I told you I won’t give any proper coverage of our London visit, but I must mention this particularly.
We had spent the afternoon and early evening doing brief stops at a number of pubs. Some of them we knew beforehand, like Cask Pub and Kitchen and the Euston Tap. My aim was to end up fairly early in the evening at the Gunmakers Arms, where two of the early activists of the beer blogsphere are to be found, behind the bar, Jeff and Alessio.
I was welcomed warmly – I have met Jeff some time over the years, while I was in touch with Alessio during the time I visited Italy fairly frequently.
The Gunmakers is still doing very well, with a good range of well kept cask ales.
I’m happy to report that Jeff is also opening a new pub in Earls Court, or to be exact, if I got it right, reopening a pub that has been closed for quite some time, the Finsborough Arms. It will not be a brewpub, but in the beer range you’ll find recreations of classic beers unearthed by the legendary Ron Pattison. Six keg beers, eight hand pumps.
Opening on 28 February. Jeff’s birthday.
Jeff even promised that he’ll start blogging again.
If you want updates, follow @FinboroughArms on twitter.
Thanks to Ole Richard for the photos.