I feel that I’ve done enough posting about walking for a bit, so it’s time to return to my other true love of pub visiting…. This will be a bit of a holding page until I can start my visiting (and I might revisit the pubs I’ve already frequented, such is my commitment to high standards with this project).
I’m staying in London frequently over the next few months, so my little project is to find a favourite craft beer pub near every underground station in the city. To ensure that I select only the finest, I’m aiming to go to three carefully (sort of) chosen options near each station, then I can pick the pub that meets my requirements the best based on my little visit.
I’m going to start with the Victoria Line, which has 16 stations, so, 48 pub visits (or potentially more if I find some extra interesting looking pubs in a locality). I think I might enjoy this little project trying them all out. I’ve currently still got some gaps in the planning process, all suggestions welcomely received. I’m hoping to have completed the Victoria Line stations by the middle of June if this goes to plan.
Walthamstow Central (The Untraditional Pub, The Village Pub, Wild Card Brewery Barrel Room)
Blackhorse Road (Wild Card Brewery Taproom, Signature Brew Brewer’s Bar, Exale Brewing Taproom)
Tottenham Hale (Ferry Boat, Beavertown Brewery Taproom, Bluecoats)
Seven Sisters (True Craft, Five Miles, ???)
Finsbury Park (The Finsbury, The Naturalist, ???)
Highbury & Islington (Brewhouse & Kitchen, The White Swan, Snooty Fox)
King’s Cross St. Pancras (Parcel Yard, King Charles I, Skinners Arms)
Euston (Doric Arch, Euston Tap, ???)
Warren Street (Smugglers Tavern, Marlborough Arms, ???)
Oxford Circus (Old Coffee House, Star & Garter, Brewdog Soho)
Green Park (King’s Head, Red Lion, ???)
Victoria (Willow Walk, St George’s Tavern, ???)
Pimlico (Cask Pub & Kitchen, White Swan, Grosvenor Arms)
Vauxhall (Mother Kelly’s, ???, ???)
Stockwell (Phoenix, Surprise, ???)
Brixton (Craft Beer Co, Brewdog Brixton, Brixton Brewery Taproom)