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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


A bumper period for new pubs and conversions leading up to the Christmas/New Year celebrations. No less than 20 new outlets are listed all over the Capital of which 15 dispense real ale. Three new brew pubs include one installed by Bass in a bowling alley in N12 Finchley and two brewing Firkins, one in a former sorting office in Bromley and the other a pub conversion in W12 Shepherds Bush. Five other non-brewing Firkins have opened, two in W1 Fitzrovia and one each in WC2 Leicester Square, NW4 Hendon and Barnet. The small Suffolk brewery St Peters has opened a delightful small pub in EC1 Farringdon with an interesting range of beers. Wetherspoons have opened three new pubs in WC2 Charing Cross Road, EC1 Farringdon and SE19 Crystal Palace respectively; Surrey Free Inns have opened two identikit superpubs in N7 Holloway and SW18 Wandsworth; Fullers have opened three splendid new "Ale & Pie" houses in SE1 London Bridge, Bromley and Croydon and converted another in SE25 South Norwood. Whitbread have opened a new Hogshead in Twickenham; Gibbs Mew have re-entered London taking over a pub in W7 Hanwell; Shepherd Neame have bought a pub in Hampton Wick and Wychwood have a new Hobgoblin in N7 Holloway. Two new independent Free Houses of note have opened in EC1 Old Street and SW4 Clapham.

On the down side we have lost three more real ale pubs, converted by Bass to pseudo Irish O'Neills (including the famous Nags Head in N7); three pubs have been closed and sold to McDonalds (including the last fizz Fullers pub). Two further Fullers pubs have been disposed of including the Rose, SW3 Fulham Road a GBG regular which, as had been anticipated, has been vandalised in its new guise as yet another cafe bar/restaurant. On top of this Scottish Courage have also been busy theming with one each for the Big Hand Mo's, Rat & Parrot and Vino Veritas chains which together with yet another Bass Goose & Granite conversion, and the renamings involved above, means a continuing and worrying trend towards the loss of historic pub names.

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.



EC1, JERUSALEM TAVERN, 55 Britton Street. St Peters: Wheat Beer (3.5%), Mild (3.5%),Fruit Beer (3.6%), Extra (4.6%), Strong Bitter (5.0%). New pub opened in October 1996 by the St Peters Brewery of Bungay, Suffolk in an early 18th Century former merchant's house. It was later a workshop and more recently a coffee house and takes its name from the ancient Priory of St John of Jerusalem, sited nearby. The beers are dispensed from spears in the casks by a gas driven motor to taps in false barrels behind the bar. The fruit beer varies including elderberry and raspberry flavours. The traditional decor includes wooden chairs and tables, sawdust strewn bare floorboards and a real fire. Food includes sausages and crusty bread. A unique and welcome addition to the London pub scene. Opens 9am-11pm Mon-Fri, 11-11 Sat, closed Sundays.

EC1, RELIANCE, 336 Old Street. Adnams: Bitter, Broadside. Fuller: London Pride. Pitfield: Bitter (or Guest beer). New Free House in former commercial premises, opened in September 1996. Tastefully decorated with stripped wooden floor, wooden tables and chairs with a bare brick alcove at the rear. Black & white photos of sailing barges of which the Reliance is one illustrate the theme. Similar decor in restaurant upstairs which opens 11-11 Mon-Fri only. Belgian bottled beers available and Hoegaarden on draught. Opens 11-11 Mon-Fri, 6-11 Sat and 6-10.30 Sun (weekend evening openings may vary)

EC1, SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE, 29-35 Farringdon Road. Courage: Directors Bitter. Fuller: London Pride. Theakston: Best Bitter. Younger: Scotch Bitter. Guest beer. New Wetherspoon Free House opened in early December 1996 in former restaurant premises under office block. Very large open plan drinking establishment on corner with only entrance in Greville Street. Limited alcove seating, local historypanels and old photos of the area. Sir John Oldcastle lived locally in the Mount Pleasant area and was hanged in 1469 after leading a rebellion against King Henry V, and was later immortalised as Falstaff by Shakespeare. A pub of the same name and renown for its strong beer, gardens and music stood nearby until pulled down in 1762. Food. No smoking area. Disabled WC. Open all permitted hours.

W1(Mar), CALLAGHANS, Cumberland Hotel, Old Quebec Street. Free House. No real ale. Irish bar and restaurant attached to hotel with separate entrance from street. H unused.

WC2, LOCOMOTION, 18 Bear Street. Renamed FAUN & FIRKIN. Firkin: Infant Ale (3.5%), Faun Ale (4.3%), Horn Ale (5.0%), Dogbolter (5.6%).Probably the smallest Firkin conversion yet. This mini-Firkin just off Leicester Square has most of the usual ingredients - pews, benches, barrel tables, T-shirts, beer paraphernalia, fans and chandeliers. Beers come from other Firkin brewpubs including the Falcon & Firkin. Small upstairs drinking area provides for limited overflow. Open all permitted hours. Originally OLD KINGS HEAD. (W55)

WC2, MOON UNDER WATER, 105-107 Charing Cross Road. Courage: Directors Bitter. Fuller: London Pride. Theakston: Best Bitter. Younger: Scotch Bitter. Guest beer. Weston: Cider. The latest Wetherspoon Free House opened in late December 1996 in the former Marquee Club. A complete contrast to the usual Wetherspoon style, it has the appearance of a rather clinical cafe bar with a clutter free interior, pastel coloured seating, light pine parquet floor and bare cream painted walls. A foyer area with a scattering of comfy chairs leads down steps to the spacious main bar area with a high ceiling and roof lights. A staircase leads to a balcony no smoking area (and the loos). Steps to the rear lead to a second bar in a corridor with a rear entrance from Greek Street. Emphasis on light meals - burgers, sandwiches with a prominent wine list. Takeaway service for sandwiches and non-alcoholic drinks. Pre-opening publicityindicated the original intention to name the pub the Bulls Head but it looks like the "modernists" have triumphed over the "traditionalists". The posters advertising cheap beer, (although welcome!) seem curiously intrusive. Open all permitted hours.


N1, KING OF DENMARK, 9 Cloudsley Road. Wells: Eagle Bitter. Refurbished friendly local. (N49)

N1, SUTTON ARMS, 193A Caledonian Road. Reopened and renamed BLUE CAT. No real ale. H removed. Probably now Free, ex Phoenix. (N58, U112)

N7, HALF MOON, 471 Holloway Road. Reopened and renamed B.BURKE & SONS. Gibbs Mew: Salisbury Best Bitter. Now Free, ex Taylor Walker. Refurbished as (genuine) Irish pub with some Irish paraphernalia but not excessive. Emphasis on good value food. (N87)

N7, LITTEN TREE, 341 Holloway Road. Courage: Best Bitter. Litten Tree: Best Bitter (house beer). Worthington: Best Bitter. Young: Special.New Surrey Inns Free House, opened in December 1996 in former electricity showroom. Very large and carpeted throughout except for tiled bar surround. Solid wooden tables and chairs, coloured glass windows and lamp shades. Air conditioned. No smoking area at front with fireplace (keg fire), dusty books and comfy seats. Another no smoking/eating area at rear with wicker chairs etc. Wide screen TV/video, food, fruit machines. Live music every evening. You name it, it's got it - apparently an example of the latest marketing concept, the "superpub" which is aimed at appealing to different sectors of the drinking population at different times of the day. Opens 11-11 Mon-Thurs, 11-12 midnight Fri/Sat, 12-10.30 Sun.

N12, EXCHANGE, Leisure Way, off Finchley High Road. No real ale. New Allied run bar/diner in leisure complex.

N12, HOLLYWOOD, Leisure Way, off Finchley High Road. Original: VSP Bitter (4.4%), Disciples' Brew (5.0%). New Bass owned bar attached to 10-pin bowling alley with an in-house brewery described as the "Original Brewing Co" and apparently part of a Bass run chain. Also brews Hallanbach lager (4.8%) and Old Ivory premium lager (with wheat 5.0%), both brewed according to German purity laws. Four panels describe the different beers and their ingredients and another describes the brewing process. Beer believed stored in cellar tanks. The small carpeted bar overlooks the bowling alley and video games area. Open all permitted hours.

BARNET (EN5), DANDY LION, 31 High Street. Renamed FELIX & FIRKIN. Firkin: Pussy Ale (3.5%), Felix Ale (4.3%), Tom Bitter (5.0%), Dogbolter (5.6%). Former Benskins badged pub converted to large non-brewing Firkin. The usual decor -chandeliers, fans, pews, barrel tables etc. with large screen TV/video, T-shirts, newspaper rack. Endless opportunities for jokes on the "puss?' theme and pictures of cats big and small. Beers believed mostly from Firkin brewpub in St Albans. The red lion remains on its porch outside commemorating the original name of the pub, the Red Lion. Jumbo games. Food. Open all permitted hours. (N250)


NW4, AN POITIN STILL, 411 Hendon Way. No real ale. New Irish Free House in former shop unit run jointly with Chinese restaurant next door.


SE1, BARROWBOY & BANKER, 8 Borough High Street. Fuller: Chiswick Bitter, London Pride, ESB, seasonal beers, guest beer. New Fullers Ale & Pie House opened in November 1996 in former NatWest Bank. Impressive conversion with a horseshoe shaped polished wood bar, tiled surround, carpeted seating areas, high ceiling, chandeliers and draped curtains over tall windows. A staircase leads to a balcony seating area overlooking the main bar. Paintings adapted from Hogarth drawings depict 18th Century bankers and barrow boys at work and a large mural of the charge of the Light Horse at Waterloo adorn the walls. Food 12-8. Open 11-11 Mon-Fri, closed weekends.

SE5, PAULET ARMS, 19 Paulet Road. Flowers: IPA. Guest beers. Up to 5 guests from independent breweries including Swale beers. The governer is a keen supporter of real ale. (SE61, U102)

SE16, CROWN, 440 Southwark Park Road. No real ale. Grand Met (ex Watney) pub reopened, H unused. (SE146)

SE19, POSTAL ORDER, 33 Westow Street. Courage: Directors Bitter. Theakston: Best Bitter, XB. Younger: Scotch Bitter. Guest beer. Weston: Cider. Rather low key new Wetherspoon Free House in former Post Office. Typical decor with red patterned carpet, some limited alcove seating. Paintings, local history panels and old photos cover the walls. No smoking area at rear. Food. Disabled WC. Open all permitted hours.

SE19, ROCKWELLS BAR, RESTAURANT & PASTA, 35 Westow Street. No real ale. New Free House/bar & grill in former commercial premises.

BROMLEY, PARTRIDGE, 196 High Street. Fuller: Chiswick Bitter, London Pride, ESB, seasonal beers. Guest beer (currently Arkell: BBB). New Fullers Ale & Pie House in former NatWest Bank premises opened in November 1996. A circular lobby leads to an impressive high ceilinged bar area with wood panelled walls, tiled surround, screens, alcoves, lamps on posts, a clock and chandeliers. A "club room" leads off the bar at the front furnished with leather sofas etc. An eating area leads off to the rear. Food. Newspapers. Small patio at rear. Open all permitted hours.

BROMLEY, PHILATELIST & FIRKIN, 27-29 East Street. Firkin: Mild (3.5%). Anorak Ale (3.5%), Philatelist Ale (4.3%), Stampede (5.0%), Dogbolter (5.6%). Addlestone: Cider. New Firkin brewpub in former sorting office, previously a drill hall, opened in November 1996. Staircases rise from both ends leading at the front to the brew house and at the rear to an upstairs balcony bar. The usual fans and chandeliers are accompanied by large models of rejected postal items including a skittle, bicycle and drum suspended from the high ceiling. Pews, trestle tables, bare wooden floors and a stage with a piano complete the "Firkin" picture, together with a centrepiece of a postman being chased by a dog up a lamp-post. Live music on Tuesdays. Despite its name, little is made of the stamp collecting theme's possibilities. Obviously the "Postie & Firkin" does not fit the corporate requirements. The Mild and possibly the Dogbolter may be brewed elsewhere in the Firkin estate. Food. Open all permitted hours.

CROYDON, BAR COAST, 7-9 Park Street. No real ale. Newest Bass "concept". A brand new cafe/bar with pine wood flooring, ultraviolet lighting and a clock projected on to a wall - uh!

CROYDON, KEATONS PUBLIC BAR, Croydon YMCA, Wellesley Centre, 1 Lansdowne Road. Arkell: BBB. Fuller: London Pride, ESB. A small Free House/bar forming part of the YMCA complex but open to the general public. Adjoins licensed restaurant. Opens 11-11 Mon-Sat, 12-6 Sunday.

CROYDON, SPREADEAGLE, 39-41 Katherine Street. Fuller: Chiswick Bitter, London Pride. ESB, seasonal beers. Guest beer (currently Smiles: Best Bitter). Yet another FullersAle & Pie House created in former NatWest Bank premises and opened in December 1996. Equally impressive with two large chandeliers set into ceiling, a carved wooden bar, solid polished wood tables and chairs and tiled bar area. A staircase with a wrought iron balustrade rises to a balcony eating area and separate club room (available for hire for functions/meetings). Photos of Old Croydon adorn the walls. Food. Open all permitted hours (although may close Sundays if trade is slack).


SW3, ROSE, 86 Fulham Road. No real ale. Reopened and renamed CACTUS BLUE. Now a cafe bar and restaurant. All our worst fears have come true. The former Fullers pub which featured for many years in the Good Beer Guide and dating from 1854, but unfortunately not protected by listing, has been stripped by its new owners of all its decorative features, including the tiled former corridor, screens etc. The unique facade with its twin side entrances has been butchered with the front bay knocked through to form a single central entrance and lobby. If ever there was a case for stronger legislation to protect pubs of character, this is it. Fullers, who surrendered the lease early to the new owners; Kensington & Chelsea Council who presumably granted planning permission for the alterations and the hospital authority as the freeholders anxious to maximise returns with precious little regard for local heritage must all share some responsibility for the end result - a disaster. (SW23, U31, U80, U101, U113)

SW4, BOWYER ARMS, 68 Clapham Manor Street. Reopened and renamed BREAD & ROSES. Workers Ale (3.8%), house beer brewed by Smiles. 2 Guest beers from independent breweries, changing monthly. Now a Workers Beer Co Free House, ex Taylor Walker. Recently refurbished - light, airy and clutter free with small tables and chairs. Live music from local bands in evenings. Bread & Roses was a song written at the time of a USA women's strike in 1912 where women struck to limit working hours to 54 per week. Children welcome in garden room. Food 11am - lOpm every day. Open all permitted hours. (SW24, U39, U65, U87, U112)

SW18, LITTEN TREE, 1 Chapel Yard, Buckhold Road. Draught Bass. Courage: Directors Bitter. Litten Tree Best Bitter (4.0% house beer). Worthington: Best Bitter. Young: Special. New Surrey Inns Free House opened in December 1996 in former warehouse premises. Very large and comfortably furnished with a variety of seating areas (for details see under N7 above). House beer is good value but all prices increase by 10p after 8pm - all part of the "superpub" concept. Food. Open all permitted hours.

SW19, O'NEILLS, 66 The Broadway. No real ale. New Bass run Irish pub in former shop premises. H unused and no immediate plans to use it.


TWICKENHAM, HOGSHEAD, 33/35 York Street. Boddington: Bitter. Flowers: IPA, Original Bitter. Marston: Pedigree. Wadworth: 6X. Whitbread: Abroad Cooper, Fuggles Imperial IPA. 4 Guest beers on H (1 upstairs) and 4 guests on Gravity dispense. Symonds: Scrumpy Jack's Old Hazy. A newly built Hogshead from Whitbread, externally matching the architecture of adjoining buildings but topped with what looks like an observation tower. Internally all bare recycled bricks and mid-brown wood, pale yellow walls with large clear French windows predominant. Floor of bare boards but flagstones around the bar area. An upstairs bar called the "Old Boots Bar" has a semi-rugby theme and has 2 TVs for sports programmes. An impressive line of 10 handpumps, plus the cider pump draws the eye on entering and a further 4 ales are gravity drawn from firkins behind the bar. A further 5 handpumps in the upstairs bar, but all the ale pumps have swan necks and sparkler dispense; why do they think ale drinkers want them? Guest ales over Christmas included Vaux St. Nicholas's Ale, Crown Buckley Black Prince, Hook Norton 12 Days and Greene King Winter Ale. Standard Hogshead menu constantly available. Open all permitted hours.



EC2, TALBOT. Renamed O'NEILLS. H removed. Former Free House acquired by Bass and converted to yet another pseudo Irish pub. (E36, U69)

W1(F), ADAMS ARMS. Renamed O'NEILLS. Bass owned, H unused. (W28, U69)

W1(F), PRINCE MONOLULU. Now BAR P.M. (PRINCE MONOLULU). Grand Met (ex Watney), H removed. Formerly YORKSHIRE GREY (W33, U67)


E1, KINGS HEAD. Free (Labatts), closed, future uncertain. (E68, U73, U100)

E2, BISHOP BONNER. Taylor Walker, closed. (E79)

E4, FOUNTAIN. Taylor Walker, now converted to McDonalds restaurant (E95, U73, U119)

E10, HOLLY BUSH. Free House, closed (E125)


N1, CLOUDESLEY ARMS. Whitbread, closed and converted to flats. (N40)

N1, DUCHESS OF KENT, 40 Half Moon Crescent. Grand Met (ex Courage), closed, future uncertain. (N41)


N1, LADY MILDMAY. Free House, now converted to residential use. (N50, U109)

N1, RALPHS. Renamed ISLINGTON (THE). H removed. Probably now Free, ex United Breweries (Wiltshire). (N56)

N1, WOODVILLE ARMS. Grand Met (ex Courage), now converted to flats. (N62, U109)

N7, COCK TAVERN. Grand Met (ex Courage), closed, future uncertain. (N86)

N7, NAGS HEAD. Bass, renamed O'NEILLS. H removed for pseudo Irish conversion in gaudy blue and yellow. Yet another loss of a famous pub NAME and one which gave its name to the locality as a whole. As they say, there ought to be a law against it! (N89)

N12, COACH STOP. Whitbread. No real ale. (N111) N16, ATLAS. Ascot, closed and converted to residential (N128)


SE1, BAR CENTRAL. Free House (Grosvenor Inns), H removed. Formerly PAVILION BAR. (SE28, U102)

SE1, HOP POLE. Free House (Labatts). No real ale. (SE21, U102)

SE1, STEAM ENGINE. Whitbread. No real ale. (SE35)

SE1, WINCHESTER. Free House (Labatts). No real ale. (SE39, U102)

SE5, BRAMBLES. Bass, closed, future uncertain. (SE56)

SE6, DARTMOUTH. Grand Met (ex Courage), closed. (SE67)

SE8, McMILLANS. Ascot, closed and converted to vegetarian restaurant. (SE81, U102, U113)

SE8, MECHANICS ARMS. Ascot, closed and converted to carpet shop. (SE81, U113)

SE8, NOAHS ARK. Phoenix, closed, future uncertain. (SE81, U102, U112)

SE8, PRINCE ALFRED. Bass, closed, future uncertain. (SE81)

SE9, KINGS ARMS. Renamed WALTONS (SPORTS BAR). Now a cafe/sports bar, H unused (SE86)

SE10, MILLERS. Now a Saxon Inns Free House, ex Bass, closed, future uncertain. (SE98)

SE10, WHITE SWAN. Belhaven, closed, future uncertain. (SE103, U102)

SE12, NORTHBROOK. Now a Free House, ex Wychwood, H unused. (SE114, U102)

SE13, COACH & HORSES. Whitbread, H removed. (SE118)

SE13, MID KENT TAVERN. Bass, unusual triangular shaped pub closed and under threat from Docklands Light Railway extension scheme. (SE121)

SE14, CROWN. Free (Labatts), H removed. (SE126, U102)

SE14, ROYAL ARCHER. Free (Labatts). No real ale. (SE130, U102)

SE15, MAN OF KENT. Free (Labatts). No real ale. (SE137, U102)

SE15, SIDMOUTH ARMS. Renamed BUSH. Now a Free House, ex Fullers, H unused. (SE139)

SE16, COLLEEN BAWN. Taylor Walker, closed and converted to solicitor's office. (SE146)

SE16, CRYSTAL TAVERN. Phoenix, closed and converted to Christian religious centre. (SE146, U112)

SE18, ARMY HOUSE. Phoenix, demolished and site absorbed into garage next door. (SE164, U112)

SE18, GATEHOUSE. Free House, closed, future uncertain. Previously MANCINIS. (SE169, U103)

SE18, PRINCE OF WALES. Greene King, H removed. (SE171)

SE20, GALLERY. Free House, closed and converted to shop. (U102)

SE22, UPLAND TAVERN. Free (Labatts). No real ale. Note correct spelling of title (SE201, U102)

SE23, MOORE PARK HOTEL. Bass, closed and being converted into residential accommodation. (SE207)

SE28, WILDFOWLER INN. Renamed ROYAL ARSENAL. H unused. Now a Free House, ex Whitbread. (SE231)


SW5, COLEHERNE. Bass, H removed. (SW25)

SW9, BREWERY TAP. Ascot, closed, future uncertain. (SW36, U105)

SW10, KINGS ARMS, 114 Cheyne Walk. Ex-Grand Met (Watney), now partly converted to residential use. Previously KINGS. (SW38, U38, U98)

MITCIHAM, OAK & ACORN. Whitbread, H removed. Formerly POLLARD OAK. (SW68, U34, U69, U114)


W4, JO SMO'S. Grand Met (ex Watney), converted to Mexican restaurant and night club. Formerly COACH & HORSES and one of the 60's early theme pubs in which guise it had running water cascading past seating areas at various levels to end up in a deep basin at basement level! (W68, U94)

BRENTFORD, RED LION. Fuller, demolished November 1996 to make way for a McDonalds restaurant. Fullers infamous keg only pub was the first ever Evening Standard Pub of the Year in 1967. (W99)

CRANFORD, TRAVELLERS FRIEND. Scottish & Newcastle, closed and converted to yet another McDonalds restaurant. (W100, U107)

SOUTHALL, THREE TUNS. Grand Met (ex Watney). No real ale. (W143, U86)



EC4, BENTLEYS (FORUM BAR). Renamed TEMPLE TAVERN. -Marston: Pedigree. -Theakston: Best Bitter. +Draught Bass. The bar is run in conjunction with Sheekeys restaurant next door (formerly Bentleys). Open 11-9 Mon-Fri only. (E46, U69, U70, U76)

W1(F), ALBANY. Renamed FITZ & FIRKIN. -Beers listed. +Firkin: Great Tichfield Ale (3.5%), Fitz Ale (4.3%), Charlotte Ale (5.0%), Dogbolter (5.6%). Guest beer from other Firkins (eg Fitz Roy Ale 5.2%). This non-brewing Firkin conversion claims to be the 100th Firkin pub, though whether this includes those now closed isn't clear. Converted in the standard Firkin style. beers are supplied from various Firkin brew pubs including the Falcon, Fly and Friar. Function room downstairs. Live bands Wed & Sat evenings. Open all permitted hours. (W28, U69)

W1(F), CANONS. Renamed FLINTLOCK & FIRKIN. -Beers listed. +Firkin: Ballshot Ale (3.5%), Flintlock Ale (4.3%), Cocked-Ale (5.0%), Dogbolter (5.6%). Guest Firkin beer: Robber Ale (stout) (6.5%). Yet another Allied Firkin conversion in normal style. An upstairs gallery drinking area overlooks the main bar area. Formerly ROEBUCK (W28, U75)

W1(Mar), CARPENTERS ARMS. -Small brewery beers. +Draught Bass. +Boddington: Bitter. +Fuller: London Pride. +Webster: Yorkshire Bitter. +Whitbread: Fuggles Imperial IPA. Beers may vary. (W34, U92, U98)

WC1, HANSLER ARMS. Renamed FINNEGANS. -Beers listed. +O'Hanlon: Red Beer, Stout. O'Hanlon beers may vary. (W46, U54, U90, U93, N22)


E1, ALMA. +Guest beers from small independent breweries. (E57, U108)

E1, QUEENS HEAD, 83 Fieldgate Street. Renamed TAGGLES. (E72, U98)

E6, CENTRAL HOTEL. -Tetley: Bitter. +Central Bitter (house beer). +Guest beer. (E103, U78, U85)

E6, DUKES HEAD. Is a Stanwood Taverns Free House. (E104, U71, U81, U110, U113)

E15, GOLDENGROVE. -Theakston: XB. +Fuller: London Pride. In common with many other Wetherspoon pubs. (U82, U105)


N1, ISLAND QUEEN. -Fuller: ESB. -Worthington: Best Bitter. (N48)

N1, QUEENS ARMS, 19 Caledonian Road. Renamed DUN-A-RI BAR. Still retains Courage real ales. (N56)

N1, SWAN TAVERN. Renamed BABUSHKA. Still fizz and probably now Free, ex Bass. (N58)

N1, WHELANS (LARK IN THE PARK). -Courage: Directors Bitter. +Boddington: Bitter. Formerly GEORGE IV. (N46, U109, U112)


N6, BLACK ROSE. Renamed ROSES ALE HOUSE. -Beers listed. +Adnams: Broadside. +Fuller: London Pride. +Morland: Old Speckled Hen. +Up to 6 guest beers on gravity dispense behind bar. (N81)

N7, PRINCE OF WALES. Renamed HOBGOBLIN. -Webster: Yorkshire Bitter. +Courage: Best Bitter. +Guest varying Wychwood beer. Now a Wychwood pub, ex Grand Met (Watney). Refurbished with stripped wooden floors, stone flagging around the bar etc. (N89)

N12, TORRINGTON. Should read TORRINGTON ARMS. Jazz Sunday afternoons. (N112)


NW2, CRICKLEWOOD TAVERN. Renamed OLD BIDDY MULLIGANS, still fizz, H unused. (N179, U117)

NW4, BELL. Renamed KERRIGANS, still fizz (N193)

NW4, HICCUPS. Renamed BODHRAN, still fizz. (N194)

NW4, WHITE BEAR. Renamed FOOTMAN & FIRKIN. -Beers listed. +Firkin: Toe-N-Ale (3.5%), Footman Ale (4.3%), Golden Glory (5.0%), Dogbolter (5.6%). +Guest Firkin beer (currently Coppertop Ale (4.5%). +Addlestone: Cider. Refurbished in typical Firkin style. Conservatory now used as a no smoking games room. (N195)

EDGWARE (HA8), BEEHIVE. Renamed BIG HAND MO'S, still fizz. (N255)


SE1, ANCHOR. No guest beers available (SE8)

SE6, RISING SUN. Renamed GOOSE & GRANITE. - Charrington: IPA. +Just So Bitter (house beer). Now run by Bass "Just So Pub Co". (SE68)

SE11, PLOUGH & HARROW. Renamed LIAM OG'S. -Webster: Yorkshire Bitter. +Courage: Directors Bitter. +Morland: Old Speckled Hen. (SE108)

SE15, DROVERS. Renamed MAC'S, still fizz. Now includes a Vietnamese club, probably now Free, ex Phoenix. (SE135, U112)

SE16, JOLLY WAGGONERS. Renamed WHELANS. Now a Free House, ex Bass. (SE146) SE19, ALMA. Now a Free House, ex Whitbread. (SE178, U102)

SE20, HOP EXCHANGE. -Beers listed except Ruddle: County. (SE189)

SE25, GOAT HOUSE. -Fuller: Mr. Harry. +Fuller: seasonal beer. Extensively and sensitively refurbished following a fire, it is now badged as a Fullers Ale & Pie House. Now one large bar with several distinct seating areas, draped curtains, tiled bar surround, wooden panels and etched glass. Dartboard retained. (SE216)

CROYDON (ADDINGTON), CRICKETERS INN, 36 Addington Village Road. Renamed VILLAGE INN. -Charrington: IPA. +Hancock: HB. +Taunton: Blackthorn Cider. Now a Bass "Innkeepers Fayre" establishment with large restaurant and toddlers' play area. (3SE238, U49)

PURLEY, JOLLY FARMERS. +Farmers Bitter (house beer believed brewed by Trent Brewery). (3SE268, U48)

SOUTH CROYDON, LE REFUGE. Renamed SPOOFERS BAR. -Beers listed except Fuller: London Pride. +Brakspear: Bitter. (3SE278, U46, U52)


SW1(B), PRINCE OF WALES (ALE HOUSE). Renamed VINO VERITAS.-Courage: Directors Bitter. -John Smith: Bitter. +Theakston: Best Bitter, XB. Refurbished with rough brick walls and bare floorboards. Opens 11-11 Mon-Sat, 12-4, 7-10.30 Sun. (SW11, U39, U100, U107)

SW1(B), TRAVELLERS TAVERN. Renamed RAT & PARROT. -Wadworth: 6X. +Courage: Directors Bitter. +Theakston: Best Bitter, XB. (SW11, U100, U109)

SW1(W), DUKE OF YORK. -Beers listed. +Courage: Best Bitter. +Theakston: Best Bitter. Refurbished. (SW17, U107)

SW1(W), SHAKESPEARE TAVERN. Now simply SHAKESPEARE. -Beers listed. +Courage: Best Bitter, Directors Bitter. +Theakston: Best Bitter, XB, Old Peculiar. Now prominently advertises "Traditional Fish & Chips". (SW18, U62, U107)

SW6, ADELAIDE. +Guest beer (currently Kingston 3KB). (SW27, U70, U98)

SW18, SPINNING WHEEL II. Renamed GLEESON & SONS CORNER HOUSE, still fizz, H removed. Irish theme pub. Formerly FREEWAYS. (SW51, U46, U54, U98, U109)


W3, DUKE OF YORK. +Fullers beers as guest. (W64, U78, U79, U92)

W7, WHITE HART. Renamed DOLPHIN. -Beers listed. +Draught Bass. +Gibbs Mew:Overlord, Deacon, Bishops Tipple. +Guest beers (currently Adnams: Bitter, Extra). +Inch's Cider. Now a Gibbs Mew pub ex Grand Met (Watney). A total of 7 handpumps and 3 casks on gravity dispense for real ales. Refurbished - no carpets. Food including Sunday roast. Open all permitted hours. (W79, U83, U101)

W12, BUSH. Renamed FRINGE & FIRKIN. -Beers listed. +Firkin: Mild (3.4%), Luvvy Ale (3.5%), Fringe Ale (4.3%), Shakes-Beer (5.0%), Dogbolter (5.6%). +Addlestone: Cask Conditioned Cider. Converted into a Firkin brew pub with brewery visible at rear of bar. The Mild and Dogbolter are imported from other Firkin brew pubs. All the usual ingredients: bare floorboards, ceiling fans, barrel tables etc. Beer and theatrical related photos on walls, the latter reflecting the Bush Theatre which has reopened upstairs. Pub games include "Monster Janga" and "Giant Connect 4". Food. Open all permitted hours. (W91, U71)

HAMPTON WICK, SWAN. -Beers listed. +Shepherd Neame: Best Bitter, Spitfire. Now Shepherd Neame, ex Grand Met (Courage). (W106, U91, U98)

TWICKENHAM, EEL PIE. -Gribble: Black Adder. +Gribble: Black Adder II. (W150, U71, U99)