Former bowls clubs, Conservative clubs, Post Offices, Co-operative shops, town halls, cinemas, and British Legion social clubs have all been turned into pubs. Without doubt some of the most interesting pubs in London are part of the Antic London group that has rescued decaying vacant buildings on high streets with some architectural merit (not always…

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The cafés, galleries, wine bars and fromageries on the leafy lanes of Chiswick in the spring sunshine can sometimes make you feel like you’re on holiday on the continent. At The Italian Job (@TheItalianJobW4), a new, Italian craft beer gastropub, there is no question which country you’ve been transported to. For many people, Italian beer means…

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  There was a slight bitterness in the North, a tangible harrumph when London went from ‘beer wasteland’ to ‘totes craft’ in the space of about six months in 2012. The North was and is well populated with the type of brewery that brews hop forward pale ales. Roosters Brewery in North Yorkshire is rightly…

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From the perspective of a keen amateur – or piss-head if you are being less polite – I’m here to give a monthly round-up of the scene (events, launches and tap take-overs) mainly in London. Who is this bloke you ask? Well, I live in the capital and first discovered craft beer just over two…

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  Brewers have appeared like the proverbial fungi (the one we like with a full English breakfast) all around the country. But one of the epicentres for the resurgence in producing beer is without doubt Bermondsey – where the increasingly infamous Bermondsey Beer Mile features a handful of top-notch (and some not so top-notch) brewers.…

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