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Primarily a cider drinker, I enjoy visiting as many different pubs as possible around the country. I'll try to mention the beers as well as any decent ciders!

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Age: 44

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The Northumberland Arms, Goodge Street

This place is now called the Queen Charlotte and is part of the Draft House chain of pubs. It was my last stop in Central London before heading out of town to the Sambrook's Brewery Tap Room in Battersea (not listed on the site). The Queen Charlotte is a small corner pub with limited seating. There are 3 handpulls for cask ales and a larger selection of craft beers. Only 2 of the handpulls were clipped - Weird Beard Black Perle & Siren Yulu were the options. It's quite dark inside and it has a fairly trendy feel to it. A decent last pub of the evening in the centre.

18 Jan 2019 22:15

The Marlborough Arms, Tottenham Court Road

After a first visit to the excellent Temple Brew House, we continued our journey across London to this Greene King house. It's close to University College London. So, there were a few students alongside the after-work crowd. It's a reasonably large place. But, all tables were taken. Away from the bar, there is a further large seating area that is hidden behind a wall. That seemed to be popular with diners. The ale range was good for a Greene King pub. Alongside their ubiquitous IPA & Abbot, there was Sambrook's Junction, Truman's Roll Out The Barrel, Itchen Valley Russian Winter, East London Brewery Three Kings, Wimbledon XXK & Reunion Midnight Runner. I couldn't decide between the Russian Winter or the Midnight Runner. I opted for the former, but later wished I'd gone for the latter. No real cider is served. But, you can get a CAMRA discount.

18 Jan 2019 22:10

The Sir John Hawkshaw, Cannon Street

I've been meaning to try this branch of Wetherspoon's in Cannon Street station for quite some time. I finally got to visit it during the busy Thursday commute out of the city. It's a very small place, for a 'spoon's. The bar is directly in front of you as you enter. But, it appears that at busy times, an orderly queue appears between the bar and the door. Fuller's London Pride & Greene King IPA were the ales you generally find in this chain. But, there were also 3 guests - Flack Manor Flack Catcher, Saltaire Cascade & Banks & Taylor SOS. An added bonus was Mr Whitehead's Toffee Apple Cider in the fridge. As was expected, it was very busy on this early weekday visit. Don't expect to find toilets in the premises. You have to fight your way across the station concourse to the public toilets on the other side of the platforms and downstairs, if you want to spend a penny. They are free, at least. Not a bad option if you're catching a train. But, if you've got slightly more time, I would recommend the Pelt Trader just around the corner instead.

18 Jan 2019 21:57

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