Borough pub crawl

04/06/2011 at 16:53 | Posted in Crawls, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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A recent Friday evening crawl led by yours truly took us around the Borough area. Borough High Street is well-trodden and has been covered before, so I took the opportunity to go around some of the more hidden gems. We met at the Libertine, which was a good level of busy when I did a dry run a couple of weeks earlier but was rammed on this occasion; couldn’t work out what had brought everyone here, but I think it’s not normally quite that busy!

From here to the Lord Clyde, a marvellous old tiles Trumans pub  and still performing its role admirably, very nice local. Then to the Gladstone, an unusual pub, quite small but with regular live music downstairs. We headed upstairs and took the last remaining table – a Moroccan-style low table which required us to sit around it on rugs. Very good fun at first, but I think we’d have struggled to stay in that position for more than one round!

Then off round the corner to the Royal Oak, a well-known Harvey’s pub, with a deservedly good reputation. Next stop was the Britannia, home to over 100 whiskies but also some decent beers, and then on to the Horseshoe, and specifically to its roof terrace to admire the rising Shard of Glass, London’s 310m tower now under construction at London Bridge.

A dingy walk through the railway arches brought us out to Tooley Street and the Kings Arms, with a quick late one after they closed in the Pommelers Rest Wetherspoon.


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