Buzzing About: Evening Crawl of Bayswater

Wednesday 10 December 2014

All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not.

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Crawl Notes - Bayswater

1. Black Lion

Arrive: 7.00pm
Address: 123 Bayswater Road, Bayswater, W2 3JH

Real ales: Fullers London Pride; Hook Norton Lion; Otter Amber and Bitter; Portobello American Pale Ale; and Westerham Taylor Walker 1730 are usually served here.

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Directions to the next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk along Bayswater Road to the junction with Leinster Terrace. Cross over Leinster Terrace, turn left and walk down Leinster Terrace to...

2. Leinster Arms

Arrive: 8.00pm
Address: Leinster Terrace, Bayswater, W2 3EU

Real ales: Fullers London Pride is usually served here along with two to three beers from the Cottage Brewery.

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Directions to the next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk down Leinster Terrace to the junction with Lancaster Gate. Turn left and walk down Lancaster Gate to the junction with Craven Terrace. Turn left and walk along Craven Terrace to The Mitre.

Optional extra

You may be interested to visit the Cleveland Arms, Bayswater, which has been suggested by Rex Ward.

There is an architectural curiosity up the road from the Leinster Arms at 23 & 24 Leinster Gardens. From the outside they look like real houses, but in fact they are just façades, preserving the continuity of the attractive terrace, and also sheltering the sensitive Victorians from the Metropolitan District Railway that runs underneath here and particularly from the steam that the old engines released as soon as they exited the tunnel behind the façades.

Not far from the façades is Chilworth Street where you may care to visit the Cleveland Arms at number 28. If you walk eastwards along the southern side of Cleveland Square you should reach Chilworth Street.

3. Mitre

Arrive: 8.45pm
Address: 24 Craven Terrace, Bayswater, W2 3QH

Real ales: Youngs Bitter and Special and up to two guest beers are normally served here.

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Directions to the next pub: Turn right out of the pub, cross over Craven Terrace, turn left and walk down Craven Terrace to the steps. Walk down the steps to Elms Mews and walk along Elms Mews to Bayswater Road. Turn left and walk down Bayswater Road to the junction with Westbourne Street. Cross over Westbourne Street, turn left and then right into Stanhope Terrace. Walk along Stanhope Terrace to the junction with Sussex Place and cross over Sussex Place to...

4. Victoria

Arrive: 9.30pm
Address: 10a Strathearn Place, Bayswater, W2 2NH

Real ales: Fullers Chiswick, ESB, London Pride and a seasonal ale plus a guest beer are usually served here.

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