Cloth, Meat, Diamonds and Leather: Evening Crawl of Smithfield and Clerkenwell


Wednesday 13 April 2011.

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

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Evening Crawl of Smithfield & Clerkenwell

1. Viaduct Tavern

Arrive: 7.00 PM

Address: The Viaduct Tavern. 126 Newgate Street, EC1A 7AA.

Real ales: Fullers Discovery, London Pride and a seasonal ale are usually served here.

Read about the Viaduct Tavern

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and walk up Giltspur Street to West Smithfield. Bare right around West Smithfield, turn right into Cloth Fair and walk along it to the point where it becomes Middle Street. Walk to

2. Hand & Shears

Arrive: 7.45 PM.

Address: The Hand & Shears, 1 Middle Street, Cloth Fair, EC1.

Real ales: Courage Best Bitter and Directors; Greene King IPA; and two guest beers are usually on sale here.

Read about the Hand & Shears

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and cross over Middle Street, walk through the alley by the side of the Olde Red Cow into Long Lane. Turn left into Long Lane then cross over Long Lane at the pedestrian crossing and turn right into Lindsey Street. Walk down Lindsey Street to the junction with Charterhouse Street. Cross over both sections of Charterhouse Street, turn right into Charterhouse Street and walk along it to

3. Fox & Anchor

Arrive: 8.15 PM.

Address: The Fox & Anchor, 115 Charterhouse Street, EC1.

Real ales: Six interesting real ales (including the house bitter brewed by Nethergate) are usually served here.

Read about the Fox & Anchor

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, turn right and continue along Charterhouse Street, and cross over St John Street and Cowcross Street to

4. Hope

Arrive: 8.45 PM.

Address: The Hope, 94 Cowcross Street, EC1.

Real ales: Youngs Bitter and a guest beer are usually available here.

Read about the Hope

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and right again into Charterhouse Street and continue along Charterhouse Street to the junction with Farringdon Road. Cross over Farringdon Road and continue straight on up the continuation of Charterhouse Street to the junction with Ely Place (marked by its entrance lodge and gates). Turn right into Ely Place, cross over and turn left into Ely Court to

5. Olde Mitre

Arrive: 9.15 PM.

Address: The Old Mitre, 1 Ely Court, Ely Place, EC1.

Real ales: Adnams Broadside, Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Fullers Discovery, London Pride and Gales Seafarers plus one guest ale are usually served here.

Read about the Olde Mitre

Directions to next pub:On leaving the pub, continue along Ely Court to the junction with Hatton Garden. Turn right into Hatton Garden and walk along it to the zebra crossing. Cross over Hatton Garden to Greville Street and walk along Greville Street to the junction with Leather Lane. Turn right into Leather Lane and walk along it to

6. Clock House

Arrive: 6.00 PM.

Address: The Clock House, 82 Leather Lane, EC1.

Real ales: Greene King IPA is served here.

Read about the Clock House

Re-named The Craft Beer Co.

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.