I had long wanted to visit The Hope in Carshalton based on its good beer reputation, so I jumped on a train, then a tram, then another train and handily ended up at Carshalton train station at mid-day, just in time for opening.
Of course I didn’t spend an hour and a half traveling just to visit one pub, no matter how good, I was going to see what else the town had to offer.
First stop The Railway Tavern.
A good old school corner boozer of the sort Fullers seem to do less and less of these days.
I was first punter in, more followed shortly. After a leisurely pint of average Fullers Spring Sprinter ,I moved on to….
A quite attractive wedge shaped exterior, but once inside I found it a little on the gastro side of things, with most tables set for dining purposes, well it was a Sunday lunchtime. Despite being Greene King owned there was a reasonable Ale selection.
My Siren Undercurrent was a little hazy, but good,
I finished it off in the secluded beer garden.
Two pubs done and not looking bad, part 2 coming soon.