I’m about 3.14159% through clearing our garage, which is cluttered with paint pots, electronics with no obvious purpose, a set of Leak valve amps, 32 years of National Geographic (possibly some pub articles in there), and about a thousand football programmes.
Including this one.
No, I wasn’t there. I’m not THAT old yet.
A shilling seems steep for 1967, even for West London, but you did get a coupon you could collect exchange for 50p off a pint of Young’s Ordinary at the Castle, the only pub to advertise.
Lovely old ground, Craven Cottage,
with the benefit of a stroll through Bishops Park from Putney Bridge Station and some decent pubs on either side of the Thames.
The Kings Arms is worth your time.
When a Wadworth pub gets in the Beer Guide you know the world hasn’t completely gone to pot. I may have been the only person on the 6X on mid-afternoon Tuesday, but it was still better-than-average for London (NBSS 3).
The highlight was getting to hold the door open for the delivery man from Devizes, but the pub had a bit of character too.
Someone had had a good go at removing the Birmingham City sticker from the Gents, with limited success.
The other recent Guide newbie Durell Arms is typical of SW6, which really ought to be renamed Peroni-ville.
Individual TVs in booths, reservations chalked on table for fixtures starting hours later, poor beer (Twickenham, NBSS 2), £4+ a pint. Dick and Dave will love it.
Being fit blokes, they can nip across Wandsworth Bridge, stopping to admire Neverland with its traditional London beach pub vibe.
Neverland is, of course, a tribute to Fulham’s most famous friend.
Wansdworth still has lots of this,
and an ideal opportunity at the Roundhouse to see West London tables reservation at its very finest.
But beware, there is no escape from the octagonal beer glass.