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I enjoy drinking Real Ale and Cider and at times in my life have brewed my own. Aah!..happy daze.

I, personally, do not like pubs that have HUGE TV screens constantly showing 22 overpaid strangers on a field somewhere or, even worse, dodgy Australian soap operas.

I enjoy conversation and good food and drink consumed in pleasant company. Preferably while sitting down :)

Username: thewednesdayfrog

Age: 60

Sex: male

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The Harp, Covent Garden

When I visited (Saturday 26th Jan) they had 6 real ales on tap - Exmoor Fox, Proper Job from St Austell, Hobgoblin from Wychwood, Sussex Best from Harveys, Timothy Taylor's Landlord and Black Sheep. They also had 3 ciders available - I went for the New Forest Snake Hatcher - 7.4% The Exmoor Fox, Black Sheep and Snake Hatcher all received a vote of confidence from our party.
Fairly busy but getting a seat for myself and 2 friends was not difficult.
There is an eclectic collection of dirty Victorian paintings on the wall.
A nice little pub if you are visiting the centre of London.

4 Feb 2008 10:44

Doggetts Coat and Badge, Southwark

After an enjoyable pint in The Blackfriar across the bridge I thought I'd hie mysel' to Doggets... Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
This is an industrial sized boozer on 4 floors - with lifts. The barman who served me was a monosyllabic grunter from somewhere beyond these shores. The only cider on offer was the chemical piss that is Strongbow and the over-hyped, over-priced and very ordinary Magners. I opted for a pint of Timothy Taylors Landlord, which was alright.
I chose to get away from the countless flat screen TVs on the ground floor, all showing the England v Wales rugby and went upstairs to... Oh my goodness - a "Sports Bar", I didn't go in, assuming that it would be countless flat screen TVs etc, etc,. Up another flight of stairs to the Dining Room, as I was only having a pint I proceeded all the way to the top to investigate the roof terrace - but this was shut - only open for private dos. So downstairs again to the Dining Room where I found a seat and table with wonderful views over the Thames.
After consuming my pint I decided to visit the gents... The cubicle was awash with someone else's urine and the bowl was caked with the excrement of a previous occupant...

4 Feb 2008 10:33

The Blackfriar, Blackfriars

I visited on a Saturday afternoon at about 1500 - It was busy but quiet. Had a pint of Cornish something, which was very palatable, I should have taken a note of the name (D'oh!) Good to see that Weston's organic cider is available in bottles - it's lovely stuff. I had a pie. An Aberdeen Angus and veg. Very nice but at 7:45 possibly a tad pricey.
The Art Deco decor is unusual and well worth having a close look at.

4 Feb 2008 10:19

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