Fancy a pint? Glass of wine? Gin and tonic? Of course you do, and living in London you're not short of places to find them. If you're looking for a great pub in south London check out our critics' picks.
Pubs in south London
A biggish chunk of the Old Royal Naval College is now owned and run by Greenwich’s pioneering Meantime Brewery. Inside its vast hall (where food is served) you’ll find eight copper brewing vats in action. A long and enticing bar serves up the resulting beverages. The wine’s not bad either.
Known locally as the Tolly (after the Tollemache and Cobbold brewery, which ran it before Young’s), this almost-perfect pub in one of Greenwich’s most attractive Georgian streets was nearly undone by a corporate makeover. It survived, along with the best bowwindow seat in London which, the last time we paced it out, is only three steps from the bar.
Traditionally you have to die to go to heaven, but there’s a shortcut in the Borough of Southwark. It’s a simple set-up: two rooms, one more beery, the other more foody, and a bar serving ales from Harvey’s of Lewes. No muzak, no quiz machines, just the unmistakable buzz of good times being had.