Four Lions, a Badger and the Garden of Eden: Evening Crawl of Westminster and St James's


Wednesday 13 August 2008.

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

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Evening Crawl of Westminster and St James's

1. St Stephen's Tavern

Arrive: 7.00 PM

Address: St Stephen’s Tavern, 10 Bridge Street, SW1.

Real ales: Beers available usually include Hall & Woodhouse’s Badger Best, Tanglefoot and seasonal ales.

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Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and right again into Parliament Street. Walk up Parliament Street to

2. The Red Lion

Arrive: 7.45 PM.

Address: The Red Lion, 48 Parliament Street, SW1.

Real ales: Brains Reverend James; Caledonian Deuchars IPA; Charles Wells Bombardier; Fuller’s London Pride; Shepherd Neame Spitfire and Theakston’s Old Peculier are usually available.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over Parliament Street and walk down King Charles Street to Horseguards Road. Cross over Horseguards Road, enter St James’s Park, fork left and walk across the corner of the park then out through Queen Anne’s Gate to Birdcage Walk. Cross over Birdcage Walk and carry straight on down Queen Anne’s Gate to the junction with Petty France. Turn right into Petty France then cross over Petty France and walk down it to

3. The Adam & Eve

Arrive: 8.30 PM.

Address: The Adam and Eve, 81 Petty France, SW1.

Real ales: Adnams Bitter; Charles Wells Bombardier; Fuller’s London Pride and Young’s Bitter are served here.

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Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to the Queen Anne’s Gate entrance to St James’s Park. Walk straight across the park via the footbridge over the lake to the Mall. Cross over the Mall and walk down Marlborough Road to the junction with Cleveland Row. Cross over Cleveland Row and Pall Mall and enter Crown Passage. Walk along Crown Passage to

4. The Red Lion

Arrive: 9.15 PM.

Address: The Red Lion, 23 Crown Passage, SW1.

Real Ales: Beers usually available are Adnams Bitter and St Austell Tribute.

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Directions to next pub: Continue along Crown Passage to the junction with King Street. Turn right into King Street and walk along it to

5. The Golden Lion

Arrive: 9.45 PM.

Address: The Golden Lion, 25 King Street, SW1.

Real ales: Fuller’s London Pride and two guest ales are usually available here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, continue along King Street to the junction with St James’s Square. Turn left into St James’s Square and then right to the junction with Duke of York Street. Here, look out for the ironwork at Chatham House with the survival of snuffers used by lamp-lighters for extinguishing their tapers. Walk up Duke of York Street to

6. The Red Lion

Arrive: 10.20 PM.

Address: The Red Lion, 2 Duke of York Street, SW1.

Real ales: Fuller’s London Pride is usually served here.

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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.