When my husband and I were looking for a place to "hang out" in the evenings, somehow we stumbled upon the Cockpit. Everyone was wonderful. The bartenders were welcoming, the locals were friendly, and everything about it was superb. The beer was great, and the food (homemade by Dave's wife) was the best pub fare we had in our 16 days in London. Kudos especially for the steak pie!
We miss the Cockpit already and look forward to returning on our next trip to London.