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The Hop Poles, Enfield [Closed] - pub details

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Hop Poles

Address: 320, Baker St, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3LH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 20459) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Gordon Hill (0.8 miles), Enfield Town (0.8 miles), Enfield Chase (1 mile)

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> Current user rating: 5.2/10 (rated by 18 users)
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Old Bell, Enfield (0.2 miles), Wheatsheaf, Enfield (0.2 miles), Jolly Butchers, Enfield (0.3 miles), Wonder, Enfield (0.4 miles), Old Sergeant, Chase End (0.5 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

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Made my first visit in about ten years and I believe there have been countless staff and management changes since then. It's only the live music which has ever tempted me to make the trip over from Barnet, but I found quite a few other faces familiar from the Barnet scene who had also ventured to Enfield for the same reason as me - a good live band. I think the Hop Poles has only recently started putting bands on again - filling the gap left by the nearby Old Bell which now appears to have closed for good. Like the Old Bell, there doesn't seem to be much to attract the ale drinker here - I searched the long bar and it's many pumps for the real ale pumps - there were none at all in use! In desperation I had a pint of Wrongbow at £3.50. I spent the rest of the night drinking bottled Newcastle Brown - at least it didn't run out like it often did at the Old Bell - if they had any at all. At £3.80 I have no complaints about the price - happy to stay there all night. Newcastle Brown isn't the tasty and distinctive drink it used to be though - it's never been as good as when it was still brewed there. As for the pub itself: It's large and makes an excellent venue for live music with the band in a large function room with a stage at one end of the pub, and another room with two pool tables at the other end of the pub. A spacious bar area in between so there is somewhere for everyone. The usual TV screens are in place to keep the footy fans happy when there is a match on. The bar staff seemed efficient and I always got served quickly, although the place wasn't exactly full even though it was a Friday night and there was a band playing. Apart from the lack of any real ale I thought it was a good and fairly traditional pub and if I lived locally I would probably be a regular customer. It's a good place to see bands and could be a successful music venue with better promotion.
DarkLordOfBarnet - 10 Jun 2017 14:46
I have now ventured in a few times since the re-opening and it's uncannily similar to how it was before the brief period of closure. Pleasant enough, with perfectly acceptable beer available at a not-cheap but yet not-too-dear price. Decor is as you were. The function room area seems to be open less frequently now, making it fairly cosy, and there is an increase in the frequency of live music in the smaller space in the front, rather than the occasional band in the function room which used to be the main reason to visit here.
Nice enough particularly if you want to watch the football, but presently lacking anything the would specifically make you come here in preference to any other half-dozen perfectly serviceable pubs in the area.
Mr.Monkfish - 9 May 2015 21:01
Re-opened now under new management. Haven't had the opportunity to have a drink in here since, but a cursory look in the window when passing indicates that very little has changed. That another pub has survived in the current harsh climate of closures and redevelopments (see the Holly Bush or rather what used to be The Holly Bush just up the road for details) is a cause for celebration. So find time to raise a glass to this treasure of a local boozer in a lovely building in such a prime location for many Enfield pub goers! Cheers!
Mr.Monkfish - 8 Nov 2014 17:36
It's now closed.

Now idea if there are any plans to reopen or, as ever increasingly popular, simply knock down yet another pub and build flats/houses...
EnfieldTaaaanBlud - 12 May 2014 15:32
I still like this pub. Just a lot more than I used to.

A change of management 6 months or so ago has been of great benefit to the pub. The overwhelming feeling you get from the new Publicans is that they actually care about their pub. Though you may think that would be a pre-requisite, anyone having visited pubs in Enfield over any prolonged period of time will know that’s the exception rather than the rule.

They now have a food menu and the drinks menu is much the same as it’s always been. Although with the variety of deals on offer, you may find you get more value for money than over previous years. Live bands every weekend, two pool tables and dart board along with the six or seven 40” televisions, showing Sky Sports all day every day, means you’ll always be kept entertained. But if that isn’t enough, the staff are approachable, helpful and genuinely fun to be around.

EnfieldTaaaanBlud - 13 Nov 2012 14:59

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