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Chequers, Walthamstow

Currently doing a pub for every station on London Overground. Did this one for Walthamstow Queens Road. A bit of a dump, full of chav types. Sign on the door says "No Hoods, No Caps". They clearly ignore this rule. Lots of mouthy geezers in here when I visited. No real ale. Thai food looked quite nice though.

7 Oct 2011 19:12

The William IV, Leyton

Currently visiting a pub for every station on London Overground. Did this one for Leyton Midland Road. A very good Brodies pub with a staggering 14 beers on when I visited. The Brodies Kiwi was in good condition when I went though i hear it can be hit and miss here. Very, very cheap and a nice, friendly atmosphere in here. I recommend highly!

7 Oct 2011 19:10

The Red Lion, Leytonstone

Currently visiting a pub for every station on London Overground. Did this one for Leytonstone High Road. Excellent pub with 10 real ales on - quite a trendy pub with a rustic look. Beer was very good. Board games available. Definitely recommend.

7 Oct 2011 19:07

The Holly Tree, Forest Gate

Currently visiting a pub on every station on the London Overground. Did this pub for Wanstead Park. After being initially dubious upon entering I liked this pub, had an excellent pint of St Edmunds ale and a very, very nice home cooked style sunday roast (at just £6.50). Nothing fancy and certainly not gastro but a very nice pub for a bite to eat, watch the football and have a couple of pints.

7 Oct 2011 19:03

The Golden Fleece, Manor Park

Currently visiting a pub for every station on London Overground. Did this for Woodgrange Park. Pub is in a nice location by Wanstead Flats and you would not think you were in East London. Found the actual pub a little bland though despite the nice setting. Real ale choice was very bland and the pub had a beefeater/ember inn feel to it.

7 Oct 2011 19:00

The Spotted Dog, Barking

Currently visiting a pub for every station on London Overground. Did this one for Barking. Was pleasantly surprised. A nice traditional pub, run by local brewery Davy and Co. A clink and doghouse bar at the rear and a nice courtyard at the back to get away from the hustle and bustle of Barking High Street. I like this pub.

7 Oct 2011 18:56

The Crown, Mitcham

Now reopened as a "contemporary bar and restaurant".

30 Sep 2011 14:03

The Garden Gate, Hampstead Heath

Currently visiting a pub for every station on London Overground. Did this one for Hampstead Heath. Lovely pub, upmarket but not too poncy and still felt like a proper pub. Real ale was in good condition and food was nice and not overly expensive considering the area. Has a wonderful beer garden, could easily spend a lazy summers sunday in here. Recommend!

18 Aug 2011 10:43

The Gallery, West Hampstead

Currently visiting a pub for every statrion on the London Overground. Did this one for Finchley Road & Frognal. Could not be more different that The Railway across the road. Totally up its own arse. No real ales on offer, continental beers at expensive prices. Quite small though it is on three levels. Just too poncy.

18 Aug 2011 10:41

The Railway, West Hampstead

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this one for West Hampstead. Very much a High Street style pub. Took ages to get served, then ordered two pints of Black Sheep and got them in plastic glasses. Awful pub.

18 Aug 2011 10:37

Brondes Age, Kilburn

Currently visiting a pub at every station on the London Overground. Did this one for Brondesbury. Has the feel of an English bar in Magaluf or Benidorm. Was really busy for the Man Unt v Man City community shield. No real ales and beers were expensive. A good pub for atmosphere when watching a big game but not overly keen on it in general.

18 Aug 2011 10:36

The Prince Of Wales, Kilburn

Currently visiting a pub at every station on the London Overground. Did this one for Brondesbury Park. Old fashioned looking pub, quite Irish. Plenty of screens showing both Gaelic football and Premier League games. Friendly atmosphere, I liked it. The table we sat at was strangely vibrating.

18 Aug 2011 10:34

The William IV, Kensal Green

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this one for Kensal Rise. A very nice, spacious pub. Real ale was decent. Seemed to cater for those dining more than just drinking - tables were already set out with cutlery. A strange part of the pub to the right of the bar with wierd seats. Would visit again.

18 Aug 2011 10:28

The Ravensbury Arms, Mitcham

Have now eaten in here and food very good. Be careful if having a pint of Blue Moon. They stick oranges in it.

27 Jul 2011 12:13

The Ravensbury Arms, Mitcham

This pub is now open again and has much improved. Six real ales on and the food is very good I hear. made it over 21's (unless eating with an adult) and trying to keep the riff raff out (not easy in Mitcham)

13 Jul 2011 20:51

Trafalgar Freehouse, South Wimbledon

After all this time, the brilliant Geoff has still not performed down here again. Come on Dave, pull your finger out and give the public what it wants!

13 Jul 2011 20:47

Euston Tap, Euston

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this one for Euston. Superb beer range and very reasonably priced, particularly for the area. It is tiny but seating area outside if the weather is fine. Worth a visit for a couple of ales but wouldn't spend a whole night here. Toilets are smelly and staircase to reach them needs a risk assessment before attempting them. Do not climb if drunk!

13 Jul 2011 20:33

The Cricketers, Kilburn

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this one for South Hampstead. Awful, awful council estate pub, regulars are quite intimidating. Could not wait to get out. No real ale on and even the Guinness had run out. Please avoid!

13 Jul 2011 20:29

The Priory Tavern, Kilburn

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this for Kilburn High Road. Found it to be a very friendly pub, decent couple of real ales on (had Tim Taylor Landlord). Ate in here and found the food to be very good, slightly pricey but not overly so. Were setting up for a Poker evening. Pub was very quiet though, hope it gets more custom as it deserves it. Will visit again!

13 Jul 2011 20:27

The Salusbury, Kilburn

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Visited this pub for Queens Park. Like the classic album covers on the walls and was playing some decent music. However the menu seemed extortionately priced which stopped us from eating here. Adnams beers available. Bit poncy.

13 Jul 2011 20:24

The Masons Arms, Kensal Green

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this for Kensal Green. Brilliant pub, nice décor, superb garden, has screens outside showing sport, b-b-q going and had DJ's playing in the garden when I went Sunday afternoon. Clientele was surprisingly glamorous on this particular visit. Also has a roof terrace. Perfect pub for a summers day. Had a nice pint of Lemonhead. Recommend!

13 Jul 2011 20:21

The Shawl, Harlesden

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this for Harlesden. Typical Irish pub, designed the same as a hundred other Irish pubs in North West London. Found it quite unfriendly, guy who works behind the bar wasn't a barrel of laughs and looks like the guy from Shameless. Won't be visiting again in a hurry. Lots of QPR stuff on the walls.

13 Jul 2011 20:17

The Royal Oak, Harlesden

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this for Willesden Junction. Very much an Irish pub, apart from some West Indian guys in one corner playing dominos. Quite a nice building. Bit rough. No real ales. Probably not the worst pub in Harlesden.

13 Jul 2011 20:14

The Rocket, Acton

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this for Acton Central. Found it a bit too poncy and pretentious to be honest. Did have decent screen for watching sports though. Not great beer selection.

13 Jul 2011 20:11

The Swan, South Acton

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this one for South Acton. Quite upmarket pub in residential area, nice garden and family friendly. Lots of yummy mummys here when I visited.

13 Jul 2011 20:08

The Pilot, Chiswick

Currently visiting a pub at every station on the London Overground. Did this one for Gunnersbury. Nice, small backstreet Fullers pub. Had a nice garden, nicely done out but still feels like a proper pub. Recommend!

13 Jul 2011 20:04

The Inn At Kew, Kew

Currently visiting a pub on every station on the London Overground. Did this one for Kew Gardens. Very nice pub, does feel a bit like a hotel bar but has good real ales. We knocked over one of our pints by accident and the bar staff cleaned it up immediately and also replaced the pint for free! Food looked nice but didn't eat in here.

13 Jul 2011 20:02

Shaftesbury Arms, Richmond

Currently going to a pub at every London Overground station. Did this one for Richmond. Lovely traditional Youngs pub, agree about the friendly bar lady, my kind of pub would definitely visit when in Richmond again.

13 Jul 2011 19:59

The Liquor Station, Wembley

Forgot to mention, did this one for Wembley Central on London Overground.

14 Jun 2011 15:30

The Heather Park, Wembley

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this for Stonebridge Park. Pretty rough pub, in terms of decor, furniture and customer base. However despite the look of the locals they were freindly enough. Wouldn't be surprised if it kicked off in here occasionaly though. No real ale. Ropey!

14 Jun 2011 15:30

The Liquor Station, Wembley

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Found this to be a typical high street pub, had two real ales Bombadier and Directors, only Directors was on. Considering the surrounding area though the pub was not as bad as I expected. It was clean and had comfortable interior. Had some MTV style music channel on when we entered which changed to showing Danish Speedway. Wouldn't avoid it if in the area.

14 Jun 2011 15:27

Preston, Wembley

Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this for South Kenton. A typical Ember Inn pub, they are all identikit. Having said that it is a comfortable pub to have a relaxing meal in. Just very bland. As with all Ember Inns a couple of real ales on. Found this chain can be very hit and miss on condition of real ales but my pint of Copper Dragon was in good condition.

14 Jun 2011 15:23

The James Joyce, Harrow

Currently visiting a pub on every station on London Overground. Did Peaches for Kenton. Very trendy nightclub style bar cum Indian restaurant. Went there at 1pm on a Saturday afternoon so not the right time to judge it. No real ale. Probably OK on a Friday/Saturday night.

13 Jun 2011 22:40

The Letchford Arms, Hatch End

Currently visiting a pub on every station on the London Overground. Did this one for Headstone Lane. Previous review nothing like my experience of pub. Found it quite rough, full of tattooed women and scaffolders. They were all fairly friendly though and did not feel intimidated. No real ale. Not great.

8 Jun 2011 09:48

Case is Altered, Old Redding

Currently visiting a pub at every station on London Overground. Did this for Hatch End. Its a long bloody walk from there up a steep gradient. Lovely location and pub with potential but disappointing. A glorified Indian restaurant. Probably popular with locals plucking up the courage to go dogging.

7 Jun 2011 22:13

Pavilion, Oxhey

Currently visiting a pub at every station on London Overground. Did this for Carpenders Park. Nice looking pub from the exterior but disappointing upon entering. Customers where very chavvy, lots of women swearing in front of their young children. Do not recommend.

7 Jun 2011 22:09

The One Crown, Watford

Currently visiting a pub at every station on London Overground. Did this pub for Watford High Street. Fairly decent pub, bit rough round the edges. Had a decent pint of Tim Taylor Landlord.

7 Jun 2011 22:06

The White Lion, Watford

Currently visiting a pub at every station on London Overground. Did this pub for Watford Junction. A very nice locals pub. Friendly staff and beer in good condition, if unspectacular choice. worth a visit if passing.

7 Jun 2011 22:03

The Ramsden Arms, Blackpool

Went here at the weekend as was staying in Blackpool ,a great pub, more for locals than the stag and hen party crowd. Very friendly staff and very welcoming. Worth a visit.

9 May 2011 11:13

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