This light, airy, two-floor gastropub – and, on Sundays, neighbourhood film club – is a Fuller’s establishment par excellence.
Alongside Pride Honey Dew and seasonals such as Spring Sprinter, the taps offer Leffe, Peroni and Staropramen. A dozen or so wines of each colour gradually ascend the pricing scale until they’re nearly at £30 a bottle.
The Stonemasons Arms is one of those venues that could sit in several chapters within this book. We’ve put it in the beer section, but it’s also both a good-looking, easygoing local and a fine gastropub, drawing professionals who sit in the sunken back area around the half-open kitchen and tuck into reliable British cooking as sunlight sweeps over the wooden furniture. The decor is provided by tasteful line drawings, and entertainment comes from Sky Sports.