Located in a Kentish Town backstreet, The Pineapple recently faced being canned. Cue articulate and persuasive patrons John Snow, Rufus Sewell and Andrew Motion, who rode to its defence and successfully petitioned to save yet another fine Victorian pub from conversion to luxury flats. Stop by for a selection of organic ciders and beers including ales from Redemption and Sharps, before settling in by the fire, adjourning to the conservatory or venturing into the decked garden with its smart parasols on finer days. The place has resisted full-on gastro-improvement, opting instead for a selection of Thai street food expect to pay around £30 for two with wine. Staff are friendly souls, and there are regular sales offering anything from vintage clothing to furniture and cakes, plus Spanish and cheese evenings at a venue that prides itself as a community hub.