Since this pub was taken over by Samuel Smith’s it has become the sort of comfortable, slightly down-at-heel place that most Pipedowners will feel at home in, what the young have dubbed “an old man’s pub”. Come up from the Jubilee Line tube and it’s right in front of you. Opens at midday for lunch and, more importantly, the excellent range of Sam Smith beers.
Nearest stations: Swiss Cottage (30 seconds), Finchley Road (5 minutes)
London NW3 5EL