Fancyapint Best Pub Awards 2010

By Lindsey Last edited 156 months ago
Fancyapint Best Pub Awards 2010

Was it really 12 months ago we were scoffing scotch eggs at the Lord Clyde for the Fancyapint Best Pub Awards? Lawks, yes, and here they are again. This time, little surprise for the overall winning boozer. Every time we mention this gaff we get told to shush by you lot, keen to avoid the cosy ale and cider house getting swamped. But its 5 pint glory deserves to be shared. All hail the Southampton Arms!

The Southampton Arms by Mondoagogo via the Londonist Flickrpool
All the winners are after the jump. Chew the fat, swill your pint and stick your tuppence halfpennies in the comments please.

Overall winner reviewers' award

- Southampton Arms 5P_sl.jpg (Kentish Town)
A great range of ales, a fantastic choice of excellent ciders, accompanied by good basic food and friendly, knowledgable service - it's a simple formula, brilliantly executed.

Overall winner visitors' award and 2010 Hall of Fame

- Ye Olde Mitre Tavern 5P_sl.jpg (Farringdon)
Ye Olde Mitre is an historic pub, quirky and atmospheric, that's provided great ales and convivial hospitality for people in these parts for a good long time.

Winners reviewers' award

- Carpenters Arms 5P_sl.jpg (Shoreditch)
Only a couple of years ago, The Carpenters Arms won our best newcomer award - now its a regular favourite of all of our reviewers.

- Duke of Wellington 4P_sl.jpg (Dalston)
The Duke of Wellington is a deservedly popular pub, offering a great choice of beers, cider, wine and food with lively aplomb.

- Prince of Wales 4P_sl.jpg (Highgate)
The Prince of Wales is the pub that does the most to deserve our custom in Highgate, a solid local in a village setting.

- Richard I 4P_sl.jpg (Greenwich)
he Richard I is a long-standing favourite of ours, a friendly, lively pub that serves excellent ales.

Winners visitors' award

- De Hems 3P_sl.jpg (Soho)
De Hems is the pub of choice for people to meet in the West End - this Netherlands-themed pub is hit with everyone. Gezondheid!

- The Grapes 5P_sl.jpg (Limehouse)
The Grapes has long been a favourite of our reviewers and now it's a favourite with visitors too.

- The Royal Oak 5P_sl.jpg (Borough)
A previous awards winner, the Royal Oak continues to provide great ales from Harveys, great food and a convivial atmosphere.

- The Blackfriar 4P_sl.jpg (Blackfriars)
The Blackfriars is a must-see pub for any London visitor - great beer in a stunning setting/

Winner Reviewers' award, best new pub

- The Old Brewery 3P_sl.jpg (Greenwich)
The Old Brewery is an elegant creation, combining great beer, good food in a fantastic, historic setting - it's the latest attraction in a world-famous tourist attraction.

Winner Reviewers' award, most improved pub

- Jolly Butchers (ex Stokie's) 4P_sl.jpg (Stoke Newington, London)
The new Jolly Butchers is a stunning turnaround - from once being a pub that even we were nervous about visiting, to becoming a reason to visit Stoke Newington - proof it can be done. Hear, hear!

For more on all things pubby visit

Last Updated 26 October 2010