The Devonshire Arms
37 Marloes Road Kensington London W8 6LA
This classy pub reeks vintage style with its eclectic, quirky furnishings and stately air of faded grandeur. It's far from pretentious, though, with friendly staff and a high quality range of drinks and pub meals, and one of the area's only beer gardens – which is both sheltered and heated. The bar caters for all drinkers with four regularly-changing real ales, nine different beers and lagers on tap and a cracking wine list. Homemade soft drinks are available in summer, while winter sees the Devonshire dishing out one of London's heartiest mulled wines. The food is excellent too, with a daily changing menu, featuring seasonal specials based on ingredients chosen from artisan producers and selected British farms. If you're here for Sunday lunch don't miss the 21-day aged West Country roast beef with fluffy Yorkshires and lashings of gravy.