UPDATE: 10th January 2012
*** NEW PUB!!! ***
Early doors (11-11.30ish) – quick one in Wetherspoons on Liverpool St station (Hamilton Hall); then train (overground) towards White Hart Lane; alighting at Stoke Newington.
~250yds south of station is the Jolly Butchers – 204 Stoke Newington High St – N16 7HU. Opens 12noon. 7 cask beers from the rising micro stars of the London area (Redemption, Brodies, Sambrooks, Ascot, Windsor & Eton, etc) plus the likes of Camden Town, Brewdog, Meantime, Thornbridge…..with foreign bottles, cider & posh grub as well. Looks like a major result!
Afters, Euston area – Bree Louise, the EustonTap & the new Cider Tap?, etc.
Tek me Drinkin, indeed.
UPDATE: February 2011
In case the L’pool St ‘Spoons is a bit dicky… an alternative just over the road (Bishopsgate):- Dirty Dick’s!
An ancient (1745) London Hostelry of note, It sells Wells & Youngs (primarily Youngs) fodder – poss including Winter Warmer!
Spurs is best approached on Overground from Liverpool St Station – unless you fancy the hefty walk from/to Seven Sisters tube!
This allows a visit to a couple of unusual NE pubs – one a bar specialisng in Belgian beers, with several cask beers thrown in for good measure (Dove); the other (Pembury) is run by Cambridgeshire’s Milton Brewery, who do a host of their own fine ales, + guests & foreign stuff, too.
They entail breaking the journey at London Fields for the Dove, & Hackney Downs for the Pembury, before resuming to White Hart Lane or Northumberland Park (which has fewer trains but may be quieter, esp coming back).
A Zone 4 Tube ticket covers all this.
However, they don’t open till 12noon – a quick one for the earlyists at the ‘Spoons on Liverpool St Station will probably fit the bill.
Maps of 2 drinking areas, the ground, + train times attached.
Let’s try & keep em down to 9. Pints or goals, tho?