As if we weren't spoiled enough there's ANOTHER Craft Beer Co opening in Central London. In fact it opens the day before, how courteous of them! It's got 15 cask taps and 30 keg lines, so we're likely to be spoiled. It's positioned conveniently close to The Whippet, so I shall change our start location to it. I have a feeling with having a trifecta of quality pubs starting us out, we may not progress very far at all.
I've updated the route, and our starting location.
There are a fair few crafty boozers in the alternately monolithic/historical climes of Central London. City Boys and Girls pack out these beauteous beer bazaars of a weekday(night), but come the weekend there's a tad more elbow room. Let us take this opportunity to peruse them.
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First up, there's the Holborn Whippet. Not the most spacious of venues, however they achieve a superb beer-per-square-inch ratio by organising themselves around a majestic column of taps. They also do food, principally pizza, which is tasty though is prepared in the basement (I mentioned about the smallness, right?).
Next, why it's the mothership herself, Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Beers galore here, cask, keg and bottle. If you've never been then here's your chance to check it out.
Harrild and Sons is pretty damn new, but comes from the folk who run the Well & Bucket and The Slaughtered Lamb, so they know a thing or two about stocking a decent bar.
Finally, there's the Hack & Hop, again from some established bar runners (Dean Swift and The Old Red Cow) so there should be good beer, but quite pricey food and a 9:30pm curfew.
If we still feel like a swift one by the end (or are in desperate need of some proper pub grub) there's the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese across the way. It's a Sam Smiths, so you know the fare they'll have on tap, but they have a massive array of their bottles some of which are damn good.
Obviously this is merely a suggested plan - If we find a cache of quality beers we can always halt along the route.