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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    A pictorial list.

    I've visited seven of them in the past.
    I've been to a talk by this bloke a couple of times - he won't let anyone photograph him!

    Two I've forgotten to review, otherwise just the 12 for me. Most here tend to fall into the category of 'pretty' rather than nice places to drink:

    The Dove
    The Flask
    The Footman
    Spaniards Inn
    The Old Doctor Butlers Head
    Ye Olde Cock Tavern
    The Old Bell
    Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
    The George
    Ye Olde Mitre
    George & Vulture
    Ye Olde Watling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    A pictorial list.

    I've visited seven of them in the past.
    Edit....
    Just had a recount and it's eight.
    9 for me.
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Some doubt about the George & Vulture, which by 1990 had become a "former public house, now a restaurant" despite retaining its historic name. Has it actually reverted to being a pub, or is our new-ish entry unjustified?

    The other surviving ones missing from Tris's list are:
    Bulls Head
    Anchor

    The Two Brewers still has a pub on the site (now Perry Hill and temporarily closed) but rebuilt in the 1930s.
    The current Elephant & Castle is not where the old pub was.
    I believe all the rest are long since demolished without trace.

    I reckon I have done all the survivors, with the possible exception of the G&V, although I might have done it long ago.
    On leaving the bar, I felt a strong blow to the back of my head. Turning round, I discovered it was the pavement

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    Just the famous five for me, although I've a feeing I went to the Bull's Head about 32 years ago, and I've been in the new Elephant & Castle but that shouldn't count.


    The Flask
    Spaniards Inn
    Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
    The George
    Ye Olde Mitre
    Drink drink, whoever you may be,
    we are the drunk and disorderly,
    and we’ll drink more beer wherever we may be,
    and we’ll meet you all in a pub said he.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    Some doubt about the George & Vulture, which by 1990 had become a "former public house, now a restaurant" despite retaining its historic name. Has it actually reverted to being a pub, or is our new-ish entry unjustified?
    I've been trying to confirm this for ages, but it is only operates lunchtimes Monday to Friday and I have never passed it when open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Most here tend to fall into the category of 'pretty' rather than nice places to drink:
    Yes just because they're old , doesn't necessarily mean they're any good.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    I've reviewed 12 and visited 13 (The Anchor was many moons ago).


    I worked around the corner from The George & Vulture
    from 78-86 but always remember it as a lunchtime chop house ,so never went in for a beer.The Jampot was the regular after work.
    Last edited by Bucking Fastard; 15-11-2020 at 12:46.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    The other surviving ones missing from Tris's list are:
    Bulls Head
    Anchor
    Indeed a lot have disappeared from Moby's list. I'd forgotten that I'd done the Anchor but haven't got round to reviewing it.

    The Old Axe was demolished around the 1900s.
    The Crown and Sceptre was demolished around the 1880s.
    The Elephant & Castle was demolished and rebuilt around the end of the 1950s with the replacement dating from 1966, itself built partially on the site of The Rockingham Arms (JD Wetherspoon), the original being demolished around the same time for the gyratory system and underpasses which make the area such a joy to visit.
    The Coach & Horses was demolished in 1957 for the start of the boulevard (ok, dual carriageway) that is Notting Hill Gate seen today. The photo shows that it was owned by Levy's (Levy & Franks) which later became Chef & Brewer.
    The Bird in Hand was around by 1944 but was probably demolished long ago.
    The Ship got Fritz cracker'd in the Blitz - it sat on the site now occupied by the Cutty Sark.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Yes just because they're old , doesn't necessarily mean they're any good.
    The George is a very poor experience. Even outside, my last - and it will be the last - visit, there were even children re-enacting battle scenes on the awful AstroTurf beer garden in the courtyard!
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    ...oh yes - and here's a collage of the original Elephant & Castle's incarnations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Komakino View Post
    9 for me.
    Snap.
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