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Lord Nelson, Holloway Road

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user reviews of the Lord Nelson, Holloway Road

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I am not a prude but this is the worst pub in the world. It is like they are trying to make it awful. It stinks, it's expensive, the beer is awful and the locals stare at you and attempt to look menacing (which I actually quite like but I can understand if others don't).
Pubfan123 - 20 Apr 2011 12:38
opening soon as 'The Horatia N7', whatever that means? Club nights and 'mouthwatering food'!
dalglish - 23 Jan 2010 16:22
Seems to have closed, hasn't been open for a few days.
dalglish - 12 Dec 2009 16:30
I visited this pub about a month ago so I am going to take it for granted that only the name has changed since then and the newly refurbished pub that I discovered hasnít been done up again.

There was only a standard selection of draught available on my visit, but taking into account that there are two pool tables and a nine ball pool table I donít think that the management is aiming at a real ale crowd. I was pleased to see a very nice dartboard set up towards the rear of the pub and the jukebox level wasnít too imposing. I also thought that the barmaid was very friendly and it looks like an effort has been made to make this a decent pub.

My visit was on a weekday night so it wasnít very busy, but I liked it and would go again if in the area.
Strongers - 23 Aug 2009 20:15
Now called 'The Asburton', has had a lick of paint and seems to be catering for the karaoke crowd. I think it's run by the same people who run the 'Wig and Gown' further down the road?
dalglish - 7 Aug 2009 13:00
Now called 'The Asburton', has had a lick of paint and seems to be catering for the karaoke crowd. I think it's run by the same people who run the 'Wig and Gown' further down the road?
dalglish - 7 Aug 2009 12:59
The Lord Nelson is under new management from 19/06/09. There will be lots of NEW entertainment coming up in the future. All over 21's welcome. I.D. necessary.

Look out for NEW events very soon.
negboresin - 14 Jun 2009 17:14
No real ales here, so moved on. Was totally empty around 6pm on a Friday, but staff friendly enough
oftenscore6 - 16 May 2009 15:45
i have not stepped foot in there for many years and wont again unless i buy the place, but even the asking price is way to high. its gods waiting room for the alco's of hollway road.
zardra - 16 May 2009 12:04
The Irish fellas were outside on the pavement. Inside it was a goth/80s night (third Friday of the month) - Club Distraction. Any night that can mix Tanz Mit Laibach and Love Will Tear Us Apart is ok by me. Even if the choice of good drinks was limited - we had Kronenbourg.
rainlight - 18 Oct 2008 14:02
definitely not an attractive pub but friendly bar staff. older irish crowd but can be packed to the rafters with young irish people from across north london when the wolfe tones or someone similar comes to play...
ben1982 - 24 Mar 2007 17:48
VERY irish bar on the unpleasent Holloway Road, caters a lot for the older irish community (slow dancing was one feature when I was there).
anonymous - 29 Dec 2006 14:49
the only time this pub is good is wen karaoke anton is in there on a sunday and monday night.
drumandmonkeyfan - 10 Oct 2006 12:08
This is the worst pub I've ever been to in my life. It is full of old depressed looking alcoholics. The bands are hopeless and I'm amazed they get people to pay to go in there. The bouncers are very unfriendly. Avoid!
digicat2 - 18 Mar 2006 20:24
Excellent pub for those who enjoy the best of Irish music. The staff are friendly, as are the security staff who ensure that any disputes are nipped in the bud.

Well worth a visit!
Basil - 4 Mar 2006 18:33
nice friendly pub, but can get a bit rough though.
Karaoke is good on a monday nite.

drumandmonkeyfan - 7 Sep 2005 12:39

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