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Camden pub and bar guide

Here's a guide to the pubs and bars of Camden - good or bad, we bring you the most talked about venues and the places you have to visit at least once. We've included a few user reviews, to give you an idea of what to expect when you get there. Or you can follow the links to see full details and all reviews for each pub.

The Worlds End, Camden

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Address: 174 Camden High Street, London, NW1 0NE
Phone: 020 7482 1932
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Nearest tube stations: Camden Town (0.1 miles), Mornington Crescent (0.4 miles), Kentish Town West (0.7 miles)


Nearest train stations: Camden Road (0.3 miles), Kentish Town West (0.6 miles), London Euston (0.7 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

There are loads of other drinks 2 choose from the long bar areas
15 Jun 2014 09:53
The women serving here are hardly that hot but many guys will like them
15 Jun 2014 09:53
One of the biggest pubs ever its hard to know which section to offer from.
15 Jun 2014 09:52

Sheephaven Bay, Camden

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Address: 2-3 Mornington Street, Camden, London, NW1 7QD
Phone: 02073801323
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Nearest tube stations: Mornington Crescent (0.2 miles), Camden Town (0.3 miles), Euston Square (0.6 miles)


Nearest train stations: London Euston (0.5 miles), Camden Road (0.5 miles), London St Pancras (0.8 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

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.
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)
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.
6 Oct 2013 02:34

The Spread Eagle, Camden

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Address: 141, Albert St, London, NW1 7NB
Phone: 020 7267 1410
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Nearest tube stations: Camden Town (0.2 miles), Mornington Crescent (0.3 miles), Chalk Farm (0.7 miles)


Nearest train stations: Camden Road (0.4 miles), London Euston (0.7 miles), Kentish Town West (0.7 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

Good selection of ales, including the Camden Town Brewery offerings.
Excellent "wit" beer.
Very busy, but no problem with service at bar. Quite pricey, but that's Camden for you
17 Jan 2014 16:12
Popped in here this afternoon for the first time in about 5 years after being told it had improved a lot recently.
The interior is definitely more attractive and comfortable now and the choice of ales a lot better BUT £11 for two drinks?? AND I had to ask for a top-up
15 Jan 2014 22:30
This is a really nice pub. Quite small, but comfortable seating and a place to sit at the bar if you wish.

A Youngs pub offering 6 hand pulls, 3 of which are Young’s own ales and 3 guest plus your other usual beers, wines and spirits.

Incredibly friendly and efficient bar staff; and because it’s not around the canal area, you don’t get the tourists which is nice, and I’d say there are a few locals.

Some would say this place is quite expensive for both food and drinks, I didn’t think for Camden it was that bad until I popped over the road to The Earl of Camden… but that’s a whole other review!

I do genuinely like this pub, however the toilets are a hideous disappointment! They are not the most pleasant ones I have been in, and I must admit I was quite surprised based on the standard of the rest of the pub.
21 Nov 2013 13:32

The Elephants Head, Camden

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Address: 224 Camden High Street, London, NW1 8QR
Phone: 020 7485 3130
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Nearest tube stations: Camden Town (0.1 miles), Kentish Town West (0.5 miles), Chalk Farm (0.5 miles)


Nearest train stations: Camden Road (0.2 miles), Kentish Town West (0.5 miles), Kentish Town (0.7 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

Long, airy bar with tiled floor and big windows. Two beers on hand pump: London Pride and an eponymous brew. As might be expected, a few photographic nods to Ms Winehouse, late of this parish. Cheerful staff, traditional pub food, decent jukebox and lots of tourists. Like many others, had one and left.
17 Apr 2014 20:38
Tourist pub during the day. Open relatively late, although definitely not the latest in Camden, and seems to be full of talkative loner types come 1am. Seems to mop up the afters from the Elephants Head and other earlier closing joints so heaving late night. No real enjoyment drinking here at that stage unless already drunk but during the day OK to have a quiet pint.

6 Oct 2013 02:50
Decent lively pub.

Unfortunately, as always the drinks are far too expensive just because of the usual tourists, foreign and domestic, making it a sellers’ market.

The staff, although polite (except one moody bird) really didn’t want to be there and although lots of people can say that about their job, it’s always nice when people hide their disappointment at their soul sucking jobs so that I can enjoy my over priced watered down drink in peace.
7 Aug 2013 14:53

The Dublin Castle, Camden

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Address: 94, Parkway, London, NW1 7AN
Phone: 020 7485 1773
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Nearest tube stations: Camden Town (0.2 miles), Mornington Crescent (0.4 miles), Chalk Farm (0.6 miles)


Nearest train stations: Camden Road (0.5 miles), Kentish Town West (0.7 miles), London Euston (0.7 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

Obviously famous for its music credentials and if you're into that kind of thing, it does hold good gig nights I'm told. Otherwise, this is a very good pub with a traditional London feel to the interior. Plenty of punk types and tourists but still friendly all the same with very nice staff. Open late.
6 Oct 2013 02:42
I mainly come here to see bands play, but when I have poped in for an afternoon pint, I have found it pretty good.
5 Jul 2013 01:39
old fogies need to get pissed somewhere and there isnt many places better than the dublin castle
4 Jul 2013 17:31

Holborn Whippet, Camden

Address: Sicilian Avenue, Camden, London, WC1A 2QH
Phone: 02031379937
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Nearest tube stations: Holborn (0.1 miles), Russell Square (0.4 miles), Covent Garden (0.4 miles)


Nearest train stations: London Charing Cross (0.8 miles), Farringdon (0.8 miles), City Thameslink (0.9 miles)


Reviews by BITE users:

Mightily impressed with this place.
Superb cask beer selection when I visited.
There was also a "craft keg" selection also.
I stuck to the Kent Brewery Altered States and Cobnut. Tried a Mallinsons Cascade before leaving.
All beers well under £4 each and in superb condition.
I now know where to come on my next London pub excursion.
8 May 2014 10:13
Super cask beer list for such a central location. Outside drinking and strong food menu. Popular spot for pre west end crowd on a Sat night. Not too trendy.
11 Mar 2014 09:20
A small craft bar tucked away down Sicilian avenue, the range of craft and cask beers available are displayed on blackboards wrapped around a central brick pier, from which the beer is also dispensed, On my visit the beer was very well kept , maybe the modern interior is not to everyones taste ,but I would say its well worth a visit for the beer alone. It can get busy.
9 Feb 2014 09:01

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