Best London pubs 2010

In the previous two years we made special awards to a pub we felt had consistently provided high levels of service over a long period. We’re making a similar award this year and we’ve decided to make it a permanent feature, so we’re bringing these pubs together into the Hall of Fame. This year’s Hall of Fame entrant (coincidentally, also the overall winner for the Visitors’ Awards) is:

Ye Olde Mitre (Farringdon)

The remaining 2010 Best London Pub Award winners 

Reviewers' Awards

Carpenters Arms (Bethnal Green)
Only a couple of years ago, The Carpenters Arms won our best newcomer award - now its a regular favourite of all of our reviewers.

Duke of Wellington (Dalston)
The Duke of Wellington is a deservedly popular pub, offering a great choice of beers, cider, wine and food with lively aplomb.

Prince of Wales (Highgate)
The Prince of Wales is the pub that does the most to deserve our custom in Highgate, a solid local in a village setting.

Richard I (Greenwich)
The Richard I is a long-standing favourite of ours, a friendly, lively pub that serves excellent ales.

Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington

Old Brewery (Greenwich)
The Old Brewery is an elegant creation, combining great beer, good food in a fantastic, historic setting - it's the latest attraction in a world-famous tourist attraction.


Most Improved Pub

Jolly Butchers (Stoke Newington)
The new Jolly Butchers is a stunning turnaround - from once being a pub that even we were nervous about visiting, to becoming a reason to visit Stoke Newington - proof it can be done.

Visitors' Awards

The Grapes, Limehouse

De Hems (Soho)
De Hems is the pub of choice for people to meet in the West End - this Netherlands-themed pub is hit with everyone. Gezondheid!

The Grapes (Limehouse)
The Grapes has long been a favourite of our reviewers and now it's a favourite with visitors too.

The Royal Oak (Borough)
A previous awards winner, the Royal Oak continues to provide great ales from Harveys, great food and a convivial atmosphere.

The Blackfriar (Blackfriars)
The Blackfriars is a a must-see pub for any London visitor - great beer in a stunning setting/