Five Fuller's pubs have made the final of the Time Out Love Local Awards

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We are thrilled to share with you the news that we have no less than five finalists in this years’ Time Out Love Local Awards. Time Out has long been the firm favourite ‘best things to do’ and events guide for cities across the globe not least here in London.  

Every year Time Out dedicates their Love Local Awards to celebrate the shops, restaurants, bars and of course, pubs that makes London so amazing. They ask readers to nominate their favourite spots, and we’re absolutely chuffed to have five of our amazing pubs in the finals.

So, who’s been nominated and what makes them so special? 

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The Lamb & Flag, Covent Garden

Nestled deep in the heart of Covent garden, pubs don’t get much more historic than The Lamb & Flag. The very first mention of a pub on this site is in 1772 and it acquired a reputation in the early nineteenth century for staging bare-knuckled prize fights, earning it the nickname ‘The Bucket of Blood’. Now, not quite so savage in its reasons to visit, it is a delight of a pub serving mouth-watering food, awesome ales, wines and spirits, with weekly quiz nights and an amazing not to be missed Jazz night on the last Sunday of every month.

Patrick Linn, Manager of The Lamb & Flag says: “Despite it being in one of the busiest tourist hot spots in London we still strive to be the friendliest and most welcoming pub in London. We’re not a big pub but offer something unique that a modern shiny new pub cannot, several centuries of history! Dickens, Samuel Butler and Dryden are but a few historic figures linked with this lovely old pub".

“Each and every day we welcome back people from all over the country and indeed the world who have not been in for many years like old friends that we just saw last week. You can truly relax here and enjoy the atmosphere, escape the hustle and bustle of the West End with a great pint and delicious food freshly made on site by Ingars and his brigade served by our amazing team who work so hard every single day to make sure every customer leave happy!"

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Vote for the Lamb & Flag in the Best Central London Pub or Bar category here

The Holly Bush, Hampstead

One of London's not so secret hidden secret, The Holly Bush sits at the top of Hampstead and is a deeply ingrained part of the North London community. A real gem of a London local The Holly Bush is a charming centuries old pub steeped in history. Step inside the grade II listed building and discover a wealth of cosy corners, roaring fires and oak-beamed rooms – the perfect place to enjoy fabulous ales and wines. 

Manager, Toby Alston says: “The Holly Bush may be ‘hidden’ but the support of our regulars and visitors never fails to over-whelm us and myself and the team are super chuffed to have made the finals of the Time Out Awards. It’s been a roller-coaster couple of years so to be recognised like this really means a lot!” 

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Vote for The Holly Bush in the Best North London Pub or Bar category here

The Churchill Arms, Kensington

Undoubtably one of the most photographed pubs in the world, you’ll likely recognise The Churchill Arms at Christmas with its abundance of Christmas trees adorning the façade or in summer, when the pub is a spectacular of colour with its multiple hanging basket. Dripping in either Christmas trees or flowers and crammed with Churchill memorabilia, The Churchill Arms is one of London’s most famous watering holes. Built in 1750, the pub was frequented by Churchill’s grandparents. Nowadays, it’s known for serving real ales and authentic Thai cuisine and is an absolute must for Londoners and visitors to the capital alike.  

James Keogh, General Manager of The Churchill Arms says “Myself and the team are thrilled to have made the finals of the Time Out Love Local Awards, we’re so proud of the pub so it’s wonderful to be recognised by the Time Out readers – thank you for all your support so far!” 

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Vote for The Churchill Arms in the Best West London Pub or Bat Category here

The Bell & Crown, Chiswick

Set right on the banks of the river Thames in Chiswick, The Bell and Crown really is riverside gem and a wonderful pub that couples the charm of a country pub with a great London location – it’s the perfect spot for a bite to eat, pint of fresh ale or glass of chilled wine with a view to over the river that will stay with you long after you have left.  

Manager, Fiona Sparkes says: “Thank you to all of the Time Out readers who voted for us, wow – we’re so excited to have got this far! Of course, we’re biased about our amazing pub but to know others think it’s one of the best in London too is amazing – thank you!” 

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Vote for The Bell & Crown in the Best West London Pub or Bar Category here

The Victoria, Paddington

This absolute gem of a pub sits right in the heart of London and is widely recognized as one of the best pubs in the capital Steeped in history the building is as old as Paddington Station itself, dating back to 1838 and legend has it that Queen Victoria stopped off by the venue on her way to Paddington Station, it was named in her honour and certainly is a pub fit for a Queen to this day! It also offers it’s guests a wonderfully friendly atmosphere and serves some of the best home cooked food around.

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Vote for The Victoria in the Best Central London Pub or Bar Category here

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