Situated just off a pub-heavy stretch of the New King’s Road, this pleasantly uncluttered little boozer more than holds its own against the local competition. Readers enjoy its ‘relaxed, bubbly
and fun atmosphere’, although the place can get pretty raucous come the weekend. If the weather’s nice, bag a seat by the fountain in the charming beer garden; otherwise park yourself inside
and order from a lively but ‘good value’ menu. A £20 note should easily cover a bowl of split pea soup followed by haddock and salmon fishcakes, plus a dessert (perhaps rhubarb crumble with ice
cream) – so you can afford to splash out when it comes to the wallet-friendly, global wine list. As for service, ‘well-informed, friendly and enthusiastic’ staff keep things ticking along nicely.