Built in 1866, this traditional Victorian corner pub is thriving in the hands of Richard and George Manners, whose experience with seven other London pubs has stood them in good stead. The Anglesea Arms’ reputation has grown steadily, thanks to a rotating choice of real ales in the bar, a global wine list and a concise menu of carefully prepared food. The ambience too plays its part. Located between Shepherd’s Bush and Hammersmith, the bar’s sofas make for cosy drinking, there’s an intimate dining area at the rear, and an outdoor terrace. British and continental ingredients are mixed to great effect. A typical three-course choice could begin with pork and pistachio terrine; followed by pan-roast pheasant and pancetta with polenta, spinach and sour apple; and finish with chocolate fondant, coconut sorbet.