Halfway between Upper Street and the Caledonian Road, this Georgian boozer has an olde-worlde English charm entirely in keeping with its name. It’s far enough from the main thoroughfares to ensure there’s barely a whisper of traffic noise to be heard in its walled beer garden, with its trees and colourful flowers. Beer-drinkers usually have a traditional selection on draught to select from, there’s a short list of cocktails, and the quality wine list complements a menu speckled with British ingredients. Look out for barbecues in the garden in summer.
Beer gardens are one of the best things about London. There’s no finer way to spend a sunny (or not-so-sunny) afternoon in the capital, than supping on a couple of cold boys under the city’s famous sky. If you’re looking to sink some pints or sip on mulled wine while you embrace the breezy great outdoors, we’ve got you covered with the city’s best beer gardens.
Some have been included for their bucolic vibe and lush foliage, some for their ace drinks, some for their riverside location (although a lot of those will also pop up in our guide to London’s best riverside pubs and bars).
If you’ve had enough of the great outdoors, don’t forget to check out our list of London’s best pubs. Then, if you want to be outside but higher up, you might like our directory of the capital's finest rooftop bars.
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