Although its named after the Lord Mayors Barge moored alongside in Victorian times theres been a tavern on this site since the 1500s. Following a timely refurb, the pub now boasts heritage decor, a recycled 19th-century bar, open fires and alfresco seating, plus a boozy line-up of reasonably priced wines, cocktails and hand-pulled London craft ales such as Twickenham Naked Ladies and Trumans Runner. With a chefs table and upstairs dining room for hire, the Barge is also serious about food, offering set lunches, brunch and dinner: anticipate beef tartare with anchovy mayo; Thai-style broths; lamb cutlets with puréed white beans, spinach and borage flowers; crabacado burgers, steaks, pies, sorbets, ices and rich puddings. Fans of The Beatles movie Help! will already know that Ringo Starr fell through a trapdoor to face a Bengal tiger in this very pubs cellar.
27 Strand-On-The-Green, Chiswick, London W4 3PH, United Kingdom