Thursday, March 31, 2005

Yesterday's Pubs

Yesterday's luncheon was taken at the Trafalgar Freehouse, the epitome of the traditional back street London local - the kind of pub that, sadly, is becoming more and more difficult to find in an increasingly uniform capital.

The evening was passed watching the England game in the Kings Head, Tooting which is my favourite pub on the Northern Line. Designed by the prolific pub architect, W. M. Brutton, and built in 1896. An architecturally eclectic confection outside but retaining important remnants of the original building - tilework, screens, etched glass, counter and bar-back and also a large and imposing billiard room.

I recommend both.

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