The Blacksmith & the Toffeemaker


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    The Blacksmith & the Toffeemaker 292-294 St John St
    EC1V 4PA

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It's so British it hurts and, on top of that, it's also properly trendy and stylish (being on the fringes of Islington, it'd stand out a mile if it wasn't). The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker is the standard English pub and grub minus the grumpy old men and plus a big dose of speciality spirits. I was told there would be delicious cocktails - Kammerling is a ginseng spirit, and can be mixed to make something called an Adam and Eve - and classy British food. Yeah, it helps that they're down the road from some of the poshest restaurants and bars in London, but they're still out of the way enough to have proper old-fashioned pub quizzes and the occasional live music night - just like a real pub. They make some of the biggest and best pork pies, scotch eggs and quiche (okay, it might not sound English, but it definitely came from here) in the known world. We challenge any pub kitchen to turn out more food as dainty but filling as The Blacksmith and The Tofeemaker.