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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


This month we welcome four new pubs: one each from Grosvenor Inns and Whitbread in former furniture shops in E4 Chingford and N1 Islington; a converted police station for Greene King in Uxbridge and an independent Free House in the historic Dockmasters House in E14. On the down side Fullers have closed two well respected pubs in SW3 Fulham Road and Hounslow against local wishes. One is likely to end up as yet another cafe-bar and the other realising lucrative redevelopment, subject to planning permission. Only one pseudo-Irish conversion to report this month again in Uxbridge, albeit with one cask beer retained.

The numbers in brackets after each entry refer to the page number in the following guides: E - East London & City Beer Guide. 3rd edition: K - 'Real Ale Drinkers Guide to Kent Pubs', 8th edition; N - North London Beer Guide, 3rd edition: SE - South East London Pub Guide, 4th edition; 3SE - South East London Pub Guide, 3rd edition: SW - Real Beer in South West London; W - Real Beer in West London; X - Essex Beer Guide, 8th edition. U refers to earlier updates. # indicates a guest beer.



EC1, CHEQUERS. 44 Old Street. Adnams: Bitter. Fuller: London Pride. Reopened and now a Free House. ex Whitbread. (E13, U108)

EC1, HARLEM YACHT CLUB, 32 Bowling Green Lane. Reopened and renamed LITTLE LITTEN. Courage: Directors Bitter. Litten Tree: Best Bitter (apparently brewed by Courage). Tetley: Bitter. Young: Special. Now reverted to a traditional pub again, now a Surrey Free Inns pub. Formerly CHARLOTTES, orignally SURPRISE (E25, U79, U92)


E4, COPPERMILL, 30-32 Old Church Road. Bass. Thomas Greenall Original Bitter. Worthington: Best Bitter. Guest beer from Greenall range. New Greenalls Inns pub in former furniture shop premises. Polished bare floorboards surround the bar with carpeted seating/eating areas elsewhere. Mock beams and a mock fireplace complete the picture. A Wetherspoon look-a-like without the originality. Disabled WC. Food. Open all permitted hours.

E4, GREEN MAN, 195 Old Church Road. Boddington: Bitter. Flowers: Original Bitter. Now a Whitbread 'Beefeater' pub/restaurant, ex Grand Met (Watney). (E95)

E6, RODING, Southend Road. Roding: Bitter (3.3%) brewed by Trent Brewery Co. (E105, U82)

E14, DOCKMASTERS WINE BAR, Dockmasters House, Hertsmere Road (access off Canary Wharf ,lower roundabout, West Ferry Road). Free House. Courage: Best Bitter, Directors Bitter. Wadworth: 6X. Cellar bar created in vaults of former Dockmasters House built in 1807, originally as an excise office. It later became an inn called the Jamaica Tavern before in 1928 becoming the Dock Manager's office outside which dockers gathered to be selected for a days casual work. Latterly it was used as a Docklands Development Corporation office. Access to the bar is to the left side of the building. Stone flagged floor, benches and barrel tables. The building now also houses a restaurant on the ground floor and press club Bar opens 11-11 Mon-Fri, 7-11 Sat and 12-4 Sun. Jazz Sunday lunchtimes.

E15, KING HAROLD, 116 High Road, Leyton. Bass. Note full address. (E153, U85, U91, U96)


N1, BAR CENTRAL, 3/5 Islington High Street. No real ale. New Grosvenor Inns cafe-bar in former shop premises.

N1, HOGSHEAD, 77-78 Upper Street. Boddington: Bitter. Flowers: IPA. Original Bitter. Greene King: Abbot _Ale. Marston: Pedigree. Plus 9 guest beers from Whitbread range (currently including Murphy: Oyster Stout). New Whitbread' Hogshead Ale House' in former furniture shop premises. A total of 11 handpumps and 4 more beers direct from the cask. Decorated in typical style with the usual ingredients - exposed brick walls or wood panelling, polished wooden floor, mock fireplace, bric-a-brac etc. Open all permitted hours.


NW8, PHOENIX, 44 Frampton Street. Morland: Old Speckled Hen. Wells: Eagle IPA, Bombardier. (N215, U109)


SW8, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, Lansdowne Way. Bass: Toby Cask Ale. Real ale not always available. (SW33, U39)


UXBRIDGE, OLD BILL, 49 Windsor Street. Greene King: IPA, Abbot Ale, Seasonal Beer (currently Royal Raven). New Greene King pub in former police station. One large bar comfortably furnished and decorated with a police and prison related theme. Conservatory at rear and patio at side. Opens 11-11 Mon-Sat, 12-3 & 7-10.30 Sun.



EC1, GOLDEN HIND. Whitbread, closed and partially demolished. future uncertain. (E17, U75)


El, FIFTH AVENUE. Grand Met (Courage), closed. Now in residential use as flats. (E65)

E2, GEORGE & DRAGON. Brent Walker (ex Watney), now converted to shop. (E81, U70)

E2, KING & QUEEN. Belhaven, now converted to flats. (E81, U79)

E2, LITTLE WONDER. Free House, now converted to a shop and flats. (E82, U89)

E2, QUEEN VICTORIA. Belhaven, now converted to flats. (E84, U108)

E2, STICK OF ROCK. Free House (Ascot), now converted to a shop. (E85, U70, U89, U99)

E2, WEYMOUTH ARMS. Grand Met (Watney), now converted to flats. (E86, U110)

E6, DUKES HEAD. Free House, H unused. (E104, U71, U81, U110)

E7, FOREST GLEN. Charrington, H unused (E108)

E7, TOWER ARMS. Grand Met (Watney) (fizz), closed, future uncertain. Formerly TOWERS. (E109, U76, U83)

E14, TELEGRAPH. Grand Met (Watney), closed and now in use as sales office for adjacent new housing. Future uncertain. (E149)

E18, BOAR & THISTLE. Renamed WALL STREET. H removed. (E171)


SW3, PRINCESS OF WALES. Grand Met (Courage), closed, future uncertain. (SW22, U78)

SW3, ROSE. Fuller, closed, all signage removed and believed to be awaiting conversion to a cafe bar upon relinquishment of lease by Fullers to the operation of nearby PJ's (formerly the CRANLEY). The sad loss of a real pub, in an area where cafe-bars already predominate. Let's hope that the pub's attractive tiles and screens survive the conversion. Shame on Fullers for facilitating the loss. (SW23, U31, U80, U101)

SW6, PUMP HOUSE. Taylor Walker, H unused. Formerly CLEM ATLEE. (SW27, U94, U97, U100)

MITCHAM, DONNYS, 236/238 London Road. Renamed LORDS. Free House/wine bar & bistro, closed, future uncertain. Note full address. (U53)


HAYES, ROYAL STANDARD, 109 Coldharbour Lane. Renamed KINGS ARMS. Grand Met (Courage), H removed. Note correct address. (W118, U55)

HAYES, VINE. Grand Met (Watney). Now demolished and site is incorporated into a new housing development. (W118, U78)

HOUNSLOW, QUEEN VICTORIA. Fuller, closed despite local opposition for redevelopment, subject to planning approval. The sad loss of yet another good pub. (W128, U91, U102)



EC1, BETSEY TROTWOOD. -Shepherd Neame: Best Bitter. +Shepherd Neame: Porter, Spitfire, Bishops Finger. (E12)

EC1, BRITANNIA. - Flowers: Original Bitter. +Boddington: Bitter. +Brakspear: Bitter. +Fuller: London Pride. +Marston: Pedigree. +Guest beer. (E13)

EC1, O'HANLON. -Boddington: Bitter. -Crouch Vale: IPA. Now only sells two varying guest beers. Now a Free House, ex Whitbread. Formerly THREE CROWNS. (E26, U90)

EC1, SHAKESPEARE. +Marston: Pedigree. +Guest beer from Allied range. (E23, U75)

EC1, SQUARE. Renamed again to BLAKES. -Wadworth: 6X. +Boddington: Bitter. +Flowers: Original Bitter. +Fuller: London Pride. Formerly COACH & HORSES. (E14, U79)


E3, OUTPOST. Renamed yet again to TWILIGHT ZONE. Formerly MELODY PARK INN, GI BIOS. PARK INN, INN AT THE PARK and AUNT SALLY over a ten year period! Is this London's most renamed pub? (E91, U91)

E10, FOUR FINCHES. +Greene King: IPA. Formerly ALMA. (E123, U105)

E11, BIRKBECK TAVERN. -Courage: Directors Bitter. +John Smith: Bitter. (E127, U69)

E11, CLUTTERBUCKS. Now only one guest beer. (U90, U101)

E15, LORD HENNIKER. -Beers listed. +Ridley: IPA, Rumpus. (E154, U108)

E15, SWAN. +Marston: Pedigree. (E155)


N1, FINCA TAPAS BAR. Now also carries subsidiary name BAR TIEMPO. (N43)

N16, MOLLY MALONES. Is an Ascot Estates pub, recently advertised for sale. (N129)


SE1, FINISH. Ascot Estates pub, ex Belhaven, recently advertised for sale. (SE15)

SE1, SHERWOOD. Is an Ascot Estates pub recently advertised for sale. (SE33)

SE5, ADMIRAL CODRINGTON. Is an Ascot Estates pub, ex Grand Met (Truman), recently advertised for sale. (SE55

SE5, LEPRECHAUN. Is an Ascot Estates pub, ex Belhaven, recently advertised for sale. (SE59)

SE7, VICTORIA. Is an Ascot Estates pub, ex Grand Met (Truman), recently advertised for sale. (SE74)

SE8, McMILLANS. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, recently advertised for sale. (SE81, U102)

SE8, MECHANICS ARMS. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, recently advertised for sale. (SE81)

SE8, MERRY CRICKETERS. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, closed for sale. (SE81)

SE8, NAVY ARMS. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, recently advertised for sale. (SE81)

SE10, BELL. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, closed for sale. (SE92)

SE11, LAMBETH TAVERN. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, recently advertised for sale. (SE108)

SE15, CADELEIGH ARMS. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, recently advertised for sale. (SE134, U102)

SE15, SURREY VIEW TAVERN. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, recently advertised for sale. (SE140)

SE16, PRINCE OF WALES, Scott Lidgett Cres. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, recently advertised for sale. (SE150)

SE17, ARCHDUKE CHARLES. Is Ascot, ex Grand Met (Watney), recently advertised for sale. (SE155)

SE17, CANTERBURY ARMS. Is Ascot, ex Grand Met (Truman), recently advertised for sale. (SE156)

SE17, NEWINGTON ARMS. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, recently advertised for sale. (SE159)

SE17, PRINCE REGENT. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, recently advertised for sale. (SE159)

SE18, LORD BLOOMFIELD. Is Ascot, ex Belhaven, closed for sale. (SE169, U102)


SW8, ROYAL ALBERT. -Guest beers. +Whitbread seasonal beer_ (SW35. L36, U80)

SW19, TAN. -Ruddle beers. +Fuller: London Pride. +Yang B. (SW56, U29, U40)

SW20, MIMES PARK TAVERN. -Courage: Directors Bitter. +Ticaismolc XB. +3 Guest beers. S&N pub now badged as put of Banns & Co. chain. (SW59, U59, U80, U107, U109)

RICHMOND, VICTORIA INN. -Beers listed. +Boddington: Bitter. +Flowers: Original Bitter. +Fremlin& Bitter. Now Whitbread, ex Taylor Walker (Ind Coope). (SW73, U31)


BRENTFORD, SIX BELLS. +Fuller: Golden Pride (polypin). Confirmed resumed selling London Pride and ESB though never deleted in Updates. (W99, U46)


HOUNSLOW, SUN. -Boddington: Bitter. -Guest beer. +Courage: Best Bitter. +Fuller: London Pride. (W128, U108, U111)

UXBRIDGE, CROWN & SCEPTRE. -Wadworth: 6X. +Marston: Pedigree. +Webster. Yorkshire Bitter. (W152, U81)

UXBRIDGE, METROPOLITAN. Renamed SCRUFFY MURPHYS. -Beers listed except Tetley: Bitter. Refurbished in pseudo-Irish style. (W154, U57)