The Best Pubs In Outer London

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The Best Pubs In Outer London

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We asked for your help in identifying the best pubs in the outer boroughs, officially defined as those labelled in the map below:

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We received dozens of nominations via the comments box, Facebook and Twitter hashtag #OuterLondonPubs. Below, we've rounded up all qualifying suggestions, filed by borough, and with links to the pub websites.

The best pubs in outer London

The important thing to remember here is that different people look for different things in a good pub. Some of these suggestions will not be to everyone's taste but, in every case, at least one reader recommended the place. We've included quotes where given. Thank you to everyone for the suggestions, including those of you whose suggested pubs were technically Inner London, and so are not included here. We still welcome additions in the comments below. As we explore the suggestions, we'll add them to our growing database of Best London Pubs.

BARKING AND DAGENHAM
Spotted Dog, Barking.

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BARNET
Bohemia Brew Pub, North Finchley (2 nominations)

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Catcher in the Rye, Finchley

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Chandos Arms, Colindale (2 nominations). "Small range of beers but nice food, dog friendly, has live music and comedy."

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The Crown, Cricklewood

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Greyhound, Hendon. "A lovely country style pub with a great selection of drinks and pub snacks."

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Ye Olde Mitre Inn, Barnet (2 nominations). "Shortlisted for CAMRA local pub of the year."

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Spaniards Inn, Hampstead Heath (2 nominations and, yup, it's just inside the border of Barnet)

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BEXLEY
The Alma, Sidcup

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Black Horse, Bexley

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Coach and Horses, Bexley

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Crayford Arms, Crayford. "Shepherd Neame Pub previous CAMRA Bexley winner."

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Door Hinge, Welling. "London's first micropub and won the CAMRA award in 2014 for best pub in London."

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The Fox, Belvedere

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King's Head, Bexley

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Penny Farthing, Crayford (2 nominations). "Another micropub." "Shortlisted for CAMRA local pub of the year."

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The Robin Hood and Little John, Bexleyheath. "A previous CAMRA London award winner."

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The Ship, Erith

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The Victoria, Belvedere

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BRENT
Grand Junction Arms, Harlesden. "Biggest Beer Garden Ever."

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North London Tavern, Kilburn (only just in Brent)

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The Queensbury
, Willesden Green

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BROMLEY
Chatterton Arms, Bromley (2 nominations)

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Downham Tavern, Bromley (2 nominations)

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Grape & Grain, Crystal Palace

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The Jolly Woodman, Beckenham (2 nominations). "Has a lovely relaxed feel to it and allows dogs!"

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One in the Wood, Petts Wood (3 nominations). "Great micro pub with proper pork scratchings and always real good beer" "Shortlisted for CAMRA local pub of the year."

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The Red Lion, Bromley

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Queen's Head, Downe

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CROYDON
Glamorgan, Croydon. "Surely the best pub in Croydon. Fine food with a S African twist, good range of beers and good wine list."

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Oval Tavern, Croydon (4 nominations). "Great beer, food and live entertainment, and wonderful landlady."

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EALING
The Crown, Northolt

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Duke of Kent, Ealing. "Tasty food and good beer garden."

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The Forester, Ealing

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The Fox, Hanwell (2 nominations)


The Grosvenor, Hanwell (3 nominations). "Shortlisted for CAMRA local pub of the year."

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The Station House, Acton

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Wheatsheaf, Ealing

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ENFIELD
Moon Under Water, Enfield. "Best range and best quality and great prices"

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Ye Olde Cherry Tree, Southgate

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Orange Tree
, Winchmore Hill. "Proper old school pub with a proper landlady, old world charm, Sunday roasts, real ales, big beer garden, bbq and bouncy castle for the kids on nice days."

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The Wonder, Enfield

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HARINGEY
Beehive, Tottenham. "Huge garden. Great beer. Excellent food."

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Faltering Fullback, Stroud Green (2 nominations). "A gem." "An absolute winner. I mean... THAT BEER GARDEN."

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Famous Royal Oak, Muswell Hill (3 nominations). "Comfortable pub, great terrace, friendly staff, great quiz on a Thursday."

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O'Neills, Muswell Hill (2 nominations). "The famous church pub."

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HARROW
The Castle, Harrow-on-the-Hill (2 nominations).

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The Case is Altered
, Pinner (2 nominations).

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Oddfellows Arms, Pinner

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The Queen's Head, Pinner

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HAVERING
Golden Lion, Romford

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Shepherd & Dog, Harold Wood

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HILLINGDON
The Orchard, Harefield. "Lovely, with lake views of Hillingdon."

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HOUNSLOW
Bell and Crown, Strand-on-the-Green

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City Barge, Strand-on-the-Green

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Griffin, Brentford (2 nominations)

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London Apprentice, Isleworth

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Lord Nelson, Brentford (3 nominations). "Amazing food, lovely staff, gorgeous little garden - a real hidden gem!"

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Magpie and Crown, Brentford (2 nominations)

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One Over The Ait, Kew Bridge

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Roebuck, Chiswick

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Town Wharf, Isleworth

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Victoria Tavern, Isleworth

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Woodlands Tavern, Isleworth

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KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES
The Antelope, Surbiton. "Fantastic range of ales and cider — microbrewery at the end of the garden."

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The Boaters, Kingston (2 nominations)

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Druids Head, Kingston

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Fighting Cocks, Kingston

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The Lamb, Surbiton

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The Mill, Kingston

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The Ram, Kingston

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Woodies Freehouse, New Malden. "An old sports pavilion that not only has an excellent range of well kept ales (it's a proper freehouse) but is also an 'eclectic' establishment."

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MERTON
The Alexandra, Wimbledon

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Dog & Fox, Wimbledon

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Gorringe Park, Tooting

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The Sultan, Colliers Wood (2 nominations). "Beer garden, and London's only Hop Back pub."

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The Trafalgar, Merton (2 nominations).

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NEWHAM
The Denmark Arms, East Ham

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Forest Tavern, Forest Gate (4 nominations). "Great boozer with great food."

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Golden Fleece, Manor Park

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Tap East, Westfield Stratford

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Wanstead Tap, Forest Gate (3 nominations)

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REDBRIDGE
Cuckfield, Wanstead (3 nominations).

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The Duke, Wanstead (2 nominations). "A fun and friendly local with awesome food and service."

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The George, Wanstead

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The Nightingale, Wanstead. "A real old grimy local pub with atmosphere and character (as well as local characters)."

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Rose and Crown, Woodford Green.

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Travellers Friend, Woodford Green. "Shortlisted for CAMRA local pub of the year."

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RICHMOND-UPON-THAMES
Angel and Crown, Richmond

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The Anglers, Teddington

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The Botanist, Kew

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Britannia, Richmond

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The Cricketers, Richmond

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The Eel Pie, Twickenham

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The Fox, Twickenham

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The Marlborough, Richmond

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Old King's Head, Hampton Wick

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Pitcher and Piano, Richmond

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Prince's Head, Richmond

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Rifleman, Twickenham (2 nominations). "Shortlisted for CAMRA local pub of the year."

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Roebuck, Richmond

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Royal Oak, Hampton

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White Swan, Twickenham (3 nominations).

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SUTTON
The Hope, Carshalton (3 nominations). "Shortlisted for CAMRA local pub of the year."

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Wallington Arms, Wallington

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WALTHAM FOREST
The Bell, Walthamstow

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The Coppermill
, Walthamstow

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Leyton Technical
, Leyton

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Ye Olde Rose and Crown, Walthamstow (4 nominations).

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Previous pub crawls

A list of previous areas and themes that we’ve put to public vote. See our database of the Best London Pubs for more.

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Last Updated 28 February 2018