All uphill from here!

Pub no. 154 - The Crown and Anchor, 8th February 2013.


We're just down the road from the The Crown,  and I could pretty much copy & paste in here what I wrote there. A mixed crowd watching the rugby and decent selection of ales to choose from. Except this one is slightly bigger, and had slightly more amiable barstaff - who were muchly more tattooed as it happens. 
In front of the hand-pumps I went for Greene King IPA but was alarmed when the barmaid went off to what looked like a keg pump. Big and chromey-shiny with an illuminated sign. No no! I cried - hand-pull please! But she cheerily explained that it was a hand-pull, but Greene King had decided to tart it up and make it look hi-tec presumably for the kiddies. It was nice enough though.

Apart from the curious smell in the upstairs bar, the other notable difference from the Crown, indeed from all other pubs in Camden, is it's latitude. For at 51.51 degs N it's the most southerly pub in Camden! And at about 130 feet above sea level I'm guessing it's the lowest, although thinking about it I might have walked slightly up hill from the Crown to get here. Hmmmm. Well, it's the definitely the most southerly, so get your compass out and go tick off on of the four corners on your borough boozing map.

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