Dec 09

The Annual Between Christmas And New Year Pub Crawl 2009: Das Pimlico Boot

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Every year since pubs were invented (nine years by my reckoning), the fine drinkers of Freaky Trigger and ILX have spent the 29th December in a pub. Well, at least seven pubs infact, for the 29th is the date of the Annual Between Christmas and New Year Pub Crawl. Why the 29th? Well it’s the quietest pub day of the year, so we do our bit for the licensed trade and try to bolster their coffers.

Past crawls have taken in the Euston Hexagon, the Mornington Crescent, strange arcane routes across the river and last year a foray into Marylebone. This year we are again pushing further afield, by about half a mile and have settled on the wonderful environs of Pimlico, and its surprisingly large number of estate pubs!

So I give you Das Pimlico Boot (when you see the map it makes sense).

We start at 3pm by Victoria Station: The Kings Arms: http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub1525.php
4pm: Jugged Hare: http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub1521.php
5pm: White Swan: http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub447.php
5:45pm: Morpeth Arms: http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub446.php
6.30pm: The Grosvenor: http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub3547.php
7:15pm: The Pride Of Pimlico: http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub3833.php
Finishing at
8pm: The Cask: http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub3531.php

das pimlico boot

We will then stay at the Cask til kicking out time, or someone suggests going to another pub to make it eight (I think we eventually made nine in the end last year!) Please come along, and if it is your first time remember this isn’t about drinking (completely) – rather savouring the interesting architecture of London’s pubs. Well, maybe a bit of drinking too.

Facebook event here if you want to invite other people.


  1. 1
    Ben on 30 Nov 2009 #

    There seem to be a lot of annual pub crawls around Xmas time – myself and my friends do a Finchley pub crawl on Xmas Eve every year (this one will be the 5th I believe), and I just got invited on another friend’s annual pub crawl around Chalk Farm and Camden over the Xmas period. Is the Christmas Pub Crawl a British tradition?

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    Tom on 30 Nov 2009 #

    The tenth FT pub crawl! How long ago it seems that we were on Tottenham Court Road larffing at the pub which had put Kid A on the jukebox.

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    Matt DC on 1 Dec 2009 #

    Finishing in the Cask is a good idea given its lovely food.

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    Alan on 29 Dec 2009 #

    this is part of the FT periodic table for some reason!

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    Kat but logged out innit on 29 Dec 2009 #

    The element of SURPRISE!

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    a tanned rested and unlogged lørd sükråt wötsît on 29 Dec 2009 #

    have a nice time! i am t!lly&dadsitting, which will also be nice but with less wreckage strewn across the known world

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    a tanned rested and unlogged lørd sükråt wötsît on 29 Dec 2009 #


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    Marna inna pubbe on 29 Dec 2009 #

    Oh no! The cask is shut, and so the final pub is the Queens Arms, Wilton way, SW1 something. Same time. Soz no link.

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    Pete Baran on 30 Dec 2009 #

    Well we made it, even with the Cask being shut (BAH!) and not only that but we SCIENTIFICALLY worked out the TOP 100 TV SHOWS OF ALL TIME. Mistah! See that list on FT all of next year…

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