Way back in February*, I went with Jamie to see Dick Gaughan, the Scottish folk musician at Walthamstow Folk Club. When I got there, I found, to my surprise that the pub was a Rose & Crown!
The pub had a nice interior, where we bought a pint each before ascending up a small rickety staircase to the room where the folk club was to be held.
The night began with some questionable singing from the landlord's family and friends, before Dick took the stage. Jamie had given me a copy of Handful of Earth for my birthday a few years before, but it was not until this evening that I truly appreciated how great a guitar player and singer Dick Gaughan is.
This pub really came close to being as great fun as the Rose & Crown in Oxford, although this was largely due to the musical entertainment, so viewed solely as a drinking hole, the great palace on North Parade remains undefeated...
*Through forgetfulness and laziness I'm only writing this up now.