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Truman’s Spitalfields Pub Crawl

August 13, 2014
by the gentle author

Fancy a couple of pints on Friday night? You are invited to come along on Truman’s pub crawl in Spitalfields this Friday in the company of Derek Prentice former Master Brewer in Brick Lane and Jack Hibberd of Truman’s Beer to learn the history of the rise and fall and rise again of brewing in the East End, and enjoy the opportunity to sample some of fine ales now being brewed by Truman’s. To join the party, simply meet at at 6:30pm this Friday 15th August at the Pride of Spitalfields in Heneage St and look forward to visiting some of the celebrated hostelries in these pictures.

The Pride of Spitalfields, Heneage St

Sandra Esqulant at The Golden Heart, Commercial St

Ten Bells, Commercial St

You may also like to read my stories about Truman’s Beer

First Brew at the New Truman’s Brewery

The Return of Truman’s Yeast

The New Truman’s Brewery

Tony Jack, Chauffeur at Truman’s Brewery

Derek Prentice, Master Brewer

Truman’s Returns to Spitalfields

At Truman’s Brewery, 1931

and take a look at

The Gentle Author’s Pub Crawl

The Gentle Author’s Next Pub Crawl

The Gentle Author’s Spitalfields Pub Crawl

The Gentle Author’s Dead Pubs Crawl

The Gentle Author’s Next Dead Pubs Crawl

The Gentle Author’s Wapping Pub Crawl

The Gentle Author’s Piccadilly Pub Crawl

The Gentle Author’s Marylebone Pub Crawl

9 Responses leave one →
  1. August 13, 2014

    Sounds great, wish I could be there! Valerie

  2. Peter Holford permalink
    August 13, 2014

    Great memories for me – my uncle had a succession of Trumans pubs and I loved being in the cellar with him as a very young boy watching all the activities of racking, tapping, etc. I loved the smell! When I was in my 20s I did relief management of a pub in Wandsworth for him but by then Trumans was part of Grand Metropolitan. It was soul destroying running a Trumans pub in the Young’s heartland. My next job was on a building site in Manchester!

  3. August 13, 2014

    Would really like to go there — but I will sit in my English-like pub in Kassel at that time! *SKOL!*

    Love & Peace

  4. August 13, 2014

    There are pubs and there are London pubs. In my experience the two are very different beasts. Lovely pictures as usual by the way, evocative and strangely reassuring.

    My It Happened in London slot on last Friday’s Robert Elms show was all about the rise and fall and rebirth of Truman’s.

    If you get your skates on you can listen to it at http

  5. August 13, 2014

    Will they be serving beer on the bus?

  6. Pauline Taylor permalink
    August 13, 2014

    Not to the driver I hope!!

    Have a good time I will be with you in spirit, dare I say that, as some of my ancestors kept London pubs in Wapping and Lambeth.

  7. jonathan permalink
    August 13, 2014

    few things would be more enjoyable but i sit here in new england with a broken shoulder, hence the lack of caps. no flights, no pints of bitter.

  8. Gary Arber permalink
    August 13, 2014

    It was good to see the old trolley bus.
    With all of the talk of traffic pollution today isn’t it odd to look back on a network of clean non polluting buses all over London with strong poles and overhead power lines. All scrapped to make profits for the oil companies.

  9. August 15, 2014

    I want to come, but alas! I am in San Francisco….

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