I found a fantastic little pub in Walthamstow today. When i move there, it is so going to be my local. It was the first time I'd been there and they were decorating for Christmas. Not only did they give us a warm welcome, they invited my friend and I to decorate the tree (we declined - we were knitting) and passed round the mince pies.
This pub has a really lovely community vibe to it and puts on a lot of art events, craft evenings, pub quizzes and film nights. I can't wait to go. (29 months and counting).