Our pick of the CBD's traditional pubs, The Old Contemptibles is just the right side of moody for a proper boozer.
There's an eclectic range of real ales on offer – over one hundred varieties make their way through the pumps over the course of a year. And in case you're feeling thirsty already, take advantage of the online library of ales and Hop Circle app.
A notably better food offering than some of its neighbours makes the pub classics worth hanging around for, and with a seating area reserved for diners, you don’t usually have to fight your way through the marauding masses to get a table. Our pick is the sausages and mash: three Gloucester Old Spots served on a generous dollop of creamy mash with plenty of gravy.