Hand in Hand, Wimbledon, London   Leave a comment

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The Hand in Hand is a pub full of history but it doesn’t rest on that aspect.  I actually decided to go there because it looked busier and more inviting than the one I came for just a couple of doors down.

 

 

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Packed at lunchtime Thursday (I got there about 2 pm), it was cold outside but far too hot and humid after my run from the Prince of Wales to stay inside.  I took my Finest Amber Ale (you can get paddles of 3 X 1/3 pints if you want to sample several) outside and found a quiet place to eavesdrop on the folks enjoying a pre-Christmas afternoon with workmates or family.  Note too that kids are only allowed outside and in the separate front room.

I got these notes from a CAMRA website and don’t see any good reason to change the phrasing: “The Hand in Hand was a family owned beer house for 100 years before Young’s bought it in 1974. In the early 19th century it had been a bakehouse on the site of a house owned by brewer Watney’s grandfather.”

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Posted December 26, 2016 by Drunken Bunny in Pubs, Running

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