AKA Let me take you by my hand……..and walk you through the streets of London to a back street Beer Guide pub*.
In this case, the Barley Mow in W1.
But they do show how gorgeous it is in The Smoke at dusk, even if/because it’s quieter than you’re used to.
Usual prize for identifying the pub.
As usual in London, I’m convinced I’ve been to the Barley Mow before, probably when it was listed in the Guide under Greater Madame Tussauds or Baker Street South.
But I’d remember the interior, about as Proper a pub as I’ve seen in W1.
Professional drinkers on the Guinness at the bar, the Old Boy complaining about a top-up, and a resilient barman spreading good cheer. Oh, and the hook for your man bags, which are probably banned in Sam Smiths.
Just the one beer on, London really on a roll tonight, and I’d love it, love it, if I could tell you the Dark Star Orbiter was a fantastic justification for having one beer on the bar forever.
But I felt a sense of contentment that Friday night. Not just the half a dozen ticks, but friendly welcomes in all the pubs and a mix of customers you wanted to see.
Oh, nearly forgot the song, bit of a lost classic;
*Obviously not literally. I’m not weird.