Snobs' Night Out on the Tiles: Evening Crawl of Bloomsbury and Holborn

Wednesday 15 April 2015.

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

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Crawl Notes - Bloomsbury and Holborn, and Terry Casey's map of the area is here: Map of Bloomsbury and Holborn

1. Lamb

Arrive: 7.00 PM.

Address: The Lamb, 94 Lambs Conduit St, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3LZ.

Real ales: Brains SA; Caledonian Deuchars IPA; Redemption Trinity; Twickenham Grandstand; and Youngs Bitter, London Gold, Special and seasonal ales are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk down Lambs Conduit Street to the junction with Rugby Street. Turn left and walk down Rugby Street to the junction with Great James Street. Turn right and walk down Great James Street to the junction with Northington Street then turn left and walk along John’s Mews to

2. Duke (of York)

Arrive: 7.45 PM.

Address: The Duke (of York), 7 Roger St, Bloomsbury, WC1N 2PB.

Real ales: Black Sheep Best Bitter; Hackney Golden; Sharps Doom Bar; and Whitstable East India Pale Ale are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, retrace your steps to Great James Street and walk along it to the junction with Theobalds Road. Cross over Theobalds Road and continue along it to the junction with Red Lion Street. Turn left and walk along Red Lion Street to

3. Enterprise

Arrive: 8.30 PM.

Address: The Enterprise, 38 Red Lion St, Holborn, WC1R 4PN.

Real ales: Purity Pure UBU; St Austell Tribute; and Sharps Doom Bar are normally served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk down Red Lion Street to

4. Old Red Lion

Arrive: 9.00 PM.

Address: The Old Red Lion, 72 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 6LS.

Real ales: Greene King Abbot and IPA; and up to three guest beers are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and walk down High Holborn to the pedestrian crossing. Cross over High Holborn, turn right and walk along High Holborn to the junction with Little Turnstile which is actually a small alleyway between Little Waitrose and Pret a Manger. Turn left and walk down Little Turnstile to

5. Ship Tavern

Arrive: 9.30 PM.

Address: The Ship Tavern, 12 Gate St, Holborn, WC2A 3HP.

Real ales: Ship Tavern 1549 is the house beer served here. Also, Caledonian Deuchars IPA; St Austell Tribute; Theakston Old Peculier; and up to two guest beers are usually served here.

Read about the Ship Tavern

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and right again and walk down Gate Street to the junction with Kingsway. Turn right and walk down Kingsway to the junction with Southampton Row. Cross over Kingsway and walk down High Holborn to

6. Princess Louise

Arrive: 10.00 PM.

Address: Princess Louise, 208-209 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 7BW.

Real ales: Sam Smith’s Old Brewery Bitter is normally served here.

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The Regional Inventory descriptions in these notes are extracts from a book published in July 2008 by CAMRA called London Heritage Pubs: An Inside Story. Historic Pub Interiors in the Capital by Geoff Brandwood and Jane Jephcote. The book has descriptions and photographs of all 156 pubs currently on the London Regional Inventory.