Top 10: January 2011

Top ten: January 2011
Wenlock Arms, London
LATEST NEWS: The story of the Wenlock’s future is a strange rollercoaster ride, with Hackney Council actually emerging as the heroes (for the moment, at least). Having been under threat of demolition for a long time now, at the end of 2011, the planning application was miraculously...
Colton Arms, London
Secreted away in the suburban no-man's land of Barons Court, the Colton Arms has the feel of a village local. A small affair with a main bar and two tiny back alcoves and a wee patio garden at the rear; the rural feel stems as much from its original oak furniture and handled pint glasses as from...
The Pear Tree, London
We'd overlooked this pub as, until about a year ago, it was not a particularly enticing place and when we were in these parts, we were usually on the way somewhere else. That was until today, when we decided that the Pear...
Horse & Groom, London
Another Belgravia pub in another mews, this small Shepherd Neame pub is everything you might wish for in a local - if you're lucky enough to live in SW1. This small wood panelled bar might be described by some as scruffy, but 'well worn' is a better description. The beers are well kept, wine list...
Faltering Fullback, London
Hidden away on a back street just north of Finsbury Park, the Faltering Fullback is one of the best options within the vicinity of the station. This ivy-clad local stocks a decent range of beers, has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere, and also offers some great value Thai food for soaking up your...
The Sir Richard Steele, London
This pub is a big old rangy place that is very possibly the template for all those London pubs furnished with curios and knickknacks. Even without the toy carts and fruit bat display looming down over you, there's also a large old-master style fresco on the ceiling to take in, with some of the...