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This is, for all purposes, a new pub, even if there has probably been an old boozer on the premises. The front is not up to much, no old-fashioned pub sign outside. It is in Pimlico, but for most of you it is more informative that it is less than ten minutes’ walk from Victoria Station, extremely handy if you land at Gatwick.

What do you get?

10 cask hand pumps. A dozen keg beers. Hundreds of bottles, a blackboard outside boasts of 500, and I don’t dispute that.

Mikkeller on Keg. A dozen Nøgne Ø bottles. Lots of American stuff I’ve never seen anywhere in Europe.

And the cask ales are hand-picked from the best and most interesting micros. Otley O-mai. Dark Star APA. Bristol Beer Factory. Triple Rock. Hard Knott.

A mixed bunch of drinkers on an early afternoon, this is a residential area right on the edge of lots of office and retail streets. A must stop in London, and it is soon to be joined by a sister establishment in Clerkenwell. And if you are on your way from Victoria Station sto somewhere else, you can buy both bottles and draft beer to take away.

Bright and airy interior with large windows to let the light in. Funny how people send a fortune shipping ready made fake English pubs to Scandinavia filled with bric-a-brac and photoes of Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill while the new British pubs tend to look rather Scandinavian!

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