It’s been a while since I had a bottle Sam Smiths Pale Ale. It is smooth and super tasty and now is organic (maybe it always was but now it’s obvious on the label). I could happily drink several of these but at 5% its a little strong for lunch! Do not confuse this with the draft bitters that are on offer in Sam Smiths pubs. I enjoyed this particular one with lunch in the Cittee of Yorke pub in Holborn, if you’ve never been there you must now. Go right to the back of the pub and there are booths (you need to be early in the evenings) but seem pretty available at lunch; there is also a wonderful three sided real fire with no chimney (it must go down somehow); if you visit in the winter you can stand around the fire and put your pint on the top! Just a quick note about food, I had the gammon steak – it was huge and good value at £8.95, you can just see the remains in the picture.
Nearest tube: Chancery Lane on the central line. Trip advisor review