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August, 2012 Archives

The Angel and Crown is located on St Martin’s Lane in Covent Garden, London. The pub is owned by the ETM Group which also owns pub such as The Gun, Botanist and Cadogan Arms.


Opened in July, 2012, The Cock Tavern in Hackney, London serves an excellent selection of keg and cask beers and traditional ciders. The building was once owned by the Truman Brewery and dates to the 1930s. There has, however, been a pub on the site since the 1700s. You can read a review of the pub and view more photos on Travels with Beer.


Great British Beer Festival, 2012

The very impressive Olympia Grand Hall in west London is the venue for the 2012 Great British Beer Festival. It is the first time that it has been held at this venue since 2005 and had to move due to Olympic volleyball being held in the festival’s usual home of Earl’s Court. The hall dates back to 1886 and was once the largest building in the UK covered by one span of iron and glass. This year’s festival runs from August 7th to 11th and features 800 beers and ciders.