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Regularly listed among London's finest pubs, and topping our own readers' poll for the area, the Jerusalem is charm pubsonified. A warming, green and brown wooden interior, 1720s building, Delftish tiles, and numerous cosy corners make it one of the most pleasant drinking spots in this part of town. Oddly, despite the old-time interior, the building only became a pub in the 1990s, proof that pastiche does not necessarily mean naff.
Space is the only downside. Its popularity means that you're likely to be standing, and possibly outside. Even on a 2 January visit, space was at a premium. But the bar staff are both friendly and efficient, so booze queues are short.
And what booze. This is the only London outlet for Suffolk-based St Peter's Brewery, whose range includes many beers with hints of fruit. The pub also stocks bottles of gluten-free G-Free pilsner (see our guide to gluten-free drinking).
The bar area is literally wallpapered with certificates, awards and cask marque accolades. If you get the choice choose either the table on the raised platform next to the bar, or one of the three-sided window seats.
Last updated December 2017.