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Saturday 14th January
RAR 255
COVENTRY'S GBG

Meet at Greyhound, Sutton Stop, 12 noon
Sunday 5th February
HW 55
SNOWDROPS AT ALLESLEY

Meet at The Brooklands, Kingsbury Road, 12 noon.
Saturday 18th February
RAR 256
STATFORD TO WELFORD ON AVON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am (X18 takes 1 hour 35 mins!!)

The No.27 bus leaves Welford at 3:16pm and arrives Stratford 3:29pm (opposite Maypole)
5:50pm arrives 6:12pm
6:09pm arrives 6:46pm

The X18 bus leaves B439 (Binton turn) at 3:19pm arrives Stratford at 3:56pm. This stop is supposedly 20 mins walk from Welford.
3:49pm arrives 4:26pm
4:24pm arrives 5:01pm
4:54pm arrives 5:31pm

The 6:30pm No. 460 National Express arrives Coventry 7:00pm
Saturday 18th March
RAR 257
WELFORD ON AVON TO BIDFORD ON AVON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am

The 11:54am X18 bus from Stratford arrives B439 (Binton turn) at 12:07pm
Saturday 15th April
RAR 258
BIDFORD ON AVON TO HARVINGTON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am

The 11:54am X18 bus from Stratford arrives Bidford 12:11pm
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Make your own travel arrangements to London to arrive at Euston Station no later than 12 Noon (or Victoria bus station at 11:30am to allow for connection to Euston). Return journeys are any time from 6:00pm. Times at individual pubs are of course approximate.

Most of these pubs have their own websites - check them out

We meet in the EUSTON TAP at Noon, which is when it opens. This is directly in front of the station, in the right hand stone gatehouse looking building pictured below. (if you arrive earlier you can get a drink or a coffee at the DORIC ARCH just along the road).
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The Euston Tap at 190 Euston Road, London NW1 2EF
We do this first as it is very small and can get very packed. Good range of real ales and craft keg. Not all the draught beers are cask, but those that are are served using the ‘Scottish’ air pressure system. Apparently the cellar is beneath the street outside. At 12:25pm we retrace our steps to the station then take the road to the left which is Euston Street where we find the BREE LOUISE (12:30pm to 12:50pm).
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The Bree Louise at 69 Coburg Street, Euston NW1 2HH. Again a good range of beers usually featuring Sambrooks and Windsor & Eaton. 50p discount for CAMRA members and students.
We continue along Drummond St and Longford Street to Albany St where we find the wonderfully named QUEEN’S HEAD & ARTICHOKE (1:10pm to 1:30pm), a pleasant panelled pub serving fairly well known beers, but on my last visit had Sharps less common Cornish Knocker.
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Queens Head & Artichoke at 30-32 Albany Street, NW1. The original Queens Head pub was in what is now Regent's Park. It re-located here in 1811 and the name was extended to Queen's Head & Artichoke in 1876. The pub was re-built in its present form in 1900.
Despite being a few yards from Regents Park as the crow flies, we need to return to the Euston Road and then double back into the park. Here we walk up The Broad Walk through the park. Regents Park is very different to the parks we did on on a previous walk, being much more ornate with lots of fountains and flower beds.

We leave through Gloucester Gate and wend our way through a few streets to the famous Mornington Crescent. Here we find the LYTTLETON ARMS (2:10pm to 2:30pm)
Lyttelton Arms, Camden Town, NW1
The Lyttelton Arms at 1 Camden High Street, Camden Town, NW1 renamed from the "Southampton Arms" in memory of Humphrey Lyttleton, who of course was always in charge of the game, "Mornington Crescent" played on the B.B.C. Radio Four show "I' m Sorry I Haven't A Clue". On my visit there was Doom Bar, Roosters Yankee, Sambrooks and a taste of home, Purity UBU!
I did intend walking through the back streets to St Pancras at this point and hopefully find a pub en route, but it was monsoon season when I walked this over and was already soaked to the skin. The back streets are fairly uninteresting and possibly publess so I caught the tube, I suggest we do the same.
Mornington Crescent station is opposite the pub, is one of the quieter ones and has a plaque in memory of Willie Rushton, it’s only two stops, but with a change at Euston, to St Pancras.
St Pancras station really is a magnificent building, which has been lovingly restored, however I don’t think it originally looked like a fancy shopping centre with most of the trains shoved out the back out of the way. Only the Eurostar trains actually start inside the main station, weirdly from platforms on top of the shops.
On the balcony, behind the huge statue, we find the BETJEMEN ARMS (2:50pm to 3:10pm)
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The Betjeman Arms at St Pancras International Station, N1. This is owned by Youngs as part of their Geronimo chain and is rather swish, but the beer is generally good.
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If time allows we can investigate a new Fullers pub in Kings Cross station, The Parcel Yard, which I only heard about after walking this over.

Opposite St Pancras and Kings Cross we find Judd Street and the SKINNERS ARMS (3:40pm to 4:00pm)
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The Skinners Arms at 114 Judd Street London WC1H 9NT which is a GBG listed Greene King pub albeit with non GK guests. A nice enough locals boozer.
We retrace our steps a few yards and turn into Hastings Street, at the end we see MABEL’S TAVERN (4:10pm to 4:30pm), a Shepherd Neame pub with 3 or 4 of their beers on. 
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Mabel's Tavern at 9 Mabledon Place WC1H 8AZ. Again a fairly standard locals pub in the GBG.
Tellys feature but not too dominant.
Back into Euston Road and if anyone wants to there is the EUSTON FLYER (5:00pm to 5:20pm)
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The Euston Flyer at 83-87 Euston Road London NW1 2RA, a large Fullers pub with a good range and in the GBG, but tends to get very noisy and boisterous on a Saturday. I’d prefer to give this a swerve quite honestly.
Just along the Euston Road we find ourselves back at Euston Station and the DORIC ARCH (5:40pm to ???)
photoThe Doric Arch at 1 Eversholt Street London NW1 2FL is situated right outside Euston Station by the bus station. This is a Fullers pub which in a previous life was the "Head of Steam" and is full of railway memorabilia. Guest beers suppliment the Fullers range. Be warned you need a door code to use the loo.

We are now outside Euston Station for return trips home or the tube or 73 bus to Victoria, if anyone has come by coach.

Webmasters note: Interestingly (or not, as the case may be) all but two of these pubs have their own websites or a brewery company link, which is quite unusual. I am inclined to think that a pub with a website - or at least a web presence - has a greater chance of gathering new custom, especially from tourists and visitors and therefore a greater chance of longer term success in these days of pubs closing doors for the last time.

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