Sir Colin Campbell, NW6 2BY
Very much a locals' Irish pub on the High Road in Kilburn.
The old Watney's signage outside a pub always betokens a certain kind of experience, hinting that a pub is a place for local drinkers, and such is certainly the case here. It's not unfriendly by any means, but visitors to the area (and ale drinkers) will probably prefer the more polished middle-classness of the nearby Black Lion.
The strength of this pub is clearly where any local pub's strength lies: fostering a sense of real community, helped by regular Friday and Saturday night traditional Irish music sessions. Everyone here seems to be friends, and that's a good thing to see.
Decor is fairly basic, some small tables and seating along the walls, with the saloon/public split retained on either side of the bar. The public bar side has a dartboard.
There's no ale (except John Smith's on draught), but Guinness is obviously the thing here, as well as a range of basic lagers.