This week's top five bars
Tuesday 09 August 2011
With a fine beer garden and roof terrace, the Abbey Tavern is a great spot to while away a summer afternoon. Drinks and grub are reasonably priced, so why not stay for an evening of live music and wacky DJs?
124 Kentish Road, Camden, London NW1 9QB; 020 7267 9449; www.abbey-tavern.com
The Claddagh Ring
Stomp the night away to live celtic bands at this Irish watering hole. Fuel up on the wholesome Irish food and prepare to party hard – the “craic” is mighty!
10 Church Road, Hendon, London NW4 4EA; 020 8203 2600; www.claddagh-ring.co.uk
Steeped in local history, this friendly City of London tavern specialises in summer barbecues on the roof terrace. Savour a refreshing pint while taking in an impressive view of the Gherkin. Open weekdays only.
36 Jewry Street, Aldgate, London EC3N 2ET; 020 7265 5191; www.hennessyscatering.co.uk
A stone’s throw from Twickenham BR station, this Irish-themed rugby pub erects massive marquees on match days. With outdoor bars, live music and BBQs the atmosphere is festive and companionable.
68 London Road Twickenham, London TW1 3QS; 020 8892 3328; www.thegarryowen.co.uk
The Barley Mow
Linger over a pint in the attractive terraced front or watch live sports in the main bar. Enjoy the hearty meals in a charming, more sedate area at the back. A cheerful and welcoming establishment!
9 Barley Mow Passage, London W4 4PH; 020 8994 1880; www.barleymowchiswick.com
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