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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:46 pm 
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A little help needed from the bored Londoners please.

Going to the boxing Saturday week, are there any decent pubs less than half an hour tube ride from Wembley?

Really don't want to be drinking warm bottled lager in The Moore Spice.

Any decent recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


Good morning Mr Jedi - your best bet is refreshments by Baker St station before you head north

I would recommend 2 boozers in the general vicinity

The Volunteer - 2 minute walk from station

The Sir John Balcombe - 5 minute walk - off Dorset Sq

Pretty much this.

Although if money is tight and lunnon prices scare you, there's a 'spoons by baker st. I'm not suggesting that btw!

Ha ha, I've just survived a weekend with Dublin prices, think I can cope with a day in London!

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Whilst I've got peoples attention I'm up with the kids in August watching the Athletics, both sessions on Sunday 6th so will have a few hours to kill. Any child-friendly pubs near the Olympic Park or is that outside of bored members sphere of knowledge?

I've got this.

Here east, in the north of the Olympic park is in the old communication centre.

Several really good bars/restaurants facing on to the river Lea. Grass area outside.

Particular shout out to mason and co, great beers and italian esque food and child friendly, Randy's wing bar (ronseal). There's also a breakfast club, a good Italian, and a bar specialising in pinball etc.

All without leaving the park

That's great, cheers.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:49 pm 
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On the subject of the Lea Valley, this article might be of passing interest to HH at least

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... eaway-path


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On the subject of the Lea Valley, this article might be of passing interest to HH at least

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... eaway-path

Yea, walked it the other day. Despite my innate scepticism, they're doing some decent things with the park and it's surroundings.

Ginger jedi- if you look at the article, the places I'm referring to are in the unmarked building at the top left of the plan.

Depending on their age, the helter skelter down the kapoor building can be fun if somewhat pricey.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:02 pm 
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Brazil wrote:
On the subject of the Lea Valley, this article might be of passing interest to HH at least

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... eaway-path


I cycled Hertford to Stratford along the tow path last year. I went back another day and cycled along the Stort towpath to Bishops Stortford. It's a nice journey.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:44 pm 
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Walk across the park and have a pizza and a beer at Crate Brewery.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:57 pm 
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Walk across the park and have a pizza and a beer at Crate Brewery.

I recommend you don't have one of Crate's beers though. Never found a decent one. Avoid Howling Hops next door as well.

Great brewery tap though - particularly the pizza.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:59 pm 
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Walk across the park and have a pizza and a beer at Crate Brewery.

I recommend you don't have one of Crate's beers though. Never found a decent one. Avoid Howling Hops next door as well.

Great brewery tap though - particularly the pizza.

With you on crate, but what's your beef with howling hops? They've been kicking out some great beers recently


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:01 pm 
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I recommend you don't have one of Crate's beers though. Never found a decent one. Avoid Howling Hops next door as well.


Why, what's the problem?

(Never heard of them, unlikely to drink them but I'm always interested in English Ales.)


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I recommend you don't have one of Crate's beers though. Never found a decent one. Avoid Howling Hops next door as well.


Why, what's the problem?

(Never heard of them, unlikely to drink them but I'm always interested in English Ales.)


Crate are rubbish. The only reason they survive is their brewery tap room in a good location.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:19 pm 
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I recommend you don't have one of Crate's beers though. Never found a decent one. Avoid Howling Hops next door as well.


Why, what's the problem?

(Never heard of them, unlikely to drink them but I'm always interested in English Ales.)


Crate are rubbish. The only reason they survive is their brewery tap room in a good location.


I've only been to Crate once and I've never encountered a more clueless bunch of people serving behind a bar. It took an eternity to get served.

The place was packed, however, as you say, because of the location rather than the quality of the beer or the competence of the staff.


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I'm out that way tonight- I'll be going to howling hops and mason and co, crate on a Friday night is atrocious....


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:28 pm 
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Silvio Berlusconi wrote:
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A little help needed from the bored Londoners please.

Going to the boxing Saturday week, are there any decent pubs less than half an hour tube ride from Wembley?

Really don't want to be drinking warm bottled lager in The Moore Spice.

Any decent recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


Good morning Mr Jedi - your best bet is refreshments by Baker St station before you head north

I would recommend 2 boozers in the general vicinity

The Volunteer - 2 minute walk from station

The Sir John Balcombe - 5 minute walk - off Dorset Sq


The Royal Oak is OK as well. 5 mins from Baker St.

Avoid The Globe opposite Baker St tube across Marylebone Rd. It always seems to end up as a warzone when football is on at Wembley anyway.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:08 pm 
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happyhooker wrote:
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Walk across the park and have a pizza and a beer at Crate Brewery.

I recommend you don't have one of Crate's beers though. Never found a decent one. Avoid Howling Hops next door as well.

Great brewery tap though - particularly the pizza.

With you on crate, but what's your beef with howling hops? They've been kicking out some great beers recently

Don't like any of their beers. All much too hoppy, and I like a hoppy beer.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:11 pm 
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dinsdale wrote:
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Walk across the park and have a pizza and a beer at Crate Brewery.

I recommend you don't have one of Crate's beers though. Never found a decent one. Avoid Howling Hops next door as well.

Great brewery tap though - particularly the pizza.

With you on crate, but what's your beef with howling hops? They've been kicking out some great beers recently

Don't like any of their beers. All much too hoppy, and I like a hoppy beer.

Chacun a son gout I suppose, I really like their pale xx and the IPA, but I'm a complete hop head


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mikerob wrote:
Silvio Berlusconi wrote:
The Ginger Jedi wrote:
A little help needed from the bored Londoners please.

Going to the boxing Saturday week, are there any decent pubs less than half an hour tube ride from Wembley?

Really don't want to be drinking warm bottled lager in The Moore Spice.

Any decent recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


Good morning Mr Jedi - your best bet is refreshments by Baker St station before you head north

I would recommend 2 boozers in the general vicinity

The Volunteer - 2 minute walk from station

The Sir John Balcombe - 5 minute walk - off Dorset Sq


The Royal Oak is OK as well. 5 mins from Baker St.

Avoid The Globe opposite Baker St tube across Marylebone Rd. It always seems to end up as a warzone when football is on at Wembley anyway.


Good shout, the landlord is a character

Which reminds me, The Thornbury Castle on the same road is a top boozer; family who own it are massive Wasps fans - very subtle hints around the boozer to illustrate this


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I agree about the quality of beer at Crate compared to Howlig shops but it's also about the ambience innit. And you can get jugs so that saves time although the bar staff are useless.


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I agree about the quality of beer at Crate compared to Howlig shops but it's also about the ambience innit. And you can get jugs so that saves time although the bar staff are useless.

I'll tell them about their new name


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happyhooker wrote:
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I agree about the quality of beer at Crate compared to Howlig shops but it's also about the ambience innit. And you can get jugs so that saves time although the bar staff are useless.

I'll tell them about their new name


I'm on a farken coach to Dorset. Beer in one hand phone in the other.


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Man In Black wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
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I agree about the quality of beer at Crate compared to Howlig shops but it's also about the ambience innit. And you can get jugs so that saves time although the bar staff are useless.

I'll tell them about their new name


I'm on a farken coach to Dorset. Beer in one hand, cock in the other.


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