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The Admiralty is the biggest nautical intervention to hit Trafalgar Square since the statue of Nelson. This great, golden battleship of a pub, inspired by HMS Victory, can be found in the south-west corner of the Square and, hence, is likely to be thronged with tourists during peak season. It opened in October 2014 on the site of the old Albannach whisky bar, and is an admirable replacement. Given that official distances are taken from the nearby statue of Charles I, this might just be London's most-central pub.
Fuller's are the landlords, as is immediately apparent from the long row of draught pumps. Eight, in all, but with a selection that goes beyond the usual Pride, ESB and co. A superior menu of pub grub should do the business, especially with its epic focus on pies (including vegan options).
Whatever you eat or drink, you can't help but admire the surroundings in this spacious, decadent pub. Head up the curvy stair case for a bit more room and comfortable dining tables in an area resembling a poop deck. The basement, meanwhile, keeps the nautical theme going, with cannons and Nelson references. Somehow, it all remains the right side of tasteful. A recent refurb (2023) has made things more shipshape than ever.