It's definitely not the Mitre in Hatton Garden Which everyone has your m7s in it and a cold Nelson 0 Vote up! The bierkeller in. The Hirschgarten. In Munchen. 0 Vote up! Old Bell (pre-redesign) 0 Vote up! Agree, my mates are awesome 0 Vote up! Ooooh, good thread. The Imperial in Exeter is ace, as is the Double Locks. There are many fine choices in Plovdiv in Bulgaria, mainly around the Trap area, and several all next door to each other. Great atmosphere. Any proper Flat Roofed Pub has to rank highly, obvs. 0 Vote up! Old Joint Stock in Birmingham or Old Contemptibles as well. Oooh, and Bachus. Brum has some good pubs. 0 Vote up! None of the London ones certainly. They're all crap (and that includes The Flask). 0 Vote up! The Bull in Sonning? 0 Vote up! Many happy times in the Bull! Answer though is always my local wherever. 0 Vote up! The tan hill inn obvs 0 Vote up! The Impy? Really? *dons rose tinted glasses* Bloody great shout, shooty! My nomination would be the Mardyke in Bristol. Haven’t been in years but can’t imagine it has changed much. Fond memories of nipping next door to the chippy and being able to eat them back inside with your pint (and pickled egg for those so inclined). 0 Vote up! The Cumberland Arms in Ouseburn, Newcastle 0 Vote up! Where everybody knows your name... 0 Vote up! I am in the pub now. It is *not* the world's best, faod. 0 Vote up! It's just a tribute? 0 Vote up! I'd go with parody 0 Vote up! wherever it is, it’s fooking definitely not in London Very fond of the Clarendon Arms in Cambridge favourite London pub was the Dartmouth Arms, Dartmouth Park - but not been for years 0 Vote up! heh @ risky nominating the only pub he’s heard of 0 Vote up! Any pub with a fire, that sells pies, at the end of a windswept autumnal walk. Dovedale has a fine example, be damned if I can remember the name though. 0 Vote up! Ok then, the queen vic. I think that’s a pub too? 0 Vote up! the great western, wolverhampton must be in the top five 0 Vote up! The Selbourne Arms is a corker. As is the pub with no name. *I am assuming they are both still extant 0 Vote up! Turf Tavern, Oxford is a personal favourite (although gone downhill a bit following its acquisition by Greene King). I fooking hate Greene King. 0 Vote up! Did you go to Oxford Brookes jack? 0 Vote up! No, Magdalen. My wife went to Brookes. Why? 0 Vote up! When I was at law school in Oxford, Loaded magazine voted Fuzzy Dux (Brookes' night at a shytehole club on Cowley Rd) as the easiest place to get laid in England. We lived very nearby. It was proper ace. 0 Vote up! I don’t know a single pub in oxford. I have been to two stag do’s there and they were both shite. 0 Vote up! I love the Old Mitre, what's the problem? 0 Vote up! Fuzzy Ducks was at the Zodiac. The college crowd used to go on the other midweek night for Cheesy Listening. Which was also fun although sadly less of a pullfest. Good venue for live music - although better outside term time (during the Easter vac of my 1st year, ash and primal scream played it and Supergrass played it twice; Radiohead also played there a couple of times). /chambo off 0 Vote up! I like the Mitre. However, calling it “the pub with no name” is the most tiresome rof meme since Stephen Watkins, whoever the fook he was. 0 Vote up! You’d probably like the Turf, laz. Good beer gardens with braziers in winter, nice snugs for long afternoon sessions, 11 different cask ales. 0 Vote up! WATTTTOOOOO!!! 0 Vote up! Did you go to Brookes, GSM? 0 Vote up! I can't tell you my favourite because part of its charm is that it's off the beaten track so never really busy. 0 Vote up! I am in a pub right now. Proper old school boozer. Oh I do wish it could be. Chinmas every day. 0 Vote up! I like the Old Mitre as well. The address isn't Hatton Garden, it's Ely Place. Although of course you can get into it from Hatton Garden. The world's best pub is any 'spoons. Always worth reading their google reviews - highlights: cheap. Food arrives quickly and hot. 0 Vote up! Requirements for perfect pub 1. Some traditional charm probably rural 2. Well kept beer and decent wine by the glass 3. Decent food but not “destination” food - should not be food led 4. Good number of friendly locals 5. Good beer garden 6. Pub usually nicely busy but can usually get a table 7. Friendly bar staff 8. Pub dog 9. Open fire 10. selection of board games 11. pool and darts available but not dominating or intrusive 12. relaxed about closing time 13. Book exchange 14. Live music every now and then (but not dominant theme) 15. Within walking distance of my house 0 Vote up! 16. Defies tick box definitions. 0 Vote up! heh at Ooffer 0 Vote up! Can I just applaud those using this thread as an opportunity to make it clear they went to Oxford. We just need the Yorkshire lads in next. 0 Vote up! The Beckford Arms, Wiltshire Review | The Hotel Guru 0 Vote up! No problem, ZG. Although I was asked a direct question by GSM/Risky/whatever name the mad fascist is going by today. There are people who live but do not study in Oxford who also drink in the Turf and would seem rather unfair on Oxford (which has several other rather good pubs - the Bear, the Eagle & Child, the White Horse, the Perch, the Trout, the Isis Tavern, the Magdalen Arms) for it to be unmentionable. I know some cracking Yorkshire pubs as well, if that helps (although one of my favourites has sadly just burned down). 0 Vote up! Blue Bell, York. Whitelocks, Leeds 0 Vote up! Both good picks. I'll add the Crown Posada in Newcastle to those already named. The Great Western in Wolverhampton (of all places) is I agree a top 5 pub as well. King and Castle in Kidderminster isn't far off as well. Several in Liverpool are possibles as well, Roscoe Head maybe my pick. Agree Brum has some good ones. In London probably the Lord Clyde in Borough for me. 0 Vote up! why have so many people been to Wolverhampton? 0 Vote up! Football as away fan for me and prob many 0 Vote up! Good Dales pubs: The Crown, Middlesmoor Queens Arms, Litton The Bridge Inn, Grinton CB Inn, Arkengarthdale Craven Arms, Appletreewick Blue Lion, East Witton Can't add anything to pubs in Wolverhampton, I'm afraid... 0 Vote up! ty coch Inn nefyn 0 Vote up! I didnt go to Oxford ftaod. The law school as was was a JV f some sort between the dark blues and brookes. i worked in the grapes on george st. Good crack. Morrells pub back then. m7 dave worked in the gardeners arms. Other m7 dave worked in the aussie pub which had top notch bintage 0 Vote up! See you, Diceman, and raise you: https://www.lordpoulettarms.com/ 0 Vote up! The Ben Nevis in Glasgow. The landlord is obsessed with whisky, can talk for hours about it. 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!