Boating and beer are a perfect mix. The Crate is a pub with a brewery attached, just by the bridge to the Olympic Park. It has a real buzz, a friendly atmosphere, and some of London’s finest craft pints. Someone’s realised that the best thing with beer is pizza, so it’s just a pizza menu, but the sage and truffle one, with the Crate IPA, is sublime. Before you go, check that there’s not a West Ham home game on at the Olympic stadium, because when there is, the fans come out in their football shirts and swamp what is usually a hipster pub and get really, really drunk on craft beer.