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The old Adam and Eve looks all quiet and unassuming from the outside. Walking past, you might even mistake it for someone's house — this is a well-to-do area, where the homes don't come small. Step inside, and you're in a thoroughly modern pub, complete with smoke-blue walls and spherical lamp shades.
Everything is just about perfect at the A&E (as locals probably don't call it). It's well set up for dining — our Sunday roast really hit the spot — but also feels chilled for those seeking only a drinking sesh.
Five real ales, including a one bearing the pub's name, are on draught. The wine list is pretty diverse with over a dozen each of red and white. The gin cocktails looked particularly tempting.
But it's the feel of the place that's the real winner. Staff are (mostly) charming and welcoming, there's plenty of space to spread out and relax, and families are made to feel particularly comfortable. Several areas can be reserved for private functions, and there's a decent beer garden out back for warmer days.
If you're driving, there's a small car park out front, and numerous unrestricted bays on the main road.
Billy Fury is buried just a stone's throw away in Mill Hill Cemetery. He'd surely appreciate this Wondrous Place.