Despite the terrible weather my wife and i braved it by going to the London Ale House for 5$ fish and chips and 10$ domestic pitchers of beer. after agonizing over the beer choices we went with Rickard’s Red and a plate of fish and chips. what can i say, other than it was totally amazing.
our beer came first and we took a drink taking in the traditional pub atmosphere and relaxed but confident staff. my wife had promised me kilts but i was disappointed that the legs belonged to a real nice guy behind the bar. it is nice to see the pub setting done right and the relaxed style of the place was great. unfortunately, the weather was awful and we weren’t able to sit on the beer garden (a leafy and green oasis in he heart of the city) which i could see passing the whole afternoon in.
then lunch came and it was golden brown and crispy as anything. the light beer batter was served with real cut fries that weren’t all mushy. they were moist and tender with no icky aftertaste – a real treat on themselves. the fish was fresh and tasty leaving nothing to chance. speaking of mushy, the one thing they missed was the mushy peas which i do actually enjoy but weren’t on the menu. maybe an addition to the menu fellas?
overall, i would rate the london ale house as one of London’s top pubs. the great beer selection, tasty food, and relaxed and welcoming atmosphere really shifts this place into my now goto pub for when i want a cold beer and hot meal. check them out on Facebook at London Ale House and see some of their great photos of the beer garden and other attractions.
check it out for your next pub night or your friday fish and chips lunch.