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This pub is a stone-throw away from the Stag & Hounds. But as previous reviews have said, this is more of a drinkers pub than the Stag & Hounds. Nevertheless, there is a dining section and there were just as many people eating here as in the other pub. Loads of handpulls at the bar, but many of the ales were doubled up. The selection was Adnams Bitter & Ghost Ship, Tetleys Cask, Butcombe Brunel Atlantic IPA & Sharps Doom Bar. There is an area reserved for games, with a pool table and I believe a dart board. There was also a large screen for TV viewing in this area. A strange feature was a petting garden for kids at the rear.
blue_scrumpy - 3 Mar 2015 19:54
A nice neighbourhood pub. Gann's comments from three years ago still ring true. The food was decent and the portion was large so fairly good value (though it's true The Stag nearby is cheaper this is more of a boozer whereas that is more child-friendly eating).
TGD - 2 Jan 2011 18:21
Over a year since my last review, so will update as I have been back in a few times over recent weeks.
Beer choice remains as mentioned below and the Pride and Bass have always been good on my visits.
Tried the food for the first time in the middle of last week and was impressed. The quality and quantity were very good, albeit slightly more expensive than the meal deals you can get in the Stag opposite.
Found out yesterday that it's been awarded the Enfield and Barnet CAMRA branch pub of the year for 2009, and due to my historical affinity for this boozer, its good to see it on the up.
Gann - 27 May 2009 14:16
A nice friendly pub with nice homemade food
girlie999 - 18 Feb 2009 21:31
I cant believe what a smashing pub, the atmosphere is fantastic, the real ale and lager is superb and the bar staff are friendly

exlocal - 17 Feb 2009 21:20
Have popped into the Beehive for a lunchtime pint a couple of times over the last weekends. Can concur with some of the comments below that the recent redecoration has left The Beehive looking like itís being cared for again, like it was when it represented my local back in the late 70ís and through the 80ís when Pat and John used to reign behind the bar.
The whole place is now brighter and more welcoming with the pre smoking ban ceiling of indeterminate colour (Dulux would have it as something like Dark Nicotine Browny Orange), being replaced by something closer to Brilliant White, as well as doing up the rest of the tired decor and opening up the large front glass windows by loosing the old tired curtains.
Although still a one bar pub, the makeover has made a lounge / public bar feel to the two ends. The South end of the pub is now reserved for food and although I have not tried it, the available menu and specials chalk board seem to provide a reasonable choice. The patch of green grass attached to the south end has also been turned into a decent garden area. The long middle of the bar still provides a decent space for those who prefer to stand whilst drinking and the pool table and dartboard remain to give the north end a more public bar appeal.
But I came in for the beer and I can happily report that there were four real ales on during my visit, IPA, Speckled Hen, Draft Bass and London Pride. Tried the Bass and the Pride and both were in good condition.
Well done then to the new management.

Gann - 23 Mar 2008 09:42
despite what is said.......ITS A SPURS PUB....
PEPO - 19 Feb 2008 08:36
It is what it is, a good solid quality pub, with good food great bar staff and good regular friendly customers.....dont knock it till you try it...cos you may just be am lil surprised....TOP NOTCH PUB
PEPO - 19 Feb 2008 08:34
Friendly locals pub which has been under new management for 4 months and this has been shown as it is currently having extensive work carried out to bring this pub up to date. I have been drinking around Bush hill Park for over 20 years and this is a firm favorite of manay.
A great place to drink, and very freindly.
New owners have done the place proud, and with great bar staff, this place is turning out to be a nice place to visit.
Very busy at week-ends, and on featured nights that have live bands playing.
ArthurLager - 12 Apr 2007 14:04
New North London rhyming slang -

'The Beehive' = 'dive'.

VERY locals-only, and even though I am a local, I wouldn't come here again. Too smoky, too run down, and the beer was not good.

Not a single redeeming feature about the place.

vic_of_india - 14 Mar 2007 12:02
One Bar and bit of a locals pub. Beer is usually good and friendly landlord and bar staff.
Currently a bit of a sports pub. Has large plazma screens at both ends of the long central bar, showing most Sky games. Due to its North London location, one end is dedicated to The Spurs and the other end to the A**e. Therefore its usually a lively venue to watch the North London derby.
It's got a low ceiling so tends to get a bit smokey when busy.
Gann - 17 Oct 2005 22:29

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