Food

Pie, veggie, gastro or Thai? Here's a selection of pubs that's hard to beat.
The Narrow, London
When it seems most of the pubs around London are turning into pub-themed restaurants, Britain's no. 1 foodie has turned the old Narrow Street from a below-par gastropub, into a genuine pub with a separate restaurant that simply serves...
The Atlas, London
It's nice to see some things don't change and the Atlas is one of them. The mix 'n' match wooden tables and chairs are de rigueur for this gastro conversion, this one's still a pub first and foremost. One thing you can count on is that it usually has decent beers on tap and they're well kept. The...
Swan, London
The Swan is good an example of how to do a gastropub properly - that is, they don't shout about it. No tablecloths, eating only areas, or reserved signs here - just a pleasant, wood-panelled pub which happens to make a deal about its good food. Apart from the small kitchen hatch off to one side,...
The Ferry House, Surlingham
The Ferry House inn at Surlingham, even though the ferry itself is long gone, is an example of English pubdom at its best. Cheery and friendly, it appears to cater both to the local and tourist market, and has a superb location right on the southern bank of the River Yare, which is made the most...
Earl Ferrers, London
It's been a while since we've been out to this one and we're delighted that it's remained a great boozer. Located round the back of Streatham Go-Karting track, on the corner in a grid of Victorian terrace houses, this place oozes an updated but genuine charm that other revamped gastro pubs can...
The Church House Inn, Torver
Situated in the quiet, friendly village of Torver, just outside Coniston, the Church House Inn is nigh on perfect. It dates back to the 15th century and not a lot has changed. The low-beamed ceiling (with coins jammed into the fissures in the wood), flag-stoned bar houses a mishmash of furniture...
Red Bar & Lounge, Dorking
Formerly the oddly-named Arty P's, we came here expecting much the same as before - the same bar but a different name - but this wasn't the case. Located a short stroll off Dorking's High Street, Red Bar & Lounge appears to be filling a gap in the market for Dorking's drinkers. If you're not...
The Dolphin Inn, Betchworth
The Dolphin is a classic Surrey country boozer. One of the Young's stable, it's ales include the standard Ram offerings as well as regular guests including Butcombe and Bombardier. A lot of the charm of this pub comes from its low ceilings, narrow passageways and two large fireplaces. The service...
The Three Mariners, Lancaster
After a long train journey, it's good to find a decent place for a pint. The Three Mariners isn't the closest pub to Lancaster station but it's certainly worth bypassing the other pubs for. Despite it being surrounded by a multi-storey car-park and blocks of apartments, this little oasis is a...
Adam & Eve, London
So I am probably bang on target for this pub and whilst I agree with some of the sentiment of the original review think it was overly harsh. Decor, furniture, layout, product range are all good - and guest in the form of Butcombe is on now which might help those looking for the less commonplace....
Brampton Mill, Huntingdon
This is a Cask Marque approved pub, which means you can be assured you'll be served an excellent pint! We'll be sending one of our reviewers along very soon to review the pub for Fancyapint.com. In the meantime why not give us your feedback and write your own review? Become a reviewer - if...
La Bodega (Black & Grey), Morpeth
OK so it's not strictly speaking a pub - it is a Tapas bar and a very good one at that and deserves to be here because you will love eating and drinking here. Beer is limited to lagers really - Moretti and Sagres the pick on tap and the food is a good accompaniment! There's jazz on frequently...