treborre said:Can anyone recommend any decent pubs in London where I can get a decent pint of real ale. I am staying at the UJ Club and and would prefer pubs north of the river. Cheers for your help
schweik said:For a top drinking experience (but wine , not beer)
schweik said:For a top drinking experience (but wine , not beer) go to Gordon's Wine Bar: http://www.gordonswinebar.com/
Otherwise, I agree with many of the recommendations above. The Cittie of Yorke is a top "heritage experience" in terms of the interior of the pub. The Coach and Horses (not yet mentioned by anyone else) on Greek St in Soho was always good for a top pint of Youngs (in the days of Norman Balon (RIP)). That was many years ago, though.
The Lamb on Lambs Conduit Street is another good Youngs pub plus historic interior.
Check out Camra's Good Beer Guide.
And enjoy your drinking!