What’s The Best Pub In Farringdon And Clerkenwell?

Part ‘F’ of our two-year alphabetical pub crawl around London.

Here are the top 10 pubs in Farringdon and Clerkenwell, as voted for by Londonist readers:

1. The Jerusalem Tavern (87 votes; 19%)
2. The Three Kings (53; 12%)
3. Gunmakers (37; 8%)
4. The Craft Beer Company (36; 8%)
5. The Slaughtered Lamb (32)
6. The Dovetail (17)
=7. The Betsey Trotwood (16)
=7. The Crown (16)
9. Ye Olde Mitre (15)
10. The Fox and Anchor (14)

The results are drawn from 455 votes for 48 venues via Twitter, Facebook and our comment thread. See below for how to join our pub crawl round the top four.

The map below shows where the votes went. Green dotted markers show the top 4 pubs, which will form our pub crawl. The rest of the top 10 are shown in yellow, while all other nominations are in red. Note, red markers don’t necessarily denote inferior pubs; it might be that the pub is on the periphery of the area, so fewer people thought to vote for it.


View Best pubs in Farringdon and Clerkenwell in a larger map

The winning pub, The Jerusalem Tavern was a clear winner, which will surprise nobody who’s been there. The Three Kings gained second place, thanks largely to its famous jukebox, scotch eggs and creative pub sign. Gunmakers and Craft Beer Company are worthy runners-up.

Please join us for a crawl around the top four pubs on Monday 23 July. “Why’s it always a Monday?”, people often ask. Simple — the pubs are less busy, so we can all get served quicker if there’s a large group.

The Route:

6.30pm The Three Kings
7.30pm Gunmakers
8.30pm Craft Beer Company
9.30pm Jerusalem Tavern (it’s tiny, so best to finish there when it’s a bit quieter)

To join us, please email matt@londonist.com, just so we can keep an eye on numbers. Everyone who comes along gets a Londonist booze badge, and the first person to find us gets a Londonist t-shirt.

Previously in the A-Z pub crawl

Image of the winning pub by elias(London) in the Londonist Flickr pool.

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  • Kerry

    Boo – will be out of town for this one, a shame as I really enjoyed the last one and love all the pubs listed! Next time…

  • Bermondsey James

    Was well up for this, until I realised it clashed with my Olympics volunteering :(

  • ros

    Everyone should try the Horseshoes on Clerkenwell Close, it’s a true locally owned pub with lovely land lord and land lady, enormous beer garden and quiet when the rest are rammed. Time to start supporting our local pubs and community.