Sekforde Arms, Clerkenwell
We meet here fairly regularly and the beer is always good and even if the furnishings are a little shabby in parts, the food more than makes up for it. The portions are generous. The meals well cooked. Nothing particularly fancy or "gastronomic" but always good quality.
It's tucked away on a back street but well worth the trip for a good, if relatively quiet, night out.
34 Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0HA
Leave Farringdon station and turn left and left again and head up Turnmill Street. Go up to Clerkenwell Road, cross it and head into Clerkenwell Green, just in front of you. Turn right, walk through the green and then turn left into Sekforde Street, keeping the church on your left. The pub is just up the road, on the corner on your right at the junction with Woodbridge Street.