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The Enfield Arms, Enfield Town [Closed] - pub details

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Address: 2 Genotin Rd, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 2AF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1812) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Enfield Town (0 miles), Enfield Chase (0.5 miles), Bush Hill Park (0.9 miles)

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I have a pewter pint tankard dated 1879 from the Enfield Arms,has any one a picture or details from this time?
glynsue - 15 Aug 2010 10:46
I was thinking about the Arms recently and I realised that walking in the door of the Arms for the first time was probably one of the worst mistakes of my life.

Before the Arms I was an irregular pug goer. A couple of Friday nights a month, someoneís birthday, the odd big football game and so on. I was young and fit. I used to play football and run. I was doing things and going places. But now Iím older and am what I am.

And itís the Armís fault.

Within a couple of weeks of first going to the Arms I was in there every Friday and Saturday night. Within a couple of months I was just in there.

Almost every day after work. Every Friday night. Most of all day Saturday and wonderful Sunday afternoons.

Literally within a couple of months.

Thatís more addictive than crack.

The Arms was the kind of pub that everyone Ė and especially new drinkers Ė should have at least once in their life. A Pub which was a genuine community. Where people of every sort and age and class mixed happily. Where everyone got along, and if you didnít get along then you learned to come to an accommodation so that you could co-exist. Pubs where you established genuine friendships which would last long after the pub had gone. Pubs where the regulars had a sense of responsibility not only to the pub but also to one another.

Not a Gastropub or a Wine Bar or a Sports Bar or a Wetherspoons or a City Bar. But a pub.

The kind of place that is becoming increasingly rare these days.

I still see lots of Arms people around Ė a few of whom drink in my new local, everyone having gone their separate ways Ė and no matter how long itís been since Iíve seen them, and irrespective of whether or not we were even particularly friendly - we still have a connection to a very special place.

Itís easy to over sentimentalise as the years pass, but the Enfield Arms was special.

Some mistakes you should make.

RedRed - 21 Apr 2010 16:09
My grandad was born in this pub

Thanks for taking abother bit of my family history away from me. Like Spitalfields Market/now Lakeside centre for shopping.


arran_goodchild - 8 Aug 2007 12:32
Knocking this pub down was the end of an era. Despite a huge public outcry, the council decided to knock it down and make way for parking space for the vehicles used for the construction of a new unneeded shopping centre. I spent many a great night in the arms, christmas eve has not been the same since. Despite the tv being nothing more than a portable, the place was packed for world cups. The juke box was legendary and had some superb music. the brewery mismanaged this great place and allowed itself to be bullied by the council. There are occssional Arms reunions in the celbic hall in lancaster road, but its not the same. The last night was emotional, yes its only a pub and the toilets were terrible but the staff were fantastic. Sadly missed.
clarkie10 - 15 Nov 2006 11:28
Dispite the blatent under aged drinking, myself and friends at the time, this pub had a good atmosphere and was cheap. The pool table was ok, and the garden/patio was quiet. The live bands and jukebox has to be the highlight. Led Zep tribute bands on a friday kept the oldies rockin', most of whom have migrated to the Kings Head or the Hop Poles. I still dont see why it needed to be knocked down, Enfield town is going to become a large concrete maze of one way systems.
anonymous - 16 Jul 2006 00:11

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