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Concur with the other comments, a place for watching football. Somewhat contrived Irish pub in an area that is full of 'authentic' Irish joints which seems odd. Huge inside which makes it seem even less busy than it is when there's no football on. Expensive.

QueensParker - 19 Oct 2013 09:27
This pub is basically a sports pub that is busy whilst the football is on and dead at any other point in time. I made the bad decision to eat in there last night, the food a few years back was excellent but it has gone down hill drastically. I ordered sausage and mash, the sausages the cheap, really pink type with rubbery skins and the mash had been frozen and defrosted! it was like powder. Inedible and at 9.00 a right, royal, rip-off!
HelsBels007 - 6 Feb 2012 10:29
Original premises funded by the council tax payers of Brent. Medium sized Irish drinking barn converted from other premises. No ale, usual keg stuff, which is overpriced for what it is.
anonymous - 24 Dec 2011 13:16
Had a few drinks in this place at the weekend - and I didn't like it at all. Sorry.
Went for the lagers (no decent bitters on tap, and I'm not a fan of Guinness). It tasted vaguely beer-ish; got a different lager for my second drink, tasted exactly the same.
Soda stream was broken - on a heatwave day. Booh! If I was a cynical man I'd suspect that they deliberately wanted to sell bottled cokes rather than (cheap) soda and lime?
On the plus side, the food smelled good (I didn't try any myself) and the place was clean.
trickyb - 24 May 2010 02:19
Called in here for the first time recently and yeah, definitely worth a return visit......

Nicest pint of Guinness I've had in a good while and the first toasted special I've had since I lived in Dublin (brought back a hazy memory or two).
brodie_bruce - 6 Dec 2009 18:54
2.50 for a pint of soda and a dash of lime. A rip-off.
GeorgeSmiley14 - 7 Oct 2009 23:30
Been here on couple of occasions for quick pint and food, on both occasions i have been nothing but impressed, very typical irish homely feel to the place, very lively and enthusiastic sports fans add a unique atmosphere to this establishment.

Food is nothing short of top notch. Sunday roast is brilliant and does not take long to arrive. My only complaint is i dont live closer as to make it my local lol

Well dont to the whole pubs staff for making it a place you want to visit again and again !
ligaman - 1 Mar 2009 16:37
A fine pub, the best place for a drink on Salusbury Road.

To echo Travis from 2004: "what mustn't go uncomplimented if the complete lack of hassle you get at closing time". That's the difference actual Irish management of an Irish theme pub makes!
Bronxrichie - 26 Jan 2009 22:51
Jesos Croyst. Lawvly little place... went in der meself ta watch da Kilkenny match. I had a small sip o' da black stoff... I fell off da bar stool even do I'd only had a small sip. I think the service behind de bar is a bit too quick... had 4 poynts in less dan an hour. The bacon & cabbage is lawvly... reminds me a Bannons back home in Two Mile Borris (Buirios Leith). They could do with a small bit o' trad... ya knaw...accordion, bodhran, fiddle... and a small bit of a harnpipe or reel... udder dan dat... tis... lawvly.
cashdog - 2 Jan 2009 21:20
It's great. They sell scampi fries.
zlok - 12 Nov 2008 11:51
Really is a nice place. If you come here on a Sunday when the Gaelic games is on then you'll get a great atmosphere , simple as that. As well as that they have great live music at the weekend which you''ll enjoy, and love after a few drinks. Great, a reputation for great beer, a good mix of Irish/English regulars, a pool table and great food.

What more could you want?
my fav local personally
anthonygallg - 26 Sep 2008 00:26
The spacious Corrib is the best place in West and North-West London for watching major football matches (well worth a 5 mile cycle from my W12 gaff).Even when the place is rammed,(120+),the highly efficient friendly staff will manage to serve you as quick as poss.Generously portioned food far better than passable.
Gibgabman (8/3/06) says its dark and dingy in summer;perhaps he hadn't noticed the wonderful Queens Park,two-hundred yards west?
HoopsyLoopy - 10 Oct 2007 04:27
Agree this is one of the best pubs in this area and proof you can't judge a pub from the outside as this one looks pretty drab at first glance (it used to be a community centre I've been told).

The big main bar and open area has stools grouped around those barrel tables. There's a slightly raised dias where (mainly) diners sit and a "snug bar" type arrangement to the left where the pool table is. Never had a problem with service even when rammed and the beer is always good quality.

Good placement and number of screens means you can watch whatever football is on from anywhere in the pub. There's a great atmosphere for big games, especially Ireland but also the last FA cup final. My only complaint would be when playing a pool match on a Monday night here and it was empty.
random_ranger - 14 May 2007 17:31
easily the best pub in queens park - great beer (& caffreys), tv etc. always a fair crowd in there without being too busy. v friendly all round and a great building
poochie - 6 Feb 2007 21:35
Yeah, this place is pretty rockin'. Nice beer, decent crowd and a pool table. In Queenspark this is about the best place to drink. Personally I prefer classy Kilburn. However one the bar staff is a trainee nurse, so if you get bottled or start to choke on you own vomit, medical help is near by (Hi 'Nessy!!!!).
Dammers - 26 Jun 2006 18:35
Great pub for the football. Great atmosphere on big match days, and you can see the screens from everywhere. There's still a good portion of yellow-haired Irishmen propping the bar up on any given day, and there's passable food on offer after a few drinks.
Two criticisms might be that there are not enough (good) bar staff to satiate the thirst of the patrons, and for an Irish Bar they serve the WORST pint of Guinness in North London. It's awful. Halfway down the glass the head has turned yellow, much like the Irishmen's hair, perhaps it makes them feel at home.
shauntobewild - 17 May 2006 13:04
Good Beer, good TV, good atmosphere. A bit dark & dingy come summer time.
gibgabman - 8 Mar 2006 17:51
Amen to kmcs. This is the best pub in the area by a mile and the comments about the football are spot on. I have watched loads of games in here because I like the beer and the atmosphere but it can get full of these 'new' Queens Park types, the less said about which the better. Ignore them and enjoy the friendly staff and 'unique' music on offer.
barnetblackdog - 6 Feb 2006 18:21
really great place. diversity of people, friendly service and homely atmosphere.
anonymous - 16 Jan 2006 14:34
you know that barmaid.....she went to oxford brookes university
tanderson7 - 17 Aug 2005 05:17
A good pub. One of the few decent, friendly Irish pubs left in this area. Beer is fine, prices are good and the people are sound.
keep_it_green - 28 Jul 2005 10:27
I probably use the Corrib about once every two months and often come away thinking that I really must come more often. There's loads wrong here, ridiculous staff uniforms, overcharging for hiring the function rooms, really bad bands booked at the weekend however there is so much more right about it. The staff are generally very friendly, there is a very wide range of people in here, an excellent pool table and it actually feels like somewhere you can relax and unwind, unlike any other pub on the Salusbury road.
Agree strongly with the comments from "kmcs" about the football here. I have seen people in here watching a game without a drink and then the minute it is over going to the Salusbury to buy one. Unbelievable. Indeed the pub scenes from Spaced were filmed in here.
JohnMcC - 20 Apr 2005 01:04
Isn't this where SPACED was filmed? If so I'm definately visiting for a swift one!
yourhardkorehero - 6 Mar 2005 18:13
The main football pub for the area, it can be stupidly busy for England, Arsenal and Chelsea games - easily standing room only in a massive pub. But it really saves itself for QPR games where it gets literally a dozen people in there... grumble, grumble, stupid area not supporting its local team...

It's a decent pub with a top pint of Caffreys, a pool table, and a collection of staff that can range from the very friendly to the exceedingly miserable. Strangely, it is open later (until 12) on Fridays and Saturdays despite often being busier on Sundays to Thursdays, and the absymal covers bands they get in on the weekends must bear some of the responsibility for this.

And what mustn't go uncomplimented if the complete lack of hassle you get at closing time. A lesson for all other pubs, especially knobby ones which might happen to be a little up the road.
travis - 14 Sep 2004 17:59
A good friendly, Irish, community pub. Decent beer and Guiness, plenty of TV's catering for soccer and Gaelic sports. They'll always show the games as well. Lots of local characters making for a good craic. And one of the few places left that has a pool table.
Marce - 31 May 2004 12:57
Nice big pub but pretty dark - good for watching sports as it has plenty of screens, and a pool table tucked away out the back. Not the place you'd go for a night out, but good for the odd occasion. Also, where they filmed the pub scenes in Spaced.
Peter - 10 May 2004 13:14
Charming Irish pub close to Queens Park - with good, cheap beer, plenty of character, big screen telly for the sports and even a spot of live music in the evening (of varying quality, mind). Always good craic!
Cameron Black - 10 May 2004 11:57

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