Join us for a pint at our end-of-season awards
Most awards ceremonies take place in plush surroundings. Posh hotels, swish banqueting suites or swanky venues play host to a collection of (usually) tuxedoed attendees who sip expensive champagne and snack on canapes, before watching as the winners are presented awards chosen by players, journalists or, worse still, sponsors.
Here at the Football Pubcast, we’re not interested in all that.
“The Alpines,” The Football Pubcast’s awards, will be announced during our end-of-season special on Friday June 24th.
The champagne’s gone. Instead we’ll be toasting our winners (and losers) with Ayingerbräu, more commonly known as Alpine Lager. Or “Man in the Box” to regulars.
The canapes are out, too, replaced by bar snacks such as beef and mustard crisps, pork scratchings and dry roasted peanuts.
And, as you’d probably already worked out, the location is rather less well-to-do, too.
Instead of hiring an expensive hall for our awards, we’re taking our celebrations on the road, as we visit seven hostelries in the Soho and Fitzrovia districts of Central London.
It’s not an exclusive event – everyone’s welcome to come along and join us for a post-season pint. The beer is cheap (for London). In fact it’s pretty much the cheapest pint we’ve found in the capital.
We’ll start proceedings at The Yorkshire Grey on Langham Street from 6:00-6:30pm on Friday June 24th, where we’ll announce the first winner, before moving on to the next venue.
We’ll visit seven pubs in all, toasting an award winner in each one with a pint of cold Alpine Lager.
It’s an opportunity to toast the winners and losers of the season, a chance to have a pint with the Pubcasters and, most importantly, an excuse to have a few beers after work on a Friday night.
Fancy it? Here’s the route…
The Alpines 2010-2011: The Route
1. The Yorkshire Grey – 46 Langham Street, W1W 7AX
2. The Cock Tavern – 27 Great Portland Street, W1W 8QE
3. The Red Lion – 14 Kingly Street, W1B 5PR
4. The Glasshouse Stores – 55 Brewer Street, W1F 9UL
5. The Duke of Argyle – 37 Brewer Street, W1F 0RY
6. The John Snow – 39 Broadwick Street, W1F 9QJ
7. The Champion – 12-13 Wells Street, W1T 3PA
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