Alex and James’ Almighty London Pub Crawl

2012 pub crawls

30th December 2012 - London Bridge

Last pubcrawl of 2012 - we had Fran and Phipps helping us around some familiar territory.

a) The Market Porter
9 Stoney Street, SE1 9AA

b) Wheatsheaf
6 Stoney Street, SE1 9AA

c) Southwark Tavern
22 Southwark Street, SE1 1TU

d) St. Christophers Inn
121 Borough High Street, SE1 1NP

e) George Inn
77 Borough High Street, SE1 1NH

20th December 2012 - Marylebone

Just Alex and me venturing into the Marylebone area. We had halves between the Windsor Castle and the Chapel and pints in the rest. Alex was actually a pint and a half ahead of me before the start (but I was full of mulled wine...)

We decided to pre-define the dates for the pubcrawls we'll be doing in 2013. We'll be aiming for the last Thursday of each month. That's the 31st Jan, 28th Feb and 28th Mar for starters.

a) The Victoria
10a Strathearn Place, W2 2NH

b) Duke of Kendal
38 Connaught Street, W2 2AF

c) Duke of York
45 Harrowby Street, W1H 5HT

d) Wargrave Arms
40-42 Brendon Street, W1H 5HE

e) Windsor Castle
27-29 Crawford Place, W1H 4LQ

f) The Larrik
32 Crawford Place, W1H 5NN

g) The Beehive
7 Homer Street, W1H 4NJ

h) Chapel
48 Chapel Street, NW1 5DP

i) Harcourt Arms
32 Harcourt Street, W1H 4HX

31st October 2012 - Clerkenwell/Holborn

We had Ioannis with us for the first 5 pubs and Fran for the last five pubs.

a) Princess Louise
208-209 High Holborn, WC1V 7BW

b) Newton Arms
33 Newton Street, WC2B 5EL

c) The George
8 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5DH

d) Hercules Pillars
18 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5DG

e) Shakespeares Head
64-68 Kingsway, WC2B 6BG

f) White Hart
191 Drury Lane, WC2B 5QD

g) Old Crown
33 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1BH

h) Plough
27 Museum Street, WC1A 1LH

i) Museum Tavern
49 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3BA

10th October 2012 - Farringdon (6)

I met Alex in the Yorkshire Grey, we avoided the gentlemans club on Theobalds Street. Dave caught up with us at the Apple tree and stayed for the next four places. We ended up heading in the direction of King's crossfor the last two pubs. Hangover 2/10 with a pre-drinks kebab and a post drinks pint of water.

a) Yorkshire Grey
2 Theobalds Road,London, WC1X 8PN

b) Lady Ottoline
11a Northington Street London WCIN 2JF

c) The Apple Tree
45 Mount Pleasant, WC1X 0AE

d) Pakenham Arms
1 Pakenham street, London WC1X 0LA

e) Blue Bear (previously Blue Lion)
133 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8TZ

f) Calthorpe Arms
252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR

g) The Harrison
28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF

h) Carpenters Arms
105 Kings Cross Road, WC1X 9LR

26th July 2012 - Farringdon (5)

We had a big group for this one. I met Darragh and Alex in the Lamb. Steve, Amy, Sarah, Nicolas, Xav and Tatsuya arrived and after a couple of pints we headed for the Perseverence*. Xav was asked to return his glass to the previous pub in front of a police man... Another pint plus cupcakes for the ladies** and we headed to the Rugby. Fran joined us here along with some American guys. We ended up at the Queens Larder.

* Or the per-severence
** actual cupcakes - not Dutch hand-grenades

a) Lamb
94 Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N 3LZ

b) Perseverance
63 Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N 3NB

c) Rugby Tavern
19 Great James Street, WC1N 3ES

d) Queens Larder
1 Queen Square, WC1N 3AR

7th June 2012 - Farringdon (4)

We had Fran and Phipps join us at the Craft Beer Co. (CBC). It was halves from the Crown onwards with an extra pint in the CBC. Phippsy said if he could liove in the CBC, he would.

a) The Eagle
159 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3AL

b) The Bowler
32 Bowling Green Lane, EC1R 0BJ

c) The Horseshoe
24 Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0AG

d) The Crown
43 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0EG

e) Craft Beer Co
82 Leather Lane, London, EC1N 7TR

f) The Argyle (formerly King of Diamonds?)
1 Greville Street, EC1N 8PQ

g) The Christopher Hatton (formerly Goose at Hatton Garden)
4 Leather Lane, EC1N 7RA

h) Ye Olde Mitre Tavern
1 Ely Court, EC1N 6SJ

i) The Gate
18 - 20 St John Street, EC1M 4AY

j) The Dovetail Bar
9 Jerusalem Passage, EC1V 4JP

24th May 2012 - Farringdon (part 3)

It was a Friday night and Alex and I both had a pint head start before we began. Darragh joined us for the last three pubs.

a) City Pride
28 Farringdon Lane, EC1R 3AU

b) The Green
29 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU

c) Sekforde Arms
34 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0HA

d) The Well
180 St. Johns Street, EC1V 4JY

e) The Dovetail Bar
9 Jerusalem Passage, EC1V 4JP

f) The Bear
2 St. Johns Square, EC1M 4DE

g) The Crown
43 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0EG

h) Three Kings
7 Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0DY

1st May 2012 - Old Street (1)

Alex had a head start at South Ken. We headed for Moorgate, hit the recently refurbed Jugged Hare before heading in the direction of Old Street.

a) The Jugged Hare (formerly The Kings Head)
49 Chiswell Street, EC1Y 4SA

b) Two Brewers
121 Whitecross Street, EC1Y 8JH

c) Artillery Arms
102 Bunhill Row, EC1Y 8ND

d) The Angel
73 City Road, EC1Y 1BD

e) Windmill
27 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4DE

f) The Fox
28 Paul Street, EC2A 4LB

g) Old Kings Head
28 Holywell Row, EC2A 4JB

h) Horse and Groom
26 Curtain Road, EC2A 3NZ

i) Master Gunner
12A Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AN

16th March 2012 - revisiting Angel

We had a large group for a change (us plus Merdol, Dave G, Fran, Darragh, Nick, Nicks mate and, towards the end, Emma). I think we went to a few more pubs than are listed below but I was not keeping track properly.

a) Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John Street, EC1V 4NJ

b) Harlequin
27 Arlington Way, EC1R 1UY

c) Filthy McNastys Whiskey Cafe
68 Amwell Street, EC1R 1UU

d) The Castle
54 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9HF

16th February 2012 - King's Cross

Fran and Emma joined us for this jaunt around the surprisingly not-too-scummy King's Cross locale.

a) King Charles I
55-57 Northdown Street, N1 9BL

b) The Miller (Formerly The Dun-A-Ri Bar)
19 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX

c) The Fellow
24 York Way, London, N1 9AA

d) Waiting Room
26-30 York Way, N1 9AA

e) Smithys
15-17 Leeke Street, WC1X 9HZ

f) Queens Head
66 Acton Street, WC1X 9NB

g) McGlynns
1-5 Whidborne St, WC1H 8ET

x) SimmonS
32 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DT