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White Lion Of Mortimer, Finsbury Park

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user reviews of White Lion Of Mortimer, Finsbury Park

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I like popping in here for a couple and have been, on and off, for years. I probably couldn't last a whole evening, but the staff are usually friendly and the beer's well kept, with a far better choice (and price tag) than any of the trendy pubs nearby.
Reale - 29 Sep 2011 04:57
ok spoons. had a pint of abbot which was ok. not busy so soon got served one thing i notice was the 4 tables just inside doors was for dining only. as it was sunday i would have eaten but had eaten in southgate spoons
forestwood - 30 Aug 2011 16:58
It may not seem like a particularly appealing place but we had a great pint of American style IPA in here the other night and it only cost 2. With the other pubs in the area starting to charge stupid prices this place starts to become a better bet.
jjamjj - 5 Mar 2011 12:59
Pretty miserable, but hey it is a suburban Weatherspoons what do you expect.

Could be worse as the service is normally OK
meltwaterfalls - 3 Feb 2011 13:37
They have Sneck Lifter - one of my favourite Jennings Beers, Yum!
zagreb - 23 Mar 2010 11:55
crap. we chanced it as friends live about 4 doors away. beer was cheap and good qual. staff were bored, other customers were interesting in the strangest way and one old geezer pissed himself while standing at the bar. will wander further away next time
The_Pub_Inspector - 3 Jul 2009 20:23
As Wetherspoons go, this is one of the best.

Usual range of beers and food.

It is not too difficult to get served. The customers are not the real hard case career drinkers and you can usually get a seat.

So, an inexpensive place to visit. It is not a great barn either and surroundings are pleasant.

They even had the rugby on TV during the Six Nations. You could watch or sit in a different area of the pub and not be disturbed. Not excessively busy after an Arsenal home game either - despite proximity to Finsbury Park tube station.
ArhurPint - 1 Mar 2009 12:40
Like every other Wetherspoon pub it does was it says on the packet, cheap beer, a vast selection, cheap food etc, not as bad as the one in Brighton!
dalglish - 25 Nov 2008 15:33
I love it in here, you can't beat it.

Wouldn't call them drunks more characters eh.

Plus the barmaid with blonde hair has massive bangers!
Maggie8 - 11 Aug 2008 18:48
I think the low rating is unfair. It's no worse than any other Wetherspoons and the staff are very pleasant.
DuchyBoy - 19 May 2008 16:44
This is my local and although some of the clientel are a bit rough, it's not a bad pub. The Landlord tries hard.
denley - 15 May 2008 14:51
much improved of late, apparently they are hosting a local beer festival with red squirrel brewery and grand union in the second week of february, might be worth a visit!!
bermondseyboy - 15 Jan 2008 18:36
went in this pub for the 1st time ever on saturday 23rd June-never again the decor hurt my eyes the clientele seemed like neanderthals and i waited for 10 mins seeing the barmaid with 'flame' tattoos serve people who had come in after me.I left in disgust without buying a drink.
boundsgreenboy - 25 Jun 2007 16:29
Not bad at all - one of the smaller / modern look Wetherspoons. Excellent value Stella at 2.50, very good for area. Had the steak, excellently presented, and again good value. Service quick & efficient. Would recommend it !
stella6yew - 19 Apr 2007 10:31
Awesome video! although I think some of the other comments on here are a little unfounded! true it is a wetherspoons pub and you will get all day drinkers camping out for the duration but if you just fancy a no-frills drink and something cheap to eat, its hard to beat! Star 2.49, Hoegaarden 2.59! oh and a fry-up for 2.10 BARGIN!!! if you're a student and have to watch your pennies then you can't go wrong!
anonymous - 29 Mar 2007 18:56
One of the least appealing Wetherspoons. It's cheap and that's the only thing going for it.
Greshon - 20 Feb 2007 18:42
Apparantly this pub has free wi-fi!?!? I have never seen anyone in here who looks like they know how to operate a laptop - but then it's not the kind of place where you want to look around at people... unless you're doing a thesis on the ugliness of Great Britian's underclass
Fredwood - 6 Feb 2007 14:29
It's a bit of a tip but if you fancy a pint of Hoegaarden at 2.69 and sit in the no-smoking area, well it ain't that bad. But just stay for one!
elsiepop - 27 Jan 2007 20:51
SaintJohnny is bang on the mark here. I would just add that there is a hospital smell of death about the place. I'm sure some of the regulars have actually been dead for years.
scottie_11 - 11 Nov 2006 14:46
Another one of Wetherspoons more depressing pubs. I don't know if they got rid of the hospital green paint that decorated dome of the walls, Would not visit again.
wyndham - 20 Sep 2006 20:17
This was, before it was "renovated" one of the best pubs in North London. It was then remodeled into a state of utter banality.
cashelguy - 12 Aug 2006 21:29
Only go to this pub if you are

a) A chav

b) Wish to buy or sell knocked off electrical equipment

c) Enjoy people staring at you and then starting a fight

d) Have no class, discernment or sense of style

e) All of the above.

The White Lion is a monstrosity, and to be avoided at all costs.
Saintjohnny - 11 Jul 2006 18:27
I actually had a half-decent roast in here once, although my opinion of it may be based wholly on the fact that the till wasn't working, so we got two meals for about a fiver.

That's one of the two times I've been in... or three, maybe. Anyway, it's a stinker. Why go here when the Fullback's over the road?
Mike_D - 12 Apr 2006 12:57
Grim grim grim! I'm a mental health nurse and normally spy a selection of my ex-patients slurping their bargain-basement beers in the window - carry on another 5 mins down the road and go to the Old Dairy instead
anonymous - 11 Mar 2006 23:11
Never a dull moment in here.
PieFace - 10 Feb 2006 13:47
I stopped for Sunday lunch in here the other day. I don't know why, I won't do it again. Full of dribbling old men, sovereign rings and the dentally challenged. Then again it is a Wetherspoons.
shindigger - 6 Jan 2006 17:07
Pretty dire really - standard Wetherspoons fare: cheap, full of drunks, with too-bright lights.
dawnage - 3 May 2005 22:25
On a busy night, drunken arguments frequently break out. If the participants are not too drunk to walk, these often spill outside providing street entertainment for the passerby's.
Durning the day, reminisent of a funeral home where the corpses are still alive.

Closing down soon apparently.

Alc5.2Vol - 17 Feb 2005 16:26
i think to say its a pub 4 drunks is a little harsh. its a good place to have a drink with friends as its very cheep and quiet. but because there is no music I get bored easily and just want to go somewhere more lively. like the worlds end, just up the road.
notabeerdrinker - 31 Jan 2005 21:37
Where all the drunks go to spend their days and their giros. It's a Wetherspoons, so cheap beer - ideal if you're a drunk!
anonymous - 30 Nov 2004 22:08

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