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16 December 2010

Have a drink at the Lord Clyde

Over the weekend, your author popped into the Lord Clyde, in Borough, during the Londonist 12 Pubs of Christmas pub crawl, and it is a perfect little pub. Rebuilt in 1913, the current pub is Grade II listed, noted for its red-brown English-bond brickwork, and façades of glazed green and cream earthenware tiles, and sits on a site that has probably served thirsty Londoners for over 300 years.

The current building, with its excellent Truman Hanbury Buxton Brewery façade, makes it such a welcome sight as you first set eyes on it, and inside, the interior is cosy and just as attractive, tended to by landlord Martin Fitzpatrick. The Fitzpatrick family celebrated 50 years in the pub in 2006, it having first been taken on by his grandparents Denis and Molly in 1956, and handed through three generations since then.

Your author was only sorry on Saturday that he didn't get to spend longer in the pub, so he had to return yesterday evening for a proper look. If readers need any more convincing, they even boast an official Coronation portrait of the Queen, which sits over the fireplace, which is alright. For more information, visit http://www.lordclyde.com/ or click here.

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