Category Archives: pubs

The Lion’s Share

With exactly one week to go, here’s the Red Lion, Leytonstone’s first beer order. Ales Truman’s – Summer Runner Redemption – Urban Dusk & Trinity Purity – Ubu, Mad Goose & Pure Gold Sharp’s – Doom Bar Fuller’s – London … Continue reading

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The date has been leaping around like a frog on an Aga, but it’s been finally confirmed by Antic Ltd that the Red Lion, Leytonstone will reopen on the 8th of June after its extensive refit. For beer-loving ‘stoners, it will be … Continue reading

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>Bunting High And Low

>Joe Fusniak would have been well looked after when he appeared at the White Lion, which remains a great, unpretentious pub. Not everywhere has remained unspoiled by progress, and not a few places in the Dales have been gastrated with … Continue reading

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>Those We Have Loved

> I’m a photographer who loves beer, so I’ve often got my camera with me in the pub. I’ve had nothing much to blog about just recently, so I hope you don’t mind me sharing some images of beer that … Continue reading

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>London Pride

>TIW favourite The Harp has been voted CAMRA’s pub of the year – the first time ever for a London pub. Is it the best pub in Britain? It’s all highly subjective of course, but The Harp is certainly in … Continue reading

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>Devon Knows

>Just realised – I forgot to mention that after years of searching, I’ve finally found a decent pub in Barnstaple. It’s the Rolle Quay Inn, a two-minute walk from the northern end of the High Street. It’s much bigger than … Continue reading

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>From The Lions Mouth

> Bad Leytonstone news and good Leytonstone news. The good news. Lots of action at the Red Lion (which is now on Twitter) – and should be open by the end of march. Here’s the latest release from owners Antic: … Continue reading

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>The Lion In Winter

>A big sign (hoho) that things are at last progressing for Leytonstone landmark The Red Lion (ex Zulus). Rumour has it that a lot more work is needed refurbishing the old place than was first thought, which may have put … Continue reading

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>A King At Night

>The original Tron was baffling for the thirteen-year-old TIW sat in Keighley Picture House. But Our Lad and me were there for the computer animation rather than the confusing but lame storyline. All done on the Foonly supercomputer with its … Continue reading

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>A Deep And Dark December

>There’s a Yorkshire dialect song that we used to sing at school. I can’t remember the title, or much else – just the line “Nivver bin warm sin ah left me bed” – ‘warm’ pronounced to rhyme with ‘calm’, obviously. … Continue reading

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