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The Old Ale Emporium, Harringay - pub details

Old Ale Emporium
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Address: 405, Green Lanes, London, N4 1EU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6116) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Manor House (0.5 miles), Turnpike Lane (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Harringay Green Lanes (0.2 miles), Harringay (0.3 miles), Hornsey (0.8 miles)

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I went in there a few days ago. Nice, friendly bar staff and nice beer. But they tolerate a few loudmouth yobs who pester the other customers, and they let a woman with a toddler in who takes over a quarter of the pub. A decent pub ruined by a minority of its oaf regulars.
bagshaw92 - 8 Nov 2014 17:15
We’d intended visiting The Old Ale Emporium since it’s first appearance in the 2011 CAMRA Good Beer Guide, and since we were in the Green Lane’s area, finally had
the chance to give it a try. My first impression wasn’t promising since it has the look of a Wetherspoon pub but we weren’t put off and went inside. There were two pairs of hand pumps on the bar almost buried by the large range of keg fonts. Only two real ales seemed to be available this lunchtime – Courage Best and Wyncwood Hobgoblin – neither particular favourites. At this point, I think we decided we’d probably just have a quick drink before heading elsewhere and opted for two pints of Best which we were told was “off” as (I think?) was the Hobgoblin. The bar staff said they were in the process of pulling through two fresh un-named real ales, but at this point we decided life is too short to hang about and left for another pub (the fine Golden Fleece in Manor Park). For all I know, The Old Ale Emporium might be a good pub – but as the previous reviewer remarked – why it is still in The Good Beer Guide (2014) is a mystery only CAMRA could explain…

DaveE6 - 6 Mar 2014 11:04
In reference to the previous review, I used to like the Oakdale. But the Old Ale Emporium is another story. How on earth did this place get into last year's Good Beer Guide. 2 ales were on - Wychwood Hobgoblin & Caledonia Bitter Winter. The pub is small and has a fairly nice interior. But its size means that standing is generally the only option. Lots of so-called football fans shouting at TV screens didn't particularly help. If you want to shout, go to the game! Very disappointing. Much preferred the Salisbury.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Feb 2014 20:52
Just met Rob Murphy outside here, ex Oakdale, now the new boss here, Green Lanes now has a venue worth visiting, 2014 looks like being somewhat better...
elsie_pop - 20 Dec 2013 01:10
i have always found the staff to be nice, sometimes they play 1970's music which i love, black sabbath, deep purple etc. the guinness is bang on. a good pub.
nowthenourkid - 10 Aug 2012 22:49

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