Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Here's a London Marathon pub map in case you didn't feel like running

Now this is my kind of marathon!

Helena Horton
22 APRIL 2016

Pub Map

Feel a bit left out of the London Marathon - but not left out enough to force yourself to run all that way?

You're in luck - There's A Beer For That has created a London Marathon pub map, with excellent pub choices from mile 1 right to the end of the race.

You can drink (responsibly, please) the whole way along the route, soaking up the spring sun while your virtuous, but sweaty, friends pant their way to the finish line.

At some of the pubs, you have a great vantage point to watch the race -and the many celebrities who are running.

The people behind the map have written a little description of each pub, as well as drink recommendations.

Mile 1
The Royal Standard Pub
Address: 44 Vanbrugh Park, London SE3 7JQ

To kick start the Marathon, try this elegant, yet cosy pub. Serving a great selection of beers, seasonal pub food and a friendly atmosphere, The Royal Standard is exactly what you're looking for.

What to drink: Take Courage Best Bitter. Pale in colour, fully balanced with a malty flavour and distinctive hop character, makes for an easy drinking beer.

Mile 2
The White Swan London
Address: 22 The Village, London SE7 8UD

A gastropub with good quality cask ales and cosy surroundings, The White Swan is the perfect place to enjoy a pint. It's also another excellent way to open the London Marathon should you wish to cheer on those running the second mile.

What to drink: Theakston Atlantic Red. The aroma is smoky with some spices. Expect malty, light and sweet flavours with a hint of sourness. Cheers to your runner!

Mile 3
The Dial Arch
Address: The Dial Arch Buildings, Major Draper Street, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London SE18 6GH

For a warm welcome and a fantastic drinks range including an extensive selection of cask ales, the beer garden at The Dial Arch is the perfect spot to cheer on your runner as they pass by!

What to drink:Young’s London Gold. Thisis a light, golden and full-flavoured ale with a refreshing bite. It's perfect with grilled marinated chicken or pasta if you hit the pub at lunchtime.

Mile 5
The White Horse Pub and B&B
Address: 704 Woolwich Rd, London SE7 8LQ

The White Horse has all the usual favourites at quality prices.

What to drink: Budweiser. This pale lager has a beautiful golden colour and rich head, its mild hop aroma balances well with its perfectly synchronised bittersweet taste.

Mile 7
The Cutty Sark
Address: 4 - 6 Ballast Quay, Greenwich SE10 9PD

Spread over three floors with stunning views of Canary Wharf and the O2, The Cutty Sark is a beautiful riverside pub serving great local beers.

What to drink: Camden Wheat Hefeweizen. Thisis the perfect choice to sit back and enjoy the Marathon. It's unfiltered and hazy, giving a beautiful aroma of banana, bubblegum and vanilla.
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Mile 11
The Mayflower
Address: 117 Rotherhithe St, London SE16 4NF

The Mayflower is oldest pub on the River Thames. It offers an incredible view of the River and is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the incredible atmosphere.

What to drink: Leffe Blond. This is a pale abbey beer, with a full, sunny, golden colour. It has a smooth and full-bodied taste and a rich, creamy head. Like all the Leffe beers, it is a ’connoisseur’ beer that is easy to drink.

Mile 12
The Bridge House
Address: 218 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP

The Bridge House is located in Tower Bridge. If it's cold outside, keep warm by the fire, while if the weather is warm you can enjoy a drink outside and support the efforts of your runner half-way through their journey!

What to drink: Adnams Dry Hopped Lager.This golden lager is light, crisp and refreshing with subtle malty flavours and a super hoppy aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and passion fruit.

Mile 17
The George Pub
Address: 114 Glengall Grove, London E14 3ND

For an excellent range of beers, a glassed garden area and a lovely atmosphere - this traditional East End pub is an ideal place to have something refreshing on the 17th Mile of the Marathon.

What to drink: Timothy Taylor Landlord.This is a strong, classic ale with a golden amber colour. It has a scent of caramel, light fruits and roasted malt hints.
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Mile 18
The Henry Addington
Address: 22-28 Mackenzie Walk, London E14 4PH

When it's time to get competitive, head for The Henry Addington. In their historic surroundings, laughter and conversation flow freely. You are also welcome to sit outside to see your favourite runners passing on their last miles.

What to drink: Siren Liquid Mistress. This west coast bright red ale has notes of burnt raisins and crackers balanced by citrus.

Mile 23
Fuller's The Banker
Address: Cousin Lane, London EC4R 3TE

The waterside setting of this pub makes it truly irresistible in summer, with amazing views of the River Thames and beyond. Cheer on your runner and sit FROW whilst enjoying a refreshment atThe Banker.

What to drink: Fuller's Front Row. Pale amber with a subtle floral aroma, Front Row scores with a malty, biscuit character reminiscent of London Pride. Beautifully balanced by flowery hops, the grassy flavours create a satisfying finish.

Mile 24
The Blackfriar
Address: 174 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4EG

The Blackfriar is reputed for its distinctive building, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

What to drink:Sambrook's London Pale.This pale ale is light, dry and has a zesty tate with a citrus aroma.

Mile 25
Walkers of Whitehall
Address: 15 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DD

This distinguished pub is perfect to indulge in a beer as you track your runner conquering their last two miles.

What to drink:Heineken. Made with 100% barley malt, choice hops and pure water this brew achieves unsurpassed clarity.

Finish Line
Buckingham Arms
Address: 62 Petty France, London SW1H 9EU

A quirky, friendly and welcoming haven in the hustle and bustle of central London is the perfect spot to see your runner cross the finish line. Raise a bottle of Fuller's London Pride in celebration!What to drink: London Pride. This is a smooth and astonishingly complex beer, which has a distinctive malty base complemented by a rich balance of well developed hop flavours.

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