The first pub crawl I have ever seen (and done) was the “Monopoly Pub Crawl“. It consists of 26 pubs around central London (from Old Kent Road to Oxford Street), and you are supposed to have a pint on each of them. Additionally, you need to get one signature per pub on the game board (see picture below), to certify the experience.
Nowadays there are plenty of pub crawls all around the world. In London, you can find one per neighborhood/area, such as Camden or Shoreditch. In these “touristic” pub crawls you normally pay a small fee (from 15 to 35 USD), and you get one shot per pub plus the entrance to a club at the end.
In this post, we propose an alternative pub crawl, with a very strict and meticulously selected list of places. It is going to be the first of a series of posts, and each of them will cover a different area in London. Most of the pubs are going to be “off the beaten path“, although there can be some exceptions.
The chosen area, this time, is Bermondsey. And there are two good reasons for it:
- Maltby Street Market, which is a good market nearby;
- Ubrew, Brew By Numbers and Southwark Brewing Company, which are some good breweries nearby as well.
Below you can find the map with all the pubs and best route. Alternatively, you can download a PDF with a schedule to complete the pub crawl, including route and time. Needless to say, this post can also be seen as a simple guide to the “The best pubs in Bermondsey”.