The Southbury Hotel, Enfield - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 11302) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- TV, Big screen
- Pool table
- Food served
- Outside seating
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Old Orleans, Enfield (0.1 miles), Lincoln Arms, Bush Hill Park (0.2 miles), Bush Hill Park Hotel, Enfield (0.6 miles), Goat, Ponders End (0.7 miles), White Hart, Enfield (0.7 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|The Southbury (as surely it will always be known to the good burghers of Enfield) has now been refurbed and rebranded as "The Meeting" complete with a funky sign with flashing lights underneath.|
The Thai restaurant which previously was confined to the small area closest to Southbury Road has now moved into the larger space on the far side of the pub, and jolly nice it is too. The pub section now consists of the middle section and the area which formerly housed the Thai food and you can still get the food in the pub bits.
As this is a pub review site rather than a restaurant site, what is the pub like now?
Pretty good is the answer! It's a mixed bag to be sure (no real ales, slightly dearer than some other places in the area, can be a little cramped and has that "new pub" vibe which can feel a little soulless at times), but I firmly believe that the positives (comfortable seating, good karaoke and DJ nights, a nice crowd, efficient and friendly bar staff, good quality screens for sports and reliable drink quality) outweigh the negatives comfortably. The "beer garden" or "large expanse of tarmac with outdoor furniture on it" as it should more accurately be known, is still pleasant enough on warmer days and for smokers nipping out for a quick cigarette in the winter months as long as you can endure the fumes from Southbury Road. Given that there aren't that many pubs in the immediate vicinity, it's well worth a visit if you find yourself living in or visiting the area.
Mr.Monkfish - 12 Oct 2013 22:13
|I was in fairly recently on a wintery Monday night and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.|
The fire was on, there were a handful of regulars at and around the bar, the staff were friendly and helpful and the prices were more than fair.
Everything a decent pub should be.
It's always been a lovely building but the interior is starting to look ever so slightly threadbare.
A cold Monday night probably isn't the best gauge of a pub, but I liked what I saw.
RedRed - 4 Mar 2010 12:01
|well it seems that whomever mayfair123 is they don't like what i have to say about this pub because somewhat suspicioulsy my comments keep being removed - so i can only assume this person is the landlord or a very close relative or friend, because according to them this is THE greatest pub on earth! As i class myself to be of a higher intelligence i will not be drawn into playing such silly word games......so in summary, if you're a chav who loves to drink in dives go visit this place because you'll love it - if, like me you prefer a classier establishment avoid it like the plague!|
I am also aware this pub isn't in Edmonton per ce but as it is an area in the East of the London Borough of Enfield i think we can safely say i am referring to the correct pub - but just so there is no confusion; the pub i refer to is The Southbury Hotel which is across the road from Cineworld, Old Orleans, Pizza Hut, Brotheres Chinese Restuarant and The Outback...need i go on? i think not!
flutterfly - 3 Nov 2008 10:14
|We visited the restaurant part of this pub and found it absolutely first class. The thai food was wonderful and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a pity that not more people were there to take advantage of this very nice establishment.|
veryoldukman - 11 Nov 2007 06:25
|Ok, The Southbury is now back in my good books. The new management have addressed the problems that were blighting this pub and turning it from a pub I'd regularly visit to one that I avoided at all costs, primarily this is in respect of service which is now much more pleasant and quicker. Decor is as you were with the dark wood tables and red leather upholstered wooden chairs and benches, the games room has been done away with and replaced with a Thai Restaurant which is very welcome. There is now a decent jukebox with a big selection that plays throughout the pub at just the right volume. Prices are roughly the same (cheaper than most normal pubs, more expensive than Wetherspoon's and their ilk) and the beer is good. Some hand-pumps are now in place and Greene King IPA has been added to the menu. |
Nice atmosphere and the new owners seem keen to entertain the punters with a quiz night about to start and special events like a forthcoming Casino night and they're friendly to boot.
Thai food can be ordered to your table in the pub itself if you don't want to go round to the restaurant area and is very nice and generously portioned but not particularly cheap.
A good effort all round and this place has been rescued from the jaws of the abyss to become a good pub once more. Keep up the good work!
Mr.Monkfish - 3 Apr 2007 17:23
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