The Best Pubs In Outer London

M@
By M@ Last edited 9 months ago
The Best Pubs In Outer London

If you like exploring London's lesser-known pubs, bookmark this page now.

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

outermap

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.

BARNET
Bohemia Brew Pub, North Finchley (2 nominations)


Catcher in the Rye, Finchley


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

Deliveroo now from Colindale

The Crown, Cricklewood


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


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


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

BEXLEY
The Alma, Sidcup


Black Horse, Bexley


Coach and Horses, Bexley


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


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


The Fox, Belvedere


King's Head, Bexley


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


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


The Ship, Erith


The Victoria, Belvedere

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


North London Tavern, Kilburn (only just in Brent)


The Queensbury
, Willesden Green

BROMLEY
Chatterton Arms, Bromley (2 nominations)


Downham Tavern, Bromley (2 nominations)


Grape & Grain, Crystal Palace


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


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."


The Red Lion, Bromley


Queen's Head, Downe

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


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

EALING
The Crown, Northolt


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


The Forester, Ealing


The Fox, Hanwell (2 nominations)


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

Deliveroo now from Hammersmith

The Station House, Acton

Deliveroo now from Lewisham

Wheatsheaf, Ealing

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


Ye Olde Cherry Tree, Southgate


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."


The Wonder, Enfield

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


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


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


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

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


The Case is Altered
, Pinner (2 nominations).


Oddfellows Arms, Pinner


The Queen's Head, Pinner

HAVERING
Golden Lion, Romford


Shepherd & Dog, Harold Wood

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

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


City Barge, Strand-on-the-Green


Griffin, Brentford (2 nominations)


London Apprentice, Isleworth


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


Magpie and Crown, Brentford (2 nominations)


One Over The Ait, Kew Bridge


Roebuck, Chiswick


Town Wharf, Isleworth


Victoria Tavern, Isleworth


Woodlands Tavern, Isleworth

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


The Boaters, Kingston (2 nominations)


Druids Head, Kingston


Fighting Cocks, Kingston


The Lamb, Surbiton


The Mill, Kingston


The Ram, Kingston

Deliveroo now from Uxbridge

Woodies Freehouse, New Maldon. "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."

MERTON
The Alexandra, Wimbledon


Dog & Fox, Wimbledon


Gorringe Park, Tooting


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


The Trafalgar, Merton (2 nominations).

NEWHAM
The Denmark Arms, East Ham


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


Golden Fleece, Manor Park


Tap East, Westfield Stratford


Wanstead Tap, Forest Gate (3 nominations)

REDBRIDGE
Cuckfield, Wanstead (3 nominations).


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


The George, Wanstead


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


Rose and Crown, Woodford Green.

Deliveroo now from Tooting

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

RICHMOND-UPON-THAMES
Angel and Crown, Richmond


The Anglers, Teddington


The Botanist, Kew


Britannia, Richmond


The Cricketers, Richmond


The Eel Pie, Twickenham


The Fox, Twickenham


The Marlborough, Richmond


Old King's Head, Hampton Wick


Pitcher and Piano, Richmond


Prince's Head, Richmond


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


Roebuck, Richmond


Royal Oak, Hampton


White Swan, Twickenham (3 nominations).

Deliveroo now from Hoxton

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

Deliveroo now from Hampstead

Wallington Arms, Wallington

WALTHAM FOREST
The Bell, Walthamstow

Deliveroo now from Highgate

The Coppermill
, Walthamstow


Leyton Technical
, Leyton


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

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.

Visit our our Best Pubs in London microsite and see what you think.

Last Updated 16 February 2017

rogt

The Catcher in the rye in Finchley is in Barnet not Brent

Mike Tully

The Glamorgan in Cherry Orchard Rd is surely the best pub in Croydon. Fine food with a S African twist, good range of beers and good wine list.

Joanne Hunt

Black Lion in Plaistow surely deserves a mention? One of the only pubs left in the area, incredibly historic and a lovely pint of Guinness and feel like it needs a shout out with West Ham moving....I hope they can stay open

Chris

The Albion is a new pub in Kingston from the same guys who run the The Antelope in Surbiton. It's a lovely pub with a great beer selection and friendly staff.

Greg Tingey

TWO other GBG pubs in Waltham Forest:
The Bell & The Nag's Head - neither is far from the Rose & Crown, either

GhillieDhu

The Dog & Duck in Winchmore Hill / Enfield is just up the road from the Orange Tree is a fantastic little family run pub. CAMRA listed with great beers (e.g. Landlord TT) and a garden hidden away so not always spotted by folk. Definitely recommend a visit.