman Street, about 150 yards away from the station.
If the beer festival meets expectations we might well want to stay there for the rest of the evening, but there are several other pubs nearby so we can play it by ear on the night.
To sign up for the event, please join the group at http://www.meetup.com/London-Pub-Meetup/