Top 10 Pubs To Take Your Parents To

Whether your parents are visiting for the weekend or you're meeting them for a drink after work, this list of the top 10 pubs to take your parents to is sure to provide some inspiration when deciding where to take your parents in London. Each with its own quirks and all bringing something different to the table, these are all London pubs to impress your parents with, although you can be confident that they all offer a comfortable space to wile away an afternoon and an impressive menu should you get a bit peckish.  

Last updated on 26th May 2022

The Hollywood Arms

642 user reviews 4

Its relaxed atmosphere and reasonably priced menu makes this an obvious choice for our list of the top 10 pubs to take your parents to. This pub in Chelsea offers a gastro dining experience, with plates priced between £3-£15 as well as a fairly priced drinks menu and an un-oppressive colour scheme based around whites and pastels - this is one of our favourite London pubs to impress your parents with next time they're in London. Book now.

The Volunteer

6 user reviews 4

If you're looking for a fine British boozer to take your parents to, The Volunteer has you covered. You'll find it on Baker Street, just a few doors down from the famous address of the one and only Sherlock Holmes, so it's the perfect place to settle down after a spot of sightseeing.

The Bull

1508 user reviews 4

Headed to Streatham with your parentals in tow and looking for a top dose of drinking and dining in a relaxed and humble enviroment? Enter The Bull for a beer garden, classic British interiors and a truly welcoming buzz. 

Royal Oak

205 user reviews 5

The Royal Oak is a North London pub that's become a firm favourite amongst Willesden's locals. The old mahogany bar serves all the usual suspects, alongside a selection of fine wines and locally sourced ales. If that wasn't enough, the kitchen offers a handful of classic British gastro dishes, such as beer-battered fish 'n' chips, hearty steaks and belly-warming pies.

Junction Tavern

3 user reviews 5

Fronting gorgeous interiors dating back to 1885, Junction Tavern is a Tufnell Park hotspot worth visiting with your parents. Whether you're heading in on a cold winter's day for a pub lunch, or to enjoy the sunshine on its outdoor terrace, this spot won't fail to disappoint.

The Selkirk

596 user reviews 5

Dining with your family needn't be a fussy affair when it comes to this South London favourite. Head on down with your parents in tow as the Selkirk provides the ultimate base for chats, British dining and international wines in a humble pub enviroment. 

Union Tavern

22 user reviews 4

An ever popular pub during the summer months, here is another pub to impress your parents with. Propped upon the banks of the canal, The Union Tavern provides its guests with a charming outdoor seating area to drink and dine away the sunny afternoon. It's obvious why this is on our list of the top 10 pubs to take your parents to. Book your spot now.


150 user reviews 4

The Tokenhouse is a popular choice for pubs to take your parents to on account of its underground cellar bar, decked out with retro furnishings and Persian style rugs spread across its walls. Don't spend all of your time admiring the downstairs decor - upstairs exists as a sleek gastro pub without any compromise on comfort. Offering a happy mix of gastro pub and speakeasy style bar, The Tokenhouse sits comfortably on our list of the top 10 pubs to take your parents to. Book your table now.

The Gorringe Park

119 user reviews 4

This quirky South London pub is the perfect place to take your parents in London. With its own cinema room, two private dining spaces (one library, one Hogwarts-esque space), plus a large beer garden; it's bound to impress. Head over for tasty eats, a cool-but-cosy vibe and a good selection of drinks at the bar.

The Hero of Maida

15 user reviews 5

Perfect for a post-walk Sunday feast, The Hero of Maida is a traditional British pub with modern and cosy interiors. Split over two levels, the ground floor is home to a sleek zin-topped bar, whilst upstairs there is an elegant dining room with a menu full of classic comfort food and French cuisine.

A friendly traditional boozer just a stone's throw from Chingford overground stations, Larkshall is the perfect place to settle down with your parents. Alongside the classic offering of beer and wine, it's whipping up a menu of speciality steaks and Sunday roasts.