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Why does the Evening Standard love The Grapes in Limehouse

by | 30th, May 2012

RUTH Bloomfield tells Evening Standard readers that Limehouse is a great place to be – and a great place to drink!

“…Gordon Ramsay is not the only household name with a pub in the area. Sir Ian McKellen, a long-time resident, is the co-owner of The Grapes, a historic pub where Dickens once drank.”

Wow! The Grapes sounds brilliant.

Standard readers know it:

“We love this old place. The Grapes is a quaint, narrow, little pub in a very old terrace on the north bank of the river at Limehouse” – 12, Aug, 2011

“Sir Ian McKellen has become the landlord of a traditional ‘East End boozer'” – 13, Sept, 2011

“Earlier this month Sir Ian McKellen became the latest famous face to buy a pub. His premises, The Grapes in Limehouse, was built in 1720 and…” – 30, Sept, 2011

“Imperceptibly refurbished, the venerable pub reopens tonight” – 12, Jan 2012


“Sir Ian has teamed up with his former partner, director Sean Mathias, and Evgeny Lebedev, chairman of the Evening Standard, to keep the Dickensian spirit of the creaky riverside watering hole flowing in the 21st century” – 13 Jan, 2012

Such are the facts…

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