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The Kings Arms, Longford

Is this pub still open?

Tried calling in for a pint recently (the day of the royal wedding) but it was closed.

Seemed a little strange as it was around 6 in the evening.

20 May 2011 08:00

The Three Stags, Lambeth

I made this place my "local" during a visit to London last weekend. I found the staff to be very efficient and I never waited long to get served a drink at the bar, even on a busy Sunday afternoon when food takes priority. (something other London pubs should take note of). The pints of Ruddles went down very nicely and they were perfect. The ale here retained its head throughout and held its flavour from the first sup of the pint till the last. Probably the best I've had in London. Bit pricey at 3.50, but worth it. I'd rather spend a bit more to get a decent pint than pay sod all for some of the muck they serve elsewhere.

I didn't eat here as I was meeting up with friends further afield for dinner. A decision I now regret as the menu was imaginative and the food served up to those seated near me looked fabulous. And they certainly didn't leave the place hungry. I made a mental note to make the Stags my first port of call on my next visit to London for a bite to eat. Again, the menu is a little bit pricey, but not excessive. In fact, given the location (across the road from the Imperial War Museum) the price is quite reasonable. You'd pay a lot more a five minute walk up the road near Westminster Bridge. You could eat for less by walking five minutes in the other direction (heading out of town), but don't expect the same quality and service.

I found "The Three Stags" to be an excellent pub and evidently well run. The staff seemed to take pride in their work and despite being busy, the place was always spotless, including the toilets (which many pubs neglect).
Ample seating outside for smokers if you can put up with the constant noise of sirens from police cars joyriding around South London. (You'll get used to it).

I'll give "The Three Stags" 8 out 10. A point lost for the poor selection of ales on offer when I was there. (3 pumps, but only 2 available at any one time).

I recommend this pub to anyone visiting London and look forward to returning there myself.

3 Sep 2010 05:22

My Lady's Inn, Belfast

Nothing wrong with this pub if you have orange blood running through your UVF veins and you're loyal to the crown and Glasgow Rangers.
I don't no who was more nervous. Me, for having the nerve to set foot in the place as twenty pairs of eyes sussed out that I'm from south of the border.
Or the barman who had the look of someone knowing a good kicking was coming his way for serving me. I finished my pint quickly and got the hell out of there. There are some parts of Belfast where the peace process means nothing.
My Lady's Inn is one of them. I hope the locals didn't go too hard on the barman.

10 Jun 2010 02:26

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