London's Best Pubs: A Guide to London's Most Interesting and Unusual Pubs

London's Best Pubs: A Guide to London's Most Interesting and Unusual Pubs

by Peter Haydon, Tim Hampson
     
 

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A thirst-inducing exploration of London's best drinking establishments, and an indispensable guide for pub aficionados everywhere. The London pub is an institution and this completely updated book gives the full lowdown on 117 of the best choices in the city, from East End boozers to smarter venues outside the centre. Divided by area and accompanied by photography

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A thirst-inducing exploration of London's best drinking establishments, and an indispensable guide for pub aficionados everywhere. The London pub is an institution and this completely updated book gives the full lowdown on 117 of the best choices in the city, from East End boozers to smarter venues outside the centre. Divided by area and accompanied by photography showcasing both interiors and exteriors, the pubs described here will appeal to a broad range of visitors, both tourists and London residents alike. Every entry features an overview of the cask ales on offer, together with informative historical and architectural snapshots and details on the character of each pub. Maps at the beginning of each area chapter enable the reader to find the way to their chosen drinking hole. In addition, a special Where to go if you like... section lists particularly special pub choices by interest. Featuring the best choices in the city, wherever you are.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Haydon (Beer and Britannia: An Inebriated History of England), director of the London brewery Meantime, has compiled a guide to 115 of London's best pubs, from the Salisbury in the theater district, with all its Victorian, frosted-glass elegance, to the no-less-historic but more relaxed Castle in Battersea, south of the Thames. Liberally illustrated with enticing color photographs, each one- or two-page entry describes a bit of the pub's history, atmosphere, and neighborhood and lists one or two of the cask beers offered. The pubs are grouped geographically, and each section includes a map. Although there is no master index, Haydon has included a helpful section on where to find real ales, good food, gardens, views of the river, and more. Information about hours and menus is not included. VERDICT Despite a few errors (Inigo Jones did not design the covered market at Covent Garden), this handsome volume will help pub enthusiasts find the best places in a city with over 5000 options.—Linda Kaufman, Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts Lib., North Adams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847734211
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Haydon is a pub historian who spent three years editing the Society of Independent Brewers' magazine before becoming the society's General Secretary for four and a half years. Also the author of The English Pub (now republished as Beer and Britannia: An Inebriated History of England) and the editor of Which? Guide to Country Pubs and a CAMRA guide to the best pubs in London, he regularly gives talks on beer pubs and England's Drinking History. He is a director of the Meantime Brewing Company. Tim Hampson is a writer and regular broadcaster on beer and public houses. Chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers, his work appears in the Telegraph, Food & Travel magazine, What's Brewing and Morning Advertiser. He has also appeared on BBC Good Food Live and Sky TV. He is also the author of London's Riverside Pubs (New Holland).

Peter Haydon is a pub historian who spent three years editing the Society of Independent Brewers' magazine before becoming the society's General Secretary for four and a half years. Also the author of The English Pub (now republished as Beer and Britannia: An Inebriated History of England) and the editor of Which? Guide to Country Pubs and a CAMRA guide to the best pubs in London, he regularly gives talks on beer pubs and England's Drinking History. He is a director of the Meantime Brewing Company. Tim Hampson is a writer and regular broadcaster on beer and public houses. Chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers, his work appears in the Telegraph, Food & Travel magazine, What's Brewing and Morning Advertiser. He has also appeared on BBC Good Food Live and Sky TV. He is also the author of London's Riverside Pubs (New Holland).

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