Cider Pub Guide to Central London

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London Cider Pub Guide index

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Central London

19 Outlets listed in Central London so far..

Blackfriars

  • Black Friar, 174 Queen Victoria Street, Blackfriars, London, EC4V 4EG. Tel: (020) 7236 5474.

imageview large A unique Art Nouveau building with pies and ale. Only had Aspall's on draught - 18/12/10, Aspall's and Westons Organic bottled ciders.

Covent Gardern

  • 10 Covent Garden Kitchen, 61 - 65 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5DA. Tel: (020) 7734 9990.

This restaurant/cafe has just reordered Gwatkin Yarlington Mill and Farmhouse perry. A new 5 venue complex that includes a large 150 seater rotisserie, a non-smoking bar and a woman only membership club. The only trouble is that Great Queen Street only seems to go up to about number 51 so we didn't find it!

Clerkenwell

  • The Well, 180 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JY.

The owner is trying out some draught perries from the three counties over the summer of 2005. Several varieties dispensed via bag-in-box. The same applies to his other pubs, The Gun and the White Swan - see relevant listing.

  • The Dovetail, 9 - 10 Jerusalem Passage, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JP.

Once Upon A Tree Cider.

Holborn

  • The White Swan, 118 Fetter Lane, Holborn, London, EC4A 1ES.

The owner is trying out some draught perries from the three counties over the summer of 2005. Several varieties dispensed via bag-in-box. The same applies to his other pubs, The Gun and the Well - see relevant listing. Warning - this is a City pub with City opening hours, so don't try turning up on a Saturday evening (as we did) - it won't be open. NOTE (March 2006) - No ciders/perries there at the moment, reckon they'll get some in again in the summer. December 22nd, 2010 - No ciders available, except commercial bottles (Bulmers, etc.).

  • Penderel's Oak, 288 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HP. Tel: (020) 7242 5669.

Wetherspoon with the usual range of cider and Thatcher's perry. A little plusher than your average 'Spoons, no doubt to suit the nearby City workers. Pleasant no-smoking section on a lower level around the back of the pub. (There's another Wetherspoons nearby, the Shakespeare's Head, at 64 - 68 Kingsway - not tried yet.) NOTE(March 2006) - Nothing on tap, unfortunately, only bottled.

  • Museum Tavern, 49 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3BA. Tel: (020) 7242 8987

Thatcher's cider, plus up to five changing guest beers. - reported Oct 2010

The Strand/Charing Cross

  • The Coal Hole, 91 - 92 The Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0DW. Tel: (020) 7379 9883.

Now only has Aspalls on tap {12/10}and commercial Cider bottles.(previously served Westons Organic in bottles - until at least 7/09). Food, from the Nicholson's Pubs standard menu.

  • The Harp, 48 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HS. Tel: (020) 7836 0291.

Up the side road just across the road from Charing Cross station. London Cider Pub of The Year 2008. They have a changing range of ciders from jugs/bottles in the fridge, one week it was Malvern Magic. Gwatkins Yarlington Mill medium farmhouse cider (7.5%) on the day the photo was taken. Butford Farm Perry on 15/9/06, very good indeed. Several varieties of Black Rat on 12/20/10, including Scrumpys and Perry. No muzak. Usually insanely crowded, seek out the upstairs room - past the gents in back... Apparently now a free house. photo at Flickrlarger photo at Flickr

Soho

  • The Coach & Horses, 29 Greek Street, London, W1V 5LL.

2267040896_6c1559dd06_m.jpg 2266258403_3b27cdd640_t.jpg Famous West End pub ('Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell'). Draught Westons Old Rosie or scrumpy as well as a good range of bottled ciders incl. Aspall and Burrow Hill. Free wifi. Social Media cafe venue.

Victoria

  • Chimes of Pimlico, 26 Churton Street, London, SW1V 2LP. Tel: (020) 7821 7456.

Restaurant themed on traditional English dishes, with small bar seating area at front (welcomes those visiting for drinks only). Cider and perry are the focus drinks-wise, with some draught ciders and others in bottles. Cider trade memorabilia, prints from Westons archive and various pomonas are on the walls. Real ciders on offer include Biddendens Dry and Sweet, Chimes own blend (made by Westons), Old Rosie and Westons Herefordshire Country Perry; all sold in half-pints or 2-pint jugs. bookings@chimes-of-pimlico.co.uk

  • Willow Walk, 25 Wilton Road, Victoria, London, SW1V 1LW. Tel: (020)

Fairly standard-issue Wetherspoon opposite Victoria Station, contrary to previous comment still selling bag-in-a-box, usually Old Rosie and Westons Organic (except during the beer festival when they change it).

Westminster

  • The Old Monk Exchange, Strutton Ground, off Victoria St, London, SW1H 0HW. Tel: (020)

Near St. James' Park underground station. Stocks Millwhite's cider and serves food (two for £8 l2 - 6 except Fri). Open 12 - 11 Mon - Fri, 12 - 8 Sat. Closed Sun.

  • Royal Festival Hall, London. Tel: (020)

Mr Whitehead's Dry and Sweet Russet available in bottles.

  • Ain't Nothin but the Blues Bar, 20 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PZ. Tel: (020)

Great blues bar serving Aspalls Cyder Suffolk draught. Enjoy some great cider whilst listening to truly great blues music (live every night). Get there early though as it starts to fill up from seven - eight o'clock.

  • The Slaughtered Lamb, 34 - 35 Great Sutton Street, London, EC1V 0DX. Tel: (020) 7253 1516.

Recently added Aspall Suffolk Cyder on tap, very tasty and great for a hot day. Also do food but mainly fish & chips or variations thereof.

  • The Peasant, 240 St. John Street, London, EC1V 4PH. Tel: (020) 7336 7726.

Gastropub with Orchard's Wye Medium and Wye Farmhouse Dry in bottles.

  • Williamson's Tavern, 1 Groveland Court, Off Bow Lane, London, EC4M 9EH. Tel: (020)

Addlestones Cider.

  • The Green Man, 36 Riding House Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7ES.

Just down a side street off Regent Street, near the BBC. They have a range of Weston's cider plus also a few of the commercial ciders, but seem to be promoting cider as a prominent drink in their pub.


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