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« on: January 22, 2011, 02:19:23 PM »
OK, tonight I go to London. Be staying in West Kensignton. There's a brewery nearby, billed as the last family brewery in London. In the UK the breweries own most of the pubs and this one is no exceptions. Have a little Google Maps pub tour planned out. Will report back.

http://www.fullers.co.uk/rte.asp?id=3
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Re: London
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 02:54:47 PM »
How long you in London for?
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Re: London
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 03:31:03 PM »
If your in West Kensington , go a mile or 2 further and visit the Old City Arms, right at the base of the Hammersmith Bridge, great pub and one of my favorites in that section .

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 04:15:18 PM »
You must be a pilot.  Or a steward(ess)? Sounds like a badass job- I'd be hitting the pubs too.  ;D
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Re: London
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 06:11:44 PM »
Have reservations for the tour.  It is worth it. The reception area/museum/brewery tap in the vaults is very impressive, and the beer is not bad.   Go to the brewery shop afterwards for some alcohol fueled purchases.

You can walk along the Thames back towards Hammersmith (hint - keep the river to your right).  Stop at the Dove for a pint, as it is a historic pub that the wife and I have fond memories of.  Continue along the Thames, stop at the pub by the bridge that mrbowenz recommends.  That will be a good day.
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Re: London
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 06:59:41 PM »
Yes, I drive the bus. 24 hours which includes two naps. Not sure if they're open on Sunday's. Thanks for the recommendations. My day at the office just started. Going to be a long night.
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Re: London
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 01:22:52 PM »
No Fullers tours on Sunday.... Someone in entourage needed to see NFL... in 3 Famous Kings... 4 beers on cask we will survive... ( not sure they're meeting style descriptions..  But who cares)
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Re: London
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011, 01:27:25 PM »
No Fullers tours on Sunday.... Someone in entourage needed to see NFL... in 3 Famous Kings... 4 beers on cask we will survive... ( not sure they're meeting style descriptions..  But who cares)

Famous Three Kings - not a fan I'm afraid. Beer's ok, vibe not great. Having said that, it might just be me with the bum vibe.

The sign might make you laugh (based on who they have as the third king)
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2011, 01:29:40 PM »
Like I said, some people needed to watch the game....
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Re: London
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2011, 01:34:13 PM »
No Fullers tours on Sunday.... Someone in entourage needed to see NFL... in 3 Famous Kings... 4 beers on cask we will survive... ( not sure they're meeting style descriptions..  But who cares)

Is that the place in Clerkenwell?  I think we walked by there and did not stop.

From there you couild go to Ye Olde Mitre (hard to find), might not be open on Sunday.
I was about to suggest some more, but nah, whose won't be open.


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Re: London
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2011, 01:46:05 PM »
No Fullers tours on Sunday.... Someone in entourage needed to see NFL... in 3 Famous Kings... 4 beers on cask we will survive... ( not sure they're meeting style descriptions..  But who cares)

Is that the place in Clerkenwell?  I think we walked by there and did not stop.

From there you couild go to Ye Olde Mitre (hard to find), might not be open on Sunday.
I was about to suggest some more, but nah, whose won't be open.




Famous Three Kings is in West Kensington, which is some way and several postcodes from Clerkenwell. Still, the tube would get you about if you were motivated.
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2011, 02:33:36 PM »
No Fullers tours on Sunday.... Someone in entourage needed to see NFL... in 3 Famous Kings... 4 beers on cask we will survive... ( not sure they're meeting style descriptions..  But who cares)
Is that the place in Clerkenwell?  I think we walked by there and did not stop.
From there you couild go to Ye Olde Mitre (hard to find), might not be open on Sunday.
I was about to suggest some more, but nah, whose won't be open.
Famous Three Kings is in West Kensington, which is some way and several postcodes from Clerkenwell. Still, the tube would get you about if you were motivated.
OK the one of was thinking of is The Three Kings in , Elvis was one of the kings.
It might look different today.  http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/17/1792/Three_Kings/Clerkenwell
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Re: London
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2011, 02:46:57 PM »
No Fullers tours on Sunday.... Someone in entourage needed to see NFL... in 3 Famous Kings... 4 beers on cask we will survive... ( not sure they're meeting style descriptions..  But who cares)
Is that the place in Clerkenwell?  I think we walked by there and did not stop.
From there you couild go to Ye Olde Mitre (hard to find), might not be open on Sunday.
I was about to suggest some more, but nah, whose won't be open.
Famous Three Kings is in West Kensington, which is some way and several postcodes from Clerkenwell. Still, the tube would get you about if you were motivated.
OK the one of was thinking of is The Three Kings in , Elvis was one of the kings.
It might look different today.  http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/17/1792/Three_Kings/Clerkenwell
These are different pubs, but with very similar names, so one can see the confusion. Strangely enough though, Elvis is one of the kings on the Famous Three Kings sign.

Somehwere, someone has written about British pub names and the recurrence. There's some fairly deep history in some of them, and some quite unusual names.
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Re: London
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2011, 04:19:55 PM »
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These are different pubs, but with very similar names, so one can see the confusion. Strangely enough though, Elvis is one of the kings on the Famous Three Kings sign.

Somehwere, someone has written about British pub names and the recurrence. There's some fairly deep history in some of them, and some quite unusual names.
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Sort of like all of the Red Lion pubs not too far from Tragalger Square.
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Re: London
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2011, 08:16:44 AM »
Bump. Headed to London in two weeks' time. Already planning on going to The Rake Thursday Aug 4 to see my friend Roger talk about his brewery (http://www.staustellbrewery.co.uk/). We'll be hitting Borough Market, of course, and Books for Cooks, and the Shaun of the Dead house, and Whole Foods.

Any other suggestions? Oscar, did you end up going to the Fullers brewery?
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