London trip!

Discussion in 'Great Britain' started by bluewolf17, Dec 31, 2014.

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  1. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2013 Maryland

    Hey everyone! Merry belated Christmas and happy premature new year. I'm going to be in London on business in the middle of January and was wondering what bars/breweries I should visit. Also, just like every single other american who travels asks, is it possible to find Cantillon on shelves in the city? If so, where should I look? In advance, thank you for any advice as it is much appreciated. Can't wait to make the trip overseas. Cheers
     
  2. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Initiate (85) Jan 5, 2009 Australia

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  3. michaeltheobnoxious

    michaeltheobnoxious Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 United Kingdom (England)

    There are a chain of Belgian beer bars about by the name of 'Belgo'. They've a wide range of bottled beers, including some yummers Trappist brews!

    There's a branch in Holborn, also Covent Garden (I prefer Holborn).

    Have fun dude!
     
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  4. michaeltheobnoxious

    michaeltheobnoxious Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 United Kingdom (England)

    Also, the London Meantime and Fullers breweries are worth a few hours!
     
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  5. FrankenBier

    FrankenBier Initiate (176) Feb 4, 2003 California

    www.BeerGuideLDN.com/breweries for a pretty up to date list of breweries (as of today 78 but that includes some gypsies). Also pub recommendations for most parts of town...
     
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  6. reprob8

    reprob8 Initiate (0) May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    if you have a smartphone (oxymoron) then The London Craft Beer App is a must
     
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  7. Sam-VW

    Sam-VW Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 United Kingdom (England)

    Hey mate, I wrote about what you can realisticaly do in a day out doing beer things (Apart from on Saturday, that's definitely Bermondsey Beer Mile Day!)


    http://goodbeer.co/2014/10/01/craft-beer-in-london/

    There's the app in there too, which is excellent and pretty inexpensive! Cantillon is sometimes at Utobeer.
     
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  8. Mark

    Mark Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2001 California

    No offense intended but not every single American who goes to England looks for Cantillon. All I want is my cask conditioned English Ale!
     
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  9. Sam-VW

    Sam-VW Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 United Kingdom (England)

    In that case, Anchor Bankside would be great for you. One of the oldest pubs in London with a lot of history!

    http://www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub/anchor-bankside-southwark/p0977/
     
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  10. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (534) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

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  11. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (5,381) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)
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    Good to see someone with this attitude.

    Though I must admit I have come to terms & found peace within myself on this subject.

    I used to be all "Why is it always bloody London & always wanting Cantillon
    It's like going to the high class restaurant region of California & wanting chimichanga

    But hey I bet most of these posts are about business tips
    and most of these folk don't get to choose, some would go straight to the Cantillon brewery
    some might want to see roots in other places in England or Scotland, Wales etc but it's business so it's London

    With being business trips drinking over here might not be an option
    and hey once you get a Cantillon back home to the States I should imagine you can get whatever you want in trade


    I just feel sorry for people who have missed out an an amazing range of flavours & subtle nuances in cask
    to end up with flat stale wine tasting beer
    & we get criticised for flat warm ale lol
     
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  12. michman

    michman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2005 Illinois

    Cantillon is the last thing on my mind in London. sit me in a neighborhood pub off the tourist beat with a few cask offerings and I am as happy as can be.
     
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