Alex and James’ Almighty London Pub Crawl

2015 pub crawls

2nd July 2015 - South from Hammersmith

I met Alex in the Hop Poles near Hammersmith tube station for our follow-up to the previous crawl. We cleaned-up a bunch of pubs in the area before heading south. We Stopped in the Distillers, Old Suffolk Punch (OSP) and the Southern Belle (all good pubs) before ending up in the Crabtree. This pub has a great outdoor space but we were in the middle of nowhere (next to Craven Cottage). We made a break for the Coulton Arms and vowed to begin near Baron's Court next time.

a) The Hop Poles
17-19 King Street, W6 9HR

b) Hammersmith Ram
81 King Street, W6 9HW

c) The William Morris
2-4 King Street, W6 0QA

d) The Yard Bird
17-18 Broadway Shopping Centre, Hammersmith, W6 9YD

e) The Duke of Cornwall
48 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 9PH

f) The Distillers
64 Fulham Palace Road, W6 9PH

g) O.S.P.
80 Fulham Palace Road, W6 9PL

h) Southern Belle
175 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8QT

i) Crabtree Tavern
Rainville Road, W6 9HA

j) Colton Arms
187 Greyhound Road, W14 9SD

28th May 2015 - North from Hammersmith

I met Alex in the Swan near Hammersmith tube station. We headed north from there twoards Brook Green stopping at Bellushi's (!!!) and gatecrashing a Sony party at the Draught House. We paid a second visit to the Brook Green Hotel where we bumped into Dave who I work with. This prompted a thought about how unlikely it is to bump into someone you know in a pub somewhere in London (think birthday paradox). We moved on to the Queen's Head where we met Steve (who I aslo work with) and headed eastwards. We stopped at four more, ending near Steve's house in West Kensignton.

a) The Swan
46 Hammersmith Broadway, London, W6 0DZ

b) Belushis
28 Hammersmith Broadway, W6 7AB

c) The Draught House
238 Shepherds Bush Rd, London, W6 7NL

d) Brook Green Hotel
170 Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7PB

e) The Queens Head
13 Brook Green, London, W6 7BL

f) Latymers
Hammersmith Road, W6 7JP

g) The Albion
121 Hammersmith Road, W14 0QL

h) Cumberland Arms
29 North End Road, W14 8SZ

i) Live and Let Live
35-37 North End Rd, London, W14 8SZ

30th April 2015 - South of Shepherd's Bush

I met Alex in the Green followed shortly by the Other Alex (D). This is just around the corner from QPR's ground and apparently often packed with footie fans. We moved across the road to The Defectors Weld which is massive and serves quite good beer. We headed up to Westfield :\ to the Bull and then south to proper pubs like the Bull and the Havelock Tavern. We then looped past the Bird in Hand, Jameson, Brooke Green Hotel and finished in the Richmond.

a) The Green
172-174 Uxbridge Road, W12 7JP

b) The Defectors Weld
170 Uxbridge Road, W12 8AA

c) The Bull
Wood Lane, Unit 1033, Westfield Shopping Centre, London, W12 7SL

d) Havelock Tavern
57 Masbro Road, W14 0LS

e) Bird In Hand
88 Masbro Road, W14 0LR

f) The Jameson (ex Fox and Hounds)
43 Blythe Rd, W14 0HR

g) Brook Green Hotel
170 Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7PB

h) The Richmond
55 Shepherds Bush Rd, London, W6 7LU

26th March 2015 - Notting Hill to Shepherd's Bush

I met Alex in The Hillgate which is pub we somehow managed to miss on our previous Notting Hill crawls. We headed west to a few pubs around Ladbroke Grove before hitting Shepherds Bush for Bellushi's! We found a Brew Dog bar there that sold dangerously strong and tasty beer (mistake to have 4 1/3rds). We ended on a whiskey in the Sindercombe Social which was an unusual end to a pub crawl.

a) The Hillgate
24 Hillgate Street, W8 7SR

b) The Mitre
40 Holland Park Avenue, W11 3QY

c) Ladbroke Arms
54 Ladbroke Road, W11 3NW

d) The Academy
57 Princedale Road, W11 4NP

e) The Castle
100 Holland Park Ave, W11 4UA

f) The Stuart Arms
26 Norland Road, London, W11 4TR

g) Belushi's
13-15 Shepherds Bush Green, West 12 Shopping Centre, London, W12 8PH

g) The Central Bar
Unit 1, West 12 Shopping Cente, West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd's Bush Green, London W12 8PH

h) BrewDog(ex ONeills)
Goldhawk Road, W12 8QD

i) Sindercombe Social
2 Goldhawk Road, White City, London W12 8QD

19th February 2015 - Lincoln's Inn Field to High Holborn

Having told Dave I am never late for a pub crawl. I was 5 min late meeting Dave and Alex in Ye Olde White Horse. I even had to leave them in the pub to get some food! We met Fran in the George IV which was pub with a strong funk of farts when we visited. Nice!. From there we headed west via a student union bar (3 tuns) and also visited a previous favourite, the Lowlander. We ended on a high note in the Craft Beer Co.

a) Ye Olde White Horse
2 St Clements Lane, WC2A 2HA

b) George IV
28-30 Portugal Street, WC2A 2HF

c) The 3 Tuns
1 Sheffield Street, WC2A

d) AllBarOne
58 Kingsway, London WC2B 6DX

e) Philomenas (formerly ONeills)
40 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5AA

f) Lowlander
36 Drury Lane, WC2B 5RR

g) Sun Tavern
66 Long Acre, WC2E 9JD

h) Crown and Anchor
22 Neal Street, WC2H 9PS

i) The Craft Beer Co
168 High Holborn, London WC1V 7AA

29th January 2015 - Charing Cross to Covent Garden

I met Alex in the Theodore and Bull Frog which as you might guess by the name is more bar than traditional pub. We stayed with that theme for All BAr One before getting to The Beer Room in Charing Cross station which is actually not terrible for a station pub. From there we headed along The Strand to the Savoy Tup before heading north to Covent Garden for the Punch and Judy and a few others we have somehow not managed to hit before.

a) Theodore Bull Frog
26 John Adam Street, WC2N 6HL

b) All Bar One
6 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NQ

c) The Beer Room (Ex Boadicea?)
Charing Cross Station, WC2N 5HS

d) Savoy Tup
2 Savoy Street, WC2R 0BA

e) Punch and Judy
The Market Piazza, WC2E 8RF

f) Belushis
9 Russell Street, WC2B 5HZ

g) Nell of Old Drury
29 Catherine Street, WC2B 5JS

h) Marquess of Anglesey
39 Bow Street, WC2E 7AU

i) Coach and Horses
42 Wellington Street, WC2E 7BD

j) The Globe
37 Bow Street, WC2E 7AU