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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Regent’s Canal Walk

I have been getting out and about a bit recently, trying to fight off the Christmas belly with another lovely walk through the Great Park and yesterday, a fine stomp along the Regent’s Canal in the afternoon, taking in two excellent pubs: The Dove in London Fields, Broadway Market and the Palm Tree in Mile End.

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The Dove was bustling and the Palm Tree just wonderful. I shall be back for more. You can see a little of its interior in this Paolo Nutini video.

22 comments:

  1. Alan, you must let me in on the secret of your "Pub" diet! I think it's one I can follow! ;-)

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  2. Paul: On my LEJOG I ate like a pig and drank like a fish and still lost two stone.

    Beer: The miracle diet.

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  3. London Fields, eh? I see you avoided The Cross.

    Very wise ;-)

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  4. Would that be "The Black Cross," Phil?

    I think we'll leave that for a more apocalyptic weekend.
    :-)

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  5. Oooooooh! The next comment panel has the most brill "security word"

    GLOOM

    Is this an omen for for 2012? surely not.

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  6. I can think of a good candidate for 'Nicola'..., Keith...

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  7. No 'Gloom' here, any more!

    Quite smiley, lately! :-)

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  8. Ah - are there pubcrawl blogs out there? Probably none too coherent I suppose. Is the beer warm and flat?

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  9. The beer was wonderfully warm and flat, Mark. I had four different excellent pints of it, in fact, that have, for the life of me, escaped my memory.

    All were local and wonderfully southern. No frothy sour stuff down here!

    I shall have to go back in a few weeks time to see what they were!

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  10. There's no better bitter than Sir Joseph Holts cure all.
    Never mind the frothy stuff eh!
    Southern Jessie's.

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  11. Nothing like a healthy diet Al, and that is NOTHING like a healthy diet!
    I had a friend who used to live on Beer almost.
    His motto was
    "I cannot eat on an empty stomach" :)

    However, I can see from this threewad that you have already started youtr Challenge Social training.

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  12. Love the graffiti - in Haverhill we just get "I woz sh*gged 'ere '92" and worse.

    Beer in the Queen's Head is good mind you.

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  13. AlanR: "Southern Jessies" eh? And just how IS New Zealand at the moment?

    :-)

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  14. Mad'n'Bad: Indeed - The Social Training started off in some style over Christmas and is continuing unabated. I am determined to be properly beer-fit.

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  15. Carl: 'Averill: Amazed they know how to spell darn there, let alone paint... But, you are right, there are some cracking pubs just outside the town!
    :-)

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  16. There used to be a nice pub in Helions Bumpstead when we lived there. Not sure what it is like now.

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  17. Jess right Mate! It's frothy man.

    Nicely spotted Al.

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  18. Alan, you can't beat a pint of Young's best from The Brewery Tap in Wandsworth. You can tell the northern Tetley drinkers by the way they keep fishing them out of the river Wandle every five minutes. Shirtlifters.

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  19. Peter: You are a very naughty boy. I am sure the Northern Shirtlifters can hold their beer with the best...

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  20. Yes, I like this sort of stuff. Nice walk through an urban landscape with a couple of pubs. Fancy a spot of that myself.
    Alen McF

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  21. Now I live even further "Sarrf" than I have done for the last 35 years the occasional urban route is inevitable. The pubs are the compensation.
    :-)

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