lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 11, 2008| Updated March 25, 2009
A good place to have some rare real ales in London. 10 real ales on tap and I had to taste them all. Frendly service and nice atmophere (3.8.2008). Nothing has changed. Now 11 different real ales and one cider on tap (18.10.08).
Very pleasant place i just found by accident. Had to walk around the block because a filmcrew, and there it was! good selection, about ten cask beers, (harveys bitter as the main beer) and a few kegs too. Didn’t have a look at them, it where three Meantime Brews i believe.
helpfull staff and helpfull regulars. I’ll be back today.
FatPhil (627) Tallinn, Estonia | July 14, 2008| Updated August 13, 2011
Regularly changing selection of weird and wonderful ales on the 10 taps. (Recently reduced to make space for cold Meantime fizz, alas.) Never had a duff pint, and always found 4-7 new beers. If I lived in London, I’d come here 2-3 times a week. Fairly usual pub decor. Avoid post-office-hours - filled with suits. Lunch menu was traditional pub fare, but the bangers were a bit sub-par compared to some I’ve had.
Popped into this pub on a market day, while the market was in full swing. Excellent pub, 10 beers and 2 ciders on top, as well as the nitro stuff. Good fun and good clientelle, lot of beer being drunk, and 7 new rates for me. Good barstaff (the ones that could understand me) and good beer!
A big place old fashioned decorated with tinned windows, a fireplace, high wood panelling, and a big wooden bar, though a game machine sits in the corner. 9 beers on cask, 11 on draft, and some boring bottles. 60% of the turnover should apparently be from cask beer, but when I visited on a Monday afternoon, the scarce crowd was mostly cider drinker. The lineup of cask beers was not overly exciting - and nothing like Wenlock Arms on a Sunday afternoon.
This place was crazy full, but it was a 4:30 on a Friday afterall. Fantastic atmosphere and a great energy about the place. A good selection of real ale, and all in pretty good condition too. A must-go-to place in London to be sure.
Rammed full when we were there, but i suppose it was a sat afternoon, we had to stand about 10m down the road to get out of peoples way, most of the people were actually standing in the street anyway. Only saw 6 hand pulls and couldnt see a board with beers on which seemed unusal to me, as if you cant see all the beers from one view surely you should list the ones you cant see on a chalk board somewhere? Anyway a pritty standard pub alround.
My favourite place in London. Stopped in two or three times while in town. Great selection of casks (8-10 at a time). Gets pretty busy at midday and at quitting time. The beers I had were well-cared for and well selected. Fairly diverse selection of cask ales. There were also a small number of Meantime beers on tap. Decent selection of food as well.