- A proper London Pub, doing good nosh and great beer please.
Hey there London people. I’m due to meet up with family on Monday in London. Can anyone suggest a proper London Pub, doing good nosh and great beer please. Tiles and brass and pumps and atmosphere. Preferably in a none to difficult place to find. And no stupid poncy food. And proper beer.
Ta, AmbrosePosted 3 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
We had a good meal with decent beer here…
Wer’e from North Yorkshire & were pleasantly surprised!Posted 3 years agoBillMCMember
I used to love the Princess Louise when they sold Young’s beer and you could drink on the pavement. Now it’s Smith’s carp beer, no outside drinking and the interior has been divided up. I love the interior and the loos but as a pub it’s lost it in my view. The Lamb in Lamb’s Conduit St is worth checking out. not sure about food though.Posted 3 years ago
The founders arms??! Seriously? It’s a glorified chain/flat roof pub that happens to be by the river and is full of tourists and usually heaving (because tourists always go to the nearest most convenient pub) did you go there after Madame Tussauds and staring at somebody painted silver and standing very still?
If you want a riverside pub it’s the prospect of Whitby or the big one in Putney whose name escapes me.Posted 3 years agoaPMember
The Lamb, Lamb’s Conduit StreetPosted 3 years ago
The Audley, Mount St
The Calthorpe Arms, Gray’s Inn Rd
The Endurance, Berwick St
The French House, Dean St
The Guinea, Bruton Place
Holborn Whippet, Sicilian Avenue
The Lamb & Flag, Rose St
Lowlander, Drury Ln
Newman Arms, Rathbone St
Red Lion, Duke of York St
Star Tavern, Belgrave Mews West
Viaduct Tavern, Newgate St
Punch Tavern, Fleet StStefMcDefSubscriber
The Ship, Kennington. Spacious n gracious neighbourhood, outside seating, floral hanging baskets, bar billiards, umpteen great beers, decent scran, and a bit of that “all human life is here” thing that decent pubs tend to havePosted 3 years ago
Stayed in the rooms above it one weekend and wanted to take the pub back home with me.flap_jackSubscriber
The founders arms??! Seriously? It’s a glorified chain
And you recommend Putney ?
Singletrack irony at its best, you nearly had me then.
I’m oldskool. I like a nice stout/porter/mild, ‘proper beer’ as the OP requested, and Youngs do them. None of this ‘challenging’ hipster stuff.Posted 3 years agohuwsMember
And you recommend Putney ?
The Founders Arms is awful and I feel I need to defend the great pubs of Putney. There are;
Dukes Head (probably MrSmith’s recommendation)
Prince of Wales
Coat and Badge
There’s even a wetherspoons on the river if you hate yourselfPosted 3 years agoclodhopperMember
“worse than the dickins? Really?”
The Founders Arms. As already mentioned, it’s a truly awful tourist trap. Once was enough to convince me it wasn’t worth revisiting.
“I used to love the Princess Louise when they sold Young’s beer and you could drink on the pavement. “
It was awful back then! It’s much better since it’s Sam Smiths takeover and revamp. Youngs seem to take over good pubs, and ruin them, in my opinion.
There’s some good mentions on here,but for future visits, it might be worthwhile venturing away from the centre, and trying out some pubs in the outer zones. Greenwich has a few nice pubs, and there are a couple of reasonable ones in Hammersmith/Chiswick. The Grapes as mentioned, is very good, although it can get really crowded with awful braying city types. Very good food there. The Prospect of Whitby, a bit closer to the city, has gone way down in my opinion. The Narrow is awful; Gordon Ramsey took it over and ruined it. Overpriced, mediocre food and always horribly crowded. Shame, as it was quite a nice pub previously.Posted 3 years agoclodhopperMember
I’m sure several on here will be horrified at the thought, but it is a fact that the trendy hipster types have created some really good places to eat and drink, and to ignore them because of prejudice, would be folly. Shoreditch is very ‘over’, far too busy and commercial, but London Fields, Hackney Wick and Dalston have become the trendy spots for the achingly cool young things these days. If you can bear the ‘ironic’ beards and über pretentiousness, then you could do far worse. I held out for a long as possible, but my wife kept coming back raving about places she’d been to with young colleagues, and I can’t deny that they’re good.Posted 3 years ago
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