There’s the main bar, a deceptive introduction with its basic wooden furnishing and window booths; a mezzanine, featuring a spectacularly colourful mural; and a funky back room, complete with photographs of the Rolling Stones, mirrors and crocodile skin lining. Throughout the different zones, the atmosphere at the Lyttelton Arms is one of warmth; from the low lighting, polished floors and exposed brick to the charming bar staff, a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere prevails.
THE GRUB: From the slow-cooked ox cheek (£10.50) to the delicious handmade lentil and spinach burger (£9), there’s ample selection to line your stomach before heading to a gig at Koko (just across the road) or continuing to relax in the warmth of this little gem.
BEHIND THE BAR: There’s a huge selection of international beer, from German lagers and Czech pilsners to American craft beers and British cask ales.
BILL PLEASE: Beer from £3.15 a pint; wine from £3.15 a glass.
VERDICT: Whichever beer you like to drink, and however you like to drink it, you’ll be at home here. Jahn Vannisselroy
1 Camden High Street, NW1 7JE