Licensee: Jason Carroll
Station: Harrow-on-the-Hill (allow 30 mins there / 20 mins back)
Open from midday till late, food until nine, it's deservedly popular so come early on a Friday evening or you won't get a table. It has kept a lot of the brown-windsor ambience of a traditional pub despite discreet modernisation over the years. It's a stiff walk up Harrow hill from the Metropolitan line and Chiltern Railways, or there's a choice of (moderately reliable) bus routes. The full range of Fuller's beers is on offer and I've always found them to be in good condition.