Archive for January, 2012

Draught British beer and cider in Tokyo and Kanagawa

I think I’ll never manage the full list I was planning, so here is what I have managed to find out so far and I’ll update and expand it when I get time. I’ll also do a piece on Japanese British-style beer soonish

Black Lion (Meguro) – website checked 3 Feb 2012

Pedigree

Boddingtons

Bass

Kilkenny

Blackthorn cider

Warrior Celt (Ueno) – website checked 3 Feb 2012

(maybe best to stick to the bottled beers, as the quality of draught beers is very variable)

Spitfire

Bishop’s Finger

1698

Double Dragon

Guinness

Felinfoel Stout

Celtic Pride

Aldgate (Shibuya)

Fuller’s London Pride

Guinness

Abbot Ale

Old Speckled Hen

Hobgoblin (Roppongi/ Akasaka/ Shibuya) – checked website 3 Feb 2012

Hobgoblin English Ale

Old Speckled Hen

Aspall Cider

Guest ales

Guinness

What the Dickens (Ebisu)

Guinness

Murphys

Boddingtons

Bass pale ale

Dry Blackthorn cider

82 Ale House chain (many places, e.g. Shinagawa and Hamamatsucho)

Bass (brewed in Japan) 900 yen a pint

Aspall dry Suffolk ale 500ml for 1200 yen

Footnik (Osaki)

London Pride

The Black Sheep (Ikebukero):

Pedigree

The Town Cryer (Hibiya and Kamiyacho):

Fullers ESB

Frigo (Shinjuku)

Abbot Ale

Biervana (Akasaka)

London Pride

Murphy’s

Fuller’s Honeydew

Abbot’s Choice (Roppongi)

Abbot Ale

The Grafton (Gotanda)

Guinness

Killkenny

Rising Sun (Yotsuya)

Bass

Guinness

Town Cryer (Hibiya)

Guinness

Kilkenny

Kanagawa

3 Lions (Kannai)

Spitfire

Pedigree

Murphy’s Irish Stout

Aspall’s Cider

Trafalgar (Fujisawa)

Guinness

Kilkenny

London Pride

Century Break (Fujisawa)

Old Speckled Hen

Tavern (Yokohama) – checked website 3 Feb 2012

London Pride

Kilkenny

Murphy’s

Guinness

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British beer and food in the Aldgate, Shibuya

I haven’t been here for ages as when I went after it moved it was possibly the smokiest pub I have been to in my life. It is now non-smoking and seems to have the best selection of British draught beers in Tokyo:

Fuller’s London Pride

Guinness

Abbot Ale

Old Speckled Hen

Food selection looks pretty British pub-like too:

Welsh Rarebit

Jacket Potato with Baked Beans

Jacket Potato with Tuna Mayonnaise

Faggots

Falafel

Beef in Ale

Cottage Pie

Cornish Pastie

English Breakfast in Yorkshire Pudding

Chili Con Carne

Fish & Chips

V Daal Masala with Pita Bread

Bangers & Mash

V Cous Cous & Vegetable Sauce

Toad in The Hole

Will do similiar reviews for other British pubs soon and then a big summary.