Tucked off Camden Road on a residential street sits The Lord Stanley. Enter and the first thing you see is the deli counter-esque bar. It's an unusual set-up, which helps the pub stand out from the crowd. Apparently this was a popular boozer among trendy 90s Britpop bands, but you're unlikely to see any of them here today. Now the Lord Stanley is a spot for locals looking for a relaxed pint, in a place filled with warmth.
The Lord Stanley nearly closed a few years ago, when its landlords tried to sell up. The locals weren't having their favourite pub disappear, so now the place is listed as an asset of community value, guaranteeing its future.
Ales aren't plentiful here, but there are at least a few choices to keep the more discerning customer satisfied. There's also an extensive food menu — including a collection of stone baked pizzas — as you'd expect in a quality gastropub.
Also — did we mention the adorable cat? Meet Alfie. He's the guy that really runs this place.