Dickens proclaimed Barnet to be full of pubs. Oliver Twist visits one with the Artful Dodger, not long after the pair meet in the eponymous novel. Today, the town has fewer drinking options, but those that remain are nearly all excellent. We've yet to put this area to a reader poll, but have picked some of our own favourites. Please feel free to nominate further places in the comments below — or add anecdotes about those we've chosen.