Entries Categorized as 'Pubs'

Coach and Horses Gt Marlborough Street

Date January 27, 2010

The street name is important. There is another Coach and Horses in Soho, in the south-eastern end of the area, and it is steeped in history and really good. The one at the corner of Great Marlborough and Poland Street, a Greene King pub, is not quite as good, but will serve its purpose when [...]


Date January 23, 2010

I like this pub. Spacious and comfortable inside, ornamental central bar, though a bit tucked away in the middle of nowhere between Vauxhall and Waterloo, yet only a few yards away from the Thames. You don’t pass this pub by coincidence, no, you make a conscious decision to go there. And you should.
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The Tom Cribb

Date January 20, 2010

And I thought London’s tourist hotspot was largely void of decent real ale pubs…enter Tom Cribb. Named after a famous 19th century boxer who ran a pub in the same street, this pub is now owned by Shepherd Neame. It is very small, and given the location, you would expect it to be crammed after [...]

Camden Head Delights

Date January 13, 2010

As I am not exactly living in Islington, I cannot claim that this is my local, but the Camden Head is definitely my most visited pub in the Angel area. Wait a minute: Angel? Why is it called Camden Head then?
The name derives from the Camden Passage, or Camden Walk, where this nice pub is [...]

The Harp

Date January 10, 2010

What a find!
Decent pubs in the tourist hotspot between Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus are rather scarce, and I always need to think hard when being asked where to go for spontaneous drinks. Exiting the National Portrait Gallery, though, I remembered The Harp instantly: a CAMRA member recommended this pub to me a few months [...]

Palm Tree

Date January 2, 2010

Ah, the Palm Tree. The music, the decor, the ale, the landlords, the punters. Off the beaten track in Mile End Park, between Mile End Road and Roman Road, close to Regent’s Canal. Unassuming from the outside, it attracted a couple of bad user comments on various pub review websites. Probably written by locals in [...]