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April, 2013 Archives

The White Swan is Portsmouth's first brewpub and opened in March, 2013. It apparently uses equipment from the Lamb Brewery in London. You can view more photos on Travels with Beer.

The White Swan is Portsmouth’s first brewpub and opened in March, 2013. It apparently uses equipment from the Lamb Brewery in London. You can view more photos on Travels with Beer.

The Well and Bucket is an old Truman's Brewery pub located on Bethnal Green Road in East London. Reopened in early 2013, the pub was last known as the Stick of Rock and closed in the early 1990s. It was then used as a leather shop. With so many pubs closing, it's encouraging to see old pubs being reclaimed and reopened.

The Well and Bucket is an old Truman’s Brewery pub located on Bethnal Green Road in East London. Reopened in early 2013, the pub was last known as the Stick of Rock and closed in the early 1990s. It was then used as a leather shop. With so many pubs closing, it’s encouraging to see old pubs being reclaimed and reopened.

The Wheatsheaf is housed in the vaults of the old Hop Exchange in Southwark, London. TThe Wheatsheaf used to be located around the corner in Stoney Street but closed in 2009 so that the top floor of the building could be removed for the creation of a new railway viaduct. The pub was owned by Youngs and managed by Red Car Pubs. Red Car took over the vaults of the Hop Exchange around the corner and opened the Wheatsheaf but in December 2012, Youngs reopened the original Wheatsheaf in Stoney Street. All very confusing.

The Wheatsheaf is housed in the vaults of the old Hop Exchange in Southwark, London. The Wheatsheaf used to be located around the corner in Stoney Street but closed in 2009 so that the top floor of the building could be removed for the creation of a new railway viaduct. The pub was owned by Youngs and managed by Red Car Pubs. Red Car took over the vaults of the Hop Exchange around the corner and opened the Wheatsheaf but in December 2012, Youngs reopened the original Wheatsheaf in Stoney Street. All very confusing.

The Barrowboy and Banker is a spacious Fuller's Brewery pub located just south of London Bridge.

The Barrowboy and Banker is a spacious Fuller’s Brewery pub located just south of London Bridge.

Located in the heart of Portsmouth's Gunwharf Quays, The Old Customs House is one of the few original naval buildings, spread over two floors, the impress Grade I listed building is owned but London's Fuller's Brewery. Built in 1790, it is presumed by English Heritage to be the first recorded, purpose built office building in the world. The building was converted into a pub in 200 by the George Gale & Co. brewery which is now owned by Fullers.

Located in the heart of Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays, The Old Customs House is one of the few original naval buildings, spread over two floors, the impress Grade I listed building is owned but London’s Fuller’s Brewery. Built in 1790, it is presumed by English Heritage to be the first recorded, purpose built office building in the world. The building was converted into a pub in 200 by the George Gale & Co. brewery which is now owned by Fullers.

The Looking Glass in Bristol is a new venture from two art organisations - Rolling Stage and the Motorcycle Showrooms. They have recently re-opened the pub and will be using it for art installations, DJs and performance and for selling excellent beer from local breweries such as Wiper and True. The pub had been closed for 13 years although briefly it was recently used as an art, music and enterprise venue. The building has an impressive history and it's believed to date back to 1241 and was Bristol's first coaching house.

The Looking Glass in Bristol is a new venture from two art organisations – Rolling Stage and the Motorcycle Showrooms. They have recently re-opened the pub and will be using it for art installations, DJs and performance and for selling excellent beer from local breweries such as Wiper and True. The pub had been closed for 13 years although briefly it was recently used as an art, music and enterprise venue. The building has an impressive history and it’s believed to date back to 1241 and was Bristol’s first coaching house.

The Hole in the Wall is a small, friendly pub and probably one of the best in Portsmouth. It offers a great selection of beers from Brodies, Marble, Tiny Rebel, Dark Star and many more. It has been awarded Portsmouth & S.E.Hants CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013.

The Hole in the Wall is a small, friendly pub and probably one of the best in Portsmouth. It offers a great selection of beers from Brodies, Marble, Tiny Rebel, Dark Star and many more. It has been awarded Portsmouth & S.E.Hants CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013.