Beast of Burden
You didn't have to, I wasn't going to test you.
the china hall is now deadYeah quite a few places round us in Rotherhithe still do, The China Hall has very nice sausage rolls, the Ship has sarnies and stuff when football is on and they can be bothered. They're just pubs though - if you know what I mean, nothing special - though the Ship can be very bleary fun with sing-a-longs if it's open late. The Mayflower does free nuts and olives (posh!) sometimes. And so they should at the prices they charge.
The Sebright just off Hackney Road used to do free food - full dinner - and music hall with Dockyard Doris every Thursday afternoon if I remember rightly, Doris is dead now but it would be nice if they still carried on that tradition, if indeed the pub is still there? It saved me starving a few times way back, so I hope so.
one of the worst nights in my life was the old fountain. ended up in dartford comatoseBeen going to Old Fountain as after-work local - just off City Rd. It's had a refit inside ad looks a bit boring but wicked beer selection and they have salt beef sarnies that look absolutely massive...not had one yet but proper huge, with mustard and gherkin on soft white bread for 4 quid or so.