This pub was chosen editorially for inclusion, as we think it's rather good.
We can say, almost with objective certainty, that this is the best pub in the world to sort-of-rhyme with 'orange shark'. If you think that's surreal, take a look inside this beaut. Everything's normal, nay lovely in the main bar, with the usual mismatched chairs, hanging hops and wood panelling. But head down to the toilets and you're confronted with a preposterously large image of Rick Mayall in a Bombardier costume. It's particularly surreal as the pub doesn't seem to serve Bombardier. The six pumps sport a lively mix of white IPA, DNA and London Gold among others.
The food menu is inventive, with pub-standard mains, a suite of tempting burgers, and a kind of British tapas of small plates. Our bangers and mash hit the spot, with extra-cheesy mash and a welcome Scotch egg intrusion. A vegetarian bean burger was large enough to smother a horse.
A compact beer garden can be found down the stairs, as can a small cinema with regular art-house screenings. Or head upwards for a pair of 'secret' dining rooms, eccentrically furnished to reflect the life of the pub's bibliophile namesake, Lord Emmanuel Gorringe. This is the perfect local pub, better even than the Yummy Pub Co's other gem, the Somers Town Coffee House up in Euston.
On Twitter as @GorringeParkPub
Last updated June 2015.