Where To Eat The Best Pub Food In London (And Across The UK)?

Best British Pub Food London UK

Want to know where to eat the best pub food in London, plus, the rest of the UK? Then the British Grub Hub is the place to be.

Pub food in Britain traditionally involves snacks like pork scratchings and scotch eggs, through to all the classic dishes, including the Ploughman’s Lunch, Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Pie and Mash, and the Roast Dinner. Not to mention incredible British desserts like Apple Pie and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

But that’s not the half of it. One of Britain’s pubs nowadays even appears in the Michelin guide.

So, right here we aim to guide you to the places serving the absolute best pub food, no matter where you are in the UK. Naturally, starting in the capital…

Great Pub Food In London

Here’s a list of some top places to go in London for some of the best pub grub in Britain:

Three Cranes

“Cosy gastropub with informal upstairs Modern British dining and interesting Bordeaux wine labels.”

28 Garlick Hill, London, EC4V 2BA

Visit Three Cranes website

The Coach

“Franco-British comfort fare is served all-day at this comfy, historic gastropub with beer garden.”

26-28 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3DJ

Visit The Coach website

The Hero of Maida

“Victorian-style pub with antique decor & a courtyard, plus an elegant dining room for British fare.”

55 Shirland Road, London, W9 2JD

Visit The Hero of Maida website

Merchants Tavern

“Angela Hartnett’s French, Spanish and Italian dining room and bar in a former Victorian warehouse.”

36 Charlotte Road, Hackney, London, EC2A 3PG

Visit Merchants Tavern website

The Anchor & Hope

“Frequently changing Modern British menu served in wooden-floored pub hung with colourful art.” 

36 The Cut, Lambeth, London, SE1 8LP

Visit The Anchor & Hope website

The Brookmill

“Modern tavern in a 19th-century edifice, offering inventive English grub, spirits & patio seating.”

65 Cranbrook Road, Deptford, London, SE8 4EJ

Visit The Brookmill website

Camberwell Arms

“Camberwell Arms at home is us, bringing what we do best, to you. Simple delicious comforting food made with the best ingredients with a bit of booze thrown in.”

65 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, London, SE5 8TR

Visit Camberwell Arms website

Canton Arms

“Local boozer turned gastropub, with a dining room serving an upscale British menu.”

177 South Lambeth Road, Stockwell, London, SW8 1XP

Visit Canton Arms website

The Cow

“Gastropub with a compact upstairs dining room for oysters, seafood and seasonal British cuisine.”

89 Westbourne Park Road, London, W2 5QH

Visit The Cow website

The Crabtree

“A traditional pub with a country feel in its tree-filled riverside garden and relaxed lounge bar.”

Rainville Road, Fulham, London, W6 9HA

Visit The Crabtree website

The Culpeper

“Upscale pub fare & creative cocktails served in an airy, industrial-chic space with a roof garden.”

40 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LP

Visit The Culpeper website

The Drapers Arms

“Green-hued gastropub with high ceilings, chandeliers and checkerboard floor in upstairs dining room.”

44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London, N1 1ER

Visit The Drapers Arms website

The Eagle

“Corner gastropub with a kitchen serving Mediterranean food, including its popular steak sandwich.”

159 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3AL

Visit The Eagle website

The Garrison

“Green-tiled gastropub with exposed brick walls, vintage chic fittings and Sunday night film club.”

99 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 3XB

Visit The Garrison website

The Green

“Modern pub serving Sunday roasts and real ales, plus a 1st-floor function room on Clerkenwell Green.”

29 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London, EC1R 0DU

Visit The Green website

The Harwood Arms

“Laid-back gastropub with an upscale, Modern British menu, including handmade scotch eggs and game.”

Walham Grove, Fulham, London, SW6 1QP

Visit The Harwood Arms website

The Horseshoe

“Family-friendly spot serving their own Camden craft beers and a classic British gastropub menu.”

28 Heath Street, London, NW3 6TE

Visit The Horseshoe website

Jugged Hare

“Gastropub with open kitchen, ceramic-tiled dining room with oak floors, and lots of stuffed animals.”

49 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SA

Visit The Jugged Hare website

The King & Co

“Craft beer selection and street food menus in a pub with mismatched furniture and stripped floors.”

100 Clapham Park Road, Clapham, London, SW4 7BZ

Visit The King & Co website

Lady Ottoline

“Smart, tranquil decor pub with local ale and upstairs restaurant serving modern British cuisine.”

11A Northington Street, Holborn, London, WC1N 2JF

Visit The Lady Ottoline website

The Marksman

“Classic British fare in a former Victorian pub with original mahogany panelling and modern updates.”

254 Hackney Road, London, E2 7SJ

Visit The Marksman website

The Norfolk Arms

“Gastropub with Victorian tiled exterior and high ceilings, serving modern English small plates.”

28 Leigh Street, Saint Pancras, London, WC1H 9EP

Visit The Cow website

The Old Red Cow

“Victorian pub with simple, split-level interior and eclectic draught and bottled beer selection.”

71 Long Lane, Barbican, London, EC1A 9EJ

Visit The Old Red Cow website

Smiths of Smithfield

“Modern British dining room with exposed beams and pipework and a terrace with St Paul’s views.”

67-77 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ

Visit Smiths of Smithsfield website

The Pig & Butcher

“Craft beers and seasonal meats butchered onsite casually presented at untreated wood tables.”

80 Liverpool Road, Islington, London, N1 0QD

Visit The Pig & Butcher website

The Prince

“Airy hangout with rustic touches offering pub fare, unique spirits and local craft beer on tap.”

59 Kynaston Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0EB

Visit The Prince website

The Princess of Shoreditch

“Modern British food with UK meat and game on 2 floors at renovated Shoreditch pub-restaurant.”

76-78 Paul Street, Hackney, London, EC2A 4NE

Visit The Princess of Shoreditch website

The Princess Victoria

“Restored Victorian gin palace with walled courtyard herb garden and traditional British menu.”

217 Uxbridge Road, White City, London, W12 9DH

Visit The Princess Victoria website

The Royal Oak

“This freehouse selects its own choice of beers and pours them along with a varied pub menu.”

74-76 York Street, Marylebone, London W1H 1QN

Visit The Royal Oak website

The Thomas Cubitt

“Modern and traditional British pub grub in oak-floored country-house bar and elegant dining room.”

44 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9PA

Visit The Thomas Cubitt website

The UK’s Best Pub Food

The UK’s absolute best pub food belongs to The Hand and Flowers in Marlow, England, the pub owned by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, which has two Michelin stars.

For the rest of the best pub food in Britain, check out this British pub food map…

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