When we previously looked in on this place we took its choice of Timothy Taylor beers as a sign that this was a regular thing. So when we turned up this week expecting to see pints of Landlord and their other wares on sale we were rather surprised that there was no TT to be seen. Instead, and this wasn’t disappointing, their 12 pumps were adorned with badges belonging to micro-breweries from all over the place. We won’t bother mentioning them here because by the landlord’s own admission, he’s running a pub which appears to be a rolling beer festival, buying entire ranges of beers from various breweries and just sticking them on. We were there during a loyal-to-London-breweries week so a vast array was available. We even heard a fizz drinker ask the barman “what lagers have you got”. The answer he got didn’t include any recognisable names (wot, no Carlsberg?!) which was also music to our ears. Cider and perry drinkers will find their tastes catered for sufficiently as well. So, guess what, this is a great pub for drinking beer, but its efforts would be for nothing if it was without great service, decent food and a warming fireplace in winter. But, oh yeah, it’s got all these as well. We’re sorely tempted to upgrade this place to a 5-pinter but there’s something about the place that’s slightly lacking. It’s not much, but these accolades can’t be given out willy-nilly. Even so, it’s as close as it gets. Pay these guys a visit and reward them for their efforts. They’ll reward your thirst in reply.
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Reviewed by septic
11 Nov 2011