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The Three Bells, Heathrow Airport

Had a pint of Youngs Bitter at 3.85. Way too cold and thus lacking in flavor.

9 Aug 2013 15:21

The Hand In Hand, Wimbledon Common

Had lunch here with some wonderful locals who showed us around as we were in from the States. Wimbledon is lovely. Had the Youngs Bitter as well as Wells Bombardier. Both were in fine shape. Food was good and we had a jug of Pimm's which was our first taste of the popular beverage. Part of a wonderful afternoon.

9 Aug 2013 15:18

Mabel's Tavern, Euston

Had lunch here with wife and son. Food was relatively cheap and quite delicious. My wife really enjoyed the falafel burger. I had a the Masterbrew, Kent's Best and Bishop's Finger which were all in good nick. Was surprised to see Samual Adams Blonde Ambition on a handpump. Not my style though. Very nice pub.

9 Aug 2013 15:10

The Sun, Covent Garden

Had a half of Flowers Original as the only alternative was Greene King IPA. The Flowers wasn't as good as I remember 15 years ago when I had it for the first time. Nice bartender.

9 Aug 2013 14:59

The Grenadier, Belgravia

This pub is a hidden gem. Came for lunch and had a delicious pint of Woodforde's Wherry at 3.95. My wife had Timothy's Landlord at a pricey 4.50 but spot on in taste and clarity. Food was tasty.

9 Aug 2013 14:52

The Newton Arms, Holborn

Ordinary looking pub but the food was good and the manager was very nice to my young son and his friend. Had a good pint of Adnams bitter.

6 Aug 2013 02:45

The Hercules Pillars, Holborn

Nice looking pub with a decent selection of ales. Had a half of Caledonian 80/- which you don't see too often and a half of Black Sheep bitter. Both in good nick.

6 Aug 2013 02:35

The Spice of Life, Cambridge Circus

Bartender was a gentleman who let me taste a couple before settling in on the Country Bitter. Very tasty and a nice calm atmosphere around 11:00 am with leicester square so close.

6 Aug 2013 02:32

The Cockpit, Blackfriars

Very nice secluded pub with an authentic old pub charm. Had a half of Marston's Pedigree at a pound and ninety pence. Tasted great.

6 Aug 2013 02:27

The Blackfriar, Blackfriars

Made a special trip across town just to come here. One of our favorite pubs. We had a good lunch and I had two pints of Harviestoun Old Engine Oil. It is so delicious even though it is considered by many to be a non summer brew. I recommend it highly. Could even compete with Old Peculier. A beer festival was going on so they had some interesting guest ales.

6 Aug 2013 02:23

The Hung, Drawn and Quartered, Tower Hill

Good Fuller's pub near the Tower of London. A noose hangs at the bar. Good range of Fuller's ales but a little pricey, but the food was good and my wife the fish pie.

6 Aug 2013 02:19

McGlynns, Kings Cross

Very nice pub in the Kings Cross area. Three well kept beers on pump. I had Courage and London pride and the friendly bartender gave me a taste of the Flying Scotsman. I had a fill pint the next time I visited during my holiday in from the States. They serve weekday breakfast but sadly no beer.

6 Aug 2013 02:16

The Calthorpe Arms, Holborn

One of the better pubs on or near Grays Inn road. It was our 1st pub to visit after getting from the States. We had looked in on the Water Rats and Lucas Arms but didn't like the ale selection in those. My wife had Tribute and I had Youngs bitter. Both were in fine form and perfect temperature. We had lunch, with my son and I having bacon butties and my wife had the fish sandwich. Very good food and cheap for london. We will be back.

6 Aug 2013 02:11

The Scarsdale Tavern, Kensington

Very nice pub but a little pricey. Paid 3.95 quid for a guest beer.

7 Mar 2012 19:23

The Courtfield, Earls Court

Stopped in for a half of Hobgoblin and had to wait to be served and it wasn't busy. The beer was just OK.

7 Mar 2012 14:07

The Blue Posts, St James's

Nice enough pub with a decent range of beers. Had Timothy's Landlord and it was very nice.

5 Mar 2012 16:43

The Plough, Bloomsbury

We had a pub lunch there in Feb. and it was very good. The Taylor Walker salad was excellent. Nice range of beers. Brains SA was okay.

5 Mar 2012 16:39

The Blackbird, Earls Court

Fairly average Fuller's pub with the typical range. Was there in Feb. and hoping for Jack Frost or Porter on the pump but no such luck. Food was decent.

5 Mar 2012 16:37

The Hope and Sirloin, Farringdon

Three handpumps with Youngs ordinary and two others I can't remember. The pint was good and met a few workers that morning who bought me a shot of tequila at 10:00 am. Nice place to rub elbows though not at all fancy. It is always good to be able to get a beer in the morning after a long flight from the States.

5 Mar 2012 16:34

The Fox and Anchor, Smithfield

Was there in Feb. and was also shocked by the prices of ale. 8 pumps with different brewers than most other pubs. Breakfast looked delicious.

5 Mar 2012 16:20

The Rugby Tavern, Clerkenwell

Great little pub near Russell Square. Friendly landlord who gave me a taste of the winter warmer after she put it on. Neame ales in good nick.

5 Mar 2012 16:17

The Kings Head, Earls Court

Went to the pub thee times when we stayed in Earls Court area. Excellent food and four real ales. Two from Thwaites, one from Adnams and porter. Went to quiz nite on Monday. Good fun. Best pub in the area.

5 Mar 2012 12:36

The Harp, Covent Garden

This was the first pub I had an ale in upon my arrival in London. I don't know if it was because it was my first or not but the Black Sheep was one of the best ales I've had in London. Top form. As mentioned it was a CAMRA award pub in 2006. The cellar woman was rightfully proud of this award. The Landlord from Timmy Taylor was also excellent. Good range of ales that constantly changes due to excellent turnover. Good sausages as well. Highly recommended.

14 Mar 2007 01:32

The Holly Bush, Hampstead

Nice pub in an out of the way part of Hampstead. Not a great selection of ales but well kept. We sat by the fire fueled by bricketts and it was homey. Nice clean restrooms too.

14 Mar 2007 01:25

The Blackfriar, Blackfriars

This is a great pub. It is in my top three. Beautiful interior and seven cask ales to choose from. I had Everard's Pitch Black stout and Tiger. Food was good and service was fine. It will be my first stop of many next time I'm in London. Well done Blackfriar.

6 Mar 2007 22:57

The Ship and Shovell, Charing Cross

Had a couple of good pints here in the no smoking pub across from the smoking pub. The Badger and K&B Sussex were both good. They also offered Tanglefoot and the smoking part had a seasonal on as well.

3 Mar 2007 01:48

The Clachan, Soho

Tried to get into this pub around 11:00 on a Thurs. with no luck. The bartender was reading the paper and had no intention of opening the door. The signs were outside which I interpreted as it being open. I wanted a pint of Bass as it seemed to have disappeared in other london pubs. I went back after walking around Soho and seeing every other pub open for business. At 11:30 it still wasn't open so I went to Pillars of Hercules instead and never got my Bass. I wanted to taste test it to my homebrew recipe and see how close I was. Oh well.

25 Feb 2007 15:31

The Round Table, Leicester Square

My wife and I love this little pub near the crowded square. It is off the beaten path enough to not get too crowded at times. The food is good and they usually always have Old Peculier and it has always been in good form. Bartender could top them up a bit, but not a bad pint. If you like GK IPA it is only 2.00 per pint.

24 Feb 2007 17:02

The Pillars of Hercules, Soho

Would have been a very nice pub but for the loud music. I got there early on a weekday to have a quiet pint and perhaps some conversation. I met a proper gent who regaled me with stories of London during WWII. With the loud piped in music it was hard to hear each other. I could have stayed for awhile as the range was good with Old Peculier as one of the choices. I left after one.

24 Feb 2007 16:56

O'Neills, Heathrow

I was devestated when I found out that terminal 3 had no pubs with cask ale. I had been counting on getting my last chance fill on the way home to the states at Heathrow. No such luck. How did O'Neill's get the lease for Heathrow? What a crying shame. I nearly wept. What it the world coming to? Who supports these lager havens of uselessness? Am I a dying breed? I am done.

24 Feb 2007 16:48

The Horniman at Hays, Southwark

Outside at the tables provides a wonderful view of the Thames. Typical range of ales. We had GK IPA and Pride. Even though I am not a fan of GK, both were good. My wife really enjoyed the outdoor ambiance.

24 Feb 2007 16:42

The Ship Tavern, Holborn

Great looking pub in a nice location behind Holborn tube station. About four casks. I had Well's Bombadier and a not too common Bateman's XXXB. A little expensive at about 2.95 but nice atmosphere with pints served in dimpled mugs.

24 Feb 2007 16:37

The Lamb, Bloomsbury

Great looking pub in a quiet part of Bloomsbury. Beautiful on the inside. I was elated when I found the Winter Warmer was on cask, but soon disappointed when it didn't meet my expectations. I had had the warmer five years ago in London and my wife and I couldn't get enough of it. This time it was bland and tasted as if they put some caramel into the Youngs regular bitter. What a shame. Might have to do with the merger with Wells. Still worth a look see.

24 Feb 2007 16:30

The Swan, Bloomsbury

So many hand pumps. I think they had nine, but only three different ales on. Youngs bitter, London Pride and Theakston's Old Peculier. We tried all three as we went frequently having stayed next store at the Bloomsbury Park Hotel on Southampton Row. It is much cheaper than the Queens larder down the alley, but doesn't have as much character. It is clean and the ales are in good nick. Recommended.

24 Feb 2007 16:22

The Royal Oak, Borough

Excellent pub with a full range of Harvey's ales. We had the mild and old ale. Both were in good nick, but the old ale was superb. You can buy cheap used books for charity as well. The landlord was personable and knowledgeable about the beers. Great place to spend an afternoon. When you get out at Borough tube station just ask the newspaper salesman for directions to the pub. You won't be disappointed.

24 Feb 2007 15:49

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