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I'm a genuine Eastender, having been born in Bethnal Green and never having left. I was born when it was possible to get a grammar-school education in the area (I went to Parmiter's), and subsequently I have managed to collect three degrees along the way. Currently I am working full-time on a couple of books on London writers. My passion for ale is equalled only by a passion for London and for the theatre (and malt whisky). I started a drinkers mailing list a little while ago when working at UCL, to spread the word about good pubs as well as festivals (especially local, pub-based ones), and do what I can to get people into pubs to try the real thing.

Username: Charno

Age: 56

Sex: male

Latest comments by Charno

The Oliver Conquest, Whitechapel

A friendly pub with excellent service and a wonderful choice of beverages. It's just outside the City, and en route to the equally wonderful Wilton's Music Hall. Matt and his people offer a really warm welcome. I'm not a gin drinker myself - I prefer the darker spirits - but it's gin heaven for those who like that sort of thing. A huge range of gins from all over.

9 Feb 2015 17:46

The Hamilton Hall, Liverpool Street

The refurb has done wonders for the place. I've always found it a handy, comfy place, but now it's a nice place, especially since they've added extra seating by converting what used to be the gents into a quiet side-room. Obviously it serves a station, so it's often crowded with various types of people, but then again it serves those people well. So not your choice if you want a quiet back-street boozer, but for what it is, it does very well. I'm upgrading my rating from 7 to 8.

10 Jul 2014 09:11

The White Hart, Bishopsgate

Sorry - Cannon Street. It's the Sugarloaf now.

29 Jun 2014 00:32

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Charno has been registered on this site since 5th July 2010