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Love real ale (CAMRA member). Favour traditional pubs and those with some character.
Enjoy live music, real fires and pubs with nooks and crannies.
I believe the best pubs are those which cater for a mix of ages and backgrounds.
Dislike theme pubs, pubs with a large lager lout clientele and I'm not a big fan of Wetherspoons.

Username: outtamehead

Age: 65

Sex: male

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The Red Lion, Westminster

Prices haven't been frozen since the last review. I visited on a Sunday afternoon and although it was busy there were nowhere near the number of people you could expect on a weekday.

As well as Fullers ales there was Dark Star Hophead on off and I seized the opportunity to sample it. Nice, but not the best pint I've had (see the Harp just of Trafalgar Sq.) but it was very drinkable.

Baking hot day so I stayed inside as it was refreshingly cool. Very well decorated pub, ornate with a strong sense of history. Not surprising really being so close to the Houses of Parliament. There was a restaurant upstairs which appeared to be closed.
Several people were eating in the main bar and have to say the meals looked very appetising. I didn't look at the prices!

9 Jul 2018 14:05

The Queens Arms, South Kensington

Tucked away off the main road this isn't an easy pub to find. As a previous reviewer has mentioned you need to know it's there as you would not find it otherwise.
With my trusty GBG I managed to locate it.
With plenty of museums and embassies in the area I imagine the place must get very busy.
Luckily I visited early afternoon when the lunchtime visitors were just finishing.
The pub caters as much for food as it does for drink but despite this there are plenty of real ales available, albeit not an imaginative selection. Landlord, Speckled Hen, London Pride, Adnams Broadside and a couple of Sharps were on offer on my visit.
The pub has a comfortable feel to it and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

2 Aug 2017 08:39

Carpenters Arms, Bethnal Green

Perhaps I visited at the wrong time but for a pub in the CAMRA GBG this was a massive disappointment. Only 2 hand pumps neither of which were working.
As it was a baking hot day and I was gasping for a drink I stayed to have a bottled beer.
The place seemed friendly enough with a community atmosphere.
TVs were showing sport and I could imagine the place getting well packed out on big sporting occasions.

2 Aug 2017 08:23

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