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In an area oozing with monied people and superior drinking spots, the Audley fits in well. It's housed in a grand terra-cotta building of 1888, with a similarly smart, mahogany-covered interior (it even has a proper carpet). The architect was Thomas Verity, whom you may remember from such works as the Criterion Theatre and the similarly coloured pavilion at Lord's.
While a typical Mayfair pub is all about fine dining and impressing, this Taylor-Walker bar feels like a place you can simply sit, drink, laugh and banter. It's best found on a Sunday afternoon, when there's plenty of space and you can take your time over a roast. Our pub crawl shuffled along early on a Monday evening and found only one small table remaining. We can only assume it's heaving on a Thursday and Friday. Look out for the two-sided clock, an unusual feature depending from the roof like an horological bat.
Last updated April 2015.