Village Road, DENHAM, UB9 5BE
Barely 17 miles away as the crow flies, central London seems light years away from this lovely 16th-century coaching inn opposite the village green. Expect well-kept Brakspear, Timothy Taylor and Fuller's real ales. Brasserie food includes slow-roasted pork belly with wild mushrooms, wilted spinach and truffle mash; or Thai green curry with home-made roti bread. The menu also lists pub classics such as sausages, mash and onion gravy; or beer-battered haddock fillet with mushy peas and chips; check the daily specials too. Other attractions are a south-facing terraced garden and four bedrooms, two of which have original oak beams.