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November, 2011 Archives

The Gunmakers is an excellent pub in the Clerkenwell area of London. The tiny pub serves 4 well kept ales along with excellent quality food. Unfortunately it's closed on weekends.

The Harp in Covent Garden, London is a very popular real ale and cider pub. Always serving 8+ ales and a number of traditional ciders, the pub was voted CAMRA's National Pub of the Year in 2010 and was the first time a London pub had won the accolade. If you ever visit the pub, as well as trying the beer or cider, make sure you try one of their ever changing sausages.

The Lamb and Flag can trace its history back to the 17th century. Originally called the Coopers Arms and affectionately nicknamed the Bucket of Blood, the pub used to hold prizefights. The alleyway next to the pub is well known as the poet Dryden was beaten within an inch of his death there in 1679 after the Earl of Rochester wrongly assumed that he had published a pamphlet about the Earl. This is a popular pub in the Covent Garden area of London and outside on the right of the shot is a lamp which is still powered by gas. You can read a review on Travels with Beer.

The Ship Tavern is located on the north-western edge of Lincolns Inn Fields and can trace its history back to 1549 (it was rebuilt in 1923). Originally the area would have been mainly fields and in the 19th century the it would have been part of Whetstone Park which was notorious for gambling and prostitution.

Tap East is a brew pub located in the giant Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London. It features up to 10 keg beers, up to 6 ales and bottles. The owners aim to always serve 3 of their own beers starting with a stout later this month.

Just a small selection of the many beers that the excellent Harp pub in London has sold. The entire top part of the bar is covered in hundreds of pump clips.