I'm looking for recommendations for a quiet (!) pub for Guinness around Tower Bridge today. Am totally knackered, so I couldn't handle O'Neills or a similar party pub, but feel like a pint of the black stuff would go down nicely.
No, indeed. No one speaks to me if I go in there nowadays ;0)
In answer to original query, The Marigold does Guinness, is nr TBR, and is an OK pub. I've also got to say that imho all Guinness tastes pretty much the same (leaving out the extra strength African stuff). Before you all flame me and start going on about Dublin Guinness and UK Guinness, I can say that I've drunk both in liberal quantities over the years and they taste the same. Mind you, I also subscribe to the view that Guiness tastes the same whether you pull a pint straight through, or whether you go through the whole marketing-based palaver of pouring half a pint, waiting until the hope dies from the customer's face, and then pouring the other half).
yep, the waiting for a Guinness is a real pain especially if they are busy and forget you and your 1/2 pint sitting there getting warm and flat.
Waxy O'Connor's would not serve me a Guinness when I asked if they could just pour it straight out. The lady pointed to the Guinness pourer's certificate on the wall, which defined the standing times and the rest of the rigmarole certified pourers have to go through. Was a splendid pint though.