Daytime Crawl of Woodford Green, Barkingside, Ilford and Barking


Saturday 21 June 2008.

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

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Daytime Crawl of Woodford Green, Barkingside, Ilford and Barking

1. The Travellers Friend

Arrive: 12.00 Noon

Address: The Travellers Friend, 496-8 High Road, Woodford Green, IG8.

Real ales: Adnams Broadside, Courage Best Bitter, Charles Wells Bombardier, Young’s Bitter and one or two guest beers are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, catch a 179 or W13 bus from outside the pub to the Churchill Memorial, High Road. Alight from the bus and cross over High Road to

2. The Cricketers

Arrive: 1.00 PM.

Address: The Cricketers, 299-301. High Road, Woodford Green, IG8.

Real ales: Beers served here usually include McMullen’s AK, Cask Ale and Country Bitter.

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Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub, cross over High Road and walk down High Road to bus stop G. Catch a 179 bus to the stop just before the junction of Woodford Avenue and Longwood Gardens. Turn left into Longwood Gardens. This a hail-and-ride section of the 462 bus route so carry on walking along the left-hand side of Longwood Gardens until you see a 462 bus then catch the bus to the junction of Longwood Gardens and Evesham Way. Alight from the bus and walk to

3. The Doctor Johnson

Arrive: 2.45 PM.

Address: The Doctor Johnson, 175 Longwood Gardens, Barkingside, IG5.

Real ales: Adnams Bitter and Courage Best Bitter are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over Longwood Gardens and walk back along Longwood Gardens until you see a 462 bus then catch the bus to stop P in Chapel Road. Alight from the bus then catch an 86 bus from the same stop to the stop just after the fire station in Ilford High Road (called stop K, Seven Kings Station, the Cauliflower). Walk to

4. The Cauliflower

Arrive: 4.00 PM.

Address: The Cauliflower, 553 High Road, Ilford, IG1.

Real Ales: No real ales are served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub, and walk down High Road to the pedestrian crossing. Cross over High Road, turn right and walk down High Road to the bus stop called Ilford Fire Station. Catch an 86 bus to the stop in High Road called St Peter & Paul Church. Alight from the bus and continue along High Road to the junction with Green Lane, cross over to Sunnyside Road and catch a 366 bus to the stop at the junction of Loxford Terrace and Fanshawe Avenue. Walk to the pedestrian crossing and cross over Fanshawe Avenue to Tanner Street. Walk down Tanner Street to the junction with Church Road, Cross over the road to

5. The Britannia

Arrive: 5.30 PM.

Address: The Britannia, 1 Church Road, Barking, IG11.

Real ales: Charles Wells Bombardier, and Young’s Bitter and Special are the real ales usually on sale here.

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The Britannia is now permanently closed.

Many thanks to Jeff Ewbank for his invaluable advice regarding public transport.