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tsiblis Nov 10, 2006 03:19 PM

Does anyone have pubs to recommend?

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    Elphaba Nov 15, 2006 08:22 PM

    Any pub recs near Victoria Station? I have seen one rec called The Jugged Hare.

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      bwvanleeuwen1 Nov 14, 2006 02:51 AM

      It is called THE FLASK. It is located in the lovely village of Highgate which is considered the most old world feeling in london. The building is very old and has warmth and charm to boot. The ceiling is low and the 1300 square foot space is divided into about five different oddly shaped rooms with perfect lighting. This was my favorite pub in London. It is well worth the trip ecspecailly because you can plan it to precede a walk through hampstead heath and dinner at Jin Kichi for sushi in hampstead.

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        Simon Majumdar Nov 11, 2006 04:01 PM

        I find this site invaluable when I am looking for a decent pub in any part of London

        http://www.fancyapint.com/

        Their take on things is not always the same as mine ( I think it is aimed at a slightly younger crowd ) but it is still a very good resource for visitors and locals alike

        S

        1. kristainlondon Nov 11, 2006 09:55 AM

          It's a little bit broad of a question, but if you're looking for a cute and interesting pub that might be what you imagine a pub to be like (nooks and crannies), check out the Windsor Castle in Notting Hill... http://www.timeout.com/london/bars/re...

          1. wleatherette Nov 10, 2006 06:02 PM

            the wenlock arms is fantastic.

            holloway (eburne road): the swimmer at the grafton arms
            central (st.giles high street): the angel
            east (curtain road): the barley mow
            east (paul st): the fox
            north (newington green road): the alma

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              Joan Kureczka Nov 10, 2006 03:50 PM

              Our favorites include:

              The Lamb (Lamb's Conduit in Bloomsbury)
              The Eagle (Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell)
              The Lamb and Flag (Covent Garden -- go for Sunday night jazz, no cover)
              The Dog and Duck (Frith St in Soho)
              The Seven Stars (Holborn)
              The Market Porter (Borough Market)
              The Churchill Arms (Kensington Church St)
              The Dove (Hamersmith Bridge)
              The Bishop's Finger (Clerkenwell)
              The Grenadier (Knightsbridge)

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                Simon Majumdar Nov 10, 2006 03:31 PM

                My two favourites in town are

                The Wenlock Arms
                www.wenlock-arms.co.uk

                it is not to everyone's taste as it is a bit, er, grubby. However it consistently wins the CAMRA " Pub of the Year Award" and is well worth a visit

                In Clerkenwell, I like The Jerusalem Tavern ( Britton st - I think ) which serves St Peter's organic ales.

                The majority of the pubs in the West End are to be avoided, I think being no more than delivery systems for expensive pissy larger to kids.

                Try to head for the neighbourhoods. There are excellent pubs in Hampstead, Putney, Richmond etc etc

                it is also worth perusing a copy of The Good Beer Guide in a local bookshop for help too

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