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The Worlds End – A Classic British Pub Crawl

Fans of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, known for those great movies, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul and the lesser known Burke and Hare, can rejoice as they have come up with yet another quirky film. The plot … Continue reading

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The end of the beer tie – Great London Pubs may be free to serve more craft beer

For a very long time, many pubs in London have been tied houses. This means that the tenant of the pub is required to purchase their beer from the lessor. Normally this is where the brewery owns the pub and … Continue reading

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Crippling beer taxes to close more great London pubs

Over the last 4 years the beer tax in the UK has climbed more than 40 per cent. Just as the GFC kicked off, the government made it even tougher for this iconic and unique industry which undoubtedly supports the drive for … Continue reading

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Will the beer run out for the London Olympics?

A few weeks ago the Lord Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, raised a concern that the pubs could run out of beer during the London Olympics. This was a serious concern and hopefully has made breweries and publicans have a … Continue reading

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Excuse me barman! There is a fish in my beer! And other London Pub stories

Well that may sound rather odd to a lot of you, but honest it’s true! We have heard some “corka’s” during our research of the 7,000 London pubs, to whittle them down to the best 160 pubs in London listed … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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More than 52 UK pubs close weekly!

We’ve been asked about this a bit lately – is the rate of pub closure in the UK going to effect the gems we have in our guided and free walks?  Given there are more than 7,000 pubs in London, … Continue reading

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Why launch another pub website?

Well, the simple answer is, it hasn’t been done well enough…yet.  Not for Jonno and my standards anyway.  It all comes down to passion.  We’re passionate about the best pubs in London, and we enjoy telling our mates, their mates … Continue reading

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