Top 10: January 2010

Our January 2010 selection
Southampton Arms, London
Having been open in its new guise since late 2009 now, we can barely remember what the old Southampton Arms was like anymore. This pub has it all: friendly staff, a wide cross-section of locals and one of the best beer selections you'll find in London (and that's with strong competition). There...
The Dove, London
Well established here now, the Dove's Belgian theme is so well executed it doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary any more. If you're in the mood for a seemingly endless range of excellent Belgian beers and some pretty decent continental-style food that's not 21st century gastropub fare,...
Lord Clyde, London
It's been a while since the Lord Clyde transformed itself from Irish boozer Kendrick's Bar and remodelled itself as a "food-led pub". At the the time, the idea that the penultimate vestige of old Islington's public house legacy had become another pseudo-restaurant sent a collective groan around...