We came there at 20:30, just missed the first bar but we knew that might happen and were OK with that. At the second bar we were told that since we didn't have any valid ID (anly credit cards and debit cards from our country), we could not go. We told them that that info was something they should have on the first page of their website, which they argued it was, but it's not.
http://www.camdenpubcrawl.com - It's not there! If I were to but tickets, it's on that page, but not the front page, which I only looked at, since I was only looking for info about where to meet up and when.
Anyway, we went back to our hotel, got our passports and joined the group as they were leaving the second bar, paid 12 pounds and got one shot.
When we got to the third bar, we got in front of the line, were instructed where to go in and nothing else. No drink or shot. After about an half an hour there, we started wondering when we would go to the next place so we started looking everywhere for someone from the pub crawl staff but never found anyone.
Out of luck, one of the bartenders could tell us where the next two bars were, and said they were probably at the last place, Barfly. We went there, got free entry but didn't find anyone from the staff and didn't get any drinks.
I don't know if the group got any more details about where to meet them or find them or when they were changing bars, before we joined, but still I think we were to be told as well, we paid the same amount of money and deserve the same info as everyone else, they should see to that....
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December 21, 2012
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Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are sorry you had this experience of the Camden Pub Crawl.
The ID requirements are on all the ticketing pages, but I appreciate you may have missed that. We have since made the ID requirements clearer on the website.
Credit and debit cards are not accepted as proof of age anywhere in the UK. Even if we had accepted them, the venues would simply have turned you away.
There are four free shots on the night, free entry, queue jump and discounts. Proud is the only venue on that night that does not give a free shot, but you do get free entry worth £10.
The group is briefed on when to meet outside and we do our best to round people up, but it is possible to miss people when the venue is busy and we have a large group.
Essentially, you missed the vast majority of the night. We are really sorry for this and would like to offer you and your friends the opportunity to come out with us again for free, if you are still in London, or when you come back, so that you can experience the Camden Pub Crawl properly.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to take us up on this.
All best wishes,
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