There are beer gardens, and then there are beer jungles. Faltering Fullback, an idyllic pub surrounded by swathes of flowers and massive bushes of greenery, falls clearly in the latter category, making it a perfect place to enjoy a relaxing pint among friends. There’s plenty of charm to be had in the indoor portions of this lush Irisher, each grain of wood amplifying that timeless countryside feel. The real treat, however, is through the doors and out to the garden seating area. Comprising three levels of tree house-style crisscrossing wooden walkways, it’s worth encouraging your friends to take very specific notes about the exact location of your seating area so they can find their way back from the bar. If the large picnic tables or intimate corner booths are occupied on any given floor, it’s as simple as continuing onto yet another level of this verdant Finsbury Park oasis. If you work up an appetite, you’ll be freed from the predictable slate of second-thought bar food with a menu of well-executed Thai classics. Sip your suds as you dig into shareable bites like chicken satay, spring rolls, and fish cakes. As the sun sets and a growing din develops in the main hall, there’s a fair chance that legions of soccer fans have taken over the front bar. No matter who you support, do your best to cheer along with the majority at this charmingly overgrown pub.