Top 10: March 2010

Our selection for March 2010
Jerusalem Tavern, London
Fears about polycarbonate pints replacing glass ones are unfounded. The Jerusalem Tavern is, as it has been for many (award-winning) years, a haven for lovers of the excellent St Peter's beer. True, owing to its particularly cosy interior, it can get extremely busy and as such is not recommended...
The Shakespeare, London
Sitting, pint of Palm in hand, we recently found ourselves cancelling a table at a restaurant in favour of investing a few more hours in this pub. It's like that in here. You don't want to leave. Huge paintings and sculptures sit well with an otherwise unfussy decor. There're plenty of places to...
Betsey Trotwood, London
The Betsey Trotwood is a good example of a traditional, cosy Shepherd Neame pub. Located right on Farringdon road, you'll find a good range of their own ales on the hand pumps, usually including a seasonal brew, while on the lager front you'll find Oranjeboom and Asahi on tap. There's a decent...
Rugby Tavern, London
What a decent pub this is. The clientele are a jolly and friendly crowd, and it's got good drink and food - after all it is a Shepherd Neame pub. It's in a quiet, leafy location with some outdoor seating and it's right in the centre of London. Sympathetically refurbished a few years back, not...
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 Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale
The ODG is one of three pubs at the head of the Langdale valley and our firm favourite of the pack. The Hiker's Bar is a simple affair; several battered old tables that bear the scars of many a hikers knife are arranged in booths, or next to the ginormous fire place - the perfect place to warm...