Youngs Winter Warmer and Adnams Broadside Pale Ale...a misty eyed moment just remembering. Well, trying to remember.
A Youngs pub in Kensington had a back bar where there was some permanent confusion about the measures port should be sold in...I asked for a double port chaser, they brimmed a double schooner (my eyes lit up, double measure!) and then reached down a massive bowl glass, tipped the double schooner in and followed it with another. Over a third of a bottle of port in my glass, beside a pint of Winter Warmer...a wonderful, if limitedly memorable, evening was born. Amazingly, the error was repeatable too, and over a period of many moths I developed quite an affection for the place.
Von Ribbentrop used to keep his champagne in their cellar when he was German Ambassador. Turn down by waterstones, I believe...if its still there.
PS...found it! The Britannia, for any of you Londoners...I can honestly say that 20years ago it was a cracking pub...what mroe topical reccomendation could you have?