• London's best pub gardens for foodies

    swan chiswick pub garden

    We look at some of the best pub gardens in London, where the alfresco space is more than matched by a great food menu.

  • The Hound is the next JKS pub, opening in Chiswick

    The Hound is the next JKS pub, opening in Chiswick

    9/7/24 - Updated with opening details

    It's no secret that a lot of pubs are closing across the UK at the moment. However, we are seeing some of those snapped up and brought back to life. There's the upcoming The Pig's Ear (once The Chelsea Pig) which is being reopened by the

  • Test Driving The Hero - style and substance at this gorgeous Maida Vale pub

    the hero of maida pub review london

    The Pelican team have scored another huge success with the opening of The Hero in Maida Vale. We pulled up a chair for a pint and a pie to see what this gorgeous new pub has to offer. 

  • Jeremy Clarkson is opening a Cotswolds pub in Burford

    jeremy clarkson's pub in the cotswolds

    Having had his plans to run a restaurant at his farm scuppered by local planning restrictions, presenter Jeremy Clarkson has responded by buying a pub instead. Announcing the news in his weekly column for the Sunday Times Clarkson said he's just bought The Windmill - a pub/wedding venue just outside the picture-postcard town of Burford.

    The deal, which he says cost under £1 million means he'll be able to sell

  • The Black Dog in Vauxhall gets namechecked in Taylor Swift's new album and very, very busy

    Taylor Swift namechecks The Black Dog in Vauxhall in her new album

    Updated with merch info 22/5/24

    Up until last Friday the staff of The Black Dog on Vauxhall Walk were probably mostly concerned with making sure everything was geared up for their popular Sunday roast. But all that changed when Taylor Swift dropped the second of two albums featuring a track specifically named after the South London boozer.

    The track, widely thought

  • The Devonshire is doing bar food now AND it's opened the roof terrace

    the devonshire pub food

    Unless you've been hiding under a very capacious rock you'll know that getting a table at The Devonshire in Soho is currently one of the hardest restaurant reservations to secure in London right now.

    So we're happy to bring you news of two changes at the pub that have radically enhanced your chances of

  • The Marksman

    Hackney pub and restaurant

  • The Pig's Ear in Chelsea is the Gladwin Brothers' first pub

    The Pig's Ear in Chelsea is the Gladwin Brothers' first pub

    10/5/24 - updated with the opening date

    In March, after just over two years in business, The Chelsea Pig closed. But a pub has been in that space for a very long time,  it's coming back in another form pretty sharpish. The Gladwin Brothers have announced they're getting into the pub game, opening The Pig's Ear. 

    The Gladwins are behind restaurants like Rabbit in

  • The Hero in Maida Vale is the latest pub from The Pelican team

    The Hero in Maida Vale is the latest pub from The Pelican team

    They've had huge success with The Pelican in Notting Hill, as well as The Bull in Charlbury. Now, Public House Group are getting ready to open another London pub, The Hero in Maida Vale.

    As locals will know, this was recently known as The Hero of Maida, when it was revamped in 2018 with a

  • The Tipperary, London's "oldest" Irish pub in the City is reopening with a complete makeover

    The Tipperary is coming back - the classic Irish pub in the City is getting a complete makeover

    26/3/24 - updated with opening details

    It's been closed since 2020 but now the pub that's touted as being London's oldest Irish pub, although that claim is contested, is coming back.

    Long a City haunt - there's been a pub on this spot since the 15th century with the current building dating back to just after the Great Fire of London

  • Trying a Mayfair breakfast upstairs at The Barley Mow


    Mayfair has a new pub breakfast offering we think you're going to want to know about. We took the stairs to The Barley Mow's first floor dining room to find out more. 

  • London pubs with great upstairs dining rooms

    best London pub dining rooms

    We love a good gastropub, but sometimes it’s nice to step away from the noisy boozer into a more calm dining environment. And that’s where the upstairs dining room comes in. Here’s our pick of London’s best.

  • The Guinea in Mayfair has just got a lot bigger

    The Guinea in Mayfair has just got a lot bigger

    While there's been a LOT of attention on the opening of The Devonshire, there have also been some changes at Oisin Rogers' old Mayfair haunt The Guinea. During Rogers' tenure, we'd heard about some very big plans there and now those plans have finally come to fruition. 

    The pub has managed to nab an extra building next door, so the pub has significantly increased its dining space. However,

  • Nancy Spain's Irish pub is opening in Shoreditch

    nancy spain's irish pub shoreditch

    If there's one date you want to open in time for if you're a new Irish pub, it's St Patrick's Day. So Shoreditch pub Nancy Spain's is coming in just under the wire with the intention of flinging open its doors a few days before the big day.

    The folks behind it are Kerry-born brothers Peter and Nicholas O’Halloran and they're hoping their pub will bring something new to Shoreditch. Interestingly,

  • Tom Kerridge is opening the Butcher's Tap and Grill in Chelsea

    Tom Kerridge is opening the Butcher's Tap and Grill in Chelsea

    29/11/23 - updated with the opening date

    Tom Kerridge is planning something new for London. The chef has been running Kerridge's Bar & Grill in Corinthia London for nearly five years but for his second place, he's heading west to Chelsea. And this time he's opening a pub. 

    It's not Kerridge's first pub, of course. He already runs the only two-Michelin-starred