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Address: 357-359, Green Lanes, London, N4 1DZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6452) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Manor House (0.4 miles), Finsbury Park (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Harringay Green Lanes (0.1 miles), Harringay (0.3 miles), Crouch Hill (0.9 miles)

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Not really worth commenting on. Badly run pub. I really think that regulars should be told off for staring at or throwing looks at strangers as they walk through the door ( its very off putting) I won't go back unless it changes.
binaroundtheblockabit - 4 Feb 2012 08:58
Was closed last night at 21.45 when we walked past. Another one bites the dust?
elsie_pop - 24 Oct 2011 12:38
This pub is appalling the service is diabolical , the staff are just one step above retard , they bar people for nothing and the CAMRA man has stopped delivering the newspaper.
mr.toes.5_ - 22 Sep 2010 15:39
This looks very much like a pub that has seen better days. It looks an impressive building from the outside, although the E and S were missing from the original gilded pub name above the door, with the more modern pub sign above it looking a bit incongruous. Inside, all the original rooms have been knocked into one, with the bar counter in the centre of the room. This pub is also on CAMRAs inventory of pubs with heritage interiors, and I noticed what looked like the original ceiling (still painted the dark "racing" green as mentioned by Mr Monkfish), cast iron pillars, as well as some cut and etched glasswork. But it has none of the Victorian grandeur of the Salisbury down the road. There was a big pull-down screen showing the Stoke v Wigan game when I was in, plus at least four other TV monitors around the room.

London Pride was the only real ale advertised when I was in, although there was another handpump with a GKIPA clip turned round. I ordered the Pride, but it tasted exactly like GKIPA, and the two ales are very different in taste, and I know the difference quite well. I mentioned this to the barman, who tried a taste and said I might have a pint. Im not sure what he did about it though. If he checked while I was still in there he didnt let me know the result but he was on his own and presumably that would have made it inconvenient for him to leave the bar. This is not a bad pub, and it was quite comfortable, but there was nothing sufficiently special about it that would make me want to pay a return visit.
RexRattus - 14 Dec 2009 14:21
One of many lovely classical pub buildings in this area, this is certainly an impressive environment in which to have a couple of jars. The entrances have a certain grandeur to them and it is blessed with big windows that allow plenty of light into the airy seating area and also allow you to cast an occasional eye on the world going by should you wish to do so. The ceiling is nicely ornate but for some reason has been painted a particularly murky green colour which somewhat detracts from its beauty.
Dark wood prevails on the floors and in the furniture and jolly nice it is too. The central island type bar is also from an era where as much thought went into the look of an object as well as its practical application. The bar staff were polite, efficient and helpful. The beer was good (they only have two real ales on at any time from what I could see and unfortunately one of those was off) and they have a fair choice of lagers and spirits. Price wise it was neither the cheapest nor the dearest that you'll ever come across and was very much par for the course in this locale.
Entertainment wise they have the ubiquitous flat screen TVs showing the sport, but this seems to be more of a background feature than a focal point. They also have a seperate area at the rear with a pool table that is accessed through a purely decorative (bt nice nonetheless) arch.
It was very quiet when I visited, but that was in fairness at about 6.30 on a Sunday evening, and I would imagine that people that require a lively buzzing atmosphere in which to enjoy their beer might not appreciate it's more subtle, gentle charms. However if you fancy a quiet drink and a chat or just a place to read your book or paper over a pint, this is an ideal place. Probably not a destination pub, but certainly one where you could while away a lazy afternoon quite happily.
My only criticism is relatively spurious and entirely personal to me and that is that there is far too much Arsenal paraphenalia littered throughout the pub, which might cause a Spurs fan such as myself to feel a little unwelcome.
Mr.Monkfish - 29 Nov 2009 14:14

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