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The Best London Pub Crawl Ever

The Best London Pub Crawl Ever

In my mind the best pub crawls involve good boozers and good beer, as well as good good company. And there is one more key vital ingredient… there shouldn’t be too much walking involved between each pub! All the pubs I have featured offer a fantastic selection of quality pints of cask ale for under 4 quid a pint – apart from two pubs!

My pub tour, which I will call “William K Wallaces NW London Pub Tour” has been devised after lots of hours of painstaking research, which basically involved me drinking lots of beer! Someone had to do it…

Quite possible the best London pub crawl ever features my kind of pubs, which means you won’t find any gastro pubs, over priced so called cool bars and no hipster hang outs… (there might be a few dickheads in Brewdog if you are unlucky) just friendly places that offer a good selection of beer in comfortable surroundings, with knowledgeable and friendly staff behind the bar.

Before beginning the NW London Pub crawl, why not take a wee walk to the top of Parliament Hill, enjoy the views, build up a thirst and then take the short walk to what is one of my personal favourite pubs the Southampton Arms to start the festivities.

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Southampton Arms

I love this pub… need I say more! Fantastic vibe, and an amazing selection of ales. The pork pies and roast pork bap with crackling are also worth sampling.

And best of all they only accept cash. I really hate being stuck behind some twat paying for 3 drinks with their credit card… give me a break!

Southampton Arms
139 Highgate Road
Kentish Town
London
NW5 1LE

Walking time 10 minutes

Pineapple

I wouldn’t say no to having this place as my local pub! Traditional English pub with a welcoming vibe and good selection of ales at reasonable prices.

The Pineapple
51 Leverton Street
Kentish Town,
London
NW5 2NX

Walking time 14 minutes

Camden Town Brewery Bar

Only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the brewery bar offers up a stunning selection of beers from one of London’s best independent brewers. A wee bit on the expensive side at £4 a pint!

Camden Town Brewery Bar
55-59 Wilkin Street Mews,
Kentish Town
NW5 3NN

Walking time 6 minutes

Tapping the Admiral

Another one of those pubs that I wish was in my neighbourhood. Great selection of ales and the food is not bad either.

Tapping the Admiral
77 Castle Road,
Kentish Town,
London,
NW1 8SU

Walking time 14 minutes

Brew Dog Camden

A bit on the expensive side for my liking, however the beer is fairly good. A nice pub to pop into for a drink when it isn’t packed!

Brew Dog Camden
113 Bayham Street
Camden
London
NW1 0AG

Walking time 20 minutes

Bree Louise

This place is like walking through a portal to the 1970′s, but don’t let that or the complete lack of atmosphere put you off. The Bree has a great choice of cask and gravity beers on tap, and anyway at this stage of the evening, the effects of the booze will be kicking in and you will be in the company of friends creating your own unique vibe!

The Bree Louise
69 Cobourg Street
Euston
London
NW1 2HH

Walking time 3 minutes

Euston Tap

Not my favorite pub on the crawl – it hasn’t got a soul – but never-the-less they offer a fantastic choice of cask ales, at good prices and they are located a short walk from Euston Station.

The Euston Tap
West Lodge
190 Euston Road
Euston
London
NW1 2EF

Walking time to Euston station and the train home – well it was for me – 4 minutes.

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7 pubs. 7 pints of cask ale for just under 25 quid. Roughly 67 minutes walking time between the 7 pubs. Awesome!

If you are a light weight and 7 pints is likely to render you in a bad condition, stick to half pints! 3 and a ½ pints is a much more manageable amount to enjoy on an evening. Remember to drink responsibly…

The William K Wallace NW London Pub Tour is quite possible the best London pub crawl ever invented.


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