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Devonshire Arms
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Address: 33, Kentish Town Rd, London, NW1 8NL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1294) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Camden Town (0.1 miles), Mornington Crescent (0.5 miles), Kentish Town West (0.5 miles)

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

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It's mostly clean now and the toilets aren't flooded with piss, which is a bonus. Still does snake - bite and black at the bar at a reasonable price too. Music can be on the questionable side - depends when you're there. Daytime it can be virtually deserted, evenings it can get very busy. Better than it was a few years back, but still not great. Mind you, most of the pubs in Camden are over priced, overcrowded tourist magnets and the Dev/Hobgoblin certainly isn't, so a win there.
TwoFourTwo - 6 Oct 2014 17:42
Still the same (metal-orientated) incarnation, but last night after coming from a really good death metal gig, they were playing cheesy stuff like 50s rock n roll, then progressed to cheesy classic rock / party rock, which can be forgiven due to it being a Saturday night and party night - and good metal being a bit serious and technical.
However, beware the cheese that can be played by the glam-rock loving red-haired DJ. Who's OK as a person, all else being equal, but really does love his 80s pop-metal and plain POP a bit too much. If you don't want to play metal, or something at least impossible to hear in mine or any other local, move over and allow new blood in, mate.
Groovehound - 1 Mar 2014 22:36
How much you appreciate the pub rather depends on what sort of a night out you want. If you're used to metal pubs such as the Intrepid Fox, then this will be right up your street. The music is variable - I've been in on a Sunday afternoon and it's been pretty chilled, and everything at a reasonable volume, and I've also been in on a Sunday afternoon and had to shout over the top of skull-splittingly loud death metal. But if you go in at a busy time - Friday or Saturday night, then it will be loud.

Regularly have DJs and bands, and the overall vibe is not bad, though it's quite small and fills up quite quickly. The toilets are possibly the worst in London, but the Newcastle is cold, the Hob is pretty well kept, and to be honest, the clientel aren't the type to be put off by the state of the bogs. The bar staff are variable - I've had great service, and I've stood ignored for what seemed like hours while the dozy barmaid chatted to one of her mates and the punters got increasingly riled. I don't go in that often, and don't recognise the staff from one visit to the next, so suspect that there is a fair turn over of employees.

A great metal pub in the heart of Camden
monkey_steve - 22 Mar 2011 10:46
I was forced to take a dump here and I can honestly say it has scared me for life!!! Terrible place
winstone - 6 Mar 2011 20:58
Metal dive bar frequented by rockers and the odd Camden punk. I recognise a few refugees from the old Intrepid Fox.

The beer's not great, but most people drink snakebite or Guiness anyway. Toilets are awful and it's dead in the daytime, but if you want to listen to metal and watch the freaks it's as good a place as any. Also has occasional live music (not big names, but I think it's free).

One other comment. Sack the DJ. The music is usually better before he turns up !
dingdangdo - 27 Feb 2011 12:57

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