While we’re not a pub kinda girl, this place totally won us over. It looks like a completely classic old school pub: low-ceilinged, cosy, with wooden tables and a Bohemian vibe. But, what we love it for, is the walls that are plastered in antique cigarette and sweet tins, each with a secret handwritten note folded inside. These have been donated by patrons over the decades this pub has been going, and you’re welcome to grab a pen and add your own note to one of the tins. Or amuse yourself while you drink by reading other people’s offerings from love letters to secret maps.
On a weekend evening The Basketmakers Arms is BUSY. It’s so busy that it gets roasting in here, which is great in winter and a chore in summer, though drinkers and smokers spill out onto the pavements. The drinks selection is standard, but the food is good: 10/10 for the fish platter.