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Irish Pubs in London


The Blythe Hill Tavern is a local institution and is considered by some to be the best Irish Bar this side of the Irish Sea.

On arrival, you note the rich and sumptuous traditional pub decor and you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome by the bar staff, all wearing crisp white shirts and ties.

This is a proper pub done properly, with traditional pub decor, and a broad range of drinks on offer (From the traditional Guinness as well as a fine range of lagers, beers ciders, and spirits including some very fine Irish tipples and a huge beer garden.

On a Thursday night, there’s live music. Friday & and Saturday you’ve great food provided by Van Dough.

319 Stanstead Road, London, SE23 1JB

"The Ramble Inn excels at what it does. There's genuine Irish hospitality here, with table service, live Irish music, a well-attended quiz night, where there's £100 up for grabs, and sports on five big screens. They've even got a poker night going."

The Evening Standard

"It’s a hive of activity around all the big sporting events, and shows everything from GAA to horse racing to hurling"

The Irish Post - Best Irish Pubs in London collection


223 Mitcham Road, London, SW17 9JG

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Mc & Sons is a traditional old Irish pub set in the heart of Southwark. It’s a place for the community to come and socialise in a friendly authentic environment with great service, traditional Thai food and a fantastic beer selection. 


It is built on the memories and lives of the Mc Elhinney’s with their heritage adorning the walls with pictures of the family through the generations. Wander in and you might even find a member of the family itself propping up the bar, or pulling a pint. Mc & Sons is a simple, honest pub for hard-working locals and commuters alike to step inside and back in time.


Inside it’s an eclectic mix of Thai Street food and authentic snugs, a back street gem to while away an afternoon or evening catching up with friends and family.

160 Union St, London SE1 0LH.


Skehans Irish pub is a melting pot in the middle of the melting pot that is London. One of the few remaining independent, family-run pubs in South London. It has a friendly traditional front bar with a pool table and darts. Its wood-burning stove is always kept burning during the winter months. There is live music 6 days a week. An outdoor smoking area at the front of the pub, a traditional Thai restaurant and a beautiful hidden garden at the back of the pub.

1 Kitto Road, London, SE14 5TW

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A sporting London local with the luck of the Irish


Home to live sport, fine food and one of the best pints of Guinness in London, the Hop Pole is a popular pub in Wandsworth that offers a warm welcome to all.

Showing live sports and serving Thai food, The Hop Pole is a busy, bustling local, attracting a large and loyal following of regulars and visitors with its promise of well-kept beer.


Run by an Irish licensee, the Guinness here is particularly well looked after, while Emerald Isle memorabilia lines the walls, with stylish booth seating and old oak beams lending charm and character to the place.

64 Putney Bridge Road, London, SW18 1HR

The Swan, a bar and nightclub based south of the river in the bustling Stockwell, boasts a dynamic and buzzing atmosphere with live music and DJs every Friday and Saturday until the early hours.

The Swan is a large venue with three floors and two bars, one bar for dancing and Irish music (The Main Bar), the other bar for a more relaxed night out (The Public Bar), as well as a club room on their second floor (The Hayloft) with a more modern club feel. 

No matter what kind of night you are looking for, The Swan has it all. 

2A Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9BF

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The Little Crown is the perfect pub to sit and relax with friends for a drink, with a wide selection of drinks regularly updated and the sports or  juke box to listen to.
They regularly stage discos and live music gigs plus y
ou can catch all the latest sports from Sky Sports, TNT sports, Racing UK and At the Races. They also show all the premiership and international football, GAA sports, rugby, cricket and golf. 
Altogether a great little spot!

495 New Cross Road, Deptford, London, SE14 6TJ

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