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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
1:33 pm
Just a thought
Does anyone want to do another one of these here pub crawl things in what's left of this year? Maybe Oct or Nov?

The last one was a fun little revival - and that was quite a while ago now.

Friday, February 13th, 2009
11:31 am
Sajini's Birthday Pub Crawl
RIGHT - this is next Saturday, 21st Feb. Itinerary below for your perusal/comments. Hope to see you there! Jo x

11am: Waterloo - Stage Door

12pm: Embankment – Queen Mary (boat pub!!)

12.45pm: Charing Cross – Chandos (Sam Smiths) LUNCH

2.15pm: Leicester Square – Moon Under Water (Wetherspoons)

3pm: TCR - The Montagu Pike (Wetherspoons)

3.45pm: Goodge St – Fitzroy Tavern (Sam Smiths)

4.30pm: Warren St - Prince of Wales Feathers

5.15pm: Euston - Doric Arch

6pm: King's Cross – Skinner’s Arms

7pm: Angel - Wetherspoons

8pm: Old St - Masque Haunt (Wetherspoons) DINNER

9.30pm: Moorgate – Red Lion (check if open)

10.15pm: Bank – Crosse Keys (Wetherspoons)

11pm: London Bridge - George/Southwark Tavern/Rose (whichever is open!)

Current Mood: happy
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
2:03 pm
Sajini crawl - the itinerary so far
Any suggestions/improvements, please let me know. Also bear in mind we can walk between a lot of these. It's only 14 stops, which is a fair compromise I think. A lot of Spoons and Sam Smiths in there - but if you're anything like me, you value cheapness at the moment...

11am: Waterloo - Stage Door

12pm: Embankment - TBC

12.45pm: Charing Cross – Chandos (Sam Smiths) LUNCH

2.15pm: Leicester Square – Moon Under Water (Wetherspoons)

3pm: TCR - The Montagu Pike (Wetherspoons)

3.45pm: Goodge St – Fitzroy Tavern (Sam Smiths)

4.30pm: Warren St - Prince of Wales Feathers

5.15pm: Euston - Doric Arch

6pm: King's Cross - TBC

7pm: Angel - Old Queen's Head

8pm: Old St - Masque Haunt (Wetherspoons) DINNER

9.30pm: Moorgate – Red Lion (check if open)

10.15pm: Bank – Crosse Keys (MADONNA BRA Wetherspoons)

11pm: London Bridge - George/Southwark Tavern/Rose (whichever is open!)

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
11:29 am
London Crawling?

I'm not having enough fun.

Let's do a pub crawl. I can definitely do 20th February since Martin Witch is away so no gigs will be booked then. How is that date for others?

I also think it's about time we did the Circle Line. All 28 stops, and a half at each one.

Any other ideas? Am happy to plan it since I do nothing at work all day.

Sunday, December 7th, 2008
1:43 pm
A possible future crawl?
Well, half a future crawl, technically. I didn't realise that there were SIX pubs in the West End called 'The Blue Posts'.
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
1:53 pm
I've totally forgotten what was said about pubcrawling soon? Not the one this w/e (hope it was fun, I was stuck at work. On a weekend. Yes.) but is there one happening 22nd? I'll sort the route if you like.
Monday, March 17th, 2008
10:54 pm
The best pub crawl idea ever?
Such a shame I have plans...we should do this for Easter 2009!

Current Mood: excited
Monday, March 10th, 2008
6:12 pm
Birthday crawl?
When are people free in April then?

I did a very small birthday thing with a few close types at the weekend, but I'd like to do a big full-on London pub crawl birthday too. Because I am greedy.

So maybe people could shout out when is good/bad in April (or even May)?

Myself, 5th April is out, as is weekend of 18th/19th/20th, but I think the rest of April is clear.

And of course if there's other things to annex the crawl for, it doesn't have to be for my birthday.
Thursday, December 6th, 2007
4:47 pm
Now then, now then. What are your thoughts on this one?

The opinions of the exec committee are required before we 'go public' on the Facebook group. Works for me, though. Google map here.

Blurb, featuring quotes from informed reviewers. Otherwise known as the good commenters of beerintheevening.com:

11am SHARP
The White Swan
"Actually not that bad for a JDW. Good to get tanked up on the cheap before a club or late bar. To escape the Wethermen, get a seat upstairs - most of them can't walk up em, so yr safe!"
(Trans.: Daleks run this pub!)

0.25 miles

The Alwyne
"I love the Alwyne, it is the home of the Highbury Groovers Netball Squad, I drink there at least twice a week and food is good."
(It's also one of many homes of our pub quiz team. Though we are clearly not as cool as the 'Groovers.)

0.5 miles

The Compton Arms
"Younger readers of this site may be interested to know that this was one of the first pioneers of real ale back in the 70's when it was part of a small chain of free houses owned by ( believe it or not ) the notorious Maxwell Joseph of Watneys / Trumans fame"

Hardly any distance

The Hope & Anchor
"The last time I came here was after Fulham getting mullered at Highbury a few years back, and me being equally mullered didnt get to appreciate it. This time it was first pub on the list , it still has that musicy alternative vibe."
(Mmm, I love that musicy alternative vibe. Let's get mullered!)

LONGEST WALK HERE: Still under a mile, but allow 15 mins for walk.

The Old Queen's Head
"Am at my desk, just minutes away from the weekend, waiting for the time to pass where I can meet my mates at my local
That is how much I love this pub"
(A thrilling insight into one man's love for the OQH)

Hardly any distance

The Mucky Pup
"p.s. also was a massive dog there one time, dont know if that has something to do with the name. It seems to have one awards for being a dog-friendly pub!"
(One awards! I want one awards. And a massive dog. Apparently the jukebox is good.)

0.3 miles

The Camden Head
"I would like to say that in order to drink here you have to speak polish. The staff are always talking in polish and I find it hard to have a good night out like I once did in this once great pub."
(What larks! Let's all learn Polish!)

0.75 miles, ish, allow 10 mins for walk.

Island Queen
"The decor etc in this pub's ok but I won't be back. Halfway through serving me the phone rang and the barmaid said "Back in a minute" and went and answered it."
(Get her sacked! Outrageous! She was probably Polish.)

0.75 miles, ish, allow 10 mins for walk

The Old Red Lion Theatre Bar
"They have started doing excellent DJ nights...very different, very chilled, and with a beautiful dog!!!"
(A beautiful dog, DJing, what more do you want?!)

Hardly any distance

The Harlequin
"I ordered a pint of landlord. Must be a special version as it came with bits. I will not return."
(Should have ordered a Polish barmaid.)

0.5 miles

Filthy McNasty's
"It makes you want to down whiskeys and snort vodka all day."
(Lucky we're not going there earlier on... perhaps an all-nighter, anyone?)

0.5 miles

The Angel
"A haven for the underclass, very depressing venue, this place reeks of failure and misery"
(Cheer up buddy, it's a Wetherspoon's and we're all mullered!)

Friday, November 30th, 2007
12:39 pm
Speak NOW or forever hold your peace
In the (Xmas) spirit of getting things moving, we have a proposal:

The Christmas Angel Pub Crawl
December 15th 2007

Route: tbc, but based around Angel, Upper Street and Essex Road. Possibly commencing at Highbury & Islington tube and concluding at Angel tube for carriages at 10pm.
Purpose: as discussed
Other: Secret Santa? Santa hats?

Objections anybody? Speak now!

EDIT: This seems to be a goer. If there are no objections, I will Facebook invite this by 7pm tonight. Route will take a little longer, but: What are your favourite pubs in the area? Let me know, so I don't miss them out!
9:55 am
ATTENTION: December 15th Crawl
As most of you will have noticed, there has been a crawl mooted on December 15th.

This will be to celebrate three (3) things:
1. Sajini finishing
2. Gregory birthdaying
3. CHRISTMAS christmassing

There's some sort of ludicrous idea that I might be the one to organise this one. Which is a dangerous idea, trust me, but here goes anyway...

It's opinion time! Priority of opinions will go to Sajini and Greg (and me, as I'm organising it) but still want to hear from everyone please!

1. Can you come at all?
2. Are you busy doing something Christmassy/party-esque in the evening? If so, what? Where? And what time would you like the crawl to end so that you can move on in good time? It has been suggested that we make an early start and finish at, say, 10.
3. Theme ideas?
4. Specific pub ideas?

As usual I favour a route which is involves more walking and less bus/tube. I'm off to HDIF in the evening which means I also favour the early finish plan (it'll be rammed.)

Friday, September 21st, 2007
2:42 pm
I've planned the pub crawl!

The provisional itinerary (suggestions welcome) is:

1pm: Meet at the Bunch of Grapes, St Thomas's Street (London Bridge tube) for lunch and drinks.


3pm: Wheatsheaf, Stoney Street (still London Bridge tube)


4pm: The Founders Arms, Hopton Street, Bankside (Blackfriars or Southwark tube)


5pm: The Prince William Henry, Blackfriars Road
(Southwark tube)


6pm: The Mulberry Bush, Upper Ground (Waterloo tube) for dinner


8pm: The Sekforde Arms, Sekforde Street (Farringdon tube)


9pm: The Calthorpe Arms, Gray's Inn Road
(King's Cross tube)


10pm: The Lamb, Lamb's Conduit Street (Russell Square tube)


11pm: The Marquess of Anglesey, Bow Street (Covent Garden tube)

12am: leave for club which wot Martin V recommended which plays Guns N Roses. Which is central somewhere.

3am: After 10 pints of Waggledance and ridiculously overpriced warm Carling in plastic glasses, stumble home, get a donner and pass out.

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
1:08 pm
Pub crawl. Another. When?
Hello crawlers. It's 2 months (2 months!) since the Camden crawl. In the interests of maintaining our 'roughly 4 a year' plan (which I'm sure is the plan, it is in my head at least) I believe we are due another one in September. All agreed?

The reason I'm asking is that it's probably round about my turn to organise one, unless anyone else is mad keen on doing it... and it's probably worth thinking about circa a month ahead of time, looking at past crawls.

So then, 2 questions initially:
1. Saturdays in September are as follows...
...which can you do?

2. Theme ideas. Fire away...
Wednesday, December 6th, 2006
3:56 pm
Next Pub Crawl

We are go for the 13th people, last chance to object! Hold that date: THE THIRTEENTH.
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
2:02 pm
Ahoy there, drinkers!
So, I'm thinking it's looking unlikely we'll fit Best Of Pub Crawl in before Christmas, no? But, let's fix up a date in January and stick to it, so we have something with which to ward off the post-holiday blues!

Dates? Saturdays in January are: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th. 6th might be a bit optimistic, funds-wise, if your wallets are all taking the seasonal battering mine's looking forward to.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to suggest that no true londonpubcrawler should have any intention of giving up booze in the new year, as some lily-livered resolution types are wont to do. A bad business. *shakes head in dismay*
Friday, October 6th, 2006
2:54 pm
And your little dog too
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NB The above in no way affects the Best Of Pub-crawl (BOP?) which should be gone ahead with accordingly, but is obviously less time sensitive.
10:59 am
Prompted by celentari about when I am organising the next LPC, I should probably tell you now that it is best I pass. My offer still stands, but it was conditional on me having moved out by time said pub crawl occurred. Since I am very much still living at home, and with no end in sight to the continuing flat saga, I will have to pass on my duties, but promise to organise the next one, or the one after that.... basically, I intend to organise a pub crawl for within a week or two after I move (if it ever happens).

Apologies, but I just can't commit to organising an event that in all likelihood I will be unable to attend most of.
Monday, July 31st, 2006
6:07 pm
Climb every montage
BIG PICTURES! Not new ones, but a melange of other people's turned into a compilation photo for your viewing pleasure, people. Huge thanks again to Jober for organising a super day out.

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So when's the next one? First week September-ish?
Friday, July 28th, 2006
12:56 pm
Don't forget that TEH GREAT LONDON FILM PUB CRAWL is tomorrow! Meet at 12 noon at The George Inn, Borough High Street, SE1 1NH (nearest tube London Bridge). I have itineraries for everybody. Bring money! You'll need it.

If anyone wants an itinerary beforehand, i.e. if they are joining us mid-crawl, please email gingerprincess2000 at yahoo dot com.

See you there I hope! I have a STINKING COLD but I'm still going to drink at each stop...


Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
11:15 am
OK, so...
Right then kids:

Here’s the most up-to-date itinerary; the reason for change being that a) Lancaster Gate tube is shut for the foreseeable future so we've scrapped the Archery Tavern and b) we’d like to pay a visit to poptimists. Here’s the latest version; comments welcomed:

12:00 Meet at the George Inn, (London Bridge) for lunch and drinky
13:30 The Anchor (also London Bridge)
14:15 The Lamb and Flag (Covent Garden, Leicester Square)
15:00 The Hand and Racquet (Piccadilly, Leicester Square)
WALK or TUBE (Northern Line)
15:45 The Newman Arms (Tottenham Court Road)
WALK or TUBE (Northern Line)
16:30 The Fitzroy Tavern (Goodge Street)
TUBE (Northern Line)
17:30 The Boot (King's Cross)
TUBE (Circle Line)
18:30 The Windsor Castle (Baker Street) for dinner
TUBE (Bakerloo Line)
20:00 The Coach and Horses (Oxford Circus)
TUBE (Central Line)
21:00 poptimists (Chancery Lane)
TUBE (Central Line, Jubilee Line)
22:00 The Shepherd's Tavern (Green Park)

Current Mood: excited
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