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Lord Kitchener, Barnet

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Traditional rough and ready working man's boozer, and nothing wrong with that. McMullens AK and IPA on handpump, and despite the heat the AK was excellent. Very handy for New Barnet station.
Number11 - 29 Jul 2014 23:14
Nice and cosy McMullens pub
4 hand pulls 2 for McMullens IPA and for AK.
Had a pint of the latter which was OK and cost £2.45
bjbrummiejohn - 19 Nov 2012 08:12
only mc mullens "AK" on cask which i can only describe as a south eastern version of dull dull courage best(2.70),sat out the front in the sunshine on a nice Sept afternoon,6/10
fat_beer_badger - 19 Sep 2011 13:56
I was in here a few times just before Christmas when working at Cockfosters and found it a very good friendly traditional Pub I found Staff & other customers were welcoming on all occasions I went in. Ales I tried were all in good condition & nice and clear including AK & Country Bitter. Its about the nearest decent traditional Pub left in the area that has not been wreaked by the gastro foodie brigade . I also found the Prices very reasonable in comparison too where I live in Muswell Hill where your lucky too get a Pint for less than around 4.00 now. I will definitely visit next time I'm in the area.
Alesonly - 15 Jan 2011 18:22
Ignore these quite clear ignorant fools that are saying that the Lord Kitchener is a local 'chav' house and is full of Fascist and work shy men, based on their short reviews of the pub their obviously out to hate on the pub.
anyway that aside the lord kitchener is a reasonably quiet pub that generally has a very good friendly atmosphere whatever the occasion.
It has 2 wide screen Tv's which makes watching sports easy , pleasant and not cramped which is great because its a small pub.
The beer is great quality no matter how pricey it is because at the end of the day a pub is about the people not the price of the beer and at the lord kitchener your almost guaranteed a friendly group of people, oh yeah and also its well worth going down their on quiz night every thursday it always makes a good night out., even if you dont win!.

seany_91 - 1 Aug 2010 22:24
This is an OK Mcmullen pub and the barman was very friendly, but my pint of Country Bitter was not the best. Ak was also available along with Stella, Fosters, Kronenburg, Strongbow and Guinness. Not a huge selection on draught, but there was an unused ale pump that could maybe be hooked up to give a little more choice.

There is a large plasma screen and a smaller TV and the pub shows Sky and Setanta and the Sky Sports feed was showing during my visit.

The beer is cheap and there is a dartboard, but I still think there are better pubs in New Barnet.
Strongers - 6 Mar 2009 08:06
Not bad - reasonable beer and unpretentious. A local's establishment but was not looked over as though I had extra chromosomes - and fortunately I don't mind McMullan beers..
meurglys_iv - 12 Jan 2009 23:35
I'm amazed at some of the other comments about this pub. Popped in here last night for the first time as part of a crawl of the local area and found it to be very pleasant. Once you climb the stairs to the door, you'll find a traditional "local" type of pub with plush but taste-free carpet, dark wooden tables and proper old-fashioned seating. The locals seem very friendly and welcoming except those who were just having a quiet pint whilst doing the crossword or watching the large flat screen tellies.
Bar service was well-intentioned but the young lad who served us first seemed somewhat confused by a relatively simple order. Not a long wait though and the beer was fine and whilst not particularly cheap wasn't ridiculously expensive either. Pints of AK and Best were in good nick.
They also have an internet jukebox with volume set at a level that ensures you get value for money and the pub seems comparitively silent whenever it stops, such as when my mate managed to cause the bloody thing to crash on two occasions (sorry!).
Perfect for a quiet pint, a quality jukebox or watching the football. Worth a visit and I certainly saw no signs of the "Facists" described in previous reviews as I certainly wouldn't have been there if I'd have seen them.
Mr.Monkfish - 10 Sep 2006 15:49
Sainbury's social club! Or chav central (not refering to Sainbury's staff) poor atmosphere unless you're the type who 'want's some!" or wants to buy some dodgy gear. It's a McMullen's pub so obviously don't go there if you like your real ale.
DarkLordOfBarnet - 17 Aug 2006 17:15
Its a common misconception in this area that the Lord Kitchener is a nice local pub...its not! Just like CliveCockfosters said, its full of the notorious local facists and workshy. Its not only the customers which are bad - no worthy ale is on tap and the larger is awful. AVOID!!!
anonymous - 20 Apr 2006 16:13
This is a terrible pub, it is often full with the local fascists and local workshy. Avoid at all costs.
CliveCockfosters - 26 Jan 2006 00:52
Though not technically the nearest pub to where I live in New Barnet, The Lord Kitchener is my local. Unremarkable in some ways, (as a real local should be) you can feel how precious it is, as other pubs like it close down or get "themed". It's a bit pricey, being a McMullans, but it's worth the extra. Decor is run-down 1930's front living room with swirly carpet and tobacco stained walls - but clean. You can smell the mix of furniture polish and beer if you start early. Military pictures and cartoons adorn the walls - in theme with the pub's name - and a big poster of the pointing moustached Kitchener himself - stares at you at one end of the pub. But in no way could the Kitchener be mistaken for a theme pub! Truly authentic. Friendly landlady and her partner. Older crowd, but unpredictable in numbers. Some saturday nights there's only a handful in. Generally quite buzzy though.
WillP - 24 Sep 2005 15:50
Very nice pub, great location, people who drink in there are nice and friendly had drank there myself for years but not anymore as I do not like thier choice of barmaid - very rude and seems to have an attitude problem. I would rate the pub at 8 but the choice of staff a zero.
likeadrink - 12 Jun 2005 19:51
It is a very freindly traditional pub quite small but the staff are excellent and the atmosphere is great just what you are looking for in a local
anonymous - 23 May 2003 20:01

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