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Sheephaven Bay, Camden

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user reviews of Sheephaven Bay, Camden

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Nice solid boozer out of the way but still close to KokO for pre gig drinks
mont62y - 6 Apr 2015 18:58
Fantastic backstreet boozer.

Was there for the free quiz night on Monday which was very enjoyable, the charismatic Irish landlord created a fantastic atmosphere and clearly it is a favourite among locals, who were just as friendly. These kind of old school, regulars joints are sometimes depressing but this place has a very welcoming, humoured atmosphere indeed. A very reasonable food selection was also offered to quiz participants.

Guinness was well kept and they had real ale on tap too.

Celtic memorabilia cover the walls but I would not describe this as an Irish pub as such.

8/10, probably the best pub on that side of Camden Town.
QueensParker - 2 May 2014 04:51
Nice quiet pub just off the high street great place to come for a drink

Also have brilliant drinks deals on (bottle of magners or bulmers for £3 each at the moment)
richw012 - 19 Apr 2014 16:50
Nice traditional pub. Definite Irish character and clientel but it has an old school atmosphere. Friendly staff and regulars who are up for a bit of banter and a good place to watch the footie, Celtic in particular I gather.
QueensParker - 6 Oct 2013 02:34
Despite being a haven for the unacceptable face of Scottish football, this is a wonderful boozer with character and well worth a visit. It bodes well compared to the nearby Camden competition these days. They serve ale (unusual for an Irish boozer) and the landlord is very friendly and welcoming. Give it a go.
Richard_ReadingFC - 28 Jan 2013 14:34
Nice pub....

Called past after having one or two around the corner and on the way to the next place - nice and busy, friendly atmosphere and polite, efficient staff.

It's a bit out my stomping ground but if I was in the area and fancied a pint I'd stop off for one.
brodie_bruce - 15 Jan 2012 19:58
Great little pub. Nice location on a quiet street close to Mornington Crescent station. A Celtic supporters club and great for the Celtic games, the landlord tries to accomodate and has several tvs showing various games split across two sides of the bar. Decent range of drinks and the owner is a genuinely good bloke.
retsina - 15 Jun 2011 22:26
Great pub with a good range of beers and decent food. Staff are friendly and quick.

Pat the landlord makes an real effort to get the customers in - all live sport is shown on several tvs, and they also have a quiz night, food specials, and host a number of functions.

As well as hosting the local Celtic supporters club, The Sheep is also popular with Arsenal ans Spurs supporters, and I think they also do after match food for a football and/or rugby team. As you will often get any combination of the above in at the same time, Saturday afternoons tend to be chaos. Even then, I've never seen any trouble in here.

Looking at the improved posts since the days of the Mornington Arms, as well as seeing the complete decline of the Oxford (useless bar staff, drunken idiots, horrible atmosphere) goes to show what a decent publican can do for a pub.
dingdangdo - 27 Feb 2011 12:29
Great little local pub, friendly landlord, good ciders, wonderful choice of football on TV. Wonderful place to go home to whenever I'm back from Australia!!
PollyWitch - 12 Nov 2010 23:54
Pretty good, actually. Had Landlord and London Pride on when I visted in order to watch the Championship Play-Off final on the box. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we stayed for the Champions League Final later on in the evening.
plymouthpirate - 11 Jul 2010 11:57
Decent if unspectacular local boozer. There were a couple of decent looking ales on though I was on the cider for the night so didn't taste them. Menu looked alright, couple of TVs on showing different football games, nice decor, friendly staff. Comfortably less of a pain to go in here than The Crescent round the corner, I'd say this would be a good starting point for a night around Mornington Crescent.
cid - 11 Mar 2010 16:33
A great pub - as a local resident I am over the moon that Pat has opended this place (replacing the less pleasant Mornington Arms) - it is ideal for watching football, the beer is good, the food is better than any other pub in the area. A friendly landlord and Monday night quiz make this a great boozer and very much a hidden gem.
pshuggard - 1 Oct 2009 20:28
Decent pub with friendly staff and a decent range of popular beverages. Great for watching football with several quality flatscreens and good distribution of sound.

Food enjoyable.

Would be interested to know why chiswick_flo thought it 'vile'.
Poca - 12 Aug 2009 13:52
A vile hole of a place! AVOID at all costs!
chiswick_flo - 2 Jun 2009 18:53
The estimable Pat Logue, probably the best landlord any pub anywhere has ever enjoyed having, is back from the wilderness and applying many of the principles that made the mid nineties Oxford Arms such a success to this no nonsense local boozer. Forget O'Neill's, this is a real Irish pub and a brilliant one for watching the sport in. Add to this, a great little beer garden and the usual excellent hospitality, and you have a hidden gem in Camden.
BoehmBawerk - 26 May 2009 15:48
Now very much my local pub and has also become my favourite for pub food. The food is probably the best pub food for miles. Always fresh and a good variety - including great vegetarian options. My friends have always been suitably impressed. Favourite is the Chicken Taco Salad, followed by the club sandwich and the quesadilla starter HAS to be tried! (Think one of the chefs is from Texas!) The burgers are also worth mentioning - not the leather sole stuff you get round the corner. Outback in the beer garden is a great place on lazy summer evenings to chill with your mates over a beer. Out of the way but definitely worth the search.
No4468 - 5 Apr 2009 18:32
Great pub hidden away from the main street. Nice friendly staff and customers. On big match days they show every game that they can in the different areas and it all seems to work. One Saturday they showed a Celtic match in one area, a Liverpool game in another and a Munster game in another. I can't remember what was been shown on the other screens but everybody got to see the games they wanted without any hassle.

They serve great food every evening and the Sunday Roast is the best.
Pubspie - 13 Feb 2009 14:01
I like this place with its compact public bar at the front with the two plasma screens and plenty of banter and the other bar with a large expanse of tables leading to the conservatory and courtyard that is a little more relaxed and suitable for larger groups. There are also plasma screens in the larger part of the pub, but these were off so maybe they are only turned on if requested.

As mentioned, the only real ale is Pride but it is served well and on good form. Standard lagers are also available alongside Hoegarden, John Smiths Smooth and Guinness.

The staff and the governor are very friendly and it is good for watching sports and relaxing with friends Making it my new pub of choice if in this part of Camden.
Strongers - 15 Jan 2009 10:11
Went in before a gig at nearby Koko and was reasonably impressed. Decor is a bit spartan and un-pubby in an All Bar One sort of way, but screens were great, Pride was in good condition, and the food (I had a mushroom and halloumi vegi-burger) seemed pretty good, not too poncey though maybe a tad pricey. Bar staffed by fit young girls who could maybe have practiced their smiling a bit more but seemed nice enough.

Ideal pre-gig venue, especially if there's a match to catch up on.
Teddy_Boy - 4 Sep 2008 10:52
Doesn't look much from the outside but surprisingly pleasant inside. Spacious and nicely refurbished. Big screens for the sport but the place manages not to be dominated by it. Beer's good and locals seem friendly. Overall a very good addition to an area with a lack of proper local pubs.
Pumpkinjuice - 5 Aug 2008 13:02
Quite a decent attempt by Pat to recreate the interior of the Oxford Arms in his new place. A large interior with several component parts, and (per the Oxford Arms) large screens for sports-watching. Ale-wise, only London Pride I'm afraid, but I can forgive it that. Quiz night was excellent as ever - lots of the old faces from the Oxford Arms and good cheer all round. Free chips and sausages, but this pub serves food later than the Oxford did - I had the burger and chips and it wasn't bad at all.
grecian - 23 Jul 2008 17:02
I've not been here yet, but am looking forward to doing so: this is the new pub of Pat Logue, legendary former landlord of the Oxford Arms. I hear he will be re-starting the quiz as well, which is good news. Pat's aim is to create a "community boozer": I'm optimistic he will succeed and in any case it can't be worse than the pub which previously stood on this site, which was awful.
grecian - 10 Jul 2008 10:42

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