Top 10: September 2009

Our September 2009 selection
The Antelope, London
When visiting a pub in the heart of Belgravia on a Friday evening, one might be forgiven for fearing it will be a pocket-wrenching experience in a gut-squeezingly busy atmosphere. Not necessarily - in the case of The Antelope at least. This cricket obsessed pub is barely a cover-drive away from...
Carpenters Arms, London
The Carpenters Arms has been one of our favourite pubs in this area for a long time. The pub itself is a pleasant old, traditional looking boozer a little off the beaten track in a heavily touristed area. Dark and cosy with lots of stuff on the walls (including some nice Victorian tile work) and...
Andover Arms, London
We were rather worried when we heard the Andover Arms had received a makeover, as it has always been somewhat of a sanctuary in the area. Our latest visit however can confirm that the changes aren't as dramatic as we had feared. Inside this diminutive pub you'll find a handsome gantried bar...
The Three Fishes, Great Mitton
This old style country inn, now transformed into a high-end gastro-style place, isn't really a classic drinker's place. But given that there's not much in the area except for the Ribble Valley countryside this makes perfect economic sense. Moreover, it's well worth it given that the food really...
The Masons Arms, London
Tucked away, in a quiet spot, quite close to Great Portland Street tube station, the Masons Arms is a smart, well-kept pub. The beer on the three hand pumps is excellent, there's a good range of other beers, wines and spirits and there's decent (and pretty cheap) Thai food if you're feeling...