you did indeed, that was me! i didn't think you were living in london. went on a bit of a pub crawl of the good beer places around there last night, exmouth arms, the queen's head, that new longroom place, and finally holborn whippet. not a bad little pub.
― Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Saturday, 8 December 2012 09:11 (eight years ago) link
ha, i knew it! i was half cut, so i wasn't sure (and i would have made a v bad first impression in any case). spent basically the whole day in the public bar there. good times.
― caek, Sunday, 9 December 2012 04:45 (eight years ago) link
You missed the Craft Beer Co out of that crawl!
I like the beer at the Holborn Whippet more than the pub itself, that converted Sicilian Avenue sandwich bar doesn't really lend itself to group drinking very well. The beer selection is obviously great though.
― Matt DC, Sunday, 9 December 2012 11:46 (eight years ago) link
It'll be terrific in summer when you can spill out onto the avenue.
yeah we skipped craft beer co just as it's kinda pricey. the whippet is extremely good value relative to its local peers, in that regard. definitely agree about the room, it's very basic. is the food any good?
― Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Sunday, 9 December 2012 11:56 (eight years ago) link
also caek, i too was fairly wasted, perhaps another more sober time we can meet!
― Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Sunday, 9 December 2012 12:05 (eight years ago) link
They have half-decent burgers but I wouldn't make any special trip to eat there.
― Matt DC, Sunday, 9 December 2012 12:14 (eight years ago) link
yeah the food is ok. only one veggie option (halloumi sandwich). the chips are good. beer was excellent. i had a great many half pints. it was recommended by a friend (i was just passing through the UK and wanted somewhere central).
i was meeting about 20 people, and the public bar (which is basically a room with space for 50 and about 6 stools) is perfect for that sort of thing. the street does look like it will be good in nice weather
― caek, Sunday, 9 December 2012 21:35 (eight years ago) link