A word from Del our Organizer:-
This year, the Summer Solstice falls on Sunday 21 June. The Solstice is when the tilt of a planet's axis is most inclined toward the Sun. Who says you don’t learn anything by being a Capital Beards follower. Anyway, what that means in practice is that the 21st is officially the first day of Summer and from that day until the Winter Equinox, the hours of daylight get shorter, which is why the term midsummer is often used colloquially. Most cultures celebrate the Solstice with ceremonies relating to fertility. The 21st is also Fathers’ Day - a day in which people who have proved their fertility are celebrated. The coming together of these two events is being marked by the Capital Beards with a visit to The George at 77 Borough High Street, Borough, SE1 1NH from midday onwards. The nearest station is London Bridge.
The George dates from the 17th century and is London's last remaining galleried inn and not surprisingly is Grade I listed. The building is owned by the National Trust and leased to Greene King (sorry about that, but they do usually have guest beers available!). It has a large outdoor seating area in the cobbled courtyard in front of the pub and various ground floor drinking areas to check out. There is also an upstairs Gallery Bar which is not always operating, but is usually available for a bit of exploring.
Hope to see you all there.