This friendly pub has always been a central London favourite, but its recent refurbishment has taken it to the next level of lovely.
The busy bar downstairs is complemented by the beauty of the upstairs function room (which also doubles as a second bar/additional seating when there isn't an event on). Original features such as unusual lighting fixtures (bottle lamps above the bar for example) have been spruced by with new banquettes and fresh paint colours. The overall effect is a traditional pub, but with classy extras. The art deco signage on the loos is one lovely example of that.
The staff are particularly nice and friendly enough that they seem like they're your pals by the end of the night. A good selection of drinks and food is on offer, but do try their most recent invention of their own baby Guinness. This is a shot of Patron coffee flavoured tequila topped up with a 'head' of Baileys Irish liqueur. Delicious and dangerously un-alcoholic-tasting.