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The best pubs in central London according to the Good Beer Guide 2019; The 2019 edition of the guide reveals some excellent places to drink which you may not have explored.

Byline: Angie Quinn

Fed up with your normal tipple and want to taste a proper pint in the heart of London?

Well, real ale devotees can rejoice as the Good Beer Guide has now published its 2019 edition and 43 pubs across central London have made the cut.

So thankfully you now know exactly where to go to sink a pint of the good stuff.

All of the pubs listed in the Good Beer Guide 2019 are democratically selected by members of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale), who make recommendations of their favourite pubs to their local CAMRA branch.

It lists what members believe to be the best pubs in the UK for real ale.

Making the prestigious list is The Jerusalem Tavern in Clerkenwell.

Set in a radiant 18th-century building, The Jerusalem Tavern holds all the great characteristics of a traditional pub, a cosy open fire and keeps a well stocked bar.

Dan Lucus, general manager at the pub, explains the variety of ale of offer: "We have six real ales on all of the time from St Peter's brewery, and always have a Best Bitter and a Golden Ale on; plus another four on regular rotation.

"We have monthly specials, seasonal and one-off beers which all vary depending the time of the year.

"We sell St Peter's English Lager and Organic Ale most of the time but are brewing some new craft lagers in the new year which we will sell in 2019.

"The building dates back to 1720 and feels like you are stepping back in time. We have a open fire and give you a warm welcome and that lovely burnt wood smell.

"We serve great traditional pub food at lunchtime and sharing platters in the evening. The Jerusalem Tavern is also hired out as a film set and for TV documentaries."

The pubs in central London that have made it into 2019's book are...

Exmouth Arms, 23 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL

Jerusalem Tavern, 55 Britton Street, EC1M 5UQ

Craft Beer Co, 82 Leather Lane, EC1N 7TR

Olde Mitre, 1 Ely Court, Ely Place, EC1N

Old Fountain, 3 Baldwin Street, EC1V 9NU

Butcher's Hook & Cleaver, 60 - 63 West Smithfield, EC1A 9DY

Hamilton Hall, Street-level Concourse, Unit 32, Liverpool Street Station, EC2M 7PY

Magpie, 12 New Street, EC2M 4TP

Crosse Keys, 7 - 12 Gracechurch Street, EC3V 0DR

Ship, 11 Talbot Court, EC3 0BP

Swan Tavern, Ship Tavern Passage, 77/80 Gracechurch Street, EC3V 1LY

Liberty Bounds, 15 Trinity Square, EC3N 4AA

Pelt Trader, Arch 3, Dowgate Hill, EC4N 6AP

Sir John Hawkshaw, Cannon Street Station, Cannon Street, EC4N 6AP

Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR

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Lamb, 94 Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N 3LZ

Marlborough Arms, 36 Torringdon Place, WC1E 7LY

Swan, 7 Cosmo Place, WC1N 3AP

Craft Beer Co, 168 High Holborn, WC1V 7AA

Holborn Whippet, 25 - 29 Sicilian Avenue, WC1A 2QH

Queen's Head, 66 Acton Street, WC1X 9NB

Queen's Head, 66 Acton Street

Skinners Arms, 114 Judd Street, WC1H 9NT

Harp, Chandos Place, WC2N 4HS

Lemon Tree, 4 Bedfordbury, WC2n 4BP

Coach & Horses, 42 Wellington Street, WC2E 7BD

Cross Keys, 31 Endell Street, WC2H 9BA

White Swan, 14 New Row, WC2N 4LF

Shakespeare's Head, Africa House, 64-68 Kingsway, WC2B 6BG

Edgar Wallace, 40 Essex Street, WC2R 3JF

Temple Brew House, 46 Essex Street, WC2R 3JF

Queen Charlotte, 43 Goodge Street, W1T 1TA

Stag's Head, 102 New Cavendish Street, W1W 6XW

Carpenters Arms, 12 Seymour Place, W1H 7NE

Golden Eagle, 59 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2NY

Golden Eagle pub, Marylebone

Thornbury Castle, 29A Enford Street, W1H 1DN

Clarence, 4 Dover Street, W1S 4LB

Argyll Arms, 18 Argyll Street, W1F 7TP

Crown, 64 Brewer Street, W1F 9TP

Dog & Duck, 18 Bateman Street, W1D 3AJ

Old Coffee House, 49 Beak Street, W1F 9SF

The Old Coffee House Pub, Soho

Lyric, 37 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7LU

Queen's Head, 15 Denman Street, W1D 7HN

Star & Garter, 62 Poland Street, W1F 7NX

CAMRA's Good Beer Guide is available to buyhere.


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The Craft Beer Co appear twice in the list

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The Ship, Talbot Court

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The Shakespeare's Head
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Date:Feb 16, 2019
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