The Truscott Arms

The Truscott Arms is a pub in the truest sense of the word. Dark wood and a fairly dingy decor might not the kind of thing that you expect to see in a recommendation but trust us: it works here. The age of whitewashed pubs that look like they want to be wine bars but can’t quite find the conviction are thankfully over. In their place, we’re seeing the re-emergence of the typical drinking hole.

Not that that this is a regression: the best aspects of the pub revolution are still here. Actual soft drinks that aren’t coke, decent bar snacks and craft beers are all available in ready supply. News that there’s a restaurant out the back might send shivers running down the back of your spine as you wonder: “is this a *shudder* gastropub?”

Thankfully though, it’s not. It’s more of a pub with a restaurant attached. The food is fairly traditional but none the worse for it: in fact it’s drawing considerable praise from around the industry. Critics and punters can’t get enough of it and we can’t say that we blame them. Spending a cold Sunday afternoon drinking a zesty IPA by the fire, with a beautiful view of Maida Vale out of the window and a plate of delicious food in front of us, it’s hard not to recommend this little gem.


Address : 55 Shirland Rd, London, W9 2JD

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