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Old 12-08-2007, 01:58 PM   #1
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I hopefully will be going on a trip to London. Does anyone have person experience with good pubs over there. I know this will be expensive so I'm trying to plan ahead and find the best places.

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Old 12-08-2007, 02:01 PM   #2
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Try the Dick Whittington Pub trail.
Failing that jsut head to Soho.

http://www.londonaletrail.co.uk/

You get free goodies to.
Also stick to hand pulled ales.

I think you'll pay around $5 for a PROPPER pint. Is that expensive?

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Old 12-09-2007, 03:19 AM   #3
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Is that 5 US $ for a pint?

When I said expensive I really was referring to the weakness of the dollar compared to the pound. The whole trip will be expensive.
If that is 5 pounds I be paying almost $10 US.

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I spent a few days in london back in october and of the pubs I went to the Market Porter was by far the best.

There is also a brewpub just down the street fromit called Brew Wharf that had some pretty good beers of thier own and good selection of other stuff.

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This is an awesome site for finding pus over there:

http://www.beerintheevening.com

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Is that 5 US $ for a pint?

When I said expensive I really was referring to the weakness of the dollar compared to the pound. The whole trip will be expensive.
If that is 5 pounds I be paying almost $10 US.

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Nope thats 5USD 2.5GPB

And that's for a real pint not the small US one. AND they fill it.
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Nope thats 5USD 2.5GPB

And that's for a real pint not the small US one. AND they fill it.

That sounds good.

Thanks for the replies. Good info keep it coming.

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You can't go Wrong.

Basicaly if the pub doesn't have a hand pump / beer engine, then walk out.
Don't go for anything super chilled.

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I was a little disappointed by the London pub scene. Taken individually, the pubs are great...wonderful cask conditioned ale, very decent food, nice atmosphere. The problem is that every place you walk into is THE SAME DAMN PUB! 9 out of 10 pubs are part of a franchised concern, and they are virtually identical, with the same decor and vibe. Check the food menus that are posted outside...identical! I was expecting a rich variety of unique establishments, but what I found could have been called "McPub."

By far, the best place I visited was in Greenwich, a short train ride away from London. The Greenwich Union features a spectacular array of beers made by the affiliated Meantime Brewing Company. We stumbled upon the pub quite by accident one afternoon, when we got lost walking back from the Naval Academy...a very happy accident! We had a few pints and a scotch egg, and when I mentioned my homebrewing hobby to the barman, he started bringing me samples of everything they had on tap.

We were impressed enough to return for dinner, and had the most amazing meal. They had a steak & stout pie that was obscenely good, and made the normal pub variety seem like a frozen dinner. Also good was the rosemary & mustard crusted lamb. The guy at the next table had something called "A Stinking Bishop," which actually smelled damn good! Naturally we washed it down with several pints of their wonderful beers, including the best stout I've ever tasted, and an American style pale ale (complete with cascade aroma) that was nothing short of stunning.

Well worth the train ride!

The Greenwich Union

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Old 12-11-2007, 06:06 PM   #10
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the best place we went to when we were in London was called The White Horse. Lots of english ales, lots and lots of belgians and great food. We even got a tour of their cellar.

I'm not real familiar with getting around London, but the White Horse is in Parsons Green

It is not to be missed

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