Cross Keys, The - Covent Garden

The Cross Keys - Covent Garden

There’s a huge amount of – for want of a better term – junk on the walls of this pub (old cricket bats, Beatles memorabilia, paintings, that sort of thing) but fortunately there’s rather more discernment shown in the beer selection. Brodie’s provide (most of) the ale here, which means this is a bit of a West-End Mecca for hopheads and cask ale fans alike. The pub’s location – slightly away from the beaten track – makes it a wonderful spot to enjoy a quiet-ish drink, as long as nothing that’s been signed by Elvis, say, drops on your head.