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Wacth the Six Nations at Draft House

It’s that magical time of the year when January disappears up it’s own righteousness and the world’s greatest rugby tournament begins. That means we can get down to the serious business of rucking, mauling and drinking fine ale. And thank the Lord for that.

And when it comes to ales, there are none finer than those brewed by our long standing buddy Duncan Sambrook behind Draft House Westbridge. The Draft House was born at the same time as Sambrook’s ten years ago and we’re celebrating that fact with the revival of our biggest selling ever cask ale:The Hoppy Hooker.

This astoundingly refreshing pale ale was first brewed for the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and we sold literally thousands of pints during the tournament.

And for every five pints you drink, you get one on us. Just collect a stamp card at the bar.

The Draft House is the best place to watch the Six Nations.

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01 Feb 2017, SixNations

Draft House Hammersmith Opens

I’m a little emotional about (finally!) opening a Draft House westside. Those of you from the old school will remember Woody’s and The Bush Bar & Grill. They’re happy memories for me though I’m not sure I ever want a night on Ben Reed’s half-pint Martinis again.

But let’s concentrate on the here and now. We’ve bought a beautiful Victorian pub just north of Hammersmith Broadway next to the old fire station. It reopens as Draft House Hammersmith on 26th February and will sell the finest London pies, Foot-Long Scratchings and other fab fare, not to forget a truly colossal range of beautifully kept beer.

The pub was originally tucked into the sweaty embrace of the Hammersmith Palais until that great wellspring of teenage memory was torn down two years ago to make way for – you guessed it – flats. We’re reviving the Palais spirit with a rocking playlist and a shed load of memorabilia.

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23 Feb 2015, BeerEventsHammersmith

The Monster Awakes

Yes! It’s that time of year again when the screens that can be seen from outer space once again find their true purpose in the galaxy – the transmission of the Six Nations. The frankly terrifying MONSTER SCREEN (all 4m x 5m of it) is at Seething Lane right by Tower Hill tube. By general consent this is the biggest HD screen in the City.

And the only slightly smaller SON OF MONSTER lurks unsettlingly upstairs in the Barrel Bar at Draft House Westbridge (just south of Battersea Bridge).

But all Draft Houses* are showing this ‘hooligan’s game played by gentlemen’, as Sir Winston described it. And, coincidentally, we’re also serving the finest beers in the galaxy not to mention the all-new Poke Supreme Burger.

So book yourself and friends in now.

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04 Feb 2015, BeerEventsRugbySixNations