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Slightly busier than last year, landlord occasionally appears to collect the takings.
Beer is ok, but very limited selection. Standard Youngs £4.40.
dandj - 17 Jun 2019 20:09
The old landlord jumped or was pushed, either way a result for local drinkers.
I paid a visit on Friday evening and while not heaving it was good to see some of the old crowd back in the pub.
The beer was well kept but sadly only Youngs usual suspects. The new landlords seem friendly and welcoming. The only downside is that having been reduced to using Wetherspoons for a while £4.40 for a pint of Special was a jolt!
Haven't tried the food yet but the menu is more sensible than of late.
dandj - 22 Apr 2018 22:00
Drops further down the ratings - another duff pint them back and had to pay 80p for the privilege of changing it to a keg drink.
Was also deserted - even with the Chequers closed. Poor ale and no clientelle how does it survive ?
Snarling_Mallard - 12 Apr 2017 19:10
Over the last few months or so it seems to be getting back on track with the new fellow having much more of an idea on how to go about things. The ale is much improved and there is also the introduction of some modern day keg American style beers. The demise of the absurd number of draught ciders introduced by the previous incumbent is welcomed. He, fortunately for the residents of North London, has taken his particular "wrong side of the bar" style of Management to Gloucester. Ah well, fun for them at weekends "pass the nuts and cider" I wonder if he will fall on his own Sword. ;-) Will give the food a try shortly but can't be worse than fish fingers during the week and nuts at the weekend! Let's hope the Greyhound will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes! Promising start.
stemginger - 19 Oct 2016 16:00
Had a dreadful pint in here, was a long day and had similar issues with poor ale earlier in Whetstone so just couldn't be arsed to take it back. This was the last place for a decent pint in the whole outer NW area. Probably won't write it off just yet but it was virtually empty on a Saturday night.
Snarling_Mallard - 16 Feb 2016 20:28
i dont know who this weirdo "stemginger" is but trolls who never make themselves known to management are apt to be a little weird. Get a life moron. As to his comment about the last people "doing a bunk" - well im sorry they didnt let you know weirdo but they actually worked 6 months notice before leaving to take on a new project in Gloucester. if you are interested google Peter Sheehy The Citizen Gloucester are read all about it in the papers!!!! Time was when people sent unsigned messages they were thrown in the bin. Bye bye trolly!!!!!!!!!!!!
louis007 - 8 Feb 2016 09:23
I mentioned in my last review that maybe they were finding their feet. Well, they certainly have found their feet.............and done a bunk!! Thank goodness. Maybe things might get back on track again.
stemginger - 19 Dec 2015 14:19
Wow! 4 handpull ciders, 4 real ales, 25 craft ales and dogs allowed in too. Not sure why there is a stuffed sheep in the corner though. Customers appear to be dreamers (students) smart arses (lectures) and friendly locals. Foods not bad and the pizzas are to die for. It seems to be the only decent pub in Hendon as the others are either dodgy (Claddagh ring) scary (chequers) or just errr! frightening (Bodhran)
The bar staff seem to be students, so when they are awake service is good. Definitely a place to visit and as a Camra member i can say that the ales are in tip top condition - well they should be the amount they sell.
louis007 - 27 Nov 2014 13:33
A few years since I last called in. Smart and sensitive return. Ales well-kept and a wider rangevthan previously. Very much a locals pub for locals. 6/10.
wobblybob - 1 Oct 2014 22:55
What a curious last review! I last cooked fishfingers for my daughter twenty years ago - none since. As for ale shortages, well its a real living breathing thing, which sometimes runs out - though we only ever drop from 4 ales to 3 temporarily. In fact from the end of September we are going up to 5 ales and 3 ciders all dispensed from hand pumps. As for a tiny weekend menu - spot on, i couldnt describe it better however our website states "only limited snacks served on the weekend" - we do not run a full menu then.
petersheehy - 27 Aug 2014 11:42
Oh dear! Whilst I agree that the previous management wouldn't win prizes in a personality contest they at least knew how to run a pub! The last couple of times I have been in the lack of ale has been getting worse. There are more staff the wrong side of the bar than customers and the menu...well.. what do you say about a weekend menu, advertised as "new" I may add, that is about the size of a postage stamp and advertises four different types of nuts!! We thought the young lady was kidding but nope; that's it nuts and salad and dips! Chefs special during the week...Fish Fingers! Come on get a grip.. we're not children for goodness sake!! I do hope that things improve as like many I have always liked this pub. Maybe they're trying to find there feet; let's just hope.
stemginger - 17 Aug 2014 12:51
The new landlord, landlady and staff have really brought the Greyhound up to the mark. Good new food menu at very reasonable prices. Miserable and rude staff are long gone. Beer now well kept. A breath of fresh air.
nigelgriff - 19 May 2014 10:12
New landlord, excellent food, the pub is rejuvenated. Beer excellent and the loos don't smell anymore. Very busy, many faces I thought had left Hendon altogether.
dandj - 18 May 2014 18:03
Nice pub, good ales and superb location. But I found the barman rude. I don't really feal like going back.
John_247 - 8 Aug 2012 03:53
Another pleasant visit. Ale was great and had Sunday lunch which was an excellent roast and very good value. Still by far the best pub in the area Mill Hill/Colindale/Edgware/Hendon.
stemginger - 16 Apr 2012 09:48
The only proper pub selling decent drinkable ale within the boundary of the historic Borough of Hendon. The Young's Special was on form on this visit.
Snarling_Mallard - 6 Jul 2011 16:17
Better than ever. Quite a few ladies happy to go in on their own. Same high standard of food and Beer. Could do with an extra member of staff when busy. Locals friendly. Most local pubs have shut down and one just down the road gets all the Chavs as mentioned.
nigelgriff - 19 Aug 2010 15:31
Always wander in when in the area. Last time as a refugee from the pub up the road which, to be fair, probably acts the same way as a pond filter allowing more intelligent creatures to drift along to this place. Lot of (well behaved) students around in and out. Ale to its usual high standard. Ale drinkers delight!
stemginger - 18 Aug 2010 13:21
bar staff are very chatty and welcoming and pull a decent pint! I definatly agree with the last comment about the pizza's, had a small guardinera (vegetable pizza) and was easily enough to share for a very reasonable price. Probably my favourite pub in the area, well worth seeking out.
tallulalalala - 24 Jul 2010 23:21
Would recommend this pub to anyone.Bar staff are extremely friendly. Came here and had a pizza one night which was lovely-i think the foods all home cooked. Locals seem pretty eccentric but nice enough. Will be coming back soon.
hunkules - 23 Jul 2010 17:09
Nice location at the top of a hill in Hendon village, this pub is fairly good for a Youngs pub. Beers on yesterday afternoon were Youngs Bitter, Special and London Gold, Wells Bombardier, Courage Best and Hook Norton Hooky Bitter. Cider was Stowford Press. Some of the items on the walls may be of interest, including cases containing various ephemera, such as plumbing items and tobacco piper, and a large mirror advertising J Mills Mineral Waters. There are also various pictures of Hendon and the pub itself from days gone by. Customers were mostly local and all men. Well worth a visit.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Jun 2010 19:41
Still by far the best proper pub in such a large swathe of North-West London that it's frightening. It isn't a brilliant top-notch real ale pub but it does serve a decent pint of the Youngs/Wells range and one guest that is generally drinkable. There is nowhere else literally in miles where you can get a reasonable pint of ale.
Snarling_Mallard - 3 May 2010 22:35
Excellent pint of Cornish Ale. Also tried Youngs Gold. Both very well kept. Very nice friendly pub with a number of (open plan) bars. Friendly locals and effiecent staff made it enjoyable.
stemginger - 6 Apr 2010 15:48
Still the only decent pub in Hendon, warm, friendly, and excellent Youngs Ordinary yesterday afternoon. On what was a particularly icy afternoon the smouldering logs in the hearth was particularly welcome. I'm only an occasional dropper-in, usually after a visit to the next door Church Farmhouse Museum every 2 or 3 months, which is also well-worth a visit.
zorrodp - 4 Jan 2010 15:49
Always had a reasonable pint in this place and it does feel like a proper pub with different areas to it even if they aren't different rooms. One of the very few outer LONDON NW postcode good beer guide entries.
Snarling_Mallard - 21 Jul 2009 22:13
Nice multi-room pub in an attractive part of old Hendon. Serves the usual range of Young's ales, in good condition, and staff were friendly and quick to clear tables. Darts and bar billiards on one side of the pub (+ piped music), the other side distinctly quieter. A range of locals with some amusing silly banter going on during our visit.
dpv - 6 Apr 2009 16:09
Now in a new (and safe) pair of hands, The Greyhound is once again a pub worth going to. Properly kept ale, clean and pleasantly appointed.
Boswell - 1 Mar 2009 12:07
The only decent pub in Hendon, the land lord looks after the ales well, and the place is spotless, the bar staff are friendly and the fire is welcoming, if your coming to Hendon this is the only pub worth visiting!
hendon_native - 31 Dec 2008 02:35
Under new management and noticeably so. The place is now spotless,there are no longer empty glasses left on tables,and it certainly does not smell. The beer is as good as Youngs is going to get.
The recent addition of a food menu is a bonus and the homemade lamb curry is to be recommended.
Not always as full as in days of yore,BUT, people are gradually returning.
New folk quiet but efficient.
Dogs made welcome.
dandj - 25 Dec 2008 19:31
This pub, has a strange smell, which I can only refer to as Piss!!! I took over 10 mintues to get served, by a very inpolite member of bar staff. No managers were there, no food was avaialbe, and there was a very loud, obnoxoius customer at the bar, who seemed to almost run the pub. We had a drink and left, for the Chequers
bombaysaphire - 23 Aug 2008 15:41
A combination of Groundhog Day and God's Waiting Room. No food. Poor service. Poor quality ales. Smells. Absentee bar manager. Site also doubles as an after-school creche for poor people, and a dog's lavatory. Terrible altogether.
The present operators have been given the old heave-ho at long last so things can only get better (famous last words).
foghorn - 19 Aug 2008 17:43
I used to really love this pub a five or six years ago. It is now rather tired looking and we all know what has happened to Youngs beers. I remember drinking excellent pints of Winter Warmer during the dark months. The pint of Youngs Ordinary that I had in here a few weeks back was quite horrid. NW4 deserves better than this!
Houlton - 28 Jun 2008 22:48
was a nice pub once, before YOUNGS turned it into a slum!! mediocre beer, inconsistant food, and has bin besieged wiv years of incompitant management... stil a hard core of great regulars (love u all) i do believe its gona be under new management soon an things wil be turned round for the better ie: consistant food! great beer! excellent management an a joy of a socailable venue... NO MORE THAN THIS PUB DESERVES!! cant wait!!
petrolheads - 16 Jun 2008 19:24
The new landlord is trying his best but the reason the last landlady left was that Youngs would not honour commitments to spend money on the place. Hope the new man has more luck, or deeper pockets
anonymous - 23 Oct 2007 20:27
Quality Youngs beer in a surprising location - look at the harden behind the museum next door
mtaylor40 - 2 Aug 2007 23:32
A real gem of a pub and well worth a visit. Hardly any other decent places like this still in NW London.
Terryadinfinitum - 3 Jan 2007 09:13
A real pub! Excellently kept ales (now from Bedford, alas) and generally relaxed atmosphere.
wobblybob - 27 Dec 2006 03:08
Having just started drinking in Hendon, the Greyhound is already a firm favourite, and looks to be the best pub for miles. A nice atmosphere, especially on a Sunday afternoon, with friendly locals and excellent beer. The Magners is reasonable priced, and the Youngs is well kept.

The Sounds of the Suburbs exhibition next door is great too.

I think I might just pop here for a pint tonight...
vic_of_india - 8 Sep 2006 16:27
The best pub in the area. It has a good atmosphere music isnt too intrusive the food and beer are great,so good that the ex-CAMRA regional director drinks in here!
Its also dog friendly.
dandj - 23 May 2006 19:07
An old friend in Golders Green says lets meet for a drink - the Greyhound being the nearest decent pub! An excellent pint of Ordinary this last Saturday afternoon, and a warm welcome for the Cup Final. I've yet to try the meals - but the complimentary snacks were good. Well recommended - and don't forget to pop in to the Church Farmhouse Museum next door - the current exhibition is The Sound of The Suburbs - pop and rock music in the Borough of Barnet.
zorrodp - 15 May 2006 18:48
Must be almost the last proper pub left in Hendon, always served cask Ale even in the Red barrel days, I was told the early C.A.M.R.A. were held here ?
lightbitter1 - 2 Sep 2005 20:57
Been drinking in the Greyhound off and on since 1963 I've seen it go up and down over the years. right now it is ok, if you like Youngs beer, I Do. Good food, nice staff.
sandwich - 24 Jul 2005 18:19
The Greyhound is still a great place to relax over a pint or two. Good beer, friendly staff and local patrons you would travel far to meet.
Bard - 14 Mar 2005 12:29
Visited the greyhound in the last couple of months. Staff and locals were very friendly. A great traditional pub to visit whilst in Hendon.
Amanda - 21 May 2004 21:18
The only traditional pub worth visiting in Hendon. Tenant from Youngs. Right by Church (on consecrated ground!)and Museum. Locals and visitors. Good food and atmosphere.
Nigel Griffiths - 30 Jul 2003 14:19

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