Southwark Beer Tour

After seeing Titus Andronicus at the Globe, we did a short walking tour of Southwark, following a route from the CAMRA London Pub Walks Book. The weather was great and the walk was pretty short, but it still managed to fit in six pubs. We had drinks at what sounded (and looked) like the best three of these.

The George Inn on Borough High Street, which is owned by the National Trust place and used to be the haunt of Shakespeare (very nice after seeing one of his plays).

The Royal Oak on Tabard Street, which was the best pub we went into. Very nice, relaxed atmosphere and lovely beer.

The Royal OakMichael in the Royal Oak

The Charles Dickens on Union Street which was ok, but more of a local place. The beer was lovely, from the Eden Project in some way.

A grand total of three half pints: so this doesn’t qualify as a pub crawl!

We stopped at ‘Simply Indian‘ in Tabard Street for a meal before we headed home: Goan Crab Curry and an aubergine stew were both gorgeous.

“London Pub Walks” (Bob Steel)