Below is our guide to London’s very best pubs – places where well-kept booze, warm welcomes and tasty pub snacks are guaranteed. Browse well, lace up your sturdiest drinking boots and we’ll see you at the bar.
RECOMMENDED: The 100 best bars and pubs in London
The best pubs in central London
The best pubs in north London
The best pubs in east London
The best pubs in south London
The best pubs in west London
Since recovering from a severe fire in October 2016, the Victoria Stakes has been working hard to get back to the former glory of the family-, dog- and comedy-friendly pub that the residents of Muswell Hill enjoyed. Now they're very much back in action. Those settling in for a drink can savour a beer selection including Brooklyn and Camden Breweries, Newcastle Brown and Hammerton. Plus wine, cocktails and the usual pub fare. If you're after some a little more hearty, tuck into something from the seasonal British menu, such as ribeye of beef, a short-rib cheeseburger or whole lemon sole. Bar snack include buttermilk fried chicken, chicken katsu scotch eggs, hand-cut chips and more. Events are regularly hosted here, from private weddings to open-to-all comedy nights and even post-natal classes.
Venue says: “An independent local pub with a traditional spirit and great, big heart.”