Fitzrovia South

27/02/2012 at 13:54 | Posted in Crawls | Leave a comment
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In 2008 Phil took a small party around media-land taking in some old favourites, including the classic Newman Arms, which features on the St Giles pub crawl.  One of our “unwritten” rules is that there has to be a minimum of 4 persons to make it an official crawl (otherwise we’d all be lonely legends at this), hence this is one of our lesser known routes.

We began in The Jack Horner, a fantastic corner pub true to its Young’s tradition of real ales.  If you end up around Centre Point and can’t find a pub this is the easiest to find on Tottenham Court Road on the right going north.  From here it was a short walk to The Rising Sun (in the setting sun – as this was a sunny June evening!), followed by The Fitzroy Tavern (drinking outside) and then through an alleyway to the Newman Arms.

From her we strolled to another nearby hidden pub, The Duke of York, where Rod Stewart is known to have sunk one or two.  Onto Goodge Street for the One Tun, our second Young’s Pub of the evening.  We had made little progress westward at this point and the final two pubs became more of a punt as time was moving on.  We ended up in the Green Man, which was packed with students and finally The Cock Tavern, on Great Portland Street, well after 11pm.  We missed last orders at The Yorkshire Grey, and there was not time to do the majestic Crown and Sceptre, or even the King’s Arms but there’s always another time!

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