Bustling and civilised with good drinks choice, rewarding food and friendly, helpful service
Good Pub Guide Recommended
The interesting food and drinks and relaxed, civilised atmosphere draw plenty of customers to this pub in a quiet residential area. Apart from one table surrounded by stools beside the bar counter, there are high-backed upholstered dining chairs around wooden tables on parquet flooring, comfortable leather wall seats and eclectic décor that encompasses 19th-c postcards to nobility, envelopes displayed address-side out, Edward Lear illustrations and World War II prints plus antique books on windowsills. Friendly, helpful staff serve Canopy Journeyman and Cubitt 1788 (named for the pub from Canopy) on handpump, cocktails and 23 wines by the glass. The upstairs restaurant has leather chairs and wooden tables on more parquet and a huge mirror above an open fire. Above that is a room for private hire, while up again is a cosy loft used for monthly events such as cheese tastings. The front pavement has tables and chairs beneath a striped awning.
Good Pub Guide Food
Rewarding food includes country-style terrine with pumpkin chutney, chilli salt squid with grilled lime dressing, stuffed globe artichoke with smoked aubergine, minted yoghurt, spring onions and pine nut dressing, shepherd's pie with cheddar mash, slow-cooked rabbit leg with chorizo, tomato and green olive ragoût with grain mustard dumplings, spicy chicken burger with avocado, blue cheese and smoked tomato sauce, salmon fillet with caramelised onion, samphire and romesco sauce, and puddings such as rum and coconut cake with salted banana mousse and apple tart with caramel, brown butter and pecan ice-cream.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar