Went to the French House last night with a friend. Absolutely fantastic place - very lively, very friendly, great atmosphere, and loads of interesting drawings/photographs all over the walls. It's a very small place, but somehow this "smallness" actually makes for a better venue!
There was live music in the corner - a couple of guys dressed in 18th century attire, singing "Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells" whilst playing a keyboard. Everyone was joining in with the singing. Tremendous fun.
One of the best pubs I've ever been to.