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The Hobgoblin, Tulse Hill [Closed] - pub details

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Address: 95 Effra Road, Brixton, London, SW2 1DF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2246) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube station Brixton (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations Herne Hill (0.5 miles), Brixton (0.5 miles), Loughborough Jn (0.9 miles)

Chain: Hobgoblin

> Current user rating: 5.0/10 (rated by 17 users)
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I too was wary of the creation of a Scottish theme pub in this forgotten corner of Brixton. Having lived next to the Hobgoblin for the past year, I was wary of how the old and new would clash, and also wondered just how awful it would be to have a Scottish version of O'Neills pumping out faux-folk music til 3am every morning to the 4 customers who had stumbled in by mistake.

I'm very glad to say I got it completely wrong, and where the grotty, dingy and at times intimidating Hob once stood, we now have a friendly, unassuming and welcoming pub, which rather than forcing Socttishness down punters' throats, has merely embraced all that is good about Scottish pub culture. So you get friendly bar staff, coversation with other customers, live Scottish sport for those who want it, English for those who don't, a relaxed atmosphere and some genuinely pleasant background live music - at least after the footie.

Not so sure about the other "live" offerings, which seem to consist of teenage rock bands of the type I've seen in pub basements far too many times, and given the history of the place it's never going to drag itself completely into respectability, but as somewhere at the park end of town where I can go and get drunk, have some banter and not worry about spilling someones pint as long as I apologise, I'm more than happy. It's just a shame it didn't arrive sooner.
tattie - 26 Sep 2007 13:47
...because clearly sw2 needs more celtic theme bars.
el_scook - 6 Sep 2007 23:14
Dodgy scum mix with other people. Folks drink here coz it exists and it's open. Been the same since it was The George Canning.
This pub is on a bad ley line, man.
theStickler - 15 Feb 2007 02:16
Very good good for watching footy, very relaxed. The beer garden area is great in the summer, although not the 'one-stop-shop' den of iniquity it used to be. Special mention MUST go to the toilets which are consistently, shockingly bad.
shaunjones72 - 31 Jan 2007 23:12
I think this place is pretty good. Nice open area with pleanty of seating.
Only real ale on is Hobgoblin, but I've never had a pint of Wychwood on tap that was kept as well as it is here.
Also the comedy night is probably the best in London.
anonymous - 3 Dec 2006 14:47

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