Felstaff wrote:Your new favourite pub will be the Ben Crouch Tavern.
Is that so? My good man, it will have to be bally awesome
to knock off my current favourite pub.
In all seriousness, my favourite (London) pub would have to be... an amalgam of various pubs here, not to mention located in such a way as to be closer than whatever is the best pub within walking distance at any given time of day, and subsequently, at various locations that I travel to within a day. It's strange I have not been to this one yet, I've been to most pubs around the area. My Fitzrovia / Soho / London choices are as follows:
- John Snow. It's a Sam Smithspub , so you get cheap pints that are acceptable, and upstairs, it has the best wallpaper I've ever seen. Also, it is named after the physician who helped defeat cholera in London, and is opposite the replica water pump that led to his discovery.
- Newman Arms - comfortable pub with a pie restaurant upstairs, has a cool alleyway and is the pub that George Orwell used for inspiration for the proles' pub in 1984.
- Pillars of Hercules
- Blue Posts
- King and Queen
- Argyll Arms
- The Ship
etc etc... but in particular, the John Snow, and the Newman Arms. Moving outside of this area, and to my favourite pub in London, the Pride of Spitalfields, in the East End. Also in the area is the Approach, the Camel, the Palm Tree, and the Dove. They generally have a good selection of drinks.
The Market Porter, opposite Borough Market probably has the best range of beers of any London Pub, the St Peters pub / brewery in Farringdon serves delicious St Peters beers, and the Prospect of Whitby in Wapping is incredibly old. Older than Ye Olde Cheddar Cheese, possibly. I'll have to check out your suggestions, though. Always keen to try new pubs.