Shaftesbury Tavern, The


This beautiful North London pub is supplied with beer by Dragonfly in Acton, and  - on the basis of our experience at the Shaftesbury - it's worth seeking out. The 2 'O Clock Ordinary was a delicious, toffee-and-hops ordinary bitter that could stand toe-to-toe with most examples of the style. There's plenty of other beer too, from two versions of Litovel's pale lager (4 and 5 per cent), Beavertown, Weird Beard and Fourpure. A lovely neighbourhood boozer.