Thursday 20th April 2000

In the HASSRALE social calendar, Maundy Thursday has become second only to the Chrstmas Party in enabling people to get together and update on who is where now and doing what (if anything). Once again we shall be following our standard leisurely route around the Waterloo and Blackfriars Rd area, visiting a number of old haunts and retaining the inclusion of The Mad Hatter, the Fullers pub, which was introduced on our trip last year. There was no formal full trial run hence the beers (and pubs) may have varied so beware, if the beer is off then we will move on. Approximate leaving times are shown in [ ] for those that wish to join the trip part-way through, but as in previous years allow some flexibility (and probably some backtracking may be necessary) since people tend to linger. I gather that the Chairman has identified a number of Hassrale-ians who can receive circulars electronically and hopefully others will be sent a paper copy, but if you can think of anybody who may have been omitted or would like to join us anyway, then feel free to invite them and give them a copy of this itinerary. As the route is fairly well known you will have to provide your own maps, but the best way to locate us and therefore keep up is to join us as early as possible on the trip.

1. The Duke of Sussex - 23 Baylis Road [14.00]

Selection varies, but normally at least one cask beer (we rely on Honest Dave - who said that?). Rumoured to have cut-price beer on occasion, which could be due to the bumpy road outside.

2. The Wellington Tavern - 81 Waterloo Road [14.30]

Adnams Bitter & Broadside; Boddingtons; Youngs Special & Ordinary plus a variety of other beers.

3. The White Hart - 29 Cornwall Road [15.15]

Possibly Fullers London Pride, but not sure about this, as there was no cask beer on the Christmas trip. If this is still the case then move straight on to:

4. The Mulberry Bush - 89 Upperground [16.00]

Youngs Special and Ordinary. (But there may be another seasonal beer around by this time).

5. The Mad Hatter - Stamford Street/Blackfriars Road [16.45]

Fullers ESB, London Pride, Chiswick and any seasonal offering (Honey Dew last year).

6. The Rose and Crown - 47 Colombo Street [17.30]

Courage Best; Marstons Pedigree; Wadworth 6X; Boddingtons, Morlands Old Speckled Hen.

7. The Prince William Henry - 217 Blackfriars Road [18.15]

Youngs Special and Ordinary.

8. The Ring - 72 Blackfriars Road [19.00 or whenever]

Burton Ale, Tetley Bitter, plus guest beer.

At this point we are at the corner of The Cut (or half-Cut perhaps), so those who are heading back towards Waterloo Station may wish to call in at The Windmill, but sadly the Anchor and Hope is no more, having been replaced by a café bar. Alternatively the Kings Arms in Roupell Street is near by or even try the Hole in the Wall in Mepham Street opposite Waterloo Station.

Hopefully see you all at some stage - John Wright for the HASSRALE Committee

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