The Amersham Arms is the kind of local gem you feel torn between raving about to everyone you meet and guarding jealously as a secret in case it somehow gets spoiled.
Having decided to trust this won't lead to large scale corporate take-over, overcrowding to the point of health and safety breaches, or any other such disaster, I'll let you in on what makes the Amersham Arms my dream pub.
It's got everything: friendly staff, rough-and-ready interior "design", amazing events and (of course) a huge neon sign outside encouraging those passing by on the top decks of buses to "Take Courage".
For those on foot, fliers in the window advertise a range of upcoming events. Regulars include live music, sing-alongs, vintage fairs, alternative press events, film screenings and Happy Mondays comedy night.
Entry to events is either free or around £5, and the quality of performers is really impressive. Happy Mondays, for example, is hosted by Holly Walsh (who lives locally), and features comics such as Isy Suttie, Doc Brown, Josie Long, Rufus Hound and lots more - pretty great value for a fiver, and all the more enjoyable for being in such a friendly, comfy and community-feeling venue.