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    Quality over quantity:

    Marstons Old Empire IPA*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Milltown On with the Motley*
    Henry Smith English IPA*

    Tough call as all four passed the 3 pint test with flying colours.

    BOTW Henry Smith English IPA. A new brewery for me and this 5%er was exactly as named.
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    Hoxton

    Timothy Taylor -- Landlord
    Five Points -- Best
    Beavertown -- Gamma Ray (keg)
    Siren -- White Session IPA (keg)
    Five Points -- Pale (keg)
    Sharp's -- Doom Bar

    Uninspiring and with several pubs only offering a single handpump with London Pride I was forced down the keg route where BOTW goes to Siren White Session IPA in the Barley Mow.

    Next week footie so much depends on the guest ales in the 'spoons.
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    Captain Cook Brewery - Skippy.

    A shame I was driving...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Hoxton

    Timothy Taylor -- Landlord
    Five Points -- Best
    Beavertown -- Gamma Ray (keg)
    Siren -- White Session IPA (keg)
    Five Points -- Pale (keg)
    Sharp's -- Doom Bar

    Uninspiring and with several pubs only offering a single handpump with London Pride I was forced down the keg route where BOTW goes to Siren White Session IPA in the Barley Mow.

    Next week footie so much depends on the guest ales in the 'spoons.
    Yes I was in the Barley Mow Saturday, very disappointed to find just the one cask beer on. Only two in The Old Fountain and five down from ten in The Wenlock!
    "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
    Yes I was in the Barley Mow Saturday, very disappointed to find just the one cask beer on. Only two in The Old Fountain and five down from ten in The Wenlock!
    Real ale seems to have almost died out in London; your above stats don't surprise me. The Express is doing sterling work with all ten working, but the Cock in Hackney only has about three out of 16 and the last time I passed the Jolly Butchers in Stoke Newington, seven pumps were down to five with just one working!

    My BOTW (in fact only BOTW) was a great pint of Five Points Best at the Star by Hackney Downs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Real ale seems to have almost died out in London; your above stats don't surprise me. The Express is doing sterling work with all ten working, but the Cock in Hackney only has about three out of 16 and the last time I passed the Jolly Butchers in Stoke Newington, seven pumps were down to five with just one working!

    My BOTW (in fact only BOTW) was a great pint of Five Points Best at the Star by Hackney Downs.
    The Harp was up to speed on the beers but the quietest I've ever seen it at 11.30 on a Saturday lunchtime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    The Harp was up to speed on the beers but the quietest I've ever seen it at 11.30 on a Saturday lunchtime.
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    Bloomin 'eck! On my rare visits to that London I've taken to missing the Harp, as it was always unpleasantly busy,even in pre-Covid days. Think I might chance it next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Yes I was in the Barley Mow Saturday, very disappointed to find just the one cask beer on. Only two in The Old Fountain and five down from ten in The Wenlock!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Real ale seems to have almost died out in London; your above stats don't surprise me. The Express is doing sterling work with all ten working, but the Cock in Hackney only has about three out of 16 and the last time I passed the Jolly Butchers in Stoke Newington, seven pumps were down to five with just one working!
    The London real ale scene has taken a battering.The Cask in Pimlico is regularly down to just three ales,and I hear much reduced ranges at Craft Beer Co. in both Leather Lane and High Holborn.Their outlet in Old Street is now a cocktail lounge.The drift towards keg pre Covid has turned into a tsunami .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Bloomin 'eck! On my rare visits to that London I've taken to missing the Harp, as it was always unpleasantly busy,even in pre-Covid days. Think I might chance it next time.
    It did pick up a bit,this picture was taken exactly an hour later.
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    But still not as rammed as it used to be.
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