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London Marathon Beer Map Lets You Drink Your Way To The Finish Line

That's your Sunday pub crawl sorted.

21/04/2016 17:52

If you're hitting up the London Marathon this year, but will be supporting rather than running, we've got just the thing for you.

The beer aficionados behind 'There's A Beer For That' have designed a special map that lets you find decent watering holes along the marathon route. 

Because, let's face it, there's always time for a pint between moments spent cheering friends on.

There's A Beer For That

Mile 1

The Royal Standard Pub
44 Vanbrugh Park, London SE3 7JQ

"To kickstart 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. Try the '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
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. Try the '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
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. Try the 'Young’s London Gold'. This is 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
704 Woolwich Rd, London SE7 8LQ

"The White Horse has all the usual favourites at quality prices. Try the '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
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. Try the 'Camden Wheat Hefeweizen'. This is the perfect choice to sit back and enjoy the Marathon. It's unfiltered and hazy, giving a beautiful aroma of banana, bubblegum and vanilla."
 

Mile 11

The Mayflower
117 Rotherhithe St, London SE16 4NF

"The Mayflower is the 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. Try the 'Leffe Blond'. This is a pale 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
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! Try the '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
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. Try the '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."


Mile 18

The Henry Addington
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. Try the '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
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 while enjoying a refreshment at The Banker. Try the '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
174 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4EG

The Blackfriar is reputed for its distinctive building, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere. Try the 'Sambrook's London Pale'This pale ale is light, dry and has a zesty taste with a citrus aroma. 

Mile 25

Walkers of Whitehall
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. Try the 'Heineken'Made with 100% barley malt, choice hops and pure water this brew achieves unsurpassed clarity."

Finish Line

Buckingham Arms
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! Try the '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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