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Fosters is taken by the POM’s (but don’t tell the Aussies)

Streewth Cobber, those pom’s have stolen our beer! It was with some interest we saw the newspaper headline the other week that Fosters – that iconic Australian brewery – has been taken over by the Anglo-South African giant SABMiller. The … Continue reading

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Jack the Ripper – Our Great Walk in London’s East End – Whitechapel, Aldgate and Liverpool Street

Jack the Ripper pub walking tour – one of the great things to do in London London 1888 and the name Jack the Ripper causes fear and panic in the East End. Still to this day his identity is unknown. … Continue reading

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London Pubs and Silly Cups

I was on my way into the office after reviewing another one of London’s best pubs and decided that with the sun shining and a bit of blue sky, a pause for coffee would be good. It was also a … Continue reading

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The Best London Pubs near Wapping, Canary Wharf, Rotherhithe and London’s East End

When we talk about Londons best pubs, we really mean London’s best pubs (or do we mean the best pubs in London ?- not sure really!). So many times we get people telling us about some sports pub in Hackney … Continue reading

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More of Londons Best Pubs in Parsons Green, Earls Court, Baron Court – Rugby World Cup

It has been an action filled month with England ploughing their way through the Rugby World Cup. Sadly Jonny Wilkinson has not been kicking too well, but we are sure once he gets to know that ball, he will be … Continue reading

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‘No parmesan for you!’ – at the best Italian restaurant after a London pub walk or crawl

It was only recently that we decided that we needed to revisit some of the best London pubs in the pub crawls we first looked at, particularly so we could test out our iPhone app. If you want the details … Continue reading

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The Best London Pubs Won’t Kill You

In recent news we have been scared sh**less that drinking alcohol will now give us cancer.  Crikey is there anything left that we can enjoy? Once upon a time they said that drinking red wine was good for you and … Continue reading

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The Other Notting Hill, More of Londons Best Pubs

Well the streamers and kettle drums have been put away for another year and the street cleaners have just about tidied up after last weeks street festival.  So while the streets and pavements are clean, why not take a wander … Continue reading

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Notting Hill Madness!! And some of the best pubs in West London

It’s the August Bank Holiday and that can mean only one thing. The Notting Hill Carnival is on 28th and 29th August. One of the best places to visit in London is the Notting Hill Carnival. It is the biggest … Continue reading

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The best fun you can have with an iPhone in London

This week there has been a real buzz in the air at our humble offices as our months of hard work have come to fruition.  Our London Pub Crawl app is now sitting on those virtual shelves in the Apple … Continue reading

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London’s Best Pubs – Up the Angel

With summer well under way and a bit of decent weather for a change, you are probably looking for things to do in London.  Look no further, we have pulled together a great little walk in the Angel, Islington. This … Continue reading

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It’s All About Beer

Well, not quite!  There is many a Friday afternoon when I just don’t fancy a delicious ale.  Shock horror you may think to yourself.  Well let me explain. Discovering the best London pubs is not a full-time job (oh, how … Continue reading

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Finding London’s Best Pubs

Just one of London’s best pubs I was talking to a work colleague the other day called Mr Porter and that reminded me of when Troy and I were busy last year exploring pubs in our quest to find London’s … Continue reading

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London Olympics

The London Olympics are just over a year away and we will be ready! With over 7,000 pubs in London, we guide you to the 200 best London pubs, guaranteed. It is just over a year now till London plays … Continue reading

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Best London Pubs – on the River Thames

Love one! With the mercury getting up there and Wimbledon coming to an end, what better way to spend your Sunday afternoons than walking down the River Thames.  This month we have spotted some great pubs on the riverbank down … Continue reading

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Famous Beer and Pub Quotes

Researching for my blogs, where I talk about only the best London pubs and walking tours, I quite often come across bizarre and interesting facts and stories.  Many are not related to our site and so get dismissed. But the … Continue reading

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Fun at Ze Hoffbrauhaus

The Hoffbrauhaus has nothing to do with David Hasselhoff (which is a damn shame!), it is in fact perhaps the most famous German pub (as opposed to Londons most famous pub).  Sadly its greatest claim to fame is being the … Continue reading

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Help the Government by Paying Tax on Beer

For April Fools day on April the 1st, Troy put together an amusing blog that purported that the UK Government were to abolish tax on beer. It made me laugh, but then got me to thinking – “well, just how … Continue reading

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The Night in London when Man Utd went down to Barcelona

This month we have a great new walking tour of Covent Garden for you.  I was there just last week on that fateful night that Manchester United lost to Barcelona in the 2011 UEFA Champions League Cup.  A few tears … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Morse – The Miller of Mansfield, Goring

“Lewis” you may expect to be bellowed from the driver’s seat of an old red Jaguar parked outside any Oxfordshire pub, as this is the home of Inspector Morse, the character made famous by John Thaw (The “Guvner” in the … Continue reading

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The Worst Beer I ‘ever ‘ad – Ode to Pete and Dud

I am reminded of the old Pete and Dud line of “the worst job I ever ‘ad” with the question – “what’s my worst pub experience?”  Sadly I have to say my worst pub experience was in 2011 in a … Continue reading

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The bluebells are out in the woods and the confetti is still swirling down Pall Mall.  At last Wills and Kate are finally married and the rest of us can get on with our lives.  Keeping up with the papers, … Continue reading

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The state of binge drinking

Today the generally accepted definition of binge drinking in the United States as the consumption of five or more drinks in a row by men — or four or more drinks in a row by women — at least once … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Exclusive – From the reporters with No Idea!

Royal Wedding Scoop! It’s been in the papers, it’s been on the news, all the paper stands are littered with it and every supermarket is pushing it.  But finally, the royal wedding is next week and then life can resume … Continue reading

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A pint of ale or a trip to IKEA? This is the question!

Saturday afternoon in suburbia and it always comes down to that age old question.  Do you keep her indoors happy, or slip in a game and a few sherbets with your mates? The answer…well it would take a braver man … Continue reading

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A Tour in the Meat Markets

Its been cold and wet, but the mercury is rising and a glimmer of a long hot summer is not too far away.  Whether we get a long hot summer is another matter, but we live in hope.  Troy and … Continue reading

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So what makes a great pub?

The consumption of alcohol has been going on for years and is an important feature in our human interaction.  But it is just one small part of the great time we all crave.  Sitting in your mates bedroom with a … Continue reading

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Smaller Glasses for Bigger Profit?

Troy sent though an interesting Guardian article the other day about bars being allowed to serve alcohol in smaller glasses.  On the face of it, this seems reasonable.  But hold on, the article stated “the government said it was scrapping … Continue reading

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The luck of the Irish – it must be St Patricks Day!!

You always know you are in for a good night out if you hit the town with some Irish fellas, and don’t be surprised if it’s a big one too!  With St Patricks day (or St Pats day as some … Continue reading

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Hip Hip Chaps! – Oars Away!!! Our new FREE Putney pub crawl in London on The Thames

Of course it is still winter and cold and wet, but we know Spring is just around the corner and the daffodils will be coming up to brighten our parks and gardens.  So this month Troy (with sun tan) and … Continue reading

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Just clean the bogs once in a while – please!

I am a boy and my girlfriend tells me that all boys are dirty.  Well, we know this much is true, but she really means our state of cleanliness (not the thought processes that we go through). So I was … Continue reading

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Misery on the Tube, light at the end of Hammersmith

5pm on a cold winters day and I am waiting for the Tube to get me to west London to review another pub. Although it is peak time, the Tube is surprisingly un-busy (I was going to say quiet, but this … Continue reading

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If I’m a Polar Bear, why am I so F***in’ Cold?

Well, it’s now February and winter is biting hard.  Christmas is a dim memory, as are our celebrations for New Year.  The weather outlook is windy, cold and rain, with little sign of sunshine for a while. I sat down … Continue reading

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How much is too much for a pint? (Aussies v Poms – but don’t mention the cricket!)

There is a lot of dismissing of the Wetherspoons chain of pubs because they are a chain.  I too am not a big fan of the mass market pub, particularly the ones with televisions blazing away all day.  But from … Continue reading

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Not quite the Lambeth Walk – A few nice London pubs around Waterloo Station

We had spent a rather satisfying Saturday night in Borough and I decided that a trip to the Imperial War Museum would be a good excursion for the Sunday morning.  However, the sun was shining brightly and the day far … Continue reading

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It’s not all beer and skittles being a pub reviewer you know

Well, actually it is all beer, but skittles are a thing of the past (as I am not referring to those packets of little sweets). When Troy and I discussed the idea of creating a pub website we had no … Continue reading

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