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September 6, 2019

‘London literary pub' tour brings writers and writing home

Associated Press

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The London Literary Pub Crawl allows visitors to experience a playful and IPA-fueled tour of locations where renowned novelists and poets drank and debated literature, like the Wheatsheaf pub, a spot where novelist George Orwell often visited.

LONDON — A bartender asks Gavin Smith whether he fancies a citrus pale ale or Kolsch-style lager at the Newman Arms — a London pub dating back to 1730. The 47-year-old Liphook, England, resident makes his choice, then walks to a spot where writer George Orwell reportedly drank his favorite ales.

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