Seven Pubs, Seven Sins: Gluttony

Continuing the Seven Deadly Sins theme, this week’s crawl enjoys Gluttony. Enjoy a tasty stroll around central London exploring some of the more tasty-sounding pubs. Being sure to sample a few bar snacks to go with the beer, obviously…

There’s a lot of walking with this one (or, if you’re feeling brave, cycling) so pick a route to suit you. We’d recommend heading to Barbican and meeting at The Old Red Cow, with a great selection of craft beer. Head through the market and along Chancery Lane stopping at The Melton Mowbray. Since putting the crawl together this has become The Inn of Court but still does great pies so it’s staying in.

In the area we can also recommend The Old Red Lion, The Ship Tavern, The Cittie of Yorke or The Holborn Whippet – it has been a long walk.

If you make it any further from here, head north of Holborn station and check out the Bountiful Cow (for a beef-focused lunch) and the Square Pig.

Now the next leg; head down Kingsway, along Long Acre and through Covent Garden market (possibly with another quick stop off at the Punch & Judy, White Lion or Nags Head – all good choices) and then into the Maple Leaf. It’s a Canadian bar, so a quick pint of Moosehead, a selfie with the bear and time to move on.

Finally, for the home stretch, head down Fleet Street and the Strand stopping at the George – the restaurant upstairs is known as the Pig and Goose which is close enough for this crawl – and ending up in Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.