Fodor's Expert Review The Anglesea Arms
The front patio and wood-paneled bar of this traditional pub next door to Charles Dickens's former residence is invariably crowded, especially after work, but the restaurant to the rear is comfortable and more peaceful. Dishes range from elevated pub classics like burgers with bone marrow crumb or cider-battered fish-and-chips to more sophisticated offerings like venison ragù or celeriac steak. Standards, of both the cooking and the selection of beer and wines, are high. Service is friendly, if occasionally erratic.