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Draft House Charlotte W1 *

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, specialist (Draft House)
43 Goodge Street W1T 1TA
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Open 0800 (1200 Sat)-2300 (closed Sun). Children welcome until early evening.
Cask beer 3 (Adnams, Sambrook’s, 1 guest), Other beer 10 keg, 50 bottles, Also A few bourbons.
Food Lunchtime burgers, steaks; pork pies and cold snacks at other times, Wifi.
Occasional beer events.

The smallest and most centrally located of the Draft Houses is this little corner pub at the junction of Charlotte Street and Goodge Street, among a strip of fashionable eateries targeted at creative types from local media companies. Formerly known as the Northumberland Arms, and with a history dating back to the 18th century development of the area, it reopened in its current guise in August 2012. A small single bar that’s often crowded, it’s been done out in the chain’s pleasant contemporary style with trademark green painted furniture, but with some reminders of the past, such as a late Victorian decorated ceiling and surviving fragments of engraved glass.

The stocking policy takes the usual Draft House approach of offering an easy way in to craft and speciality beer. Adnams Ghost Ship is a fixture among the casks, with Sambrook’s Wandle regularly appearing alongside a London guest or something from Dark Star. Keg beers include choices from Camden Town and Black Isle alongside approachable imports like Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles, Paulaner Dunkel Weiss and Stiegl Goldbräu. The bottles are mainly well known Europeans like Chimay, Erdinger (the rather good Ur-Weisse), König Ludwig and Schneider, with a few Kernels, US beers from Anchor, Left Hand and Odell and quite a range from Great Divide. The food menu is unsurprisingly more limited than in other Draft Houses but noted for its quality.

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