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Reliable local independent boozer, typically has from 2-5 ales on any time, and those always in great condition, from countless visits. Worth seeking out even for the non ale-drinker for the food (mostly burgers/steaks/roast stuff, and nice big portions). Slightly out of the way if you're not from nearby but worth the trek.
beerintheglass - 28 Dec 2014 16:11
Fairly friendly pub midway between Finsbury Park and Archway tube stations. It looks fairly small. But there are 3 rooms. Ales weren't overly adventurous - Oxford Gold, Betty Stogs, Forty Niner, Cornish Coaster & Tribute. Only 20 minutes walk to the Emirates Stadium. So convenient on a matchday.
blue_scrumpy - 12 Mar 2014 18:22
Very nice neighborhood pub, worth the trek from central London. We were a group of real ale fans from USA and spend a good deal of time during our annual trips to the UK in various pubs. This one I found searching for places that might serve a particular ale (Skinner's Betty Stogs) I have loved on previous trips. These folks came up on the search and my group decided the trek would be worthwhile. I am happy to say, this place was great and their ale selection is varied and all were well kept. Food and service get high marks too- thanks, Remy!

If you find yourself in this part of London, I heartily recommend a visit. I know I will be back there.
fr21555 - 17 Feb 2013 15:06
Nice place with plenty of ales on offer and a friendly barman who took the trouble to tell me what had just been tapped. Split into two separate rooms so you can go into the back room if you're just after a quiet drink and chat. Well worth seeking out if you're in the area.
pubcollector - 12 Feb 2012 19:11
Worth seeking out, decent choice of beers, in a modern bar/pub setting.
rob372 - 21 Nov 2011 17:44
Returned yesterday just over a year from my first visit. Still a very impressive place. 6 beers on offer spread over 2 bars. Service was great considering that the bloke behind the bar was also trying to cope with a Hen party in the other room. Well worth seeking out.
cheshirecat - 3 Jun 2011 08:48
Modernised pub of two halves which kind of works, with a bar for the telly and a quieter lounge. Does have a 'gastro' edge to it though not as full on as most. Tried the Skinner's Betty Stoggs which wasn't the best pint of it I'd had. Can't say I'd hurry back although if you are in the vicinity there is very little else around worth bothering with.
anonymous - 9 Mar 2011 17:44
Last night this pub gave me shelter from the snow and the best steak I have had in years. All that and beer from Skinners too. 10/10.
cmofish - 17 Dec 2010 16:21
This is the perfect local.
Landlord keen to make relationships with regulars, without being intrusive.
An incredibly cooked and very well made menu (most things under £10).
A wide range of wines, ales AND ciders (the really cloudy Somerset stuff particularly good).
A fireplace, regular football put on quietly at weekends, friendly punters.
As locals go, this ticks all the boxes, I just pray it doesn't go out of business, the way of some other small locals...
edb543 - 22 Nov 2010 20:42
Visited early evening yesterday - had tried in the afternoon but it was closed and no sign of any opening hours displayed.

4 beers on offer - Butcombe, Gales HSB, Loddon Ferrymans Gold and Banks bitter. There were 9 handpumps in total spread over the 2 bars and the landlord apologised for only having 4 on - he said that they'd had a really busy bank holiday weekend -- and that he was in the process of putting on 4 more including ESB, another Loddon and some Skinners. The beers we tried were in excellent form and £3.10 a pint. Menu looked pretty extensive and reasonably priced with most mains £8 - £9.

Background music fine if you're a lover of Frank Sinatra!
cheshirecat - 5 May 2010 09:52
A hidden gem. Good selection of ales, top draw food, friendly staff.
Jim_The_Beer_Man - 14 Mar 2010 18:31
This pub is worth seeking out, as it has some of north London's best keep beers (an equal to the Bree Louise in quality if not quite in range). The Betty Stoggs from Cornish brewers Skinners was exceptional, putting what elsewhere would have been a great pick of the well kept Jennings Cumberland in the shade. Other beers included the more local Broodie's Sunshine.

There are three mid sized rooms which gives the place a nice homely feel, reinforced by the friendly bar staff and chef and the board games on the side. On Sundays at least children appear to allowed throughout – rather than any space being reserved in peace and quite for adults – although the kids seem to be permitted on the understanding this is a pub not a crèche for them to run round in. There are hearty roasts with a proper gravy (which is apparently slowly reduced over 3 days). The beef is presented as a single thick slab of full-flavoured, rich meat and a veggie option is available. On our last visit, we also tried the sticky pudding with caramel sauce which was much lighter than the description and all the better for it.

The food aside, this is a drinking establishment at heart and, as if the beer wasn't enough, it has an excellent range of over 20 whiskeys to prove it. CAMRA members currently get a discount on pints, and there's a membership scheme if you want to become a regular.

All in all, a very good pub for whiling away a few hours. I just wish it was my local!
trueconfessions - 23 Nov 2009 16:59
Paid my first visit last week and can confirm previous comments, very freindly landlord, decent crowd, very good choice and quality of beer and nicely done out. Didn't try the food, but what I saw coming out of the kitchen looked very nice. Well worth a visit and I'll be back to try the food.
Alfnoax - 2 Jul 2009 13:26
Friendly landlord who is obviously keen to succeed with good beer and food. Happy with the Skinners beers, Ferrymand Gold was also on offer alongside Fullers ESB and Banks.

Very modern and expensive looking interior but I would feel comfortable
spending an afternoon or evening here. A previous comment mentioned it could become the 'Wenlock' of N19, that it won't ever be and it doesn't need to . Certainly worth encouraging people to pay it a visit for a drink or three.
rob372 - 10 Jun 2009 10:41
Went there for the launch of the ale & whisky bar , a great nite the beers 6 of them were superb , the house beers Skinners Betty Stogs and Fullers ESB with 4 guests ranging from Theakstons Mild to Nethergate Old Growler plus bitters from Skinners & Loddon. They were also serving Purity Pure Gold in the main bar.The barbecue was very good with excellant burgers .Tony and son did well behind the bar aided by a hot springbok .The whiskeys will have to wait till another day , i did notice a wonderful selection of malts and irish , but after ESB one cannot handle them . Prices are £2.90 a pint with a 40p discount for members , a welcome addition to the area . More people need to find this pub it could become the Wenlock of N19. A former Camra pub of the season highly commended by the two who know .
mr.toes.5_ - 13 Apr 2009 15:20
Have to say THE BEST sunday dinners EVER!!!

Lovely atmosphere, so relaxed.

Great people running the pub too.

Well done
icicle7 - 7 Feb 2008 13:57

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