Oranges Are Not The only Fruit - Have a Banana: Evening Crawl of The Strand and Covent Garden


Wednesday 14 April 2010.

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

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Evening Crawl of the Strand and Covent Garden

1. Lyceum

Arrive: 7.00 PM

Address: The Lyceum, 354 The Strand, WC2R 0HS.

Real ales: Sam Smith’s Old Brewery Bitter is the real ale on sale here.

Read about the Lyceum

Directions to next pub:Turn right out of the pub and walk along the Strand to the pedestrian crossing at the junction of the Strand and Southampton Street. Cross over the Strand to

2. Coal Hole

Arrive: 7.45 PM.

Address: The Coal Hole, 91-2 The Strand, WC2.

Real ales: Fuller’s London Pride, Greene King IPA, Timothy Taylor Landlord and up to three guest beers (some from Nicholson’s seasonal list) are usually served here.

Read about the Coal Hole

Directions to next pub: Cross back over the Strand, turn left and continue along the Strand to the junction with Bull Inn Court. Walk up Bull Inn Court to

3. Nell Gwynne Tavern

Arrive: 8.15 PM.

Address: The Nell Gwynne Tavern, 1-2 Bull Inn Court, WC2.

Real ales: Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Charles Wells Bombardier and a guest beer are usually available here.

Read about the Nell Gwynne Tavern

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, continue up Bull Inn Court to the junction with Maiden Lane and walk along Maiden Lane to the junction with Bedford Street. Turn right into Bedford Street (which later becomes Garrick Street) and walk up to the junction with Rose Street. Walk up Rose Street to

4. Lamb & Flag

Arrive: 8.45 PM.

Address: The Lamb & Flag, 33 Rose Street, WC2.

Real ales: Courage Best and Directors, Charles Wells Bombardier, Youngs Bitter and Special and two guest beers are usually served here.

Read about the Lamb & Flag

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Garrick Street, cross over Garrick Street and walk down New Row to the junction with St Martin’s Lane. Cross over St Martin’s Lane to

5. Salisbury

Arrive: 9.15 PM.

Address: The Salisbury, 90 St Martin’s Lane, WC2

Real ales: Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Charles Wells Bombardier, Timothy Taylor Landlord and two guest beers are usually available here.

Read about the Salisbury

The Regional and National 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.