Top 10: April 2009

Our April 2009 selection
Pembury Tavern, London
The Pembury Tavern - a grand looking pub in deepest Hackney - has been owned by the excellent Milton Brewery since 2006 (their second pub in London, after the soon-to-be-closed Oakdale Arms in Haringey). It's a real ale enthusiast's favourite with a great selection of Milton produce, plus ciders...
Island Queen, London
After a long period in the wilderness, the Island Queen's decline was reversed a few years back when Mitchells and Butlers took the time, care and patience to make this a pub to be proud of once again. The beer line-up is up to the good usual M&B standard: Pride, Landlord and Deuchars (and...
Palace Bar, Dublin
The Palace Bar is an elegant, atmospheric place despite its proximity to the tourist magnet of Temple Bar. With mirrored snob screens at the bar, and the landlord in shirt and tie, the pub feels like to it belongs to an older era. The back room is handsome too with its stained glass skylight,...