Noticed in passing that the Sugar Loaf Inn, Little Chalfont, near to Chalfont & Latimer Station has been renovated and renamed The Metropolitan. I will force myself to have a pint next time I'm passing, in case there is anything railway related in the decor. There is a Metro Lounge near Amersham station, so this seems to be a bit of a trend.
Incidentally, it amuses me to look at the roundels boldly proclaiming "Underground" Outside Chalfont & Latimer station, just by the bridge carrying the line high above the road. Small things ......
I was working in Washington DC (USA) many years ago and we dined in a restaurant that prided itself on its authentic British railway decor; it modeled itself on Clapham Junction. When I complained that the apparently genuine station lead in boards proclaiming Warrington and Skipton were wrong for Clapham Junction I was told (by my associates) to "shut up" and to "get a life". Life is so unfair.
www.whitechapelsf.com/about "Whitechapel is the vision of mixologist Alex Smith (Novela, Gitane, Gather, Honor Bar), Smuggler’s Cove owner Martin Cate, and John Park (Novela, Kaiyo). Whitechapel is not just a destination for gin lovers, but for everyone looking to experience remarkable cocktails and expertly prepared food in an incredible setting."
I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the decor, but I'm told both the gin collection and cocktails are amazing.
When I lived in Uxbridge there was a pub near the station called The Metropolitan. As I recall it was quite good; is it still there?
It is indeed still there, nestled on Windsor Street. Often stop there for breakfast when on the early shift in winter.
Glad to hear that-used it in 2013 when staying in Uxbridge with Mrs tbf. Was pretty good, decent ambience and decor-booze was OK too.
Don't suppose they cook at the bar on a fireman's shovel yet?
And if you call me brother now,forgive me if I enquire, just according to whose plan?-Leonard Cohen Story Of Isaac We don't want to save the world, we want to kill the human race-The Meteors Teenagers From Outer Space
12 hours for 36 stations at 20 minutes each (excluding travel time between the station and the pub) is just about doable but I suspect that I would not manage the 36 pints! I must get into some serious training.
Edit: the 36 includes two for Paddington - one each for Bishop's Road and Praed Street
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2019 16:09:49 GMT by littlejohn
Nice to hear that the Sugar Loaf has reopened, it was still boarded up when last I went past. I had assumed that the drinkers had all gone to the bar that had opened in the shops in the station approach, or has that one given up the ghost?