A River Runs Through It: The Brixton Six: Evening Crawl of Brixton

Wednesday 24 April 2019.

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

A Word version of the crawl notes is here: Word Crawl Notes, and a PDF version is here: PDF Crawl Notes

Public transport will be required at times.

1. Hero of Switzerland

Arrive: 7.00 PM.

Address: The Hero of Switzerland, 142 Loughborough Road, Brixton, SW9 7LL .

Real ales: No real ale is served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and walk along Loughborough Road to the pelican crossing. Cross over Loughborough Road, turn left and continue along Loughborough Road to the bus stop called Loughborough Road/Hopton House. Catch a P5 bus to stop M (called Electric Lane). Alight from the bus, turn left and walk along Coldharbour Lane to the zebra crossing. Cross over Coldharbour Lane, turn left and then right into Electric Lane. Walk along Electric Lane to the junction with Electric Avenue. Cross over Electric Avenue, turn right and walk along Electric Avenue to the junction with Atlantic Road. Walk along Atlantic Road to the zebra crossing. Cross over Atlantic Road and continue along Popes Road to the junction with Brixton Station Road. Cross over Brixton Station Road, turn left and walk along Brixton Station Road to

2. Craft Beer Co

Arrive: 7.45 PM.

Address: The Craft Beer Co, 11-13 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, SW9 8PD.

Real ales: Eight handpumps dispense seven real ales from national microbreweries and one real cider.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, turn right and continue down Brixton Station Road to the junction with Brixton Road. Turn right and walk along Brixton Road to the pelican crossing. Cross over Brixton Road and walk straight on along Ferndale Road to where it bifurcates. Cross over the road to the left-hand fork and continue along Ferndale Road to

3. Duke of Edinburgh

Arrive: 8.15 PM.

Address: The Duke of Edinburgh, 204 Ferndale Road, Brixton, SW9 8AG.

Real ales: Sharp’s Doom Bar; and one ale from a regional microbrewery are normally served here.

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Directions to next pub: Cross over Ferndale Road and walk back down Ferndale Road. Continue past Nursery Road to Brixton Lane, turn right and take the left fork which is Effra Road. Walk up Effra Road to the junction with Kellett Road and continue down Kellett Road to

4. Effra Hall

Arrive: 9.00 PM.

Address: The Effra Hall, 38 Kellett Road, Brixton, SW2 1EB.

Real ales: Sambrook’s Wandle; and Sharp’s Doom Bar are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub:On leaving the pub, retrace your steps to Effra Road, turn left and walk up Effra Road to the pelican crossing. Cross over to the central reservation and turn left. Walk to the far end of the island and use the crossing facing you to reach the far side. Continue along St Matthews Road to the junction with Brixton Hill. Turn left and walk up Brixton Hill to bus stop BA (called Rush Common). Catch any bus to stop BC (called Blenheim Gardens). Alight from the bus, turn right and walk to the pelican crossing. Cross over Brixton Hill, turn left and then right into Blenheim Gardens. Cross over Blenheim Gardens, turn right and continue up Blenheim Gardens to the footpath signposted towards Brixton Windmill. Walk along the footpath until you reach a ramp leading downwards on your left. Walk down the ramp and continue to the first road that enters on the left. Turn left into the road, cross over it and continue along past a mural depicting Brixton Windmill to the junction with Lyham Road. Turn left and walk along Lyham Road to

5. Prince of Wales

Arrive: 9.40 PM.

Address: The Prince of Wales, 169-171 Lyham Road, Brixton, SW2 5PY.

Real ales: One real ale from the Brakspear stable is sometimes served here. There is also good Guinness Foreign Extra Stout in bottles.

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Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to bus stop BC. Catch any bus to stop BD (called Jebb Avenue/Brixton Prison). Alight from the bus, turn right and walk to the junction with Elm Park. Cross over Elm Park, turn left and walk down Elm Park to

6. Elm Park Tavern

Arrive: 10.20 PM.

Address: The Elm Park Tavern, 76 Elm Park, Brixton, SW2 2UB.

Real ales: Three real ales from national breweries and regional microbreweries are usually served here.

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