July’s pub is an Iconic London pub on the edge of Covent Garden, one I have been using six or seven times a year for more than a decade now.
It was July 1st in the midst of a heatwave and my first pub of the month, I got there 10 minutes before opening time and as usual my drinking partner for the day was ahead of me, The Stafford Mudgie (Paul) can be seen above peering through the already open window in anticipation, a great pub with great beer.
The Wenlock Arms
Remaining in London for August’s pub , The Wenlock Arms, (a ten minute walk from either Old Street tube or Angel) is a long standing drinkers pub, and although having been spruced up in the last few years it remains a solid boozer with ten handpumps dispensing ale across all styles.
The Kings Arms
At the risk of becoming boring , this is the third London pub in a row, It’s a very traditional looking London corner pub down a Bethnal Green side street , but upon entering, the interior has been stripped out and you find yourself in a modern craft bar serving both cask and keg beer. When I first came here some when in the early mid 90’s it was what would have been described as an old mans pub with grotty carpet, horse racing on an old tv, proper east-end characters and of course lots of smoke, It had character but if it hadn’t changed it probably wouldn’t be around today.Not to everyone’s taste but I really like the vibrancy of the modern incarnation.
Its Ruby Murry night tomorrow so chapter four will be most likely Friday evening.