Playing pool

Here's a list of our favourite pool pubs
The Landor, London
Just what you want when wandering the wastelands where Brixton and Clapham merge. Sadly, the much-needed refurb has taken place with the result that the knicknacks have gone, replaced by a more gastro-green interior. It's still got the theatre upstairs with regular comedy nights, there's still a...
Big Red, London
This pub, now resplendent on the outside with flames painted on the walls, is a favourite haunt of students from the nearby university and those seeking a more alternative experience on Holloway Road. The subtly lit interior is dominated by a large rectangular bar, which is surrounded on three...
Westbury (ex-Red Lion), London
The Westbury is a brave attempt to civilise this once notoriously rough pub at the bottom end of Kilburn High Road and, so far, it seems to be working. The pub has been extensively refurbished, creating a much more upmarket atmosphere with impressive chandeliers, expensive wallpaper, old...
Polwarth Tavern, Edinburgh
A popular place, particularly with students, the Polwarth Tavern struck us as being neither fish nor fowl. We went in after searching the streets for somewhere to escape a cold, wet evening Edinburgh evening and have a night-cap (it being a stone's throw from a number of guest houses/B&Bs, it's a...
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...