The Telegraph guide to the best British pubs. This week: The Three Stags, London SE1
You know The Three Stags isn’t your usual kind of pub the minute you step into the little glassed-in corner booth marked “Chaplin Corner”. This is the snug bar where the great silent comedian’s father, also called Charles, is said to have sat and drunk, in between engagements as a music-hall artiste.
In keeping with the pub’s personality, the food is clearly prepared with care; chips come served in attractive little blue mugs, while the chicken pieces inside my baguette (£8) are freshly barbecued, and The Three Stags is the proud holder of the Waterloo Quarter Food Festival Best Burger title.