Every now and then someone really gets it right. Forget all those faux Irish pubs with e-bay bought set dressing, forget the pastiches of traditional pubs that are as thin on atmosphere as the high-gloss varnish on the tables. And come to Britton Street in Clerkenwell, but only on Mondays to Fridays. If you like drinking beer you'll know of the St. Peter's Brewery in Suffolk. That's the one that puts its beer into those wonderful green glass bottles that always (for some strange reason) remind a friend of mine of an eighteenth century churchyard. Well, this is their London pub, and if I hadn't had a fairly heavyweight meeting round the corner I'd have stayed in here all afternoon. I leave it up to you to find out what I'm going on about, but suffice it to say you'll find the full range of St. Peter's beers and ales racked-up behind the bar.
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