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Address: 224 Blackstock Rd, London, N5 1EA [map] [gmap]

Nearest tube stations Arsenal (0.3 miles), Finsbury Park (0.5 miles), Canonbury (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations Finsbury Park (0.6 miles), Drayton Park (0.6 miles), Canonbury (0.8 miles)

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Sorry but the Bank has gone downhill a lot since my last visit. Used pop in midweek for a quiet pint in afternoon while picking a few horses or on a weekend night. The friendly atmosphere has gone. Beer is ok but theres more to a pub than that
Jamesgate - 21 May 2016 16:50
Under new management for over a year, but seems to get emptier by the week as an on-the-cheap 'bohemian' revamp has alienated most of the old regulars. Darkly lit, gothic (old) sofa and candles seem to be trying to attract the 'Hipster' make-half-a-pint-last-for-3-hours brigade. Would be fine in Hoxton, but not here. A master-class in how to run a pub into the ground. The regular barman (Maurice?) is very friendly though and does his best to keep the customers happy.
Advertises Sky Sports but that's usually restricted to the worst located small screen in the pub with the sound off (what's that all about?). Either cater for sports fans or just don't do it. Has a good quality large projector screen which is never used. The management needs to accept that if it wants to maximise profits by catering to the football crowd during match showings, then an anti-football vibe isn't the way to go.
A great shame, as this pub is neither one thing nor the other - it used to be a great, unpretentious traditional boozer - maybe the very thing that would also attract the glass-hugging Hipster brigade!..
GoonerGoneBad - 11 Dec 2014 17:46
Under new management for over a year, but seems to get emptier by the week as an on-the-cheap 'bohemian' revamp has alienated most of the old regulars. Darkly lit, gothic (old) sofa and candles seem to be trying to attract the 'Hipster' make-half-a-pint-last-for-3-hours brigade. Would be fine in Hoxton, but not here. A master-class in how to run a pub into the ground. The regular barman (Maurice?) is very friendly though and does his best to keep the customers happy.
Advertises Sky Sports but that's usually restricted to the worst located small screen in the pub with the sound off (what's that all about?). Either cater for sports fans or just don't do it. Has a good quality large projector screen which is never used. The management needs to accept that if it wants to maximise profits by catering to the football crowd during match showings, then an anti-football vibe isn't the way to go.
A great shame, as this pub is neither one thing nor the other - it used to be a great, unpretentious traditional boozer - maybe the very thing that would also attract the glass-hugging Hipster brigade!..
GoonerGoneBad - 11 Dec 2014 17:43
Still doing a good job though prices have increased somewhat 3.60 for a beer seems like the average for area on matchdays, not so sure I would pay that all the time though.
steviewonder - 26 Apr 2011 15:07
Nice basic traditional boozer-but how they can justify 3-40 for a pint of London Pride is beyond me.
boundsgreenboy - 9 Aug 2010 13:19

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