“The World’s Biggest Real-Ale Festival”

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 7:30 PM

The Metropolitan Bar

7 Station Approach, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LA

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Wetherspoon’s real ale festival – https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/real-ale-festival –  (the “World’s Biggest” according to them) looks like another excellent opportunity to meet up in the grandeur of The Metropolitan Bar – https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/london/the-metropolitan-bar-marylebone – named after the Metropolitan Railway, the world’s first urban underground railway. 

The pub is adjacent to the Marylebone Road exits from Baker Street underground station, although the entrance was obscured by scaffolding when I was last there.

The Festival features Real Ales from 30 different brewers – including 5 from abroad (one each from Australia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the USA) – so there should be something to suit most tastes. You can sample any three of the Festival ales in third-of-a-pint glasses, for the same price as a pint.

The pub itself, which was fully refurbished around a year ago, offers a rather strange mix of Wetherspoon’s usual downmarket prices with the less typical upmarket surroundings. There’s an interesting range of artwork and memorabilia on display – here’s just one example from the ceiling, but there’s a lot more on the walls, both in the main bar and the smaller rooms on the way in.

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