This big old street-corner gaff is still very much a pub – although, this being the 21st century, carefully sourced grub is now as important as the booze (well-kept real ales and a grown-up wine list, since you ask). The Victorian proportions of the building add to its charm and the copious artworks, posters, chesterfields and suchlike lend even more character to the space. The menu is scribbled on a blackboard and there’s a definite British flavour to the kitchen’s output: beer-battered coley with chips, pea purée and tartare sauce satisfies the old guard, while grilled mackerel with samphire, fennel and salsa verde tempts the blogging foodies. With avruga caviar served up on blinis, or jellied pig’s head with beetroot purée and pickled green apple, there’s something for everyone here.
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