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Address: Hampden Square, Southgate, London, N14 5JP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8150) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube station Southgate (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations New Southgate (1.2 miles), Oakleigh Park (1.3 miles), Palmers Green (1.8 miles)

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It's unrecognisable from my last visit there - it's not much like a pub any more. It seems smaller inside since it's rebuild as the kitchen now takes up a lot of space - the place is now more like a restaurant with bar. Only one real ale available - a choice of London Pride or London Pride, and at £4 a pint well overpriced. Bottled ale like Old Speckled Hen was the same price so I certainly wouldn't go there for a drink. There were very few locals or regulars in the place, and I'm not surprised - this 'pub' just doesn't cater for them any more.
DarkLordOfBarnet - 28 Mar 2014 16:28
Very different to how it used to look.Being refurbished very nicely with random bric-a-brac ranging from ornate mirrors to old fashioned trunks to a parrot in the corner ! Barman was excellent,the music was just right and while I didn't eat there was an excellent looking menu with mainly Turkish dishes on it.It's just sad that there was no real ale available and the Guinness was poor.Kind of funny they spend all this money on refurbishing the pub and I would imagine a lot of cash on the kitchen facilities but then drop the ball on the beer front.I will not be returning to here unless they bring in real ale or i hear the Guinness has improved.
boundsgreenboy - 5 May 2013 16:46
So it’s reopened under the guise of a ‘restaurant and bar’. Their words, not mine, emblazoned on their lovely little business cards, ironically strewn across the bar with picture perfect precision.

So, that’s what has become of her. A restaurant and bar.

To be fair, it’s been refurbished nicely to a very good standard. Where were once three (then two) pool tables, has now become the dedicated dining area, with the rest of the pub home to sofas and chests masquerading as tables. What’s on offer behind the bar looked exactly the same except for a new cocktail menu.

It’s pleasing then that the main area of the pub has remained available to people who just want to venture in for a drink, but the owners have obviously made a conscious decision not to have any ‘regular’ drinkers as they have dispensed with bar stools. I did go in the day it reopened, so they may not have been delivered/chosen/decided upon – time will tell.

But choosing to have no bar stools will give an air of ‘move along please, nothing to see here’.

A shame for a pub where once, ‘at the bar’ was the only place to be.

EnfieldTaaaanBlud - 30 Aug 2012 14:22
Unfortunately, The Osidge has been closed for several weeks now.

What will become of her?
EnfieldTaaaanBlud - 11 Jul 2012 14:07
It’s not often I am unsure what to write about a pub. Having thought for some time what to say, I decided simply recollecting my first memory of the pub would be all the illustration I would need.

My first visit to this pub was a pleasant enough experience. I had an hour to kill and this place had a car park, so why not? The service was friendly and polite, the beer cold and nice, and the locals a mixture of indifference and the usual misguided annoyance at there being a ‘random’ in their pub. I took up position at the bar and proceeded to feign interest with what in the blue hell Kerry Katona was now doing (the papers at hand being The Sun and The Mirror). Instead, however, whilst I enjoyed my beer, I listened to what the regulars had to say for themselves. The conversation was pleasing to the ear, or perhaps my mind. It reminded me of my own local or any local, a group of drinkers pretending not to gossip while the barmaid pleaded with them to tell her the juicy details of ‘Daves’ internet date interspersed with comments about there being ‘something not right’ with Dynamo the ‘wee magic man’.

I think for regular visitors to pubs, it’s a good indication of what you can expect. A friendly local pub to pass the time and enjoy the company of others.

Unfortunately, as it’s not particularly busy, they no longer offer food and you can often find that not everything is available on tap. Sky sports on big flat screens and karaoke on Saturday night however, will hopefully keep this place open for as long as possible.

EnfieldTaaaanBlud - 19 Oct 2011 15:12

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