Fin (1174) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | May 14, 2017
I visited the Draft House Charlotte on Wednesday 26th April 2017, having attended a course in the vicinity, I was doing a short walk from Marble Arch to Fitzrovia along the A5204 taking in places en route, this was stop number 6. The Draft House Charlotte is on the corner of Goodge and Charlotte Street and the closest tube would be Goodge Street on the Northern Line though Tottenham Court Rd on both Northern and Central Lines is also just few minutes walk away.
The Draft House Charlotte is a small pub, slate grey in colour with large windows. Thinking back about getting here, it has been an interesting walk notable by how this has road has changed from being the domain of the super rich near the start with stupidly expensive looking apartments being built and shops with more blank space than stock which usually tells me I cannot afford to enter, to being quite down to earth and more workmanlike in appearance around here. Though having just noted how close to Tottenham Court Rd this is I guess that route up to here from Oxford Street always struck me as being very much the land of cheap and numerous electrical stores.
Inside it was absolutely rammed, however the service was very speedy and I waited no time at all. It was tricky to look around owing to it being so busy, but it looked a nice one room pub with seating around the outside walls, the bar being quite prominent and taking up much of the interior. I couldn’t really see all of the beers on offer but there looked to be a jolly decent selection. I had to stand with many other punters on the pavement outside. I liked this place but probably best if I pay it a return visit on a day and at a time that is less busy.
Visited on 21st October 2016. Stopped off on way from Brewdog collab fest scooping at Soho to Euston Tap. Small single roomed corner pub, nice feel to the place and popular, managed to squeeze into a table. Beer range was decent enough, the "coming next" beers were really good as is normally the case! Prices and quality decent, staff friendly. Nice venue
Small bar tucked away in Fitzrovia, so perfect midpoint for the walk from deepest Soho to the Euston Tap.Three cask ones (don’t bother), 8 craft keg (getting much better)...and an outstanding bottle selection. Lots and lots of Mikkeller along with other UK & international craft giants. Pretty impressive, I’m glad to make its acquaintance.
My fave of the Draft Houses. A good array of beers of course, but also really helpful staff. Especially the Dutch guy, who was up for a chat about beers over a couple of visits when I mentioned I was making my way through Roger Protz’ 300 Beers To Try Before You Die book. When I’ve been in it’s always been a bit more relaxed and less hectic than similar craft type bars. The takeaway prices also make it worth buying a couple of bottles.
This bar occupies a ground floor corner unit just a minutes walk west of Goodge Street tube station. It’s not a pretentious place in anyway and the focus is on drinking, not its decor or look, however it’s a funky enough place to spend some time and sells itself as ‘The Home of the Third’. This is the case with its drink selection that includes a mix of cask and keg ales, with the latter having the greater selection available - but the hand pulled choices will probably please most who prefer this style anyhow. The bar is against the back wall and the seats are all beside the large windows of this open plan shop unit sized establishment.