In theory, if not in practice, anyone can pour a pint of Guinness. But if you're looking for a pub that's Irish-owned, stocks Irish ales and whiskeys, or often hosts traditional music, food and even dancing, then look no further. Our critics have rounded up the best Irish pubs in London.
Irish pubs and bars in London
Three tiny, dark, wood-panelled rooms, with a bar in each housing framed jockey portraits. The pumps have four regularly changing, well-kept guest ales (including Hepworth’s Old Winter Ale, Harveys Bitter and Dark Star Hophead on our visit – not Irish, but good). There’s Guinness, of course, a fair few Irish whiskeys and Irish music on Thursdays. Smart, tie-clad bar staff are knowledgeable and friendly.