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It's gone through a few changes of ownership and decoration over the years. (Photo of it as Bistro de la Gare, and older of same, and another, and one as The Long Hope.)

 

Address: 184-186 Pentonville Road.

Former Name(s): Bistro de la Gare; The Long Hope; The King's Crown; Shaw's.

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Originally a coffee shop, but has since expanded into being a bar and cafe.

 

Address: 213 Old Street.

Owner: Grind (website).

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A restaurant and shisha lounge mainly, but this used to be more of a pub. (Photo of it as The White Hart.)

 

Address: 290 Chase Road (formerly listed at Chase Side).

Former Name(s): The White Hart.

Owner: Star Pubs and Bars; Watney Combe Reid (former).

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A new name for this latest incarnation of a former pub building. (Photos of it as Newman Street Tavern and earlier as Ping Pong.)

 

Address: 48 Newman Street.

Former Name(s): Dickie Fitz; The Newman Street Tavern; Ping Pong; The Cambridge Arms; The Cambridge Stores; The Oxford and Cambridge (on the same site); The Garrick's Head (on the same site).

Owner: Ping Pong (former); Punch Taverns [Spirit Group] (former).

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A greasy spoon cafe in a more upmarket area.

 

Address: 140 Fortess Road.

A bar near the markets. (Older photos of it as Made in Brasil Boteco, as CocoBamboo and as Zorya.)

 

Address: 48 Chalk Farm Road.

Former Name(s): Made in Brasil Boteco; CocoBamboo; Zorya; Flesh.

Owner: Bar 6 Group (website).

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A pub by a big intersection in East Greenwich.

 

Address: 108 Woolwich Road (formerly Lower Greenwich Road).

Owner: Ei Group.

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Sited opposite Mornington Crescent station, a decent looking pub, renamed after the late Humphrey Lyttelton, who has a particular connection with this part of London. (Older photo of it, and as The Crescent.)

 

Address: 1 Camden High Street.

Former Name(s): The Crescent; Edwards; The Southampton Arms.

Owner: Mitchells and Butlers [Castle] (website); Mitchells and Butlers [Edwards] (former); Charrington (former); Wenlock Brewery (former).

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A theatre pub just on the north side of the canal, right next to another closed pub.

 

Address: 2 Shepperton Road (formerly at Aberystwyth Terrace).

Former Name(s): The Rosemary Branch Tavern.

Owner: Remarkable Restaurants; Watney Combe Reid (former).

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A perfectly decent pub in Finsbury Park. (Older photo of it.)

 

Address: 21-23 Stroud Green Road.

Former Name(s): The Rhythm and Hops; The Earl of Essex.

Owner: Greene King [Metropolitan Pub Company] (website); Capital Pub Company (former); Barracuda Group [Smith and Jones] (former); Watney Combe Reid (former).

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A pleasant pub just south of Leyton tube station, towards Stratford.

 

Address: 116 High Road Leyton.

Former Name(s): The King Harold.

Owner: Electric Star (website); Punch Taverns (former?); Charrington (former).

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A grand pub building near the Boleyn Ground (football ground for West Ham United). Closed in 2013, but has reopened as of 2014. Closed for refurb in 2020.

 

Address: 1 Barking Road.

Former Name(s): The Boleyn Tavern.

Owner: Spirit Pub Company/Globe Trott Inns; Taylor Walker (former).

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Pubs History (history)

A branch of this craft beer chain, with excellent vegan food from Biff's Jack Shack (when I visited in 2019). (Photo of it as Birthdays.)

 

Address: 33-35 Stoke Newington Road.

Former Name(s): Birthdays.

Owner: BrewDog (website).

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It's a really busy intersection here just opposite Wood Green tube station, but this is a large pub. (Older and much worse photo, and before that as The Goose.)

 

Address: 203 High Road (formerly at Theresa Terrace, Green Lanes).

Former Name(s): The Goose; The Goose and Granite.

Owner: Stonegate Pub Company (website); Mitchells and Butlers [Goose] (former).

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A pub just behind Earl's Court exhibition centre. Since renamed as The Prince.

 

Address: 14 Lillie Road.

Owner: Spirit Pub Company [Taylor Walker] (former); Punch Taverns [Spirit Group] (former).

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Grandiose pub opposite Tufnell Park station, which puts on gigs in its basement last time I was there (years ago).

 

Address: 178 Junction Road.

Former Name(s): The Boston.

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A bar and restaurant in Soho. (Photo of it as Jackson & Rye.)

 

Address: 56 Wardour Street.

Former Name(s): Jackson and Rye.

Owner: (website).

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A pub with a long history, right in the centre of Penge.

 

Address: 156 High Street (formerly Beckenham Road).

Owner: Enterprise Inns; Unique (former); Courage (former); Noakes (former).

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One of the early and important independent music shops, this spun off into a record label (now largely separate from the shop). Still a great place to find rare and interesting records.

 

Address: 130 Talbot Road.

Owner: (website).

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Qype

After being a locals' pub, it went through a period as the Dolls House, and is now under its old name, though a bit refurbed. (Older photo of it.)

 

Address: 1-5 Clayton Road.

Owner: Star Pubs and Bars; Watney Combe Reid (former).

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This gentrified conservation area of Peckham gets the pub refit that it's been waiting for, now returned to the original name. The place is packed and noisy on a Friday evening and the food is excellent. (View of bar and rear interior.) (Photo of menu, June 2010.) (Photos of burger, chorizo scotch egg, halloumi, salad, beef roast, and fries.) (Photo of it as The Wishing Well Inn.)

 

Address: 72-79 Choumert Road.

Former Name(s): The Wishing Well Inn; The Victoria Tavern.

Owner: Greene King [Capital Pub Company] (website).

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It's been repainted, but it's not clear that much else has changed. (Older photo of it.)

 

Address: 392 Camden Road.

Former Name(s): The Holloway Castle.

Owner: Prestige Group; Charrington (former).

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Looks like an estate pub, but probably all the better for that. (Older photo of it.)

 

Address: 44-46 Ebury Bridge Road (formerly Commercial Road).

Owner: Young's [Ram Pub Company] (website); Tritton (former).

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Beer in the Evening

Pubs History

Well-known during the Britpop era, a pub just off the High St in Camden. (Older photo of it.)

 

Address: 30 Inverness Street (formerly Wellington Street).

Former Name(s): The Cricketers (on the same site).

Owner: Max Barney Pub Company (website); Enterprise Inns (former); Courage (former).

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Large old pub, surely one of the older in the area. The building just off the left side of the photo also has a Truman's eagle logo on it, so may have been an off licence. (Close-up of pub sign.)

 

Address: 125 Slough Lane.

Former Name(s): De Burgo.

Owner: Truman Hanbury Buxton (former).

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Unenticing chain bar on the High St. (It was in the Good Beer Guide as the Wheatsheaf.)

 

Address: 48-50 Camden High Street.

Former Name(s): The Wheatsheaf.

Owner: Belushi's (website)/Enterprise Inns; Unique (former); Inntrepreneur (former); Courage (former).

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This restaurant/bar was formerly a pub, and originally I believe a post office building (or at least there was one on the same site).

 

Address: 35 Church Road.

Former Name(s): The Red Leopard; The Vintry.

Owner: (website).

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A Shepherd Neame pub near Cutty Sark station, since repainted as just The Spanish Galleon (the names seem fairly interchangeable throughout its history).

 

Address: 48 Greenwich Church Street.

Owner: Shepherd Neame; Barclay Perkins (former).

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Can't remember this being great; it's In a busy tourist area.

 

Address: 22 Neal Street (formerly King Street).

Owner: Market Taverns (website); Enterprise Inns (former); Watney Combe Reid (former).

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Beer in the Evening

Dead Pubs (history)

A basement bar in a former public toilets, also known as Ladies and Gentlemen.

 

Address: 2 Highgate Road.

Owner: (website).

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A pub on the east side of Haggerston Park in attractive little building. (It was in the Good Beer Guide from 1986-89 as The Duke of Sussex, and after that as The Albion.) (Photo of it as The Albion.)

 

Address: 94 Goldsmiths Row.

Former Name(s): The Albion; The Duke of Sussex.

Owner: Remarkable Pubs (website); Greene King (former?); Shepherd Neame (former); Charrington (former); West's Brewery (former).

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Once an old school boozer at the bottom of Brick Lane, this has been pretty extensively done up. (Photo of it as The Archers, and another older still.)

 

Address: 42 Osborn Street.

Former Name(s): The Archers; The Archer's Tavern; The Three Archers.

Owner: Enterprise Inns (website); Whitbread (former).

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A Shepherd Neame pub between Leicester and Trafalgar Squares, named after a boxer.

 

Address: 36 Panton Street.

Former Name(s): The Union Arms.

Owner: Shepherd Neame (website); Mitchells and Butlers [Nicholson's] (former).

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Beer in the Evening

Dead Pubs (history)

Back streets local pub in Southall.

 

Address: 96 Scotts Road.

One of the oldest pubs in this part of London and very pleasant it is too, right near the end of Heathrow's runways. A sign on the pub suggests the building was put up in the mid-16th century, and it's definitely been a pub since 1601. There's a bar in the former barn to the rear (on the right side).

 

Address: The Square, 530 Bath Road.

Owner: Enterprise Inns (website).

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Shepherd Neame pub in Wandsworth.

 

Address: 64 Putney Bridge Road.

Owner: Shepherd Neame (website).

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One of many greasy spoon cafes in this area.

 

Address: 235 Kentish Town Road.

Former Name(s): Sam Widges.

Just off the Strand, behind the Hotel of the name. Since renamed as The Savoy Tap (under Shepherd Neame ownership). (Older photo of it.)

 

Address: 2 Savoy Street.

Former Name(s): The New Savoy Tavern; The Savoy Palace (on the same site); The Suttling Horse; The Savoy Barracks.

Owner: Innventive [Tup] (former); Massive Pub Company [Tup] (former); Yates's (former); Younger's (former).

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Beer in the Evening

Pubs History

A grand pub on the Fulham Rd, now very much a gastropub. (Photo of it as The Goat in Boots.)

 

Address: 333 Fulham Road.

Former Name(s): The Goat in Boots.

Owner: (website); Watney Combe Reid (former).

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Pubs History (history)

A chain pub in an historic pub building, dating back to when this was just a little village on the road to Kent. You can see the old name at the top right, and it's since reverted to that name. (Older photo of it.)

 

Address: 167 Rushey Green.

Former Name(s): The Black Horse and Harrow; The Black Horse.

Owner: Stonegate Pub Company

(website); Mitchells and Butlers [Goose] (former).

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Beer in the Evening

Pubs History

A downstairs cocktail bar attached to a restaurant. (View of whole building and photo of it as Tea Room at Bun House.)

 

Address: 23 Greek Street.

Former Name(s): Tea Room at Bun House.

Owner: Bun House (website)

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This is obviously the former booking office for the station (from back in the very old days: it appears as such on maps from the late-19th century), but it's now a swanky bar and restaurant, which is part of the hotel adjoining the station. Further along the concourse (to the rear of the photo), is the Searcy's St Pancras Grand bar and brasserie.

 

Address: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road.

Owner: Marriott (website).

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A Wetherspoons in Lee.

 

Address: 25-27 Leegate.

Owner: JD Wetherspoon (website).

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Beer in the Evening

A long-standing pub on the corner which most recently has been a gay pub, but now is remodelled for the beard-stroking set -- well, I mean, it has very nice and rather pricy beer. (Photo of it as The George and Dragon.)

 

Address: 2 Hackney Road (formerly at Stepney Rents).

Former Name(s): The George and Dragon; The George.

Owner: Mikkeller (website); Watney Combe Reid (former).

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A branch of the chain of American-style bars/diners in leisure parks and airports and other such locations.

 

Address: The Mast Leisure Park, Surrey Quays Road.

Owner: Frankie and Benny's (website).

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A busy pub on Marylebone Rd.

 

Address: 43-47 Marylebone Road (formerly York Buildings, New Road).

Owner: Greene King; Spirit Pub Company [Taylor Walker] (former); Punch Taverns [Spirit Group] (former); Truman Hanbury Buxton (former).

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A cocktail bar attached to a hotel by Grosvenor Square. It's very nice, and specialises in Irish spirits.

 

Address: London Marriott, 10-13 Grosvenor Square.

Owner: Marriott Hotels (website).

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London Pubology

A pub in Lee.

 

Address: 116 Burnt Ash Road.

Former Name(s): The Northbrook; The Concert.

Owner: Enterprise Inns (former).

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Beer in the Evening

Pubs History

An attractive building, nestled amongst more modern developments.

 

Address: 52 Victoria Street.

Former Name(s): The Albert Tavern; The Blue Coat Boy (on the same site).

Owner: Greene King; Spirit Pub Company [Taylor Walker] (former); Punch Taverns [Spirit Group] (former); Watney Combe Reid (former).

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Beer in the Evening

Dead Pubs (history)

A bistro and drinking establishment at a very busy corner of Greek St. (Older photo of it.)

 

Address: 13-17 Old Compton Street.

Owner: Soho House (website).

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