EVERY THURSDAY! Our round-up of our favourite London pubs on or near the routes of our London Walks. We’ll be posting reviews, giving recommendations and directions and from time-to-time delving into the stories behind the pubs and pub names. As always, we want to hear your suggestions, too. Send your Best Pub In London suggestions to the usual address or leave a comment below.
The King & Queen
The King & Queen was the first venue in England ever to be played by Bob Dylan.
This classic English corner pub is set in one largish room, with pics of – what else? – kings and queens adorning the walls.
Beers on tap include Bombardier and the creamy thick Tribute, Premium Cornish Ale from the St Austell brewery on my last visit. An impressive array of malt whiskies line up shoulder to shoulder on the top shelf. So impressive is this parade that even the smoky delights of the mighty Laphroig were relegated down to the optic. I went for a 16-year-old Lagavulin with the merest splash of spring water. Great location, great pub.
The King & Queen,
1 Foley St, London,
Nearest Tube: Warren Street
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