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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Posted on 2007/10/21 13:25:02 (October 2007).

[Friday 19th October]
Somewhat out of the blue, my friend Simon popped up on the message board this week, and in a pleasing contrast with the usual difficulties of trying to organise a night out with someone you haven't seen for a while, by tonight we had arranged for him and Vanessa to come and meet me for a few beers in London. Super!

We met up at the Cittie of Yorke, and then went on from there to Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, which Simon had a bit of a hankering to visit given that it was apparently an old haunt of his Dad's.

Both of these are Sam Smith's pubs - as was the Cardinal I was at the previous evening, and in fact I had also been to the Cittie again earlier in the week. So actually ever pub I've been to this week has been a Sam Smith's pub. This is not purely a coincidence - they have a winning formula of beautiful old pubs with very reasonably priced drinks - a pint is still only 1.99. In central London! For me at least I just can't see how the rest of London's pubs can really compete.

I hadn't realised before that the Cheshire Cheese had such an extensive cellar bar - lots of little nooks and crannies - and this is where we plonked ourselves for the latter part of this evening.

Needless to say I had a great night - great company in great surrounds. I think the answer to my recent malaise with existence in general is no more complicated than this really - if I could just spend time with people like Simon once in a while, then life would be good.



Comment 1

We had a great night too, must do that more often!

Posted by Simon at 2007/10/21 13:50:53.

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