So what's to eat after watching a few rounds of badminton, some women's volleyball and a brilliant pommel horse routine?
There's Hollywood's Blue Boar, the brick-and-wrought iron space from Curtis Nysmith specializing in British cask ales. A couple of big-screen TVs hang above the bar, which means you tune in while snacking on curry and chips, a sausage roll or other types of food that make you glad the people on the telly are the ones doing strenuous exercise.
If a great beer selection is paramount, then Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena is the ideal place to sip a pint and ponder the rules of fencing. There are plenty of rare imported beers and a laid-back vibe, plus the fish and chips, fried to a delicate crisp, is probably the best version in town.
Have you ever had a Scotch egg? Because Robin Hood British Pub does a particularly good one. (Can an egg wrapped in fried sausage ever be that bad?) The bangers and mash is kind of a staple here: two plump blackened sausages with dollops of mashed potatoes. If you happen to get bored during a commercial break or a Ryan Seacrest interview, you could always play a round of darts, a favorite pastime among Robin Hood patrons.
The crown jewel of L.A.'s British pubs is likely the King's Head in Santa Monica, a place that draws the most British expats and seems to be a tad rowdy even during its slowest hours. Its most famous dish is probably the traditional breakfast fry-up, which contains enough cuts of meat to power a team of shotputters. In the evening, there are pies and pasties galore as well as a generous selection of draft beers.